Training Cirque du Soleil Artists
We were excited to learn that a number of the talented dancers and artists from Cirque du Soleil are using the STOTT PILATES® method to help them deliver peak performances! Robyn Houpt, the sensual black spider in OVO, has been a Cirque du Soleil performer since 2002 and shares the influence that STOTT PILATES has had on her professionally and personally:
“Over the years I've performed more than 3,500 shows, and I'm certain that without Pilates, my career would have ended sooner. In 2011 I decided to become a Pilates Instructor. I was told it would be too complicated to get certified while on tour, and I should wait to be stable somewhere. That's when I discovered that STOTT PILATES has training all over the world! I was also inspired by the fact that STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to Pilates strongly based in anatomy and proper biomechanics. I took ISP in Chicago with Vered Arbel, and was hooked! After that I searched for more courses, and found Amanda Fletcher of ONE Pilates in Denver, my hometown. Every time I have a break from Cirque du Soleil I return to Denver to train with Amanda. It can be tough to coordinate my schedule, but Amanda has always accommodated by teaching me privately. I definitely found my Pilates home, and my future career with STOTT PILATES at ONE Pilates Studio in Denver!”
- Robyn Houpt
Check out pictures of Robyn in action on this Pinterest board, as well as a collection of photos of the troupe practicing in Brazil.