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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Kristi Quinn

Kristi Quinn

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork and Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; SPX; ISP; CORE™; Total Barre™; ZEN•GA® Mat; ZEN•GA® Equipment; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
MA

Bio
Kristi received her MA in Dance at American University in Washington, D.C. in 1997, with core competencies in teaching, kinesiology, and choreography. She has danced professionally throughout the U.S. and across Europe before becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew and a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES® in 2002. Kristi realizes her passion for training new Pilates Instructors at Bodycenter Studios, her studio and a Licensed Training Center for the STOTT PILATES method in Seattle, Washington.

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Krisztián Mélykuti

Pilates Balance Studio Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer, GYROTONIC®, TRX, TRX- Rip Trainer

Bio
Krisztián comes from a background as a ballet dancer and became a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer in 2006. Since then he graduated at Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences as a physiotherapist. He also qualified as a personal trainer at the Hungarian University of Physical Education. At his studio in Budapest, Hungary, he teaches the STOTT PILATES program as well as GYROTONIC®, TRX, TRX- Rip Training, and trains a variety of clients including dancers, athletes and agile recreational clients. As a physiotherapist, Krisztián works with patients who have neurological, rheumatological and orthopedical problems and rehabilitates trauma injuries.

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Laura Hicks

Inspire Health
Franklin, Tennessee, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Bio

Laura began her Pilates career in 2005 while dancing as a professional ballerina.  In 2008, Laura became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She began teaching courses and private clients at Inspire Health, the STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Atlanta, GA.  In 2011, she moved to the outskirts of Nashville and opened her own studio. There, she hosts training courses as she continues to grow her family and the STOTT PILATES community in central Tennessee. Laura is passionate about educating and mentoring students, and she loves being a part of their respective journeys.

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Laureen Dubeau

Laureen DuBeau

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; Total Barre™; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, NSCA CSCS, Pink Ribbon certified instructor

Bio

Laureen is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the global development and implementation of training and certification programs. Her spirited approach to teaching has made Laureen a vibrant international presenter, trainer and examiner. An NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Pink Ribbon certified instructor, she began teaching Pilates in 1995, and is now a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. Laureen is a featured performer and associate producer of many Merrithew DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals and author of articles in several industry publications.

Prior to joining Merrithew, Laureen worked for Tennis Canada where she was responsible for Canadian and international public relations in the capacity of media relations and communications, player relations and event organization. Laureen studied Dance and Physical Education at York University in Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

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Laurentia Kartika Kavriani

Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Jakarta, Indonesia

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™

Additional credentials and designations
B.A.B.A

Bio

Laurentia was trained in ballet and traditional dance at young age and it is through her passion in body movement that she was intrigued to learn about Pilates. She received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2012 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. She is now teaching clients at Vitruvian Pilates Studio, a Licensed Training Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Along with the STOTT PILATES method, Laurentia is also qualified in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™.

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