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All Instructors

Anneliese Burns Wilson

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey USA

Anneliese was a professional ballet dancer and competitive ballroom dancer when she was introduced to Pilates in 1990 as the result of a car accident. In 2003, she was introduced to STOTT PILATES®, and became a fully certified Instructor in 2004. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2005, and was named as one of the original Lead Instructor Trainers in 2009. Anneliese is also an Instructor Trainer specializing in ZEN•GA Mindful Movement. Anneliese is the proud owner of abc for dance which creates educational materials and teaching tools for dance educators. She also spent several years developing programming materials for senior independent living facilities and was recognized with awards from the fitness community for the screening evaluation she designed for active older adults. Anneliese thoroughly enjoys being an Instructor Trainer and working with her personal clients.

Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; SPX; ZEN•GA™ Mat & Reformer
MAT Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Spine and Trunk, ISTD, USISTD, ACE, PATD, IADMS

Annette Barry Cowhig

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts USA

Annette has been studying and teaching STOTT PILATES® as a Certified Instructor since 2004 and in 2008 went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Annette also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Boston Conservatory and went on to teach and perform in various areas of Massachusetts throughout her dance career.  In February of 2011, Annette opened her own studio, Barry Pilates Center in Amesbury, Massachusetts where she specializes in private training and small mat and equipment group sessions.  Annette is also ACE certified and continues to work with Northeast Pilates as an Instructor Trainer, leading courses and workshops, in addition to training clients.  Annette’s enthusiasm for movement and fitness is constantly evolving as she continues to share her knowledge and passion for Pilates and dance with others.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Annie Durning

Mindful Movement Collective, LLC
Newark, California USA

Annie was introduced to Pilates during her physical therapy for repetitive use injuries. The experience changed her concept of fitness and provided her with a sense of calm and physical well-being that she hadn't experienced from years of running, weight training, and aerobics classes.  In 2008, Annie became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer, and enjoys making Pilates accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Annie holds a B.S. in Biology, an M.S. in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association.

Matwork & Reformer; Total Barre™; Halo® Training; CORE™

Ariel Lim

Seoul, South Korea

Ariel began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2004, received her full certification in 2007 and became a certified Instructor Trainer in 2009. She holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the Han-yang University, Korea and a Diploma with International Cecchetti Classical Ballet, as well as certification in Gyrotonic, Level 1. Ariel is the owner of WITH PILATES in Seoul, Korea. Her desire to introduce excellence in Pilates to the public led Ariel to write Home Pilates Exercise every month in a national magazine as well as appearing regularly on a TV show. Her passion for teaching is evident and she never stops learning and loves to share what she has learned with others. 


Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Total Barre™; Halo® Training

Ashlee Richardson

Victory Pilates
Omaha, Nebraska USA

Ashlee has always enjoyed an active lifestyle as an avid cyclist, competitive swimmer, runner and tri-athlete.  She fell in love with Pilates upon introduction as it was an excellent balance to her repetitive activities. A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Ashlee began teaching Pilates in college began.  After graduation she taught in a number of studios which eventually led her to find the STOTT PILATES® method.  She became a Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  Ashlee is co-owner of Pilates Center of Omaha, the home of Victory Pilates.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels