Katie has been practicing and teaching the Pilates Technique since 1998. She is passionate about helping people feel better in their bodies. From 35 years of her own experience as a dancer, dance teacher and fitness professional, she feels that the benefits of Pilates surpass any other discipline and should therefore be the backbone of any physical regimen! As Joseph Pilates wrote, “self-confidence, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results” of the Pilates method.
Katie’s journey into the world of Pilates began as a Dance Major at Western Michigan University. Upon noticing an accurate understanding and commitment to the practice, her Professor and Dance Department Chair asked her to TA the next semester and take on a few clients. Since then, her training, certification and continuing education branches out to several Pilates organizations including Balanced Body Pilates, STOTT Pilates, & Peak Pilates.
After graduating with her BFA in Dance in 2001 and moving to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry, Katie also found work as a Pilates, Group Fitness and Yoga instructor at several gyms and studios throughout the LA area including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Studio City and Sherman Oaks (2001-2009). She stared in several fitness and Pilates instructional videos with Dragonfly Productions including Weight Watchers Pilates. After starting a family, she opened a small Boutique style Pilates studio and trained full time until 2014 when she relocated to the Charlotte area. Now living the good life here in beautiful Cornelius, Katie is happy to call MVMT Studio Pilates home. She is the mother of four and also enjoys teaching multiple disciplines in addition to Pilates including Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater as well as Aerial Hammock & Aerial Lyra (Hoop).
Katie is excited about helping her clients develop more body awareness and strength to facilitate the exercises which become a foundation for transforming everyday movement patterns. These small changes make a huge difference in functional movement and daily life. One of my passions lies in helping people reconnect through body awareness and ignite their inherent fire through empowered movement. I pull from a diverse background to create a dynamic approach, grounded in smart principles that help people realize a greater physical and mental potential. I want you to work hard, but I really want you to also know how and what you’re feeling.