I came to Karen Carlson’s studio as a ballet dancer transitioning into a career as a ballet teacher in 2003. After years of working with instructor Lea Yeager, I was able to not only develop a balance between strength and flexibility in my body, but also find a refinement in my technique as a result of a new understanding of biomechanics.
In 2009, I participated in the two-year Pilates certification program, under the direct instruction and supervision of Karen Carlson. The wealth of experience and information Karen brought to the program, not only opened a new avenue of teaching through Pilates, but also informed my ballet teaching. With a greater understanding of functional anatomy, I am able to offer my ballet students a new perspective for understanding ballet technique.
Karen, her instructors, and the certification program are an invaluable resource for dancers in Philadelphia.