A scholarship student to the University of Utah, Michele earned her BFA in Ballet. Having experienced pilates as a young dancer and recognizing its significance to strenghten and rehabilitate the body, Michele trained and certified with Stott and BASI pilates. Michele's desire to learn the roots of the work led her to seek out the study and practice of Classical Pilates. Upon her introduction into the classical work with Jennifer Kries, Michele fell in love with it's intense dynamic and flow. With first hand experience and life changing results of the classical method it is Michele's joy and passion to share this significant and life changing work with her students.
Classically trained in Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska, and was certified in 1999 in New York City. She later received Advanced Teacher Training from Alycea Ungaro, who called her "a remarkably sensitive and intuitive teacher" after her tenure at the renowned, Real Pilates Tribeca. Anthea is certified in strength training with the National Council of Strength and Fitness, as well as PTA Global, Pre/Post Natal Exercise through AFPA, and in TRX suspension training, and certified in the Pink Ribbon Program for postoperative rehabilitation of cancer survivor's. She has taught Pilates in New York, San Francisco, Austin and Tokyo, and has been a Master Trainer, teaching apprenticeships for Peak Pilates, Japan. Anthea discovered Pilates to balance her own scoliosis after having spinal fusion surgery and loves working with people who are trying to overcome similar challenges. She has extensive training in martial arts and movement for the actor. Anthea has a reputation for a merciless workout “sweetly.” " You can change your body with this work and if you are ready to work hard and commit to your training, you will see incredible results.
A comprehensively trained classical Pilates teacher, she has been teaching for nearly 20 years, and remains a student studying with the most gifted and solidly trained classical teachers. She is a published author with many article in PilatesIntel, PilatesGlossy, and The Pilates Bridge, a member of the PTA, Pilates Teachers Association. Holds a cert in Pilates for Breast Cancer, and Pilates for MS and other Neurological Conditions.