Ellie Kusner was first introduced to Pilates as a young student of The Boston Ballet School. Shortly after graduating from Barnard College, she became certified to teach Pilates through Physical Mind and has since enjoyed working with dancers and non-dancers of all abilities and ages. In 2013, Ellie earned an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban in London, England. Through its investigation of physiology, biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, and somatics, this interdisciplinary degree has deepened her comprehension of the complex, moving body. In addition to teaching Pilates, Ellie also teaches dance, lectures on Dancer Health and Wellness, and is a Bessie Award winning performer. To see her personal website go to www.elliekusner.squarespace.com.