Michele Marietta

I originally trained as a dancer in southern California at the Pacific School of Ballet under the guidance of Rosemary Molak-McCarter and Alan McCarter, followed by training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, and Kneeland Therapeutic Barre Technique under Derva Snider at the Dance Arts Theatre. I also studied at the Laguna Dance Theatre with Shery Gilbert. I have performed in various ballets in California and Oxford, including The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and The Sleeping Beauty. I currently still take ballet classes.

I became a Pilates student in 1996, and have practised at studios in New York, Los Angeles, Oxford, and Witney. These different locations have allowed me to experience classes and tuition from the Stott, Polestar, and Balanced Body methods, as well as from Viktor Uygan, Gary Carter and Eric Franklin.

I am currently a Polestar Pilates-trained mat instructor and have completed my Polestar Gateway reformer qualification. I have also trained in the BarreConcept method and the Mbodies/Pilates Union Intensive Pilates Reformer Repertoire.

I love anatomy and physiology, and my current passion is for foot health! It makes me happy to help people feel stronger and move better. Additionally, I hold an MA with Distinction in Medieval Literature.