Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor
Allison first studied the work of Joseph Pilates with the distinguished Diane Diefenderfer while attending the University of California Irvine, and began an intensive study of the Pilates method with master trainer Tracy Fitzpatrick of Aline Studios in Newport Beach, California, upon her graduation with a BFA in dance in 1997. Her subsequent career dancing professionally with Anaheim Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, Metropolitan Ballet, and then Nannette Brodie dance theater, where she was a principal dancer for 15 years, has enhanced her work as a Pilates instructor. Ali enjoyed performing and teaching as she continued to grow as an instructor. In 2000 she began managing the first Pilates studio within a Yoga Works, in Laguna Beach, California. In 2006, Ali and her husband opened their very own studio, Fluid Pilates, and enjoyed running the business until moving to Bend.
Since moving to Bend in 2011, Ali can be found teaching Pilates, Barre, and Ballet classes. She is also certified in BBarreless, Barre Above, and enjoys her ongoing continued education for her Pilates certification with professionals such as Tracey Mallett, Erika Quest, and John Garey, to name a few. Since the pandemic, Ali has become knowledgeable by holding zoom classes and workshops that reach people all over the globe. Ali enjoys drawing on her applied knowledge of dance and Pilates to help make a difference in the lives and bodies of all her clients!