Miriam started acting and dancing as a child in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her love for dance led her to pursue it as a career. She graduated from Centro de Dança Rio where she studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Brazilian Folk, and was also part of their Jazz Dance Company. In Brazil, she worked as a professional dancer with a variety of dance groups and on TV shows.
While performing and studying Social Communication in college, Miriam auditioned for Feld Entertainment, envisioning an opportunity to take her career to an international level and to improve her English skills while touring the United States. She performed with Ringling Brothers from 2000 to 2003, where she met her husband and the father of their two adorable daughters. When the couple left the show, they decided to move to Nashville. He worked in the music industry, and she taught Ballroom dancing and competed in multiple styles and categories.
Years of dancing and traveling started to take a toll on Miriam's body, which is when she turned to Pilates as a therapeutical method to help strengthen it. She earned her first Instructor certification from Peak Pilates in 2010 and earned her final level from Peak Pilates in 2015. As a wife and mother of two little girls, she knows what it means to maintain a high energy level and a strong mind-body connection. For Miriam, Pilates evolved from a therapeutical tool into love and a lifelong passion. Her Pilates philosophy is congruent with modern neuroscience teachings that define the connection of mind and body as essential--not only for physical health, but also for emotional and psychological health.
Miriam has been teaching for Club Pilates since March 2017. She is eager to share the benefits of Pilates with all of you!