We are proud to have a diverse group of highly trained movement specialists!
Owner/Director of Education
Amy founded Studio B Pilates in 2004 after relocating to Wisconsin from New York City where, in addition to pursuing professional dance, she trained in somatic movement and became certified in the Pilates method. Studio B was created as a space for quality movement education with the vision of helping to improve lives by providing a foundation for active lifestyles. Her work is dedicated to addressing sound body mechanics and neuromuscular patterning for optimal function and performance.
At 14 she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and spent the rest of her high school years wearing a back brace. This experience led to a lifelong passion for helping others improve spinal alignment and move free of pain. From 2006 - 2009 Studio B Pilates was located within the clinic, Scoliosis Rehab Inc. During this time Amy developed a meaningful collaboration with physical therapists Beth Janssen and Patti Orthwein, together they created and taught a series of workshops for physical therapists and Pilates teachers. Amy credits Beth and Patti for helping her develop a strong understanding of and ability to work with scoliosis through movement training.
In 2010 she became a Pilates Educator for Balanced Body under the tutelage of Nora St. John. She subsequently created an education program at Studio B Pilates and now divides her time working with clients and advancing the next generation of teachers. Amy has been a guest presenter at various Pilates studios, the International Curvy Girls Scoliosis Convention, the American College Dance Association, and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association.
Amy is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she co-directs the Pilates Education Program in the Department of Theater and Dance. She has taught movement analysis, somatic studies and modern dance at UW-Madison, Lawrence University and as a guest lecturer at various institutions.
Amy holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Graduate Level Certificate in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (GLCMA) from Columbia College Chicago. She began teaching Pilates in 2000, under the training of recognized teachers Lesley Powell and Doris Pasteler Hall. She subsequently spent a year and a half studying functional anatomy with Irene Dowd (NY). She has continues to study Pilates and movement science with many of the most informed sources.
Pamela completed her Comprehensive Pilates Certification through Studio B Pilates/Balanced Body in 2014. As a Pilates Instructor she has worked with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities. Pam has been very active in the Central Wisconsin community for more than 10 years. She is the Founder and Director of both Point Dance Ensemble and the Shuvani Tribal Belly Dance troupe; and co-founder of The Artist In Residence Project. Pamela is also a Certified Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. She has instructed Brain Gym sessions and workshops to children, school teachers, dancers and more.
As a professional dancer Pamela was a soloist with the Mary Anthony Dance company for eight years, in addition, she worked with such dance luminaries as Anna Sokolow, Bertram Ross and Agnes de Mille. Pamela is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point where she teaches Ballet technique.
Certified Pilates Teacher
Amy has a long history of enjoying and taking part in physical activity. She is an avid runner, and regularly participates in marathons, half marathons and triathlons. Now as an instructor at Studio B she has the opportunity to pass on her love of fitness to her clients. Amy completed her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates training in 2015.
Amy holds a B.S. in Human Biology and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University. As a physical therapist, Amy has found Pilates to be an avenue to combine her love of fitness and a passion for healing through movement.
In addition, Pilates teaches the balance of core strength and flexibility training, which provides a strong foundation for the athleticism of her long distance running. Amy resides in Plover and is mother to three active boys.
Certified Pilates Teacher
Peg spent more than thirty years as a high-performing sales professional. During her time in the sometimes intense setting of the corporate world, she used Pilates as a way to find balance of both body and mind. In 2012 she chose to leave the corporate setting and since then has focused on learning more about the Pilates method.
Peg knows first-hand the positive effects Pilates has on the body and mind after spending more than a decade practicing with local teachers Amy Beversdorf, Patrick Strong, Joan Karlen and Robyn Eron. Now as a teacher herself, she is passionate about sharing those benefits with others and seeing the positive changes that occur for people of all levels and abilities.
Certified Pilates Teacher
Gina began her Pilates training at a young age while also studying classical and contemporary ballet at various schools around the country. She completed her Pilates Teacher Training in 2015.
Her movement experience includes professional dance training and performing with Virginia Schools of the Arts, and Artisan Dance Theatre/Ballet Montanaunder direction of Sallyann Mulcahy and DROP dance collective, based in Boise, Idaho.
Gina has also served as the Managing Director for the community organization, Artist in Residence Project (AIR Project) for which she helped produce Dance For Cancer in 2009 and directed Happenings in 2011.
Apprentice Pilates Teacher
Angie was first introduced to Pilates at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Department of Theater and Dance where she first studied with Patrick Strong and later participated in the Pilates Mat Instructor program. Since then, her appreciation of intentional, efficient movement through the Pilates method has only grown stronger. Now as she completes her training at Studio B Pilates, Angie looks forward to inspiring new clients with the whole-body benefits of Pilates.
With over 20 years’ experience teaching movement and dance to a variety of ages and levels, Angie is grateful for opportunities she’s had to collaborate with organizations like Point Dance Ensemble, Boys and Girls Club, Arts for All Wisconsin and Portage County Health and Human Services to bring dance and movement into the lives of individuals with and without disabilities.
When she’s not teaching, Angie can be found on her family’s farm in Almond, WI where they use sustainable practices to grow beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and garlic.
Apprentice Pilates Teacher
Paige has had 19 years of dance training from professional dance instructors and has always had a passion for movement. She is currently pursuing a Bachaelor of Arts degree in Dance with a Minor in Business Administration, at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
She fell in love with pilates during college as it was offered on campus and became certified in Mat her sophomore year of college. She then continued her training at Studio B Pilates has completed Balanced Body's coursework for Reformer and Trapeze Table. Paige believes Pilates is a positive and accessible practice that each and every body can benefit from.
Pilates Reformer Teacher
Joan Karlen has been teaching dance and Pilates-based conditioning classes for over 35 years, training with Pilates teachers Patrick Strong (NY), Lesley Powell (NY), Susan Landsman (FL), and Amy Beversdorf (WI). She recently retired from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she was department chair, dance program coordinator and Professor of Theatre & Dance. Joan earned dance degrees from The Juilliard School and New York University. She continues to train professionally with master teachers in Ballet, Klein Technique©, Pilates and functional anatomy.
200-RYT Yoga Instructor
A career communicator and community advocate, Shannon understands the value of relationships and meaningful connections. Like the connection between breath, body and mind that is possible through practicing yoga.
Shannon’s initial interest in yoga as a physical compliment to her active lifestyle, deepened into a regular practice several years ago, when she discovered benefits that were enriching her life beyond the physical.
With a desire to learn more and a personal passion to introduce yoga’s benefits to new students, especially populations in need, in July 2018 Shannon completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Wild Abundant Life, LLC. She is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Shannon believes yoga is for all bodies and guides her students through accessible practices that typically include breathing techniques, powerful flows and mindful moments, that when combined, can contribute to a healthy, joyful and more connected life – on and off the yoga mat.