PMA-Certified Pilates Teacher
Amy holds a 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); other influential teachers include Barbara Mahler and Patrick Strong.
Before relocating to Wisconsin, Amy danced professionally as well as held a private Pilates practice at Movements Afoot, in New York, NY. In 2004, Amy founded Studio B Pilates, a bodymind fitness studio dedicated to addressing proper body mechanics and movement patterning for enhanced physicality.
Amy's work is a culmination of her training in Pilates, Functional Anatomy, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis. She has extensive experience working with dance correctives and scoliosis; as well as with people in each stage along the continuum of disease to optimal health. She strives to develop core support in a balanced body, with greater awareness and control of movement patterns; for each of her clients.
In 2010 she became a faculty member for the Pilates education branch of Balanced Body under the tutelage of Nora St. John. Since then she has trained new teachers in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, and Anatomy throughout the United States. Amy was recently a guest teacher at Core Pilates in Honduras and has taught 'Pilates for Scoliosis' at the International Curvy Girls Scoliosis Convention.
Amy is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she teaches movement analysis and Co-Directs the Pilates Teacher Training Program in the Department of Theater and Dance. She has taught movement analysis, somatics and modern dance at UW-Madison, Lawrence University and as a guest lecturer at Beloit College. In addition, Amy co-founded The Artist In Residence (AIR) Project, a Wisconsin based non-profit organization producing collaborative and innovative performing arts programming.
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.
Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor
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.
Belly Dance Instructor
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
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.
Instructor for Orbit Stretch/Core
Breeda hails from County Cork Ireland and began teaching at Studio B Pilates in 2016. A former Olympian, Breeda now focuses her energy helping others maintain their fitness and health from the very young to the aging adult.
Breeda has life-long qualifications as a health and wellness professional, graduating with a BS and MS degrees in Health Promotion and Physical Education from Western Kentucky University. She is a IAAF World Certified Elite Running Coach, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and holds multiple certifications in functional training and sports injury therapy. Breeda compliments her fitness training as a licensed Massage Therapist.
Breeda's passion is to share her knowledge and skill to help others feel great each and everyday.
Joan has been teaching dance and Pilates-based conditioning classes for over 30 years, training with Pilates teachers Patrick Strong (NY/WI), Lesley Powell (NY), Susan Landsman (FL), and Amy Beversdorf (WI), She completed Balanced Body® Mat I, Mat II, Reformer I, Reformer II, Reformer III and Pilates Chair Instructor Training courses in the process of becoming a comprehensively certified Pilates Teacher.
Joan, along with Amy Beversdorf is Co-Director of the UWSP/Balanced Body Pilates Mat Instructor Program. Joan is also Chair of the Department of Theater & Dance, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She earned dance degrees from The Juilliard School and New York University. She continues to train professionally in New York with master teachers in Ballet, Klein Technique©, Pilates and functional anatomy.