Having earned a BFA in Musical Theater from Webster Conservatory, dance and movement study has always been an integral part of her life. Laurel began her Pilates certification working with an instructor of The Pilates Studio of New York and completed with The Frog Temple, Inc an affiliate of The Pilates Center of Boulder, CO.
Laurel taught throughout the Chicago area since 1999, working with students of all ages and walks of life. In Chicago, Laurel headed the Pilates Program & Studio at Lakeshore Athletic Clubs Lincoln Park (now Lakeshore Sports and Fitness), as well as having been an Assistant Director of Training at fromthecenter Pilates Studios instructing future teachers in the Pilates method. In the fall of 2012, Laurel moved to Newport Beach, CA, where she currently resides and teaches throughout the Orange County area.
She is constantly in pursuit of her own education and has had the opportunity to learn from some of the most renowned teachers in the world. Laurel completed Balanced Body’s Passing the Torch program with her mentor teacher, Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle of The Pilates Center of Austin, in 2013. She is currently enrolled in The Pilates Center of Boulder’s Masters Program and The Kathy Grant Heritage Program with Cara Reeser, both of which she will complete in early 2017. She has been a member of Pilates Method Alliance since 2004. Laurel is the founder of Pilates Concierge an online site for Continuing Education Opportunities in the United States. Laurel also has an extensive yoga background having studied with many teachers across the United States. Laurel is passionate about Pilates and Yoga and brings her energy, spunk, and humor to her teaching. She believes that Pilates is for everyone and aims for her students to leave with physical and mental freedom and zest to move through life.