Associates & Instructors
Pilates Instructor - Allysia Nicolle
Allysia Nicolle has always loved the idea of a body in motion. She started dancing at the age of four, and before graduating High School, had successfully completed the Advanced levels in both R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance) and Cecchetti Method. She also spent 3 summers training at the Banff School of Fine Arts Summer Dance Program. After High School, Allysia moved to Chicago on a dance scholarship to pursue her career in the fine arts. It was there in the windy city that she was first introduced to Pilates – as it was an integral part of her dance training. In her final year, however, Allysia tore her ACL playing basketball, and upon graduating, found herself back in Edmonton facing knee reconstruction and a rigorous sports rehabilitation program. This program included the Pilates method, which helped to regain her range of motion and rebuild the strength that she had lost. With full function of her knee, Allysia did return to dance by accepting a contract with Disney.
Currently, Allysia is working towards a full STOTT Pilates® certification and recently taught Group and Private Reformer classes at the Edmonton Pilates Centre. She also works as a Physical Therapy Aide and is working towards a MSc in Physical Therapy. In her spare time you can find Allysia taking a dance, Pilates, or yoga class and enjoying her summers on the golf course.