Kristi received her MA in Dance at American University in Washington, D.C. in 1997, with core competencies in teaching, kinesiology, choreography, and movement analysis. She has danced professionally throughout the U.S and across Europe before moving to Seattle in 1998. Upon her arrival to the West Coast, Kristi began teaching Pilates at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Velocity Dance Studio. It was during this time that she met Melissa Kerber. Together, they formed Bodycenter Studios in 1999. Kristi has recently been traveling more for Merrithew across the United States and China.
Kristi is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Lead Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre®, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training and ZEN*GA®.
Kristi holds specialty designations in the following areas: Pre and Post-Natal Pilates, Athletic Conditioning, Active for Life, Post-Rehab, Dance Conditioning, Group Matwork, and Group Equipment.
Shane Belau received a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1995. She spent many years performing and teaching modern dance in the US and internationally. She received her first Pilates certification from Cary Regan in 1998 and went on to become a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2002 and a became a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer in 2003 specializing in STOTT PILATES® and ZEN*GA®. Shane brings a strong background in movement education, anatomy and kinesiology to her teaching. In 2008 she received her certification as a Duggan French Approach Practitioner (DFA) of Somatic Pattern Recognition.
Shane holds specialty designations in the following areas: Group Matwork and Post-Rehab.