Owner, Konnect Pilates, NCPT, Master Trainer, Balanced Body Education Kelly was a professional ballet dancer for over 15 years, dancing as a principal dancer in companies on stages in the US and abroad. Kelly has been a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor for over 30 years. Her initial training was with First and Second-generation Pilates mentors Diane Dieferfer, Romana Kryzanowska, and Ron Fletcher. She has been a Master Trainer for the past eight years, teaching the comprehensive Pilates certification courses and barre with Balanced Body. She holds certifications with The Pilates Method Alliance-PMA, ACE, AFAA, NASM, The Pink Ribbon program, The Ki-Hara Technique, The Konnector, CoreAlign, MOTR, and Bodhi. Kelly is also certified with The American Ballet Theatre's national training curriculum. She teaches both the pre-professional and Jr. divisions at the American Ballet Theatre's William J. Gillespie west coast conservatory at the Segerstrom for performing arts since its opening in 2015. Socials: @konnectpilates @kellykleonardi

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