Amy Stoddart has nearly thirty years of experience teaching ballet and Pilates. She began practicing Pilates to help her maintain strength and flexibility while rehabilitating a broken foot. She quickly discovered the many benefits of Pilates and maintained an active practice throughout her professional ballet performance career.
Amy completed her certification course work in STOTT Pilates in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels through the Pacific Northwest Pilates Center in Portland, Oregon. Amy is also certified in ZenGa Mat and Total Barre. She holds a BA in Dance from Mercyhurst College and an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Continuing Education Courses include: Scoliosis Management, Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab, Total Barre, Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio Trap, Athletic Conditioning on the Mat, and varied myofascial techniques for injury prevention and optimal postural alignment.
Amy served as an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Oregon specializing in ballet technique and dance history for over a decade. She is an advanced ballet instructor at the Montana Ballet Academy, served as Co-Artistic Director of the Montana Ballet Company for six years, and is currently their resident choreographer.
Amy and her family are avid skiers, hikers, bikers, rafters, and athletes. She understands first hand the importance of keeping your body in peak physical condition so that you can continue to enjoy all that Montana and the Rocky Mountains have to offer!