Kari began dancing ballet at a young age.She studied primarily under Lila Zali and performed with Ballet Pacifica for over 10 years. Kari attended summer programs on scholarship including Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Yorkshire Ballet Seminar in Ilkley, England.
Kari studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX on a dance scholarship and has a liberal arts degree from Cal State Fullerton.Throughout her dance instruction and career, Kari became interested in Pilates. Kari did her certification through DK Body Balancing accredited by the University of Nevada Las Vegas and approved by the Nevada and Arizona State Boards of Physical Therapists.
After college, Kari worked in a corporate environment for several years most recently at New Century Mortgage as a Business Analyst. Kari loves to work with people and shifted focus from her corporate career to Pilates Kari’s hard work in her former business environment and her dedication and love of ballet makes Pilates instruction a perfect match for her. She has continued her education under Balanced Body with Kelly and Viktor Uygan certifying with CoreAlign, MOTR, BODHI suspension system, Balanced Body Barre, Anatomy in 3D and the Body Code System. Kari is also an avid goer to Pilates conferences enhancing her knowledge and keeping up to date with what is current in the industry.
I like the facility and all the equipment. Kari my instructor was super helpful in my first visit and I liked the other people that were in the class.Jan R.
I like that Kari and the other instructors pay enough attention to everyone in the class so that we get individualized direction, even in a larger mat class.Elizabeth T.
Professional, yet comfortable and personalized ; small classes with nice equipment; Kari is a wonderful instructor!Megan P.