Pilates Mat Class for Dancers  incorporates dance, somatic practices, and strength training. These approaches are used to work with a range of bodies. We use props in-conjunction with Pilates exercises to open and release tightness that might inhibit movement. We organize our alignment through each exercise creating balance between strength, flexibility, and coordination.


Movement Research is one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.

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  • Adi Eytan

    Adi Eytan, originally from Israel, lives in Brooklyn and make performances. She teaches Pilates and Yoga throughout NYC and Israel, and holds certifications from Teri Steele Pilates and Yoga Vida. Adi has been performing internationally with artists such as Kolben Dance Company, Stuffed Animals Dance Collective, Thea Little and Sue Jeong Ka.

  • Johanna S. Meyer

    Johanna S. Meyer is a choreographer. She has made work since the 1990s and graduated with an MFA in Dance from UIUC. She was certified in Pilates from the Greene Street Studio with Deborah Lessen in 1997. She has studied classical as well as many other Pilates approaches.