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calm + THOUGHTFUL +  steady + classical

Michele Jongeneel is originally from Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at California State University, Long Beach. It was there where she was first introduced to the Pilates method in the department’s own fully equipped studio. Soon after, her sister, certified through Romana Kryzanowska, opened her authentic Pilates studio. She knew then that Pilates would be a way of life for her. Since moving to New York in 2002, Michele has been performing and working as a professional dancer. Michele received her Pilates certification with Brooke Siler at re:AB Pilates where she worked for many years; as well as at Mejo Wiggins’ Pilates studio in Greenwhich, CT., Chelsea Piers Sports Center, Equinox, Uptown Pilates UES, and where she currently has been teaching since 2008, Pilates Connection in Pleasantville, NY. She is also a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher at the Jivamukti Yoga School NYC and performs nightly at Wayra Fuerza Bruta NYC. She feels blessed to have had such inspirational teachers, Mejo Wiggins, Brooke Siler, and Carolyn Driscoll.