form based + FUN + anatomical + love for movement
Michelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a former member of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Ms. Yard graduated with a B.F.A from Tisch School of the Arts. In October of 2016, Ms. Yard completed a 600+ hour comprehensive pilates certification from Core Pilates NYC. In addition to teaching Pilates, Michellecontinues to work with the Mark Morris Dance Group by restaging repertory work. In March 2017, she was pleased to set Mark Morris' V (2001) at the Juilliard School. Michelle brings her love of movement to all of her clients and group classes and focuses on building strength from the core while paying attention to proper alignment and form. All smiles are encouraged, it makes Pilates more fun!