A little bit about Amy...
Amy Taylor Alpers was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She began classical ballet in her childhood, studied dance in college, danced professionally and later taught ballet.
Amy attended The Juilliard School for Dance, danced with the Garden State Ballet in New Jersey, and received a B.A. in Dance and a M.A. in Dance History from New York University. In addition, Amy taught ballet at various dance schools in New York City for ten years.
Both Amy and her sister Rachel studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio. They received their Pilates teaching certificate in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel opened The Pilates Center. The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 1991. Since the mid-nineties, Amy has traveled the world teaching graduate level continuing education workshops.
The sisters co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, are active in the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and assisted in creating the PMA's certification exam.