Hi! I am Carrie. I grew up in Scottsdale AZ, then attended Texas Christian in Fort Worth getting a BFA in Contemporary Dance & BA in Radio / Television / Film production. I moved back to Scottsdale where I directed a non-profit dance company for 5 years, focusing on building community with outreach projects to encourage elementary school children in the love of movement. That led me to a Master’s Degree and a move to Irvine, CA to study Dance & Technology. I was able to travel around the world for Dance for the Camera productions which took me to Singapore, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, and Germany.
Los Angeles was my husband and I home base for many years. I had some major injuries in graduate school and my life shifted towards Pilates. I quickly transitioned into a Pilates Teacher that danced on the side. I loved my clients and the healing it brought.
After 8 years of marriage we were ready to have a family. We had our daughter and that changed our world. My husband got hired overseas; we moved to Munich Germany and had a second child there.
We moved back to Los Angeles where I was ready to make an impact in the Pilates Industry. I was the Director of Pilates at Bay Clubs El Segundo (Formerly Spectrum) which focused on Group Reformer Classes and managing 10 teachers. We moved out of Los Angeles to Thousand Oaks where I continued to work for Bay Clubs as a teacher and Equinox in WestLake Village.
We felt called to leave California and ended back up in Scottsdale, AZ to raise our family. Being in AZ has led to opportunities of collaboration and growth. I was able to dive into research and how the fascia system works in relation to the Pilates exercise as well as the energetic body - mind body spirit integration through movement. I love sharing the micro movements and potential of the body. I started focusing on Workshops for teachers in January 2020. This has been a passion of mine to help teachers refine their practice and grow in their confidence in their own style of teaching.
I am currently teaching for Club Pilates Paradsie Valley and Scottsdale Promenade for speciality classes and workshops. I have integrated Pilates with fascia, breatwork and sound healing.
STOTT PILATES FULL CERT 2007
STOTT Mat & Reformer 2001
MFA Dance 2005
BFA Dance 1998
Madeline Black Method Trainings 2019, 2020, 2021
Breathwork Healing BreathOnIt with Jay Bradley 2022
Sound Healing from Bella Rivera 2023