STOTT PILATES Head Office presenters

STOTT PILATES International presenters

Moira Merrithew

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of STOTT PILATES® Lindsay G. Merrithew, and a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, has spent over two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method to ensure it’s aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs.






Head Office Presenters

Sally Belanger

Based out of STOTT PILATES’ head office in Toronto, Sally is the Project Specialist for Education. She is a Master Instructor Trainer, who has travelled extensively as a presenter around the globe, applying her expertise to demonstrating the STOTT PILATES methodology and programs. She graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a degree in Physical and Health Education, and is certified as an Ace Personal Trainer as well as a Certified Fitness Consultant in association with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. With over 15 years experience in the fitness industry, Sally has coached elite athletes from a variety of disciplines perfecting their game while reducing their likelihood of injury.

Jennifer Dahl

As a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainer, Jennifer brings her abundant energy to the Corporate Training Center in Toronto. A highly-regarded instructor, she teaches courses, examines students for certification and presents workshops in Canada and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and is also a graduate from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Jennifer continues to work as a professional dancer and choreographer in conjunction with her Pilates career, and has performed across Canada with numerous dance and theatre companies.

Stefania Della Pia

As Program Director of Education and Master Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES®, Stefania Della Pia oversees the growth of the Instructor Trainer program and global implementation of training and certification programs. In addition to teaching Pilates for the past decade, she has represented the company internationally in more than 14 countries as a presenter, trainer and examiner. Stefania is certified as an ACE Personal Trainer and a Can-Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist.

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Laureen DuBeau

Communications Director, Education for STOTT PILATES, Laureen is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the global development and implementation of training and certification programs. Her spirited approach to teaching has made Laureen a vibrant international presenter, trainer and examiner. She began teaching Pilates in 1995 and is now a Master Instructor Trainer. Laureen is a featured performer in several STOTT PILATES DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals, and an author of articles in several industry publications. Laureen studied Dance and Physical Education at York University in Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

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Sarah Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis began teaching aerobics and weight training classes while finishing her degree in Business Administration at the University of Windsor. She started teaching fitness classes, working in sales and managing a club, and soon discovered STOTT PILATES® exercise. Intrigued by the method and the ability to strengthen and refocus the mind and body, she made the transition from the high-impact training world. Sarah completed her STOTT PILATES Full Certification in 2004 and began working at the STOTT PILATES Corporate Training Center in Toronto, joining the STOTT PILATES Education team as Programming Coordinator. As an Instructor Trainer and presenter for STOTT PILATES, Sarah continues to witness the impact that the program has made all over the world.

Wayne Seeto

As a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Wayne has worked in the fitness industry for more than 10 years and is a recognized leader in his field. Based at the STOTT PILATES Corporate Training Center in Toronto, this high-energy Australian native is a featured performer in several award-winning workout videos and has traveled around the world to present workshops and teach the STOTT PILATES method. Wayne received his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, Australia and is currently completing a Masters of Science (Physiotherapy) at McMaster University, Canada. He is certified to teach the STOTT PILATES Rehab program and is sought-after internationally for private and professional instruction.

Carol Tricoche

Carol Tricoche plays an instrumental role identifying new sales perspectives, sales strategies and driving business growth by working with customer facilities, as well as STOTT PILATES® business partners; Distributors and Licensed Training Centers. Prior to joining the Company, Carol spent five years as the Group Exercise/Pilates Director at the Claremont Club in California where she pioneered a successful Pilates program which continues to thrive today. During her time there, she gained invaluable experience and expertise in implementing Pilates programs from the ground up. She has 17 years experience in the health and fitness industry and is also the former Owner/Operator of Make It Happen Health and Fitness Personal Training Studio in Covina, California. Carol is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and is a sought-after presenter at top fitness events around the globe.


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International Presenters

Stéphane André

French born Stéphane André is a graduate of the Paris' Conservatoire Supérieur National de Danse and has been a professional dancer since 1989 performing throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2003 Stéphane became the first native French STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. Improving the quality of life for his clients and students is his passion, which has enabled him to work with leading figures in the fitness industry as well as neuro-muscular and osteopathy professionals worldwide.

Michaela Bimbi-Dresp

Beginning in early childhood, Michaela studied dance in her native Germany and throughout Europe. While spending time in the US, she received ACE Certifications as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, and taught classes including step-aerobics, kickboxing, and senior fitness. She then completed her STOTT PILATES® Certification in New York and the UK. In 2002, Michaela became owner and operator of PilatesbodyEK,the first STOTT PILATES® Certification Center in Munich, Germany. Michaela has appeared in several TV programs including Pilates, Fitness and Health and completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Freie Universität, West-Berlin.

Jo-Anne Repond-Bunbury

A Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer and former dancer, performer and choreographer, Jo-Anne first discovered Pilates in New York while pursuing her Masters of Arts degree at NYU. Her studies in dance, education, movement analysis and kinesiology along with her passion for human kinetics, provided a solid background to facilitate her training. Since her certification she has worked with physiotherapists, rehabilitating patients on the road to recovery, trained athletes to enhance athletic performance and encouraged breast cancer survivors to rebuild strength and spirit.

Melanie Byford-Young

Co-founder and Co-owner, Pacific NW Pilates
STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer

Melanie graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy, she spent the next 10 years working as a physiotherapist at a private practice. In 1999, she became a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer teaching the full repertoire for Matwork, equipment as well as Injuries & Special Populations. Melanie is one of few instructors in the United States instructing the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Series. Utilizing Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, brings her the most joy in her career.

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Michael Christensen

Michael is co-owner and CEO of the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in Denmark and travels regularly to the U.K. to teach and present the method. A professional ballet and modern dancer in the early 1990’s, Michael has been using Pilates as a part of his training regime for many years. He is a qualified physical education teacher who has now streamlined his focus to share his knowledge of STOTT PILATES with instructors all over the world.

Matthew Comer

Matthew Comer, MS, has worked in the mind-body and wellness field for more than 20 years. He is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, founder and co-owner of Pilates South Beach, and has a Master’s Degree in Dance and Movement Therapy. With special expertise in the post-rehabilitation applications of Pilates, Matthew blends his love and knowledge for performance enhancement, movement analysis, dance, physical therapy and Pilates into one practice.

Angel García Devesa

Angel is the Technical Director for AkroStudio and a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainer who has worked in various Pilates centers in Madrid, Spain. Throughout his fruitful career, Angel has had the opportunity to work with several noteworthy professionals, including the renowned dancer, Victor Ullate, and is a recognized teacher all across Spain and South America. He studied Occupational Therapy and leads the Rehab Pilates program at the European University of Madrid, where he works with individuals such as Diane Lee to guarantee the development of the STOTT PILATES curriculum within his latest research.

Marshall Eklund

Known for his clinical knowledge, endless humor, and abundant energy, Marshall earned his first fitness certification and began training clients in 1986. As a pioneer in the fitness industry, Marshall was at the forefront of implementing Pilates training into traditional personal training. He holds a Masters degree with a special emphasis in Biomechanics and Athletic Training. He has been a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer and Training Licensee since 2002, and owner of Marshall Eklund Pilates since 1998.  Featured in San Diego Magazine’s “Best of San Diego”, Marshall divides his time between client assessment, staff development, instructor training, and writing. 

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Beth Evans

A Certified Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES, Beth Evans has an extensive history with the company, teaching, examining, and developing curriculum. She is a sought-after international presenter, a featured performer in numerous videos, and co-author, with Moira Merrithew, for various technical manuals. Before joining the company, Beth graduated from the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from McGill University, a Personal Trainer Specialist Certification with Can-Fit Pro, a Gold Certification with Pilates Method Alliance and is recognized as a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise.

John Garey

Owner of Los Angeles-based John Garey Pilates, a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, John Garey has studied Pilates for more than 15 years. A renowned figure in the fitness industry, John, who holds a Masters degree in Adult fitness from NYU, is a regular contributor of Pilates and fitness articles to many national publications. John is a STOTT PILATES Master Instructor Trainer and was named one of the top six most notable instructors in the United States by American Fitness Magazine. He has been a presenter at some of the most prestigious conferences around the globe.

Tara Gregorio

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Tara Gregorio brings a dynamic style of teaching to her STOTT PILATES® instruction and is known for her precision, patience and guidance when training students.  Tara graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1999 with a BSC in Fitness Management, and has worked at elite facilities such as Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and Healthworks Fitness Center for Women in Boston, MA, where she acted as Manager of the fitness staff.  Tara became STOTT PILATES Certified in 2002, and has spent most of her Pilates career working with STOTT PILATES Master Instructor Trainer, PJ O’Clair.  Tara became a Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in 2003, and in 2006 she moved to New York City to help pioneer and oversee the STOTT PILATES Certification Center in Tribeca, NY where she works currently, training and examining students in the New York area.  Tara is also an experienced ACE Personal Trainer and Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor.

Melissa Harrington

Melissa Harrington is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainer and Presenter, who has been working in the fitness industry for the past seventeen years.  In addition to teaching Pilates, she is a certified Yoga instructor and faculty member of YOGAspirit, a certified Holistic Health Counselor, certified Personal Trainer (NSCA) and Group Exercise Instructor (ACE). Melissa lives on the north shore of Boston with her husband and two stepchildren. She is known to bring a healthy dose of humor and warmth to her teaching.

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Lisa Kaye

Originally from the UK, Lisa is a former member of the British National Gymnastic Squad. Now based in Sydney, she has been teaching health & fitness for over 15 years. She is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainer and Presenter, a registered fitness leader and an ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health & Fitness Specialist. Lisa presents STOTT PILATES courses & workshops in Australia and has her own Pilates studio in Sydney that specializes in one-on-one Pilates training.

Amanda Kitchen

Amanda is one of only a handful of STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainers based in the U.K. Working on behalf of Active Training and YMCAfit at their fully equipped studio, Amanda is certified to train and examine students in the full repertoire of material including Injuries & Special Populations. With a fitness instructor background, Amanda combines her teaching of STOTT PILATES with a successful personal training and sports massage business.

Sally Knight

Originally from London, England, Sally has an extensive and impressive history in the Health and Fitness Industry, which dates back to 1995. As a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor, she was a Studio Co-ordinator for some of London’s most prestigious health clubs before leaving the U.K. Sally moved to Canada in 2004 to pursue her career in Pilates and is currently based in Montreal as an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES® teaching the full repertoire of material. She is known for her professionalism, honesty and her enthusiasm for teaching. Students and clients alike appreciate her down-to-earth approach.

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Kim Kraushar

Kim has built a very impressive reputation as an expert and leader in the health and wellness industry. She is the proud owner of one of the first STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Centers in Canada and has trained hundreds of health and fitness professionals throughout the Atlantic region. Kim studied at York University where she received her B.F.A. Dance/B.Ed. and completed her B.Sc. Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor Trainer, Yamuna Body Rolling Certified Instructor Trainer, and Certified Franklin Method Instructor. Throughout her career, Kim has fostered a love and respect for the physical form and a desire to teach and share her passion with others.

Monique Lavoie

A STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer since 1997, Monique is the owner and director of three Pilates studios and a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of The National Ballet School and a former owner of a fitness studio in Toronto, Monique combines over 20 years of dance and fitness teaching experience with her knowledge of Pilates to ensure that clients and students experience the best in mind-body exercise. Her bilingualism is an asset, as she can evaluate, examine or teach certification courses in French as well as English. She is also past presenter for both the Ontario and Manitoba Fitness Counsels.



Francisca Llabres

Francisca started her classical ballet studies in Palma de Mallorca before moving to Barcelona to continue her education in contemporary and jazz studies. Throughout her travels with various dance companies, she has been exposed to several mind-body techniques including Do-ing, Yoga, and Feldenkrais. In 2001, she began her STOTT PILATES® education in Toronto and is now a Certified Instructor Trainer. Francisca introduced the STOTT PILATES method to Mallorca, implementing the program into a major fitness centre. She studied Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis® directly, and became a master BOSU®* trainer. She has also collaborated with the technical crew of the Global Tennis Team, where she trained players including Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal. BOSU®* is a registered trademark of BOSU Fitness LLC, used with permission.

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PJ O'Clair

STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer PJ O’Clair has been a leader and consultant in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. She is featured in numerous fitness videos including over 25 titles with STOTT PILATES. PJ won the prestigious IDEA Program Director of the Year Award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2007. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant at fitness conferences and spas worldwide – and has written numerous articles for industry publications. No matter where she goes, PJ takes her trademark enthusiasm and dynamic personality with her.

Jodi Solie

Jodi Solie is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer and Licensed Training Centre owner and director – as well as an ACE and Can-Fit-Pro Certified Personal Trainer. After becoming Regina’s first certified instructor in 2000, Jodi founded Regina’s first Pilates studio in 2001. Jodi has now established her studio as the only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Centre in Saskatchewan. Jodi holds full certification in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, along with Injuries and Special Populations courses.  She is currently very involved with the education of instructors in the STOTT PILATES method of movement. Most recently, Jodi has taught education courses internationally in Kailua, Hawaii, and Dublin, Ireland. Jodi is also a presenter at various trade shows and fitness conferences across the globe. Jodi’s expertise in Pilates exercise, combined with over 15 years of teaching experience in group fitness and personal training, make her an exceptional instructor.

Jill Winegar

A leader in the fitness industry for over 27 years, Jill Winegar received her degree from the University  of Minnesota in 1983 and returned to school in 1994 to complete her pre-requisites for entry to the University’s Physical Therapy Program.  Jill is a faculty member at the University of  Minnesota’s Dance Dept. and holds certifications as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, kettlebell instructor, and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. Jill travels the globe presenting workshops and courses and was invited as a guest presenter at the prestigious Golden Door Spa in Escondido  California and Rancho la Puerta. Among her most exciting experiences is training recording artist Sting on his most recent tour with The Police.

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Beatriz Wyser

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Beatriz received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Dance Stockholm. She also studied in New York at the Alvin Nikolai and Murray Louis companies, and has been a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher. Beatriz became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 and Instructor Trainer in 2007. She has been involved in the fitness industry for more than 15 years as an instructor and sport advisor, an Instructor Trainer and Nike Athlete. A presenter for Aerobic & Fitness for the past 10 years, Beatriz has also studied Feldenkrais and Gyrotonic.

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