Susan Connelly

Barre, Personal Training, Pilates, Pound, Surfset

Susan is a classically trained ballet dancer. She studied at Alvin Ailey, Eglevsky Ballet and Joffrey Ballet and performed in companies from New York, New Orleans, and Florida. Susan currently teaches ballet and West African Dance at Connecticut College, where she has been a faculty member of the Dance Department since 1998. Susan studied yoga at Jivamukti in New York City for more than a decade before beginning her teacher training. She now teaches a variety of classes from basics to advanced vinyasa flow.

Susan began training in Pilates as a dancer at the age of thirteen and continued her studies throughout her career. In 1997 Susan completed her certification in Pilates after a year-long apprenticeship with Romana Kryzanowska. A former ballerina from NYC Ballet, Romana is one of a handful of teachers who worked with Joe Pilates, himself. The training program Susan completed included years of study, culminating in a teaching apprenticeship of 1000 hours. Susan is dedicated to helping others experience the joy and healing qualities of movement. As a personal trainer, Susan is certified by the American Council on Exercise, Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, and the National Exercise Training Association.

Susan teaches our Beginners’ Barre classes as well as Ballet Body Conditioning classes! Sign up now – she is amazing!

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