Cynthia Shipley

Pilates Teacher

Cynthia Shipley is a Romana’s Pilates Level II Instructor trainer and a former dancer. Cynthia began her dance career with The Baltimore Dance Theatre. Soon after, Cynthia attended The Dance Theatre of Harlem School and performed with the student company, The Workshop Ensemble. After graduation, Cynthia became a member of The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company, performing nationally and abroad. Cynthia discovered her talent for teaching and joined the Harlem School of the Arts as an instructor in dance.

It was through The Dance Theatre of Harlem that Cynthia was introduced to, and found a passion for, Pilates. Cynthia was taught by the very best – Joseph Pilates’ protege Romana Kryzanowska and Romana’s daughter, Sari Mejia Santos. Cynthia has achieved the title of Master Teacher Trainer through her talent and dedication to the method.

Cynthia has over 30 years of teaching experience in dance and Pilates. She is responsible for introducing, training and mentoring apprentices throughout the Pilates certification process and teaches both nationally and internationally. Cynthia has helped launch innumerable teaching careers and continues to improve the lives of her clients, through the method, every day.

Her mission is to strengthen and grow the Romana’s Pilates community, to offer a welcoming space for all involved and to present the Pilates method as it was taught to her.


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