KATRINA RINNE

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Katrina began studying ballet at the age of 9 with Western Arkansas Ballet School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Her early training also took her to American Ballet Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. As a dance major at Goucher College Katrina was first introduced to the Pilates Method.  It was there that she began training to teach Pilates in the lineage of Romana Kryzanowska, protégé of Joseph H. Pilates. In 2008 Katrina opened the first fully equipped Pilates studio in Mobile, Alabama where she designed unique programs for her clients, including dance injury prevention and rehabilitation protocols for young dancers from New York City Ballet.  Katrina continued to dance professionally with Mobile Ballet during her time in Alabama, performing corps de ballet and soloist roles in many full-length ballets including Giselle, Cinderella, Coppelia, Dracula, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. In 2012 Katrina returned to school to pursue her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  She remains passionate about human movement, especially classical dance and helping dancers condition their bodies to prevent injuries.