Instructors

PSC Encino’s Pilates Instructor/Trainers

Emily Zachary-Smith

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Emily Zachary-Smith   PSC Master Teacher Trainer/Staff Member, Encino, CA and Co-Owner of Hardcore Pilates LA

Originally from Indianapolis, Emily began training at a young age for a career in dance, studying extensively at Butler University, and professional studios in LA and NY. She has been working throughout the U.S., and internationally as a professional dancer, teacher, and… Keep Reading »

Joshua Smith

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PSC Master Teacher Trainer/Staff Member, Encino, CA and Co-Owner of Hardcore Pilates LA

Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Josh was extremely athletic, excelling in soccer, track & field, dance, and more… He has been living in Los Angeles since 1998, working as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer.  Josh got into Pilates years ago when his wife, Emily,… Keep Reading »

Seth Hampton

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PSC Pilates Trainer / Master Teacher Trainer / Staff Member, Encino, CA.

With 20+ years of experience in fitness and wellness, Seth brings a unique perspective to the concept of human movement. As a Dance Major at the Juilliard School in New York and a touring professional with both Broadway and International Touring Companies of… Keep Reading »

Kadee Sweeney

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Pilates Instructor / Master Trainer / Staff Member, Encino, CA.  

Kadee was a little girl when she discovered dance, movement, and teaching.  At a young age she was coaching
cheerleading teams and teaching dance class. Her love of dance led her to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a professional dancer where she appears in… Keep Reading »

Jessica LaMons

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Pilates & Barre Instructor / Master Trainer / Staff Member, Encino, CA. 

Born in Brazil and raised in Northern California, Jessica first discovered Pilates at a young age as part of her ballet training and immediately saw the benefits of increased core strength, flexibility and improved posture on her dance technique. While studying at Santa… Keep Reading »

Kelly C. DiMeo

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Pilates Instructor/Staff Member, Encino, CA.

A Southern California native, Kelly’s lifetime has been devoted to the numerous aspects of physical fitness. As a youth she was professionally trained as an ice skater, vying in various regional competitions. In her 20’s she became immersed in Aerobics & weight training and was a fixture in local cycling… Keep Reading »

Nia Allen

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Pilates Instructor/Staff Member, Encino, CA.

Movement has always been an integral part of Nia’s life. With a concentration in modern dance at Oberlin College, Nia lived in NYC teaching dance to children in Greenwich, CT and studying dance further at DanceSpace in Manhattan. After making the move to Los Angeles and struggling with intermittent low… Keep Reading »

Helena Hultberg-Talman

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PSC Pilates & Barre Trainer / Master Teacher Trainer / Staff Member, Encino, CA.

Born and raised in Sweden, Helena is a graduate of the Ballet Academy in Stockholm. She moved to America 1995 were she pursued a carrier as a professional dancer. She toured nationally and internationally with numerous Broadway musicals such as Cats,… Keep Reading »

Laura Dunlop

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PSC Pilates Instructor/ Staff member Encino, CA.  

A Southern California native, Laura is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Having suffered a serious neck injury early in her dance carrier she was introduced to Pilates as a way to continue conditioning, strengthening, enhancing her postural awareness and maintaining flexibility while rehabilitating her injury.Pilates allowed her… Keep Reading »

Ashley Zachary Eschler

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Originally from Indianapolis, Ashley studied under Lynn Herrick, Artistic Director of Artists In Motion.  In high school Ashley was accepted to be an apprentice with Dance Kaleidoscope, a company directed by David Hochoy.  She was also invited to train with the dance Department of Butler University.  Upon graduation, Ashley attended the University of Arizona… Keep Reading »