Instructors

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Jessica LaMons

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

PSC Pilates & Barre Trainer / 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… Keep Reading »

Helena Hultberg-Talman

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, West… Keep Reading »

Laura Dunlop

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… Keep Reading »

Kelli Altounian

Kelli is the co-founder of Pilates Sports Center and co-director of the PSC Pilates Training Program in Los Angeles, California. Kelli holds a BA (dance emphasis) from the University of Central Oklahoma and performed professionally for over 15 years.  Kelli became a Pilates advocate in 1994 while performing as a Radio City Rockette.  After sustaining… Keep Reading »

Andromeda Stevens, D.C.

Dr. Andromeda Stevens, D.C. became a doctor because she was inspired by her own scoliosis condition.  Her practice specializes in the proper rehabilitation of the lower back and scoliosis.  She was introduced to Pilates and became a NCPT (Gold) Certified Instructor to offer Pilates to her patients as a way of treating pain and… Keep Reading »

Art Altounian

Art is the Director of Business Development for Pilates Sports Center.  He had previously spent fifteen years in the entertainment industry as a producer, director, writer, and has been involved in seemingly every other aspect of film and television production during that time span. In 2009 he completed the “Pilates for Men 10-20-30 Challenge”… Keep Reading »

Somayeh Moza

Pilates Instructor / Staff Member, Encino, CA

There is nothing I love more than providing tools for a healthy living. I consider myself a life long student and will continue sharing my knowledge with other individuals to promote happiness and mindful living.  I am very grateful to be a part of PSC team surrounded by such… Keep Reading »

Megan Kirk

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

Megan discovered her passion for Pilates while touring as a professional Irish dancer. She spent many years on world tours with companies Celtic Legends and Rhythm of the Dance, where she performed as lead female dancer. During this time, she found Pilates to be… Keep Reading »

Lindsey Schwahn

Lindsey comes to us from Chicago and has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years.
She has always been a ‘tomboy’ so to speak – involved in every sport and dance. She began in the fitness industry with Zumba, or as she refers to it: exercise in disguise. She then obtained… Keep Reading »

Alana Jessop

Alana is a recent graduate of the Pilates Sports Center Teacher Training program and enjoyed being at PSC so much that she is also now our part-time front desk administrator! Initially finding Pilates herself due to a back injury, Alana has been practicing Pilates in studios since 2013 and has found the… Keep Reading »

Darcy Smith

“Born and raised in Los Angeles, I am a lifelong fitness enthusiast and gym rat, I discovered Pilates 18 years ago and immediately fell in love with the method and the way my body felt. I wanted to do Pilates every day. Four years later I was in a serious car accident with multiple injuries… Keep Reading »