Sheila Mello is the senior instructor at PilatesRI, and a Teacher of Teachers for the U.S.P.A. in the Providence, RI training center. She is a former classical ballet dancer, who began her study of the Pilates method in Chicago, IL, under the tutelage of master teacher Juanita Lopez. She obtained her certification from Sari Mejia Santo in 2002 through the New York Pilates Studio Teacher Certification Program.
Sheila moved to the New England area in 2004 and has continued her education by attending workshops and taking lessons, from such wonderful instructors as Jay Grimes, Peter Fiasca, Brett Howard, Kathi Ross-Nash, Mari Winsor, Mejo Wiggins, Dana Santi, and Brooke Siler. Sheila is committed to keeping Pilates pure, authentic and true to its original form.