Suzanne Lavey started taking Pilates lessons in 1996 while still a principle dancer with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. She danced as a full time member of the Met for 34 years and retired in 2001.
In 2002 she became certified in Authentic Pilates through The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. She studied with Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Brett Howard, Stephanie Beatty, and Romana Krysanowska. She has taught for the past eight years and was one of the original instructors at Uptown Pilates when it opened in 2005.
Suzanne has extensive experience working with clients from young adults to octogenarians and focuses on the principles and technique of Authentic Pilates as taught by Joseph Pilates. In addition to her regular teaching she is a teacher trainer with The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program and now works side by side with instructors that she has helped to certify.