Tetsuo Yoshida started studying Pilates with second-generation teacher and physical therapist Roberta Wein at PT and Pilates in New York City. He was certified in 2008 by the United States Pilates Association®, a licensee of The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program, the first and oldest Pilates professional training program in the world. He trained extensively with Master Teacher Brett Howard, a second-generation teacher who was certified by Joseph Pilates’ protégé Romana Kryzanowska. He has trained with Pilates elders Mary Bowen and Lolita San Miguel as well as a Master Teacher Kathy Corey. He has taught at Authentic Pilates Studio in Sydney, Australia as a guest teacher.
Before Pilates, Mr. Yoshida had a career as a professional dancer for over 15 years in the U.S.A. and in Japan. He performed as a lead dancer in numerous musical productions including Aida, Carousel, Cats, The King and I, Miss Saigon and Westside Story. He also performed and toured with various dance companies including the Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company, MAD about Dance as well as the Fred Benjamin Dance Company, which he was Associate Artistic Director. Tetsuo Yoshida has a B.A. in English and International Communication from Kanda University, Japan.