Michaela Ellingson

Michaela Ellingson is a Jackson Hole native and teaches Pilates, Barre Fusion and dance for the School at DW. Michaela was first introduced to Pilates as a student herself at DW. She received her Pilates Certification with Simona Cipriani through the Art and Science of Contrology Pilates Training Program in Purchase, New York. She taught at Exhale Pilates and New York Pilates Studio in London. She is thrilled to teach Pilates equipment and mat classes at Dancers' Workshop.


Michaela Ellingson instructs the following:
  • Make Your Own Dance
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    Michaela Ellingson leads this camp for ages 7+. Learn the basics of how to make your own dance! Participants while be guided through the process of creating movement, journaling, choosing music and costumes. This camp will culminate in a performance the final hour of the camp's last day at Dancers’ Workshop.
     
    Ages: 7-13
    Cost: $300 (financial aid deadline June 25)
     
    NOTE: There are 2 Make Your Own Dance camps this summer. Details for each camp varies. Please double check that you are signing up for the week you prefer! The two sessions are:
     
    July 23-27 (M-F) 10:30am - 2:30pm
    August 6-9 (M-Th) 10:30am - 3:30pm 
     

  • Barre Fusion
  • Barre Fusion classes draw from the diverse disciplines of Pilates, barre, yoga and classic strength training. Barre Fusion classes are designed to effectively strengthen, tone and balance the entire body. The classes offer fat burning workouts that integrate the use of the ballet barre, light weights and various props.
     
    Image: John Slaughter Imagery

  • Pilates Mat
  • This open level Pilates class strengthens core muscles, improving muscle control, flexibility, coordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing.
     
    Wear something that allows you to move freely and feels comfortable to you. It might be helpful to wear something slightly form-fitting, so the instructor can see your form enough to make helpful corrections. 

  • Open Level Ballet
  • This open level class moves at a slower pace and time is taken to break down steps. The focus is on learning correct execution of steps with musicality, building strength and flexibility. Class goes at the pace of those who attend. If you have ever wanted to try ballet, this is the perfect class to give it a try. All levels welcome. For a more advanced class, please consider joining our Intermediate/Advanced Ballet class.
     
    Please plan to wear something that allows you to move freely and feels comfortable to you. You might find it most helpful to wear something at least slightly form-fitting, so the instructor can see your form enough to make helpful corrections.  You can wear ballet shoes or bare feet.