Martt Lawrence arrives in Los Angeles after spending over two
decades teaching Pilates to dancers, athletes, and students of
varying levels both in San Francisco and in Portland, Oregon.
Originally certified in1996 under classical teacher, Carol Apel,
Martt was re- certified in 2005 by Romana’s Pilates and
Metropolitan Pilates under the tutelage of Master Teacher
Dorothee VandeWalle at Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle in 2005.
Martt is a second generation classical instructor, having received
training directly from Romana Kryzanowska.
In January 2006, Martt opened The Pilates Center of San Francisco (PCSF),
located inside the ODC Dance Commons, which she owned and
operated for nearly 14 years. In 2008, she became a certified
Teacher- Trainer and her studio became a training center for
Metropolitan Pilates apprentices. She has presented teacher
training seminars in both San Francisco and Seattle. Aside her
extensive training under Dorothee VandeWalle, Martt has hosted
workshops and attended training with Jay Grimes, Kathy Ross
Nash, and Peter Fiasca.
Martt’s teaching is additionally informed by her experience as a
former professional dancer with the Houston and Cincinnati Ballet
companies as well as a professional modern dancer and
choreographer in the SF Bay Area. Prior to opening PCSF, Martt
taught Golden Gate Pilates in San Francisco, Elément Pilates
studio in Paris, France, and was the Pilates Instructor to The San
Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School from
2001-2006. In Portland, she taught privately at several studios
and was the Pilates Instructor at the Oregon Ballet Theater. Martt
is grateful to be able to share her skill at Phoenix Classical Pilates.