Ivy studied classical ballet at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she performed the role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. She graduated from Dominican University of California BFA degree program. This program combines the acclaimed, rigorous training and philosophy of one of the nation’s premier dance institutions with the comprehensive liberal arts education and social values of the Dominican tradition. She continues to explore dance as a freelance performer and choreographer.
Ivy lived up to her first name by growing one foot during sixth grade. It was an early lesson in sensation and connectivity, as her brain struggled to determine where her legs ended. Ivy approaches her work in Pilates as problem-solving, and her empathic approach, training, and life’s experiences enable her to feel the different planes in her student’s bodies. She is an expert on the Gyrotonic equipment that emphasizes spinal fluidity.