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Clea Starkes

Clea has been a Movement and Pilates instructor since 1999. She was certified by Element Pilates Studio (Paris) under the direction of Martine Curtis-Oakes. She received her initial training through The Ellie Herman Studios (San Francisco), a program that blended the classical East Coast approach with more contemporary principles. She successfully opened her first Pilates studio in Manhattan in the early 2000’s and quickly gained “celebrity trainer” status.  

Clea is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Dance, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and a former company member of the Caribbean Dance Ensemble. She holds certifications from AFAA in both Personal Training and Group Fitness Instruction.  She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Dance Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.  She has been featured in Into the Gloss as well as Lucky Magazine

Clea has completed several advanced Pilates trainings including Jennifer Kries Balance NYC, Little Bridge (Prenatal Pilates) and continuing education through Pilates Method Alliance, The Kane School, Dance Education Laboratory at 92nd Street Y, and Stott Pilates. She is certified in Barre, Zumba level 1, Zumba Toning, Zenga, TRX, and Kukuwa African Dance Workout.