Chantel started Pilates while studying at The Australian Ballet School under the guidance of Andrew Baxter. With a 15 year career as a ballerina with the Hong Kong Ballet and English National Ballet, she danced the lead roles in Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and many George Balanchine works, as well as dancing for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, on the main stage at Glastonbury music festival and in the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Throughout her training and professional career Pilates had been part of her everyday routine, strengthening her body for different roles and dance styles and also for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Always knowing she wanted to be a Pilates teacher after retiring from ballet she completed her teaching training in the UK with Body Control Pilates.

Chantel returned to Melbourne in December 2015 and joined Aligned For Life CBD and Moonee Ponds, bridging her qualification to the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with National Pilates Training.

Learn more about my Pilates journey.

  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction - 2016
  • Member of Pilates Alliance Australasia - Level 1
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (currently completing)
  • Level 3 Matwork - Body Control Pilates UK - 2014
  • Comprehensive Studio Certification - Body Control Pilates UK - 2015
  • Advanced Diploma in Dance, Australian Ballet School - 1999
  • Aligned for Life - CBD
    Pilates Instructor
  • Aligned for Life - Moonee Ponds
    Pilates Instructor
  • National Pilates Training
    Faculty Educator, Student Clinic Supervisor & Assessor
  • The Australian Ballet School
    Pilates Teacher
  • St Bernard's College
    Pilates Teacher
  • 3 Years Teaching the Pilates Method
  • 20+ Years Practicing the Pilates Method