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 and English National Ballet, she danced the lead roles in Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and many George Balanchine works, as well as for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Throughout her training and professional career, Pilates had been a 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 teacher training in the UK with Body Control Pilates.

Upon returning to Melbourne in December 2015, Chantel joined Aligned For Life CBD and Moonee Ponds studios and bridged her qualification to the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with National Pilates Training. Shortly after, she joined National Pilates Training as a Faculty Educator and Assessor and is passionate in her role of educating and mentoring students.



Here’s how you find Chantel to begin or continue your Pilates journey:

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  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction - 2016
  • Member of Pilates Alliance Australasia - Level 2
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Level 3 Matwork - Body Control Pilates UK - 2014
  • Comprehensive Studio Certification - Body Control Pilates UK - 2015
  • Advanced Diploma in Dance, Australian Ballet School - 1999
  • National Pilates Training
    Faculty Educator & Assessor
  • Aligned for Life - CBD
    Pilates Instructor
  • Aligned for Life - Moonee Ponds
    Pilates Instructor
  • The Australian Ballet School
    Pilates Teacher
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Law Firm, St Columbas College, St Bernard's College
    Pilates Teacher
  • 5 Years Teaching the Pilates Method
  • 20+ Years Practicing the Pilates Method