To ensure the health and safety of each dancer, the ABT Gillespie School works closely with a team of medical professionals and trainers, both on and off site, who specialize in young dancers. Parents and students are encouraged to meet with the health team with any questions regarding current injuries, injury prevention, nutrition, psychological and emotional factors of dance and cross training.
Doctor – Pediatrician & Dance Specialist
ActiveKidMD Pediatric & Sports Medicine
Dr. Chris Koutures & Dr. Keith Gladstein
500 S Anaheim Hills Rd, Suite 140
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN
200 Newport Center Dr. Suite 205
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Blue Moon Pilates – Kelly Leonardi
24194 Alicia Pkwy, Ste A
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Established in July 2002, Blue Moon Pilates has been serving Southern California and Orange County as its premier Pilates Wellness and Education training studio. Owned and managed by former professional dancer and ABT, WJG teacher Kelly Leonardi. This multi versatile studio offers something for everyone. The passion and knowledge of Leonardi and her team have been helping dancers achieve their goals for years. Blue Moon Pilates is an excellent source of post-rehabilitation and is perfect for anyone looking to change their overall wellness inside over 3,000 sq ft. of clean space with a community of caring people. Blue Moon Pilates is Southern California’s flagship Teacher Training studio for the internationally renowned Balanced Body Education. The programs range from Privates to Group sessions and teacher training.
UP Studio – Alicia Head
1116 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Costa Mesa location available by appointment
UP Studio is the home of The Inner Life of Ballet, an evolved approach to dance conditioning. Developed by Master Trainer & Ballet Rehabilition Specialist, Alicia Head and based on her 20 years of teaching experience, The Inner Life of Ballet aims to evolve the study of classical ballet from one of ‘make it happen’ to ‘let it happen’. Ms. Head believes that injures are so prevalent in ballet because of a lack of knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics that she hopes to empower ballet teachers and dancers through her application of concepts introduced in Pilates and GYROTONIC® method as well as recent findings from the world of dance medicine and science.
Beau Corps Studio – Victoria Leonard
13112 Newport Ave. #J-1
Tustin, CA 92780
Beau Corps Studio, established in 1998, is a body conditioning facility specializing in Pilates and GYROTONIC® resistance training methods. All trainers are certified and have extensive experience and education. Private and small group sessions are available through appointment only. The trainers work with elite athletes (dancers, golfers, baseball, tennis players, etc.) seniors and various injury rehabilitation clients. Ms. Leonard offers discounted private sessions for ABT Gillespie students, so be sure to inquire about scholarship rates.
Studio Savoy – Sharon Savoy
31211 Avenida Terramar
SJC, CA 92675
Ms. Savoy met Julio Horvath, the creator of the Gyrotonic method, in the early 80’s and has been doing the Gyrotonic method ever since. “I feel so fortunate to have learned directly from Julio and credit his system with allowing me to dance for many decades. It is my desire to pass on this knowledge to today's young dancers and help them achieve their dance goals.” Ms. Savoy also studied classical Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska and Robert Fitzgerald in NYC. “Pilates has also been a valuable tool and a harmonious conjunction with Gyrotonic." Sharon’s studio has Gyrotonic machines, ladders and Pilates reformers. Call for private or group classes.