About Ballet-lates®

Pirouette into the strongest body you've ever had

Pilates based workouts and real ballet steps

Have you dreamed of being a ballerina, too?

Ballet-lates® is a unique form of movement that combines a Pilates-guided warmup with authentic ballet steps, all set to classical music and inspired by an actual ballet. It creates a graceful way of moving not just in the studio, but in life.

Ballet-lates® is not designed to make you sweat and feel pain. You don’t need a ballet skirt and pointe shoes to join in. But if you’ve ever wondered how the swans in Swan Lake so gracefully float across the stage, or how Coppélia magically comes to life, you’ll find some of those answers right here.

We take inspiration from a wide repertoire of classics, and have a ballet for every season to guide us through the year. We focus on strength, balance, flow, and ultimately grace, and our programme has been created for anyone with a passion for movement, willing to set aside small amounts of time to practice. Ready to dust off those old ballet slippers, or even consider buying your first pair? You’ve come to the right place. Join us as we Get Strong. Gracefully.

Step behind the curtain

If it’s been a while since you put on those ballet shoes, or maybe you’ve just always wanted to try, step behind the curtain and see how Ballet-lates® can help you Get Strong. Gracefully. In a few short sessions you’ll see your posture improve, your muscles feeling more flexible until you notice yourself moving with the grace and ease of a ballet dancer. And as you go I’ll be there with plenty of applause along the way!

pilates based workouts and real ballet steps

Christie Seaver

Originally from Texas, Christie Taylor Seaver loved ballet at first sight. From her very first class at age 6, to working as ballet dancer, teacher, Pilates instructor and dance critic, she has always felt happiest when standing at the barre. Despite working as a journalist while running her own Pilates studio, she has always come back to ballet as her anchor, encouraged by mentors such as the late John Gossett of Pilates Concepts of Houston, Paul Mejia, former artistic director of Fort Worth Ballet (and son of Pilates teacher Romana Kryzanowska) Margot Parsons of DanceVisions and Boston University, and Michael King and Malcolm Muirhead of MK Pilates.

Christie met her Irish husband when they both won New York Time/National Endowment for the Arts journalism fellowships in 2004, leading her across the pond to Dublin, Ireland, her current home. And while some amazing dance-related adventures have ensued (chats backstage with Mark Morris, flying to Oslo to interview Russian dancers), she looks back with immense gratitude for her parents, who drove her to years of ballet lessons, and to her earliest teachers at Fort Worth School of Ballet, Nanette Glushak and Michel Rahn, who permanently shaped her lifelong passion. Ballet-lates® is her way of sharing this passion with the world.

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