Dantzel was first introduced to Pilates as a teenager by a ballet teacher. She pursued it further when studying dance in college at Idaho State University. She loved how it helped with her own scoliosis and allowed for injury prevention while giving more strength, balance, and flexibility. She was already a dance teacher, but knew that she had to start teaching Pilates too, to help others gain more awareness and control in their own bodies. She certified in mat Pilates in 2007, and loved the matwork so much that she began training on the equipment soon after. She became fully certified in 2013.
Dantzel loves working with different ages and abilities, helping each client reach their potential and honor their body. She has Pilates, yoga, barre, and dance certifications/training through PhysicalMind, STOTT, ISU, YogaFit, and Progressing Ballet Technique. She loves learning more about movement and is always adding to her body of knowledge with new courses and workshops, including Injuries and Special Populations, Prenatal Pilates, and more. Currently she is pursuing her MELT Method Level 1 certification.
Dantzel taught extensively throughout Idaho and Texas for 17 years, and now lives in Lehi near the mountains where she can hike, camp, snowshoe, and cross-country ski to her heart’s content with her husband and 7-year-old daughter. When she’s not teaching or outdoors, she’s reading, writing, or baking.