JESSICA TAYLOR

PILATES INSTRUCTOR
jessica@puravidaclub.com


Education and Certifications
Half Moon Pilates Certified    
BA in Modern Dance Performance
1000 Massage Certification
Choreographer/Artistic Director  

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jessica grew up already knowing that she wanted to dance professionally. She received her degree in modern dance performance at Point Park University Dance Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  While receiving her degree, she spent her summers attending Elements of Wellness school of Massage Therapy in St. Louis and graduated from a 1000-hour program before going on to specialize in Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage.  She then moved to New York City to pursue dance and was fortunate enough to find Half Moon Pilates in DUMBO, Brooklyn where she became Pilates certified and became a Pilates-based Personal Trainer. 

Jessica also specializes in classes and training on the rebounder (personal trampoline) and she has taught continuing ed courses on rudimentary massage techniques for Pilates instructors, helping them find more confident hands in their work. On top of all of this, Jessica is the Founder/Artistic Director of contemporary dance company DAMAGEDANCE. 
 

Jessica's attention to detail and knowledge of the human body not only make her clients feel stronger and healthier, but they also feel more educated about their anatomy.  Jessica's passion and knowledge, both anatomically and energetically, drives sessions that are very detail-oriented, catered specifically to the client,  and jam-packed with new awareness-building skills—all while having plenty of laughs. Her knowledge both as a massage practitioner and trainer gives her clients the confidence and ease of knowing that they are in great hands.