Elizabeth joined the Pilates Method Alliance as Executive Director in mid-2007, after a transatlantic move from London where she’d lived for the previous 17 years. Prior to the PMA, Elizabeth worked in the UK Pilates industry for 6 years. She was the founder of the UK’s Polestar Pilates company, as well as her own Pilates Umbrella Ltd., a continuing education company for Pilates practitioners in the UK. Elizabeth became involved with the Pilates industry through her work in organizing international conferences in the dance medicine world, primarily for the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) as well as for Dance UK. She promoted the work of the PMA in the UK starting in 2004 and was voted onto the PMA’s Board of Directors in November 2006. Prior to her work in Pilates, Elizabeth spent over twenty-five years as a performing arts producer and manager in London and New York City. She is an avid dance-goer, real estate investor, and traveler.