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Katya Kinski
Pilates Master Teacher
Instructor Training Program Director
Class Options
Katya Kinski
Pilates Master Teacher
Instructor Training Program Director
Class Options
Katya Kinski
Pilates Master Teacher
Instructor Training Program Director
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Former Russian Ballerina Katya Kinski is a well recognized Pilates expert with over 20 year of experience. She specializes in postural issues, corporate wellness and athletic performance programs. 

Katya’s vast experience has earned her the reputation of being a superb teacher, who uses her formidable demonstration abilities, sense of humour and motivational techniques to inspire her clients and students.

Ms. Kinski received a diploma of a professional dancer from Perm State Ballet College which is one of the 3 best ballet schools in Russia. In 1991 she joined the Russian State Ballet, Moscow, and performed with the company on the World’s greatest stages. She also danced with Cape Town City Ballet where she performed principal roles in ballet productions such as Swan Lake, Giselle, and Anna Karenina to name a few.  

Katya launched her career in Pilates in 2001, completing her comprehensive 10 months training with the Canadian Stott Master Trainer, Miriane Braaf-Taylor. Since 2008, Katya is the Pilates Method Alliance PMA® Certified Pilates teacher. 

Over the years she has participated in numerous postgraduate courses: SI joint dysfunction, spinal bio-mechanics, Shoulder rehab, Muscle activation, Body sensing, Fascial Fitness, Kinetic Precision, Lyno® and many others.  

Miss Kinski has been fortunate to have many opportunities to work with many celebrities,  elite athletes as well as dedicated amateur sportsmen, refining their technique for better results on the sports field. Working together with physiotherapists and chiropractors, Katya has helped many athletes return to their sport and regular activities after debilitating injuries.

Ms. Kinski is a founder of the Pilates Academy SA, which provides Certified Pilates instructor training to medical and healthcare practitioners. The courses are CPD accredited by Stellenbosch University.