Cathleen brings a vibrant background and years of diverse teaching experience to her unique Fluid Power Barre Fitness. She holds an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she had the privilege to learn Pilates from Kathy Grant, an original protege' of Joseph Pilates. She was a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, steeped in the dance technique of Lester Horton which emphasizes a "whole body, anatomical approach to dance". She directed and choreographed for her own Ground Floor Dance Collaborative, as well as for theater, concert dance and a variety of educational settings. Teaching credits include Adelphi University, Eglevsky Ballet summer Workshops at Hofstra University, American Theater Dance Workshop, and Peridance Center NY. She was trained in 'Core Fusion'(TM) by its creators Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, and continues to teach for them at Exhale BridgeHampton and NYC. She also teaches workshops in modern dance and ballet, most recently for Stage Door School of dance in East Patchogue, and is an avid yoga practitioner. Cathleen developed Fluid Power to emphasize a passion for movement, and inner strength for Every Body.