Cara Reeser is the owner and Senior Instructor at Pilates Aligned, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. It was at NYU that Cara began her initial studies in the Pilates Method with first generation Master Teacher, Kathleen Stanford Grant.
In 1993, Cara moved to Boulder, Colorado where she continued her Pilates training at The Pilates Center. After certification, Cara taught there for six years before opening her own studio.
Cara is a continuing education provider for Pilates instructors offering a variety of workshops and mentoring programs for professionals worldwide as well as online with Pilates Anytime. As a second-generation Pilates instructor and lineage carrier of the Kathy Grant work, Cara is the lead teacher and director of a post graduate training program called The Heritage Training®.
Cara was a member of the Department of Dance faculty at Naropa University for 15 years, and she danced and choreographed professionally for over 20 years. For the past 15 years she has been a dedicated student of the Yoga tradition, which has further inspired her interest in the science of movement and the body-mind connection.
Jeremy Laverdure, DPT
Jeremy Laverdure is a physical therapist and Pilates instructor based in New York City. Jeremy’s Pilates teaching is informed by his training at The Pilates Center of Boulder, his many years as a yogi and dancer, and his study of Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler. From 1996-2002, Jeremy was a member of Sarah Skaggs Dance and Neta Pulvermacher and Dancers, two NYC-based dance companies. For 13 years, Jeremy was an owner of Sixth Street Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio. In 2014, he and Cara Reeser founded Movement Science Made Simple. Jeremy is currently on staff at Shift Wellness in Manhattan. In 2020, he was certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.