Owner and Pilates Instructor
Angela Paul-Gaito was born in Perpignan, France where she trained in dance with master teacher Matt Mattox. After becoming a certified student with the Alvin Ailey school, she performed for 7 years around the world in the french musical “Notre Dame de Paris”. She was part of the creation team of “A New Day”, Celine Dion” show in Belgium and Las Vegas. She was a singer in the short musical version «The legend of Lion King» in Eurodisney Paris and has worked as a free-lance dancer for various companies, theater and TV projects.
She was introduced to Pilates through dance, but really connected with the intelligence of the technique and became truly involved after her first pregnancy to “reforme” her body. She then, became very aware of all the great benefits as a dancer, a teacher but most importantly as a woman.
Angela is trained by Balanced Body w/Ann Toran, Joy Karley, Fabrice Lamego and became certified by Polestar Education in 2009 with Brent Anderson. Her continuing education include training and workshops with Pamela A Downey “Don’t hurt the Momma”, Linda Fit “Pilates and Props”, Anatomy in 3D and Pilates on tour with BB education, where Jennifer Kries convinced her about the importance of the classical system.
In 2015, Angela started her bridging program with Juliet Harvey from Beacon Pilates to improve her practice and knowledge on the Classical form of the Pilates method. Angela is also teaching at “Pilates Reforming NY” in New York City where her clients have included Broadway performers, radio city Rockettes, and prize NYC marathoners. She also teaches for several workshops in France and taught for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company during their French tour.
Angela has been teaching in the Hudson Valley since 2009. She opened her own studio in Newburgh in 2012 and has been located in front of the Washington Headquarters since March 2014, where she can enjoy the revival of this beautiful city! Angela is really happy to be surrounded by a wonderful team.