Andrea Bridges
Romana's Pilates Certified Instructor

 

  • Starting at the age of eight and over the next twenty-eight years, Andrea studied and performed as a classical ballet dancer, achieving the respected title of Prima Ballerina.

  • She was accepted into the Washington Ballet Academy in Washington, DC; accepted an invitation to study the Russian ballet technique Vaganova in Moscow and Leningrad; and in Louisiana held roles as a ballet Artistic Director and Choreographer. Among her numerous accolades is a dancing Citation Award from Lady Gwen Ashton of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company of Canada.

  • After receiving the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Andrea channeled her passion for body movement into the discovery of classical Pilates. She was selected to study Romana's Teachers Certification Program from True Pilates Studio of New York City. She achieved her teacher's certification status and became a licensed fifth-level Pilates instructor in 2007.

  • Andrea has successfully instructed individuals with Scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and joint replacement, among other body issues. She has also enhanced the healthy bodies of professional athletes, musicians, dancers and expectant mothers. Along with her experience and development in a Pilates studio environment, she has also worked along side physical therapists in a PTA role gaining invaluable knowledge from that field of practice. Andrea continues her skill development by renewing her accreditation every year with Continued Pilates Education in New York City.

  • Andrea is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a true Southern Belle who enjoys celebrating Mardi Gras, rooting for the New Orleans Saints and spending time with her husband