Beth Elkins Wales
Owner and operator Beth Elkins Wales is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her specialized movement experience began in high school at the Center of Ballet & Dance Arts in Syracuse, New York and continued at the schools of Boston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and at the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. She danced professionally for the Milwaukee Ballet, BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio & Toronto’s Xing Ballet. In Buffalo she performed with Neglia Ballet Artists, Pick of the Crop Dance, Janet Reed & Dancers, and Buffalo City Ballet.
Beth was on the faculty of Chautauqua Institution’s Dance Department; she has taught at American Academy of Ballet, Buffalo Inner City Ballet, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, and for Pick of the Crop’s Seedling Company. Beth directed the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet from 1996-2000.
She currently co-directs nimbus dance with her husband, Brad Wales. Additionally, Ms. Elkins holds a B.A. in Dance Performance and Mind Body Techniques from Empire State College.
Elkins has been teaching Pilates since 2001. She trained in Buffalo with Patricia Farkas-Sprague at Body One Studios. A graduate of Core Dynamics Pilates in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Beth trained with Core Dynamics’ Director Michele Larsson and master teacher Kevin Bowen (Director of Pilates Miami). She has attended seminars with Pilates elders Cathy Stanford-Grant, Ron Fletcher and Lolita San Miguel as well as master teachers Brent Anderson, Eric Franklin, Rachel Alpers, Debora Kolwey, Suzanne Gutterson, and Julian Littleford, among others.
The Pilates loft is a Core Dynamics Teacher Training studio and hosts regular workshops with master teacher and Core Dynamics owner Kevin Bowen.