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Instructors

Stephen Williams Owner Director

Stephen Williams - Owner, Director is a former professional dancer and choreographer. He began studying Pilates in 1989 with Phoebe Higgins and was trained and certified by Romana Kryzanowska (a protégé of Joseph Pilates) in 1996. He continued his studies with Deborah Lessen at the Greene Street Studio. He studied Kinesthetic Anatomy and multiple courses in Neuromuscular Re-training and movement problem solving with neuromuscular educator Irene Dowd. Stephen works with a wide range of clients, from dancers to the elderly and clients with chronic pain and other physical issues. He has trained the cast of Cirque Du Soleil and has been a movement consultant to many artists. He practices yoga and a wide range of movement techniques.

Jeanne Donohue

Jeanne Donohue has worked with the movement arts for most of her professional life, having begun her career in dance and improvisational theater. She graduated from the High School of Performing Arts as a dance major and went on to study Movement Theater at New York University. She spent many years immersed in African dance and music, traveling to West Africa to study further. Jeanne has been a student of the Pilates Method since 1990 and is currently certified by the Pilates Method Alliance as a teacher. She was first introduced to the work while recovering from a dance related injury and went on to train under some of the most respected teachers of the Pilates method, including Romana Kryzanowska and Bob Liekens. Jeanne has been teaching Pilates for over fifteen years as a way of bringing movement education to people of all ages and backgrounds. For many years she worked with Jennifer Kries (the Method) as both a teacher and a trainer of new Pilates Instructors. Jeanne has also been a long time student of anatomy and neuromuscular re-education with Irene Dowd. She does continuing education studies in Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics and Cranial Sacral work. Jeanne trained extensively in Pilates and yoga throughout her two pregnancies and has assisted many women through both pre-natal and postpartum fitness care. In addition to her private practices in both New York and New Jersey, Jeanne has been teaching movement analysis to actors in the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University.

Jack Ferver

Jack Ferver is a certified Pilates instructor, a movement specialist, and a dance theatre artist. His dance training began at Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at the Martha Graham Academy (New York) and the Center for Continued Education (Prague). He currently trains with Barbara Mahler in Mahler/Klein Technique. After almost a decade of yoga practice, Jack began studying Pilates at the Kane School of Core Integration, where he received his certification and joined the faculty as a master teacher. From 2006-2009 he taught at Body Tonic Pilates Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Jack helps his clients achieve their goals in fitness, strength training, and injury recovery by focusing on complete wellness through healthy biomechanics. To contact Jack please email at jferver@gmail.com.

Steven Fetherhuff

Steven Fetherhuff has been a student of the Pilates Method since 1990. He completed his teacher training at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, and received his national certification from the Pilates Method Alliance. He has studied with many of the leading educators in the field including his long time mentor, first generation Master Teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant. Steven has taught students and trained teachers in France, Japan and around the US. He assists neuromuscular educator Irene Dowd in teaching anatomy and movement workshops. Steven is also on staff at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Integrative Care Center, working within the medical community to provide pilates-based movement education for physical rehabilitation patients. To contact Steven about scheduling a session at Noho Pilates, please email sfetherhuff@yahoo.com for more information.

Mary-Beth Holland

Mary-Beth Holland was a competitive skier and runner and has studied movement and bodywork for many years. In addition to Pilates, Mary-Beth is certified in Callanetics and Reiki Levell II – Usui Tradition. Her continuing studies include Exercise in the Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Setting, as well as complimentary modalities such as: Alexander, Breathing Coordination, Yoga, Qigong, Trager, and Visualization. Mary-Beth’s professional focus is integration of the mind body connection for a more fulfilling life experience and to increase the client’s awareness of his or her own power of health. To contact Mary-Beth please email at mbyes@aol.com

Johanna S. Meyer

Johanna S. Meyer is a Pilates instructor, choreographer and performer, who has been teaching in New York since 1996. Johanna was originally inspired to train in Pilates while- studying dance at New York University with Kathy Grant, a protegé of Joseph Pilates. She was certified in Pilates Method by Deborah Lessen at the Greene Street Studio, and has since rounded out her teaching through studies in yoga, dance and Alexander Technique. Johanna has also studied anatomy with Irene Dowd, and assisted Rebecca Dietzel at The Alvin Ailey school at Fordham University. She has taught movement skills at Hunter College and University of California at Santa Barbara. Johanna enjoys helping people connect deeply to their bodies. To contact Johanna please email at johanna@thinaar.com.

Sherry Stregack

Sherry Stregack, a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, has been performing in dance and theater for 25 years around the country and in New York City. Having included Pilates as an integral part of her own dance and health regimen, she received her teaching certification from the Kane School of Core Integration. She has completed a course of study in anatomy with Irene Dowd and strives to guide her students toward improved functionality and positive physical change.

Guest Workshop Instructors

Rebecca Dietzel, M.S. is an anatomist who specializes in biochemistry. She maintains private practices in New York City and Vermont teaching anatomy, physical re-education and nutrition. Rebecca also teaches anatomy and kinesiology for the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and is the nutrition consultant for Canada’s National Ballet School. She received her Master of Science from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner in the tradition of the Wise Earth School and co-author of A Dancer’s Guide to Healthy Eating.

Irene Dowd is on the dance faculty of the Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Canada's National Ballet School, and Hollins University/ADF MFA program in dance. Author of Taking Root to Fly, she has maintained a private practice in kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re-education for nearly 40 years in NYC. Irene has choreographed for Peggy Baker, Margie Gillis and other solo dancers. She is a long-term private student of pilates-based work with Deborah Lessen, Lisa Love and Jean Claude West, and has collaborated with Steven Fetherhuff for many years.

Martha Partridge is a Trager Practitioner, Tutor, Introductory Workshop leader, and Instructor for continuing education for the United States Trager Association. In addition she is a Certified Pilates Instructor and cranial sacral therapist. Currently, she offers a range of bodywork and Pilates in her New York City based practice, specializing in clients with Parkinsons Disease. She also coordinates her client’s treatments with numerous neurologists in the New York City area, and receives numerous referrals from these doctors in turn. She has lectured and given workshops to support groups and departments of movement disorders throughout the New York City area, including a USTA sponsored three day workshop in Princeton Junction, NJ, training Trager Practitioners in work with clients with Parkinsons. Martha holds BFA and MFA degrees in dance performance from Sarah Lawrence College, and danced professionally for twenty-five years.