Katrina specialises in movement applications for dancers and athletes, as well as the every day client.
As Head of Strength and Conditioning at the Australian Ballet School Katrina works daily with dancers on all facets of conditioning, preventative care, injury rehabilitation and specific task development. She combines mind-body strategies and motivational techniques as an integrated part of her dedicated dance development conditioning.
In addition, Katrina is Pilates conditioning trainer for AFL players from the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne Football Club and has seen great success with the applications of her work with these athletes. For Melbourne City Football Club she has worked as a sports science consultantand as part of the football department for 5 years. Her training skills are considered integral for player wellbeing, rehabilitation support and supplementary conditioning.
In addition to her extensive qualifications in the Pilates method and vocational training, Katrina has enjoyed a long and successful career as a classical ballet dancer and musical theatre performer. Katrina was first introduced to Pilates over 30 years ago, as rehabilitation following a knee injury sustained onstage. Instantly recognising the benefits, Katrina continued to practice Pilates throughout her dancing career before founding her first Pilates studio, in 2000. She now oversees four large-scale Pilates studio across Melbourne in addition to being founder and director of National Pilates Training, a long serving RTO based in Melbourne and delivering government accredited education to thousands of movement instructors in Australia and Japan, since 2006.