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Amy Taravella graduated from the Bridge Other Advanced Program in February 2022. She holds an MFA in Dance from The Florida State University; BFA in Dance Performance and BS in Political Science from Jacksonville University. She has also completed the Teacher Training Program with Core Dynamics Pilates and is enjoying her sixth year of instructing. She proudly holds a Certification as a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP). As a group exercise instructor Amy has taught Mat Pilates, STRIKE! (Life Time Fitness), Zumba, Aquatic Exercise and Dance, Piloxing S.S.P. & Piloxing Knockout.) She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and an Aquatic Fitness Professional with the Aquatic Exercise Association. Amy has trained and coached over 200 clients of all ages and fitness levels over the last six years. She began her professional dance career as a ballerina but once she discovered theatrical modern dance in graduate school she never looked back and spent over 25 years immersed in that world. She founded and built the Alt Theatre of Buffalo and was the Artistic Director for over 200 different performances of theatre, performance arts, music and dance. She holds a NYS Teacher’s Certificate in Dance for K – 12 and has been a high school dance teacher and college instructor. Now her passion in life is to inspire others to become joyously healthy through all types of movement and fitness.