Romana Kryzanowska, a proétgé of Joseph Pilates, has been teaching the method for nearly six decades. As a dancer, she was introduced to Joseph Pilates in 1941, when George Balanchine referred her to him for the rehabilitation of an ankle injury. Romana immediately noticed an improvement in her ankle and was able to get back on her dancing feet sooner than expected. She worked closely and extensively trained under the direct supervision of Joseph and Clara Pilates, learning the method until his death in 1979.

Romana has made a commitment to Joe and Clara Pilates to continue their life’s work. Today in her 80’s, she continues to deliver on that promise teaching the next generation of True Pilates® instructors worldwide.

She is currently a Principal Officer of Romana’s Pilates®, which she jointly operates with her daughter, Sari Mejia-Santo and granddaughter, Daria Pace.

“Done three times a week, a few well-designed movements, properly executed in sequence , are worth hours of calisthenics or contortions.” - Romana Kryzanowska