Margie Ryan is a DMA certified dance teacher and BASI certified Pilates instructor. She studied Ballet under Madame Florence Cowanova in PA (close friend of Anna Pavlova), Ilya Gaft from Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet in NY, and Richard Cammack from ABT. She studied Jazz under Luigi and Luigi Dance Center NYC, Theatre Jazz under Diana Laurenson at BDC, Street Jazz under Rhapsody James at BDC, and Modern Dance at Phildanco in Philadelphia, PA and Shawl Anderson Dance Center in Berkley, CA. Margie was also part of the creative team and choregrpher for the off Broadway musical, “No More Waiting” book and lyrics by Chris Widney and music by David Azarow. Margie loves teaching dance and is proud to follow Luigi’s philosophy of teaching. “A good teacher knows how to prevent injuries,” Luigi says. He stresses the importance of using the body properly telling students to “Take you time – feel what you are doing.” Margie is a proud parent of two loving sons, Sean and Chris, and wife to her amazing and supportive husband, Paul.