At age 3, after being dragged to her sisters ballet class, Suzi Lonergan decided to become a dancer. By age 7 she was performing onstage with the Pasadena Dance Theatre, and by 17 was dancing professionally in TV, movies, music videos, concerts, commercials and cabaret.
During a several decade long dance career, Suzi’s interest in teaching physical fitness began while she earned her Theatre Arts degree at UCLA. Working as a trainer in local health clubs, she soon developed her own private practice, which included leading professionals in the corporate and entertainment industry. In 1994, her performing and fitness careers came together when fellow dancers recommended she enroll in a Pilates workshop led by Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates. In this dynamic woman Suzi found her inspiration. After just one class, Suzi felt an immediate change in body and spirit. She knew she had found the tool she was looking for to fine tune her own body and well as her clients bodies. Studying under Romana, Suzi became a Certified Instructor. Since then, her clientele has expanded to include working with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and teenagers from both the American Ballet Theatre and the Los Angeles public school – teaching them all, the power of Pilates.
It is her goal to pass on the knowledge that has inspired and made a difference in her life.
Suzi has choreographed TV specials, concerts and the hit Disney TV series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", and “The Suite Life on Deck". She still dances professionally and also works as a wildlife and nature photographer. She credits the longevity of her career to the power of Pilates.