Stott Pilates advanced Performance and rehab Instructor
Kitty James has lived in Coronado since 2003. She is originally from NYC where she
was raised and danced professional classical ballet for 15 years. She studied with
The Royal Academy of dance (RAD) and School of American Ballet (SAB). She also
had the opportunity to dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Competed in the Prix
de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Kitty first discovered Pilates while recovering from a dance injury at age 14 at The
School of American Ballet. She had multiple stress fractures on her Lumbar spine
and needed a rehab therapy method that would support her classical dance
movements and train her entire body safely.
Kitty retired from dance and had to further heal her body of chronic injuries she had
acquired and used the Pilates method to get her body back online. She moved to San
Diego in 2001 when her husband was perusing his career in the Navy.
After the birth of her 3rd child she decided to undergo her complete Stott Pilates
training and pursue her desire to teach and help others through Pilates. She had a
severe abdominal diastasis and needed to heal herself again.
This has given Kitty the opportunity to train clients for the past 4 years from the
rehabilitation level to a high performance level. She enjoys working with a variety
of clients and is excited to work at Bamboo Pilates and be so close to home!