Nel Shelby trains in New York City with world renowned Master Teachers’ Romana Krysnowska and Sari Pace, the original students of Joseph Pilates. In 1998 Nel was introduced to Pilates while dancing at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri under the direction of teacher trainer Janice Dulak. The transformation in her body, while studying Pilates, inspired her to move to New York City and pursue her teachers certification. Nel received her certification in November 2001 and has been teaching in the New York City area ever since. Nel’s hands-on, upbeat style and vivacious personality continues to inspire her students to work hard and have fun. She currently runs her own production company, N*E*L productions, shooting and editing dance and is the videographer at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Nel is certified by the Authentic Pilates Method and truly believes that this method is the way to a healthier lifestyle.