Hillary recently relocated back to Salt Lake City after living in Honolulu, Hawaii for 16 Years where she owns and directs Manoa Dance Studio (MDS). In 2008, Hillary suffered a major stroke that left her unable to speak and rendered her right side paralyzed. After a risky brain surgery, she nurtured her recovery over several years with Pilates, which enabled her to make leaps and bounds in her recovery and allowed her to return to her first passion, dancing. When she started MDS, many thought she was simply teaching kids the basics, when she was, in fact, learning to dance again herself.
Hillary now holds several certifications in Pilates, including one from Streamline in 2014. She teaches dance and specializes in helping athletes, children, adults and seniors heal from a variety of injuries. Hillary sees one constant thread running through her life— her passion for empowering people through movement.
Schedule a solo session with Hillary:
Hillary's weekly classes:
Monday, 12pm, South Studio
Class and a Glass
First Friday of the month, 5:30pm, North Studio