Pilates Blackwood | Adelaide Hills | The Pilates Studio Blackwood
OWNER AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR
'Kim Paxton's passion is infectious!' - Adelaide Magazine 2012
Originally from New Zealand, Kim’s early training began in ballet and modern dance. Moving to Melbourne at age 16, she continued to study Ballet full-time, eventually leading to a contract dancing with the Guangzhou Ballet Company, China. After her time here, Kim relocated to Canada where she attained her Teacher’s Certificate through the Royal Academy of Dance, teaching dance to children.
Kim decided to pursue Pilates teacher training, after retiring from dance. Initially training with Tracy Friesen of Integration Pilates (Edmonton, Canada) she has since continued her education with some of the finest Pilates schools in the industry such as the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, Pilates from the Center, Vancouver (under Matilda Christensen) and Simply Pilates in Melbourne and currently with Olga Tamara from Authentic Pilates Education Australia (based in Sydney).
She has also attained a certification in Pre and Post Natal Pilates from the Center of Women’s Fitness (US) and has a very special interest in the health and well-being of women in pregnancy and beyond. She has also undertaken training in Myofascial release, trigger point therapy and other complementary modalities here in Adelaide.
Kim is passionate about teaching Authentic Pilates to a wide range of people, from elite athletes and dancers to office-workers, those getting back to exercise, new mums and mums-to-be. She believes the beauty of the method lies in it’s versatility and ability to modify or challenge the individual depending on their needs.
As the owner of The Pilates Studio Blackwood, Kim looks forward to teaching Pilates in her neighbourhood, having moved up to the Adelaide hills with her husband, two small children in 2012.
Kim is a faculty member of Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) (Basic and Intermediate) and is proud to be hosting the APEA certification to train aspiring Pilates teachers in Adelaide, this being the first time Authentic Pilates training has been offered in South Australia. In 2017, Kim was asked to teach class at the Pilates Alliance Australasia Conference and has been invited again in 2019.
PILATES TEACHER AND DANCE ARTIST
Nadia has a Diploma in Physical Education- Sport and a BA in Performing Arts, European Dance
Development Center E.D.D.C. 1996, Arnheim.
Nadia was a professional dancer member of Sasha Waltz and Guests company from 1996 till 2002. In 2009 she returned to Sasha's company as a repetitor, guest performer and as a teacher regularly training the company.
Nadia has collaborated on projects with the choreographers Nigel Charnock, Mary Fulkerson, Tony Tatcher, Karen Nelson, Charlotte Zerbey, Howard Fireheart, Luc Dunberry, Ami Garmon, Paul Gazzola, Constanza Macras, Jochen Roller,Xavier Le Roy,Tino Seghal, Eszter Salamon, and Angelika Oei a.o.
In 2007 she received her Professional Pilates Certification through Peak Pilates® at the Pilates
Zentrum in Berlin where she studied extensively with MA teacher Eduardo Laranjeira ( trained in
New York by Romana Kryzanowska). She has also attended worskshops with renowned teachers, including with Kelly Moriarty, Rodrigo Galliano, MA teachers Michael Fritzke & Ton Voogt and Peter Fiasca.
Since her Certification, Nadia has being working at the Pilates Zentrum Studios in Berlin and in April
2008 she moved to London working at the Pilates Room where she
continued as well her education with Linda Zurak MA Teacher and with Deborah Henley MA in
Boulder and Director of the Pilates studio. Workshops with Ami Alpers MA- Director of The Pilates
Center in Boulder, Colorado USA.
Since 2009 Nadia has Certified as a SME™ Somatic Movement Educator through the Body Mind Centering
School® in El Sobrante in California, USA.
Nadia regularly organise workshops where she combined her knowledge of Pilates and BMC™ at
Tanzfabrik as part of the Sommertanz Workshops 2013 in Berlin.
She has been teaching at the Scotiabank Dance Center in Vancouver, Canada; ADT Australian
Dance Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre, AC Arts, in Adelaide; Dancehause and VCA, Victorian
College of the Arts in Melbourne.
Recently teaching at Short and Sweet Festival in Canberra.
In Adelaide she has worked as a Pilates Instructor at InsideOut health Studio, Movemeant Pilates
Studio, Southern Women's Health, Genesis Fitness Club and Noarlunga Leisure Centre and in
Sydney at Evolution Pilates, IMS Integrated Movement Studio, Fluid Form Pilates and MG Pilates.
She founded her own music-theatre-performance company Le due Moine with Paola Bartoletti.