About Us

1754 Blake St, Denver CO, 80202



The Pilates Movement, located in the heart of LoDo at 1754 Blake Street in Downtown Denver,  is a fully equipped Pilates studio, offering high quality instruction to people of all ages and abilities. Experienced instructors tailor sessions to meet the goals of each individual and create customized experiences for all participants of The Pilates Movement.  The Pilates Movement offers:
  • Private Instruction
  • Semi-Private Lessons
  • Mat, Reformer, Tower & Low Chair Classes
  • Private Corporate Classes
  • Express (45 minute) lunchtime classes
  • Rehabilitative Instruction
  • Equipment Classes (utilizing all Pilates apparatus)
Dana Shriberg, Studio Owner & Certified Pilates Instructor
Dana discovered Pilates in 2000 and was instantly hooked! After completing the prestigious Teacher Training program at The Pilates Center in Boulder where she studied with a number of 2nd generation Pilates teachers, Dana taught for six years at a prominent Denver studio before opening The Pilates Movement in 2007.
Dana's knowledge of Pilates, combined with her effective teaching style, allows her to work with all types of students. She has trained and mentored other Pilates instructors, has worked with individuals who have specific rehabilitation needs (back injuries, joint dysfunction, and muscular imbalances), as well as trained competitive athletes. Dana believes that Pilates is as much about having fun and personal development as it is about physical fitness. With all of her participants, she emphasizes a holistic approach to Pilates and encourages people to enjoy their practice. Dana is committed to her own development as an instructor and has attended Pilates workshops around the country with Kathleen Stanford Grant, Rael Isacowitz, Michelle Larson, Mary Bowen, Irene Dowd and other esteemed professionals. If you have any questions or comments for Dana, please email her at info@DenverPilatesMovement.com or stop by The Pilates Movement.

Mara O'Keeffe
Mara began practicing Pilates over ten years ago to compliment her ballet training. After she suffered a hip injury, she realized the amazing healing power of the method. Not only has Pilates made her stronger, it has made her smarter about her body. She graduated from the Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO where she discovered a deep love of teaching. She is excited to share the Pilates method with others and remind them of how good they can feel in their own bodies every day.

Jen Ross
Jen, a native of Indiana, moved to Colorado in 2004 and is happy to call Denver home. She is a life-long lover of movement and has been involved in many disciplines including dance, color guard, and yoga.

In the early 2000’s Jen performed in London and on Broadway with the visual ensemble in the production Blast. After the show, hand surgery required her to take leave, but she continued on as a teacher and choreographer working with high schools and drum corps. Along the way, she was introduced to Pilates as a means of staying fit and working through some of the wear and tear on her body from years of use. Besides the immediate benefit of feeling stronger and healthier after practicing Pilates, Jen was captivated by the level of focus and precision required to get the most out of each class.

What started off as a hobby quickly became a passion and when the opportunity arose to take the Pilates teacher training, she knew that it was the right decision. Jen completed the 500-hour certification program at Whole Body Studios in Denver, CO in the spring of 2017 and has been teaching ever since. Jen is also a life-long learner and in addition to Pilates, her other passion is nutrition. She is a graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI), here in Denver, and is a certified nutritional therapist. When she’s not teaching, Jen enjoys traveling, hiking, knitting, or taking on a new creative project around the house.

Callan Curtis, Certified Pilates Instructor, Student of Physical Therapy
Callan has enjoyed being a Pilates instructor since 2011.  She found Pilates in her quest to stay healthy while dancing professionally.  Callan pursued teaching to share the benefits she had acquired through Pilates, as well as to empower people to fully inhabit their bodies.  Callan loves Classical Pilates because it offers something for everyone, whether it be improving general health and fitness, recouping from an injury, or cross-training for other athletic endeavors.
Callan completed the Advanced Teacher Training program at The Pilates Center of Boulder and is currently working towards her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado.

Brian Hunt, Certified Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer
Training using the Pilates method for over 15 years, Brian discovered the power of Pilates while supplementing his traditional strength training routine. Finding that he could gain strength and flexibility without the impact of free weights, and seeing the benefits his personal training clients found with Pilates methods he became a lifelong advocate.  Brian’s passion for movement is not limited to the Pilates studio: he loves skiing, hiking 14ers, aerial acrobatics and powering through the city on his bike.  Brian has experience with all ages, abilities, and special needs.  Let him show you how to be a more efficient mover, whether you’re an athlete or learning how to protect and strengthen muscle-skeletal issues.