Friday Forum Guest Dance Artists Program
2021-2022 Academic Year
Haley Sunshine-Sullivan will provide a lecture in teaching methods on Friday, February 11, 2022. Sullivan is the owner of I•D Pilates (formerly Long + Lean Pilates), a studio offering private and small group Pilates classes, therapeutic massage, and Pilates teaching workshops. In addition to teaching private clients and classes, Hayley has built a comprehensive Pilates instructor training program specializing in anatomy, biomechanics, special populations, and creative class development. Hayley received her 500+ hour comprehensive Pilates training, and worked as an instructor, at internationally renowned Pilates studio Erika Bloom Pilates Plus. While working in New York City, Hayley gained experience in the field, teaching private and group Pilates sessions to a diverse clientele. Hayley has been teaching Pilates in Western New York since 2013, launching Long + Lean Pilates in 2015.
Hayley regularly builds on her training and expertise and has attended workshops on topics such as scoliosis, sciatica, the Alexander Technique, biomechanics of the shoulder, arthritis, lower back pain, and pre and postnatal Pilates. She is thrilled to be pursuing a certification in the Franklin Method in 2022. She is also a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher through the National Pilates Certification Program.
During her college studies, Hayley took classes and worked as a teaching assistant in anatomy and injury prevention. Her experience as a dancer and dance instructor has given her in-depth awareness of the human body and the intricacies of its movements. Hayley strives to give her clients the ability to move their bodies the way they were always meant to move, with ease and free of pain. Hayley is known for her fun yet informative sessions that build balanced strength and flexibility throughout the body and promote proper alignment and improved posture.