Pilates, Health & Dance By Everlea

Pilates, Health & Dance By Everlea

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EVERLEA BRYANT McGRATH is a proud wife, mother, entrepreneur, performer and wellness coach. She is a 2008 honors graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance, with a degree in Dance Performance and a minor in African Studies, with a concentration in African Performance Art. Everlea graduated with a Certificate in Dance and Healing earned from the Center for the Arts and Healthcare Research (CAHRE). With UF and Shands Hospital’s CAHRE and Arts in Medicine (AIM) programs, she co-founded a program called Traffic Art and Dance Exchange, otherwise known as Traffic. Traffic is a program for kids and teens living with sickle cell disease (SCD). For her successful work with CAHRE and Traffic, she was interviewed by Sara Versluis of Dance Teacher Magazine and her story was featured in the Magazine’s June 2011 issue.

As a contemporary dance artist, Everlea danced with DC Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance & BMore, and Deep Vision Dance Company. With professional ballet, she danced for Kirova Ballet Company in Hallandale Beach, FL and Kirova’s sister company, Space Coast Ballet in Melbourne, FL. During her professional dance training, Everlea attended Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts in Kent, CT/New York, NY; The Ailey School in New York, NY; and New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Her early training was gained through Showtime Children’s Dance Studios (FL) where she was a scholarship student. Everlea received her Pilates education through The Pilates Center of Boulder in Colorado, and is also a Host Advisor for their program. She is also an accomplished trainer and fitness instructor. Her charge is helping others live happier, healthier and more productive lives physically, emotionally, artistically and mentally. 

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Annapolis, MD 21403
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New Pilates students are encouraged to take advantage of our Intro Package of 3 private lessons for $185, so they can gain some basic knowledge of Pilates fundamentals prior to joining a group. Even if student only wants private training, the Intro Package is still a great way to begin.

Students interested in Barre, Personal Training, or a mix are also encouraged to take advantage of the deal.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA in Dance Performance through The University of FL.

Collegiate training at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and The Ailey School in NYC.

Over 10 years of Pilates teaching experience, with over 1,200 hours of classroom education.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private lesson details are below:


Single for $75

5 for $365

10 for $700

GROUP CLASSES (Max of 4 students per class)

Single for $35

5 for $170

10 for $320

How did you get started teaching?

I grew up dancing, so it was a natural progression from being a student to being a teaching assistant, then full on teacher over time. An important quality for teachers is that you're always learning, so I continually attend workshops and classes to stay fresh.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with everyone from professional actors and dancers to clients with severe scoliosis, spinal fusions and joint dysfunctions. I personally worked out while pregnant with twins, so I'm intimately familiar with staying fit through pregnancy.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Do your homework while looking for a teacher. You're not legally required to HAVE certifications in Pilates, Dance eduction or Fitness training/Personal t raining to teach, so just because someone says they are something doesn't mean they are qualified.