After being certified in Romana’s Pilates at True Pilates NY in 2010, Elana Jacobs has taught more than 6,500 hours of individual Pilates sessions in highly regarded Pilates Studios in New York, Seattle and Chicago. During these sessions, she has witnessed firsthand how this form of therapy can be profoundly healing.
During this same period, Elana has also been the Artistic Director of a performing arts company called CabinFever that she co-founded. CabinFever collaborates directly with families or organizations to create and rehearse original dance, music, and art that convey their stories.
Through her work with CabinFever, in addition to family homes, Elana has been commissioned to create new choreographed pieces in awe-inspiring spaces, including in Chicago at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Arts Bank, and the Soho House, as well as in Seattle at the Stimson Green Mansion.
In order to effectively teach these elements in ’Art & Core’ Elana has drawn from her own teaching and artistic directing experiences, together with the strategies of the best communicators from her experiences as a dance and exercise science student at Skidmore College and from numerous workshop experiences with renowned dance companies, including Batsheva, Joe Goode, Bill T Jones, and Doug Varone. She brings what she has learned from her teachers and role models in the body and art world including Debra Fernandez, Lori Coleman Brown, Teresa Shupe, Victoria Torrie-Cappan, & Eiric Orvid. (Photo by Hillary Olsen)