Loretta Simon Helms, MS.ED, has taught Pilates since 1981. She studied with Alan Herdman at Herdman Studios of London while teaching at Houston Ballet Academy's Pilates Studio.
She later studied with Robert Fitzgerald Studios in NYC and is a member of the Physicalmind Institute for the Pilates Method.
In addition, she holds a medical license in massage therapy and teaching licenses in dance, psychology and English. Her professional career includes work as a choreographer, dance teacher and educator at Cleveland School of the Arts.
She has been a guest artist at several universities including Ohio State, Westminister College, Akron University and Dance Academies, BalletMet and Canton Ballet, the Ohio Dance Festival and Spa Rancho La Puerta, Mexico.