Larisa graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in business administration. As a former dancer trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary dance, she suffered a knee injury in early 2013. After working with a physical therapist she looked to pilates to help her regain her range of motion, and hopefully dance again one day. Pilates Bodies NY welcomed her with open arms, and she was thrilled to find such an inviting and non intimidating environment. After several months as a client, she left behind her job in the fashion industry to join PBNY full time!