Hi, I'm Leah

Leah Bueno founded The Pilates Dancer in 2016 in order to help dancers reach their goals in a healthy way

Leah is a former professional ballet dancer and has 20+ years’ experience working with dancers. Currently she holds the prestigious title of Instructor Trainer for STOTT Pilates, is a Wellness Writer for Dance Magazine, and is a Dance Post-Rehabilitation specialist.


In 2016 she decided to step away from her career as a Ballet Mistress to focus on dance wellness. Leah has extensive training in Post-Rehab therapy, Fascial Movement, and body readings. She has developed a unique practice working with dancers to find the driving force behind injuries and technical issues.


She has worked with dancers from The Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Met, The Sacramento Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and many pre-professional schools to get them back to doing what they love after chronic injuries or surgeries.

In addition to working with dancers Leah also works with many Post-Rehab patients recovering from surgeries or dealing with chronic pain.