Ellie Bernstein was born and raised in NJ, where at age 15, began dancing professionally with a ballet company. At 16 she was accepted into the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music  and at 17 moved to Bloomington, Indiana. Over the course of her 4 years at IU, Ellie had the privilege of working closely with esteemed dancers and choreographers such as Violette Verdy, John Clifford, Julie Kent, and Susan Jaffe. During her final year at IU, Ellie made the difficult decision to retire from the world of ballet and continue life as a "normal" person. After hating grad school and the new career she had chosen, Ellie decided to return to the world of physical movement by obtaining her 600 hour comprehensive Pilates certification. Soon after, she found yoga and earned her E-RYT 200, RYT 500. Recently, after an 11 year break, she decided to return to the dance world and is enjoying combining her love for yoga and dance. She also works with a variety of brands and charities on Instagram, enjoys writing and blogging in her spare time, and is currently working on her first book. Ellie currently resides in Washington, D.C.



B.S. Ballet Performance, Indiana University Jacob's School of Music (2006)

600 hr. comprehensive Pilates certification (2010)

E-RYT 200 (2012)

RYT 500 (2016)

Additional trainings:

TRX® (2014)

Broga® (2015)



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