Catherine's introduction to the Pilates method of body conditioning was at St. Francis Center for Sports Medicine/UCSF. As a professional modern dancer, she participated in pilates mat classes for injury prevention. While at San Francisco State University on scholarship as a dance major, she taught professionally under the direction of professor Stevan Evans, Ph.D.
Upon retiring from her professional dance career, Catherine focused on creating her own choreographic works while committing her professional life to her teacher-training with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska in New York City. Catherine taught for Romana's Studio and directed a series of mat classes throughout Manhattan. She is also a member of The Pilates Guild. Her extensive training background includes working with Master Teachers Jennifer Bury, Kathy Grant, and Cara Reeser.
Having completed her masters degree at New York University, Miss Kirsch's advanced studies in the realm of holistic health were completed at The New Mexico Academy of The Healing Arts and The Somatics Institute of New Mexico. Catherine also had the opportunity to lead a Pilates Mat seminar at the Fourth International Conference 'Dance Science and Somatics' at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Since relocating to the Bay Area, Catherine has created Pilates programming for CLUB ONE of San Francisco and has been a professor at San Francisco State University teaching a course titled 'Issues in Dance Medicine'. She has extensive experience in training professional dancers and athletes as well as general conditioning and rehabilitation. Catherine sends out love and gratitude to Romana Kryzanowska who mentored Catherine for 18 years.