Born in Hohote, Inner Mongol province, PRC, Bai Lan was selected to attend the National Ballet school of China at the age of 11. She became an International Principle Dancer and danced professionally for 22 years. In that time, she received awards at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria in 1986, and awards at the first Chinese Ballet Competition in 1985. Upon immigrating to the USA in 1988, Bai Lan performed with several different American companies.
Bai Lan has years of Classical Ballet performance experience, along with all the training and teaching methodology. In addition, she has been highly trained and certified in Pilates, Masterstretch, Body Key, Core-Align, and a variety of other fitness techniques designed to strengthen, tone, align and rehabilitate the human body. She continues her education at seminars around the country. She has successfully rehabilitated many clients with varying issues after injuries and surgeries. After many years of teaching and training clients, she is still enthusiastic about her work and looking forward to her next new adventure.
Kim Downing received her certification from the Physical Mind Institute in 2010 and has been a lifelong student of ballet. Kim is a former figure skater and also served as a judge for the US Figure Skating Association. Kim loves yoga, dancing, and outdoor sports and is currently a Pilates Mat Instructor at Bai Lan Studio.