Allison Brando is an intuitive artist who brings broad vision, bold enthusiasm, and electric energy to her work, both habitually and intentionally.
Originally from New Orleans, Allison completed an intensive training program in Seattle with Dorothee VandeWalle, a master Pilates teacher who is recognized worldwide as a teacher-trainer and Pilates practitioner.
Allison teaches in the tradition of the original, authentic Pilates method. As a certified Metropolitan Authentic Training (M.A.T.) Pilates instructor, she offers the finest quality Pilates instruction for every body — from people with the advanced fitness level of elite dancers and athletes to persons who are recovering from injuries or physical challenges.
A professionally trained dancer, Allison has earned scholarships to such institutions as Edge Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center, the American Jazz DanceCompany and the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center. Allison also has 17 years experience as a dance instructor which has helped her develop a variety of effective teaching techniques.
As a result of all of her experiences, Allison emphasizes to each of her clients the integration of movement and conditioning into healthy lifestyle development.
Allison has taught in studios across NYC, Seattle, New Orleans, Denver, and Los Angeles, and is thrilled to be joining the team at MeFitness following her recent move from NYC to Portland!