Studio Owner & Instructor

Michelle Pritchard has worked in the fitness industry for over fifteen years as a Pilates instructor, personal trainer, yoga instructor, teacher trainer, lecturer, and adjunct professor of dance. Michelle danced professionally in New York City and Los Angeles for ten years before returning to her hometown, Rochester NY, in 2007. She holds an MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach and has taught Pilates and dance classes and workshops at SUNY Brockport, the University of Rochester, Loyola Marymount University, Orange Coast College, St. John Fisher College, the Nazareth Academy, the Harro East Athletic Club, the Country Club of Rochester, and the Rochester City Ballet among others.  Michelle is currently an adjunct professor in the dance department at Nazareth College where she teaches Pilates and somatics. 

Michelle is certified to teach Pilates by the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and by Body Arts Science International in Costa Mesa, California. In California, Michelle studied Pilates with Karen Clippinger and earned a specialized Pilates certification for dance conditioning and with Master teacher, Rael Isacowitz in his mentor teacher training. 

Contact Michelle: michelle@rocpilates.com

I really look forward to my Evolution Pilates time with Michelle. It just feels good-physically & mentally. I always leave a session feeling better than when I arrived. Actually, most clients I’ve seen at Evolution Pilates finish their sessions with smiles. Also, although I’m 70, my regular Pilates work with Michelle is making my ‘every day’ better- with improved flexibility, strength, and balance. Thank you Michelle!
— MARCIA A. Client since 2009
I had some chronic back and neck pain my entire life. Since beginning my Pilates classes several years ago with Michelle, I have been stronger and virtually pain free!
— Lisa S.