Dance Conditioning Specialist Simonne Smiles, comes from a background of Classical Ballet. She trained at The Australian Ballet School and holds an Advanced Diploma of Dance.

She has danced professionally for various companies including Queensland Ballet, Bondi Ballet, Melbourne Ballet, Halberstadt Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre. Simonne was first introduced to Pilates in the 1990’s and used it as part of her conditioning and strength building program. In 2004, Simonne received a Certificate IV from Pilates International. She completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction in 2009. 

Simonne has specialised her training under the guidance of Australian Ballet’s conditioning Specialist Paula Baird Colt. Simonne has taught for over 10 years at various Pilates and Dance studios locally and internationally. She teaches at Bangarra and previously at Sydney Dance Company whilst running her private practice in Glebe, Sydney. 

She has taught and successfully rehabilitated dancers of all ages and levels including many pre-professional and professional dancers from around the world. She uses Pilates as a conditioning and rehabilitation tool for the body and mind. 

Simonne is passionate about helping people to understand their body, improve their dance technique and works in collaboration with physiotherapist Nicole Baer to help dancers ultimately enhance their career longevity.