Sarah was first introduced to Pilates at her ballet school in Boca Raton, Florida under John Mahoney. Sarah danced many years as a professional ballerina for both American Ballet Theatre and North Carolina Dance Theatre. She has a B.A. in Dance and Arts Administration from Mercyhurst College.
Sarah was so inspired by the connection of movement, body, and grace that ballet and Pilates shared, she decided she wanted to teach. She was certified under Master Teacher Brett Howard, who has direct lineage to Joseph Pilates through Romana. Sarah James has been teaching pilates for over 10 years and is considered an expert in her field.