Jennifer Curry Wingrove, owner of Pilates On Park, renowned Ballerina of the California Ballet Company, and a STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor, initially became interested in Pilates to further strengthen her own body for her international dancing career. She was so impressed with what Pilates did for her that she became inspired to teach and share this form of exercise with others. In 2010, Jennifer founded Pilates On Park. Jennifer's instruction utilizes a dynamic repertoire of exercises to emphasize strength, flexibility, and mind-body-spirit connection.
Jennifer has 30 years of teaching experience with 20 years of teaching Pilates in the San Diego area. Her clients have included the California Ballet Company, San Diego Symphony, and the Old Globe Theater. She is also the Founder, Artistic Director, and award-winning Choreographer of Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre, and has had the privilege to work closely with the celebrated Debra Brown of Cirque du Soleil. Jennifer can also be seen dancing in Coldplay’s music video “True Love”, as well as in the movie “Petals On the Wind”. Jennifer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, San Diego, and was a Research Technician with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. She is also a professional ballet coach and teacher, and the founding Photographer of Wingrove Studios Photography.
"Jennifer excels at tuning into the individual and his or her physical idiosyncrasies, selecting a plan that relates to each client, and committing to help them improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well being through Pilates as a platform for overall health." - Nancy Daly, client.
Laura Rutledge is a professional ballet and modern dancer and a classically certified Pilates instructor. She began her Pilates training in 2000, while dancing with the State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, CA. Finding Pilates to be invaluably beneficial to her professional dancing career, Laura continued to incorporate the method into her daily training regiment. In 2010, after dancing in San Francisco for ten years, she moved to New York City to dance with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. It was in NYC, where Laura completed her 650-hour Comprehensive Pilates certification through Power Pilates. Laura was fortunate to teach for a wide variety of institutions while living in NYC, including Equinox, Google, Power Pilates, Harvard Club, and dance intensives at the Joffrey Ballet School and Lar Lubovitch Dance. Laura is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to sunny San Diego!
Bernadette Mirentxu Torres is a sought-after dance and Pilates instructor,
private coach, ballet dancer, and choreographer. Ms. Torres received her Pilates
Certification from BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Pilates, completing the
Comprehensive Teacher Training Course under BASI founder, Rael Isacowitz. Due to
her love of learning, Ms. Torres continues to attend workshops and certification
programs such as, the BASI Pilates programs Pilates for the Overweight Client with
Bonnie Sessions and Pilates for the Rehabilitating Client with Brandon Gamble, as well
as the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Mat Level 1 Course, a
rehabilitation Pilates based program, with Kirsten Roberts. Additionally, Ms. Torres is a
Certified Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor.
Ms. Torres’s experience includes over 13 years as a professional dancer, 12 years as a dance instructor, 9 years as a private coach, 8 years as a choreographer, and 4 years as a Pilates instructor. Ms. Torres studied ballet at various studios in San Diego, as well as, at American Ballet Theatre-New York, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet where she was offered a year-round scholarship, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Additionally, she was offered a spot in the trainee program with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Ms. Torres competed in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals-New York and the World Ballet Competition Finals-Orlando, coached by her mentor, Ahita Ardalan, of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Paris Opera Ballet.
She received her first Company contract at age 17 and quickly rose through the ranks to Principal by the age of 22. It was during this time when she embraced Pilates as a form of cross training for her professional dance career. Ms. Torres has been a dancer/dance captain with the San Diego Opera for over 10 years and was an Assistant Choreographer in 2016 for the opera La Cenerentola. She has choreographed several original works for various dance companies, schools, and competitions, and has been a guest judge in Italy and the USA. As a guest dancer, she performed in several international galas within the United States and Europe, receiving the “Riconoscimento al Talento” and the “Riconoscimento alla Carriera” awards in Italy.
Furthermore, Ms. Torres received her AA in Accounting with Honors from Southwestern College and her BS in Business Administration-Management from SDSU (San Diego State University). With her degree she has helped various dance studios and companies with management, marketing, social media, and website development.