Originally from Brazil, Erica began her Pilates experience in 1999, studying under the supervision of Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia Santo. She received her certification in Authentic Pilates from The New York Pilates Studio. In 2007, Erica studied with Bob Liekens at Power Pilates in New York, completing the Pilates Bridge program.
Before joining Authentic Pilates Learning Center, Erica opened and managed three Pilates studios for CAN DO Fitness Clubs, hiring, mentoring and supervising more than 20 classically trained Pilates teachers. She has more than 25 years of experience in the dance and fitness industry, has studied at The Ailey School in New York, Yukiko Ballet Dance School in Kyoto, Japan and has taught and performed with dance companies throughout Brazil, Japan and the United States. She holds multiple fitness certifications, is the creator of the eBarre program, and has taught numerous workshops and master classes throughout the country.