Alyson Mattoon is a certified Pilates Instructor, GYROTONIC® trainer, professional dancer and movement educator in Los Angeles. She is the creator of BodyBPM™( the cardio dance Pilates workout) and is a dance teacher with Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Dancing Through Parkinson’s program. Movement has been Aly’s passion, life guide, and inspiration from the beginning. She believes in the altering positive power of movement and feels everyone has the ability to express, open, unite, and strengthen their whole selves through different movement modalities. Aly’s teaching style and personality is relatable, energetic, athletic, detail-oriented and always encouraging.
Originally from Sedona, Arizona, Aly left the red rocks to pursue her dancing at Virginia School of the Arts on scholarship where she studied ballet, jazz, modern dance, Pilates and theater. Upon graduating from VSA, Aly’s professional dance career took flight with The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, where she danced as a principal dancer for a decade. While dancing, Aly taught and choreographed for Gustafson Dance, State Street Ballet summer intensives and Westmont College. After obtaining her comprehensive Pilates certification through Body Arts and Science International (basi), she began teaching in Santa Barbara at La Playa Pilates. In 2010 Aly moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her teaching and dance career. She has appeared in fitness and music videos and continues to perform and choreograph professionally today. Aly’s mission in life is to empower others through movement.