Jessica Schultz is a movement artist, teacher and Master Instructor. Like many people, she first discovered Pilates after an injury from dance. After practicing the work for many years, she decided to share what she has learned and is so passionate about – the ability of Pilates to transform not only your body, but to reshape and reform muscle movement patterns.
As a fully certified Peak Pilates and New York City Ballet Instructor, Jessica is constantly challenging herself as a teacher and student of Joseph Pilates’ work, whether she is dropping in on class at Oregon Ballet Theatre or spending time at a studio in Paris, France working with a German Master Trainer. While completing her Pilates apprenticeship at Geometry Pilates in the Pearl (an Authentic Pilates Studio), Jessica also concurrently completed her Master’s in Science and Teaching at Portland State University. At the university she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and she gained valuable information on education theory, Alexander Technique, and was able to work with Barbara Conable and the Coordinate Movement program at PSU.
After working as an independent instructor in Portland for over eight years, Jessica finally opened JSP in 2008. She is very excited to have a home for the unique, personalized instruction she offers in a warm and private studio environment. When not teaching at Jessica Schultz Pilates, Jessica has been featured in the Pearl Magazine, PDX Magazine, and on Telefit Television in the Dominican Republic. She was a finalist for the Pilates Anytime next Pilates Instructor in 2013. Besides being a Comprehensive Certified Instructor, she is also a Level III Peak Pilates® Master Instructor.