Romana's Pilates Level II Instructor Trainer-Master Instructor
Regional Director for Romana's Pilates in Europe
Kinetic Pilates is very proud to have Marjorie as a regular guest at the studio to teach sessions, teacher workshops and help oversee the teacher training programme.
Marjorie is one of a handful of Level II Romana's Pilates Instructors in the world. She was introduced to Pilates as a professional dancer with a serious ankle injury. She went on to study with Romana Kryzanowska for decades and was hand chosen by Romana to start the first Classical Pilates teacher training programme in Europe. Marjorie is in high demand around the world as she is an immensely knowledgeable, intuitive teacher with an attention to detail and highly trained eye that make her approach to the work unique and inspiring. It is an honour to be taught by Marjorie as her passion for the work and her expertise will guide you to new heights.
Marjorie Oron was the first teacher trainer in the pure pilates method in the Netherlands, opening her first fully equipped studio on November 6, 1994 in Scheveningen, The Hague. Having completed her all round dance education at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Marjorie danced at the Modern Jazz Dance Company "Djazzex". Four years later, she moved to New York to join the Classical Ballet Company "Dance Theatre of Harlem", where the long hours working in pointe shoes brought back an old ankle injury. The orthopaedic surgeon suggested her to try the pure Pilates method not only as a therapy to treat the injury but also as a technique for her to learn how to avoid overworking her ankles and find a more economic and effective way of moving in her daily ballet classes. To become aware of the possibilities and limitations of her own body was a true revelation.
The ankle injury seemed to be recurrent and rest the only way to heal it. Therefore, Marjorie decided to take a year break and get back to the Netherlands, where she became ballet mistress and rehearsal director at her former company, "Djazzex". This position challenged her to grow from stage dancer to dance teacher, while bringing extra value to the company. In the daily ballet classes, she used her experience with the pure pilates method to teach the dancers how to use their body weight efficiently, find their power house and keep the alignment of their joints to keep their bodies injury free. The results achieved raised interest within the team of physical therapists who treated the company and encouraged Marjorie to go back to New York to study the method in depth and get certified as pure pilates trainer.
In the New York studio, master trainer Romana Kryzanowska took her under her wings to teach her the pure pilates method. Romana was a protégé of Joseph Pilates and was chosen by him to preserve and spread his heritage.
During the education, Marjorie also studied with different manual and physical therapists to deepen her knowledge on injuries. In New York, the method was already becoming known as a therapy and body conditioning technique that could offer more benefits than regular fitness.
Marjorie's return to the Netherlands marked the start of the real journey. The studio at Keizerstraat 167 grew steadily since it opened its doors and in 1999 it was time to expand. The big renovation project of the space in Keizerstraat 32 resulted in the mecca of the now many pilates trainers and studios in Europe and the USA. The Pilates Studio in The Hague was the first recognized studio in Europe and had the honour to be opened by and receive the blessing from Romana.
In the past 20 years, the studio has grown into a beautiful space with a good atmosphere where international students and regular clients train in the pure pilates method.
Marjorie Oron is a Level 2 teacher trainer and the European Regional Director of the Romana's Pilates organization.
As ballet and pilates trainer at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Marjorie contributed to introducing the pilates method in the curriculum of most dance academies in the Netherlands and transforming it into a key aspect of the dancers' training in times when this trade imposes great physical demands.
Upon request of the dance academy and their students, we opened a small studio at the Dance Works premises in May 2000, where we coached the dancers of the company with pilates.