Josephine Arnold

I trained as a professional dancer, studying all forms of dance at Arts Educational Schools London. Studying ISTD Advanced Ballet under Ann Heaton from the London Festival Ballet; Modern, Contemporary & Tap; and Jazz under Arlene Phillips (creator of Hot Gossip and a SCD Judge). I performed as a soloist dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris for a number of years and then formed my own dance group touring throughout Europe.

I feel that my deep understanding of all forms of dance enhances my knowledge of the body and its movement.

I returned to England in 2000, for my son’s education and worked for a number of years in Customer Services. While working in an office, I practised Pilates to maintain my suppleness and fitness levels.

I qualified as Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor over a year ago with Fitness Inspired Teacher Training (FITT). Since gaining my CYQ qualification, including Anatomy and Physiology, I have been teaching part-time. Over the past year I have also completed further courses in the use of Pilate’s small equipment, resistance bands, balls, circles and Swiss Balls.

I recently stopped the office job and this has allowed me to do what I love doing full time. I now have classes set up from the New Forest area through to Eastleigh and I am very glad to now include the Boltey area.

Josephine teaches