About Miek

Classic Pilates Antwerpen - Miek BartelenAfter studying at the University of Antwerp and qualifying with a degree in Political Science and Sociology, Miek decided to pursue her interest in dance and movement. She has been a teacher taught children’s dance and classical ballet at studio Arabesque for many years. Today she still teaches Pilates there.

Miek was trained by Marjorie Oron, the owner of The Pilates Studio in The Hague and Romana Kryzanowska, a former student of Joseph Pilates himself. She has been an instructor in Antwerp and trained dancers at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp for many years. She also occasionally works alongside choreographer Ann Van Den Broek of the company “WArd/waRD“.

Miek has attended Triadball Pilates workshops by Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt in Oslo and In April 2006, 2007 and 2009 she attended the Body-Mind-Spirit Conference in Santa Clara California.

She attended further anatomy workshops by Lori Coleman-Brown from Seattle and Sabina Formicella from Italy as well as the dynamic alignment workshop “Through Imagery” by Eric Franklin from Switzerland.

Miek most recently attended workshops given by Kathy Cory, Marie-José Blom and Brent Anderson.