Barbara Hoon

August 5, 2013

Barbara Hoon is the owner and founder of Six Degrees Pilates. Barbara brings a wealth of experience from her professional dance background, beginning as an original member of the notorious Twyla Tharp Dance Company upon her graduation from The Juilliard School in New York City. During her six years with Twyla Tharp, Barbara created distinguished roles in celebrated pieces including The Catherine Wheel and The Sinatra Suites, in which she danced alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov. Barbara continued her career on the Broadway stage, where she performed featured roles in Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Carousel, and South Pacific. Barbara performed in the Academy Award winning film Amadeus as well as feature films Zelig and Bugsy. She also appeared on television in national commercials, soap operas, and the popular show Picket Fences. Barbara discovered Pilates while training at The Juilliard School, where she learned the technique from pupils of Pilates master teachers. She most notably honed her craft with her teacher and trainer of twenty years, Patrick Strong, a New York City disciple of the world renowned Romana Kryzanowska. After teaching Pilates in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New Jersey, Barbara’s diverse experience and wide fan-base prompted her to open her own studio. At Six Degrees, Barbara shares her passion for Pilates, where her knowledge and instruction are unmatched, helping anyone– regardless of their physical condition, age or ailments– learn and rejoice in the boundless benefits of Pilates.