Alan Herdman Timeline

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1941

Born Alan Herdman on October 16, 1941.

1957-1960

Attended Northumberland College.
Geography.
Dance Department - Laban Technique.

1961-1962

First exposure to Martha Graham in London.

1966

Began to study the Graham Technique at the London School of Contemporary Dance (LSCD).

1969

LSCD sends Alan to New York City to study Pilates with Robert Fitzgerald.

1970

Opened the first Pilates studio in the United Kingdom with LSCD.

1975-1983

Opened a studio for the Balletakadamien.
Opened a Pilates studio in Tel Aviv for the Bat Dor dance company and school.
Opened a Pilates studio for the Houston Ballet.
Cathleen Murakami becomes an apprentice.

1978

Alan leaves LSCD to open his own studio.

Early 1980s

Julian Littleford and Michael King come to work in Alan's studio.

1978

Begins to develop Pre-Pilates.

Books

1999 - Creating the You You Want

2003 - Busy Persons Guide to Pilates

2004 - Pilates Directory

2005 - Pilates Plus: Pilates for the 50+

2007 - Pilates for Men

2010 - with Annette Wellings, On Curves, Twists and Bends: A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis

2014 - The Complete Pilates Tutor


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