Born Alan Herdman on October 16, 1941.
Attended Northumberland College.
Dance Department - Laban Technique.
First exposure to Martha Graham in London.
Began to study the Graham Technique at the London School of Contemporary Dance (LSCD).
LSCD sends Alan to New York City to study Pilates with Robert Fitzgerald.
Opened the first Pilates studio in the United Kingdom with LSCD.
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.
Alan leaves LSCD to open his own studio.
Begins to develop Pre-Pilates.
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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