A native New Yorker, Roberta pursued a dance career in New York before her many talents drew her in other directions. Discovering Pilates in 1984, she studied with her mentor, Carola Trier
, a renowned protégé of Joseph Pilates.
With that classical base, and in pursuit of a greater depth of knowledge and insight, Roberta proceeded to study with other Joseph Pilates protégés including Kathleen Stanford Grant, Naja Cori, and Romana Kryzanowski. She opened her beautifully renovated Rolates Pilates Studio, in February 2005, at the original site of Joseph and Clara Pilates, where they lived and worked in NYC.
She holds a B.A. in Dance from Hunter College, an M.A. in Exercise Physiology from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), specializing in Reflexology. Roberta is also a graduate of Marika Molnar’s Dance Medicine Practicum curriculum, of Westside Dance Physical Therapy.