Eve Gentry (August 20, 1909 - June 17, 1994) was a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, Pilates student and teacher, and a healer. She is one of the first generation teachers who worked directly with Joseph Pilates.
When Eve first moved to New York City, she joined the Hanya Holm Company. She later started her own company, Eve Gentry Dancers and also worked with the New Dance Group. While she was dancing, she suffered persistent back and knee issues so she began to study with Joseph Pilates. In 1955, Eve had a radical mastectomy which removed her pectoral muscle along with her breast. She went to Joseph Pilates and he helped her recuperate and she was able to do the more advanced exercises after just one year.
In 1968, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she opened her studio and began her journey as a healer. She taught her students to understand the concepts and principles of the movements instead of just learning the exercise. One of the many methods she created was Gentry Work, which helped her many clients who were injured.
If you want to learn more about Eve Gentry, you can go to her Timeline.