Sari Mejia Santo, Romana Kryzanowska's
daughter, was born in Peru. She emigrated to the United States where she began her career as a dancer at the School of American Ballet
Her talent for choreography led her to tour with the Goldovsky Opera Company as a choreographer and a soloist.
At the age of nine, Sari was stricken with rhuematic fever, which caused many physical complications and damage to her legs and feet. Romana, already an accomplished instructor of the work of Joseph Pilates at that time, taught Sari the Pilates method to rebuild her strength and rehabilitate her body. As a young girl, Sari assisted Joseph Pilates in his studio, later becoming an instructor under Joseph's watchful eye.
Currently Sari is the master teacher of the certification seminars at Romana's Pilates® which she owns and operates along with her daughter. Sari continues to work all over the world, including Europe, South America, the U.S. and Australia. She can teach and grade tests in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and some German!