Founder and Principal Teacher Trainer Authentic Pilates Education, Director Authentic Pilates Studio
Certified Romana’s Pilates and New York Pilates, Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 91491NSW, Cert 1V TAE40110/TAA40104
PAA Principal Trainer
Olga Tamara is founder and Principal Trainer of Authentic Pilates Education teacher training program and the director of Authentic Pilates Studio. She served on the board of the Pilates Alliance Australasia for 5 years as Vice President from 2010 to 2015.
Olga first experienced Pilates during her years as a professional classical dancer with the Australian Ballet Company from 1971 to 1976. After retiring from the Ballet Company, Olga went on to be a certified personal trainer/fitness instructor in 1980. In 1986 she opened “Designing Moves” teaching body-conditioning classes and managed the corporate gymnasium at “Carlton United”. She also taught movement classes to aspiring young actors as well as freelancing as dance coach at McDonald School of Performing Arts.
Olga trained in a number of Pilates studios over the years, however it was when she experienced “classical Pilates” that she really experienced the true essence of the Method as developed by Joseph Pilates. Impressed by the authenticity, quality and integrity of the Pilates Method of body conditioning, Olga was motivated to undertake a Pilates teacher training course and became a certified instructor of The NY Pilates Method and Romana’s Pilates (True Pilates).
Olga manages her own studio in Lilyfield NSW as well as facilitating teacher training seminars in Authentic Pilates Education Teacher Training Courses in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Olga spent her early years traveling the world as a classical dancer with The Australian Ballet Company. She danced on stage with greats such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and danced in the Australian Ballet’s film production of “Don Quixote”. Olga was invited to join the Australian Ballet Company as guest artist in the 2006 Sydney season of Giselle. Her performance as “Bertha” marked Olga’s first appearance with the company in 30 years. Olga continues to perform as a guest artist with the Australian Ballet Company.