UP Studio is the home of The Inner Life of Ballet, an evolved approach to dance conditioning. Developed by master trainer Alicia Head and based on her 20 years of teaching experience, The Inner Life of Ballet aims to evolve the study of classical ballet from one of 'make it happen' to 'let it happen'. Ms. Head believes that injuries are so prevalent in ballet because of a lack of knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics and she hopes to empower ballet teachers and dancers through her application of concepts introduced in Pilates and the GYROTONIC® method as well as recent findings from the world of dance medicine and science.


Watch this page for information on upcoming workshops as well as opportunities to observe Ms. Head at work. Recent workshops have been held in Long Beach and San Francisco.