Madisen Buonsanti grew up in Monrovia, California and at the age of 12 she got her start in competitive dance and musical theater. She went on to California State University, Fullerton and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dance in 2020. Directly afterwards, she began her training with Core Arts Pilates receiving her Pilates Mat Certification and Comprehensive Pilates Certification to follow. Since working at Core Arts, she has had the opportunity to work with many local dance studios and training programs.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Madisen Buonsanti and grew up in Monrovia, CA. I got my start in competitive dance and musical theater at the age of 12. Later, I attended California State University, Fullerton and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Dance in 2020. From there, I want on to obtain my Pilates Instructor Certifications with Sharmila through Core Arts Pilates. Since working at Core Arts, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach at surrounding local dance studios and training programs.
When did you first encounter Pilates?
I first encountered classical Pilates when our director Sharmila, came to teach a master class to the dance majors at Cal State Fullerton.
What inspired you to become a Pilates instructor?
I have had many influences that inspired me to become a Pilates instructor. One of those being my dance kinesiology course at my university. We were educated on anatomy and movement and how to protect the body from injury. Because of this, I was eager to share my knowledge with dancers and individuals who would like to become stronger, relieve pain and prevent injury.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise?
One of my favorite exercises is the teaser. It can be done in Pilates mat work and incorporated with different Pilates apparatus. It is a true test of abdominal strength and focus.
Why did you choose to get certified with Core Arts Pilates?
I chose to get my certifications though Core Arts not only because I had a positive experience in Sharmila’s master class, but also because of her extensive knowledge, experience and one on one learning though the independent study program.