Kyrie was born in the United Kingdom in 1964. She worked as a professional dancer in London performing with The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Dance Unlimited, and other renowned dance companies. Her film and television work includes Shakespeare in Love, Cold Comfort Farm, A Dance to the Music of Time and Great Expectations (BBC and Channel 4).
Kyrie began teaching classical ballet and contemporary dance in 1984. She also worked as a choreographer and assistant director for several operas in London, Glasgow and Berkshire.
In 1994 Kyrie sustained a serious knee injury whist dancing. Alongside physiotherapy she chose Pilates as her main means of rehabilitation, training with Alan Herdman, in London. After a full and successful recovery she resumed her career, whilst continuing to practice Pilates. In 2002 she retired from dancing and moved to South Africa.
Kyrie was certified as a Pilates instructor in 2003 and opened her own studio, PilatesHere, in 2004 where she continues to teach and train. Her experience includes working with professional swimmers, dancers and athletes as well as with remedial clients
Teresa Sischy was born in Zimbabwe in 1973. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1994 with a Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) degree. She pursued the field of nursing for several years before exploring other avenues. Teresa completed a Master of Arts degree in Theology majoring in Jewish studies. She graduated in 2015 with Highest Honours.
Teresa was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2005 and started experiencing severe health issues in 2010. This led her to inquire about the benefits of Pilates to health and wellness. She became passionate about Pilates due to seing a marked improvement in her health, mobility and overall fitness and has intergrated it into her life over the last five years.
Teresa completed the PilatesHere Teacher Training Course (in assosiation with the Health and Fitness Professionals Academy) in 2016 and continues to train and teach with passion and purpose.