Elease’s love of movement of any kind began early at the age of three in her first ballet class. And continued through her many years of training including musical theater, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and her love, hip-hop. Born and raised in North County San Diego she has trained, choreographed and performed professionally in her hometown since she was three years old. Her many credits include fitness productions, Industrials and live music performances.
Elease has been teaching dance, movement and fitness since 1995. She developed and Directed The Magdalena Ecke YMCA’s dance program as well as the dance and cheer camp program. In 1998 she had the pleasure of growing the Frog’s Athletic Club Youth Fitness program as Director, where she found her true love of bringing fitness, dance and nutrition to kids as young as three.
Using Pilates as a foundation, Elease has taught Group Exercise classes for adults in Cardio dance of all disciplines, Pilates, sculpt and Bosu. Finding a way to teach integrated movement became her passion. Promoting Injury prevention she has developed a technique-based, safe anatomical alignment method of teaching both dance and fitness. “Living an active, honest life is the best gift we can give ourselves and our families."
Elease started Be as a response to a need from her community: a safe space for women to work, play, sweat and just Be.