Evelyn Grauten

Evelyn has been performing and acting (according to her family) since she was born.  As a young child she began her Ballet training at the Albert Ruiz Dance Studio in Long Beach, CA. She continued training and performing at various studios and schools. She was a member of the Dance Works modern dance company directed by Joyce Gabriel.

Evelyn (right) and her sister Cindy (left) as children.

Evelyn found the importance of Pilates training and therapeutic stretches during her dance conditioning courses at Long Beach City College. She would later complete her Pilates certification with The STOTT Pilates Corporation (later to become known as the Merrithew Corporation).

In the past, Evelyn choreographed and directed children’s ballet and dance recitals for both the City of Long Beach and the City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Departments. During that time, Evelyn also led various forms of adult group fitness classes, as well as private Pilates and yoga sessions.

Evelyn is careful in her instructions and stresses the importance of proper positioning in all her exercise and private classes.

Evelyn continues to lead outdoor fusion Pilates and yoga classes designed for all levels.

Evelyn during her high school dance days (closest to mirror).
Evelyn strikes a pose in Huntington Beach as the “kite guy” lands his kite in her hand.