Marimba Gold-Watts

The Ailey School Horton Faculty; Ailey II (2004-2006)

Marimba Gold-Watts is a former professional dancer who first began studying Pilates in 1999. She completed her pilates certification at The Kane School of Core Integration under the direction of Kelly Kane in 2007. From 2010-2011, Marimba was a teacher trainer for The Kane School of Core Integration in the Comprehensive Mat and Equipment Certification programs and has taught pilates at Articulating Body Inc., Westside Dance Physical Therapy, Kinected, The Kane School, Danish Ballet Masters Summer Intensive, David Barton Gym, Peridance, and Ballet Academy East. Marimba is also certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and is a Registered Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist®.

In addition to a 2 and a half year comprehensive training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Marimba has completed workshops in Dance Medicine, The Thoracic Spine, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, The Psoas, Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction,  Gait analysis/foot mechanics, prenatal pilates, the Neck, Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) workshop, Gyrokinesis, and Advanced Teaching Techniques. She has studied with Master Teachers Kelly Kane, Christine Wright, Dr. Kate Klemer, Marika Molnar, Madeline Black, Jean-Claude West, Rebekah Rotstein, and Kuan Hui-Chew.

Marimba is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in Art History. She has taught Horton technique in the Junior and Professional Divisions at The Ailey School since 2005 and at university dance programs throughout the country, as well as in Italy for the Italian Television series Amici. Marimba was a Scholarship student at The Ailey School, as well a dancer with Ailey II.  Her goal is to help her clients rehabilitate their injuries and achieve fluid, strong, and more articulate bodies.