Blossom Leilani Crawford
Blossom Crawford has been practicing and teaching Pilates for over 15 years. Her introduction to the Pilates method was in 1993 through Master teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant while she was a dance student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Using Pilates, Blossom learned to heal and care for her back, thus easing her chronic back pain while at the same time maintaining a rigorous physical schedule. From 1997 to 2007, Blossom was the teaching assistant to Mrs. Grant's Pilates mat class at Tisch. Inspired by Mrs. Grant's teaching, in addition to the benefits she was seeing in her body through her own Pilates practice, Blossom decided to pursue a Pilates teaching certification through private study with Romana Kryzanowska at Drago's Gym in New York. Since then, she has been teaching at studios throughout New York City and around the country. Blossom is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to her teaching assistant position at NYU, she also continues to teach mat classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center.