Sophie Colthurst



Photo Sophie Colthurst

Sophie trained at Trinity Laban conservatoire in London, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in dance. She worked as a dancer and choreographer for contemporary dance and theatre companies. At the same time, she pursued her teaching career becoming an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and lecturing for Dance and Theatre Bachelor programmes.


In 2016 Sophie moved with her family to the Franco-swiss border where she works teaching dance and Pilates. Sophie trained and gained her teacher certification from Swissbody® Pilates Academy.


Sophie has experienced Pilates at different times in her life: remedially as a professional dancer, for pre- and post-natal care and most recently with Susan Arena at Swissbody®. For Sophie, training with Susan and the Swissbody® method has been transformational for her own body and for her understanding of functional anatomy. She hopes to transmit this exceptional manner of teaching Pilates in her own classes.


Sophie speaks English and French.



Whether you are a passionate Pilates student interested in mastering the art of teaching, or already a Pilates or movement science instructor, dance teacher, sports coach or physiotherapist seeking to advance and perfect your knowledge and fine tune your teaching skills, Swissbody® can provide you with a programme encompassing beginner through to advanced level teacher training as well as a broad range of continuing education courses to help you become an inspiring, accomplished and responsible instructor.