Lorn MacDougal

Certified Pilates Instructor


Lorn MacDougal danced professionally in NYC for more than two decades, both in the companies of other choreographers and in her own work of solo and duet contemporary dance.  She  has taught dance at The Juilliard School, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, University of Texas, and Trinity Laban Centre London, among other programs. Her Pilates training began in the early 90s with the late Kathleen Stanford Grant, a student of Joseph Pilates and Elder of the Pilates community. Kathy Grant was on the faculty of New York University Tisch School of the Arts where Lorn took her MFA in Dance and Choreography, and where she later taught technique and improvisation.  After moving to Austin in 2008 Lorn became a certified teacher through Peak Pilates System and does weekly rigorous training and continuing education. 

         Lorn has collaborated over thirty years in making dance theater and films with composer/filmmaker/performer Alain Le Razer. Their work has been seen in many parts of the world thanks to touring, film festivals and television. Excerpts can be viewed on the Media page ofwww.AllThingsAnimate.com. 

         Lorn's deep knowledge of the body, through her many years of dancing, athletics, Pilates, and teaching, will further motivate your progress.   

"I love this place!!! Dance Institute provides my son a second home where the instructors have shown a real interest in developing his skills and nurturing his love of dance. Professional staff, polite kids and great parents too!!!!" - Esther S.

"DI is not only teaching your kids dance, it is a place for kids to grow up with big personalities, understanding team spirit and harvesting friendships." - Hannah W.

"Linda, your staff is wonderfully responsible and are always so kind helping to make being a part of the institute a continued inspiring experience! Thank-you again for all that you and your staff do to make learning in your institute continuously fun and fulfilling. My daughter is very thankful to be attending your teachers classes and appreciates very much whenever they have extended their kindness..." - Andrea M.

"The best studio in Austin if you want to become an amazing dancer! Top notch instructors, facility, and opportunity to train with some of the world's top talent brought in from all over the world!"         - Casie S.

"I'm really proud of all she's done at DI.  It's really helped her become a more confident and skilled dancer.  I was really amazed by all the kids at the show.  All their hard work really showed.  You all do amazing things with the kids and it's really appreciated." - Sue B.

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Monday  1:00-6:00

Tuesday 1:00-6:00

Wednesday 1:00-6:00

Thursday 1:00-6:00

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