Alexandra Buss is a second generation instructor of Joseph H. Pilates. She has practiced Pilates for fourteen years and has been a certified Pilates instructor for six years. Upon graduation from The Madeira School in 1999, she went on to attend Goucher College. Alexandra graduated from Goucher College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree awarded with distinction in Dance Performance and Choreography.
After dancing professionally throughout the Washington DC area, she completed a rigorous, comprehensive Pilates teacher training program at Excel Movement Studios. In 2008, after four years of teaching Pilates, Alexandra completed the Master’s Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Known as “the Harvard University of Pilates teacher training schools,” The Pilates Center is the first of its kind to offer a Master’s Program to already accomplished teachers. At the time, Alexandra was one of ten instructors worldwide to complete the program.
She is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance(PMA®) and is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher. The PMA® is the only organization to offer true accreditation in the Pilates Method and demonstrates that Alexandra has met the standards for competency and safety in teaching Pilates that were established by a broad range of experts from across the Pilates field. Alexandra is also honored to be the Pilates Ambassador to lululemon Tyson’s Corner.
In 2010, Alexandra opened The Pilates Center at The Madeira School(TPCTMS). TPCTMS is a fully equipped, traditional Pilates studio that offers private and semi-private Pilates instruction. In 2011, The Pilates Center at The Madeira School was voted Best Pilates Studio by the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine. TPCTMS services Pilates enthusiasts from the entire DC metro area, as well as The Madeira School community.
Alexandra’s passion for empowering people through Pilates can by summed up with Joseph Pilates’ words, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
Alexandra teaches at The Pilates Center at The Madeira School Monday through Saturday, by appointment only.