Shay is originally from Southern California, but she left her heart in San Francisco. She grew up on the stage acting, dancing, and singing in every production she could get her hands on! Shay left sunny Orange County for the fog of the Bay Area where she received her BA in Drama from San Francisco State University. Like any good theater nerd, she was the president of her school’s Drama club where she learned the skills of production management and producing. After graduating, she and a few of her peers went on to run their own theater company in the Bay Area. Shay has traveled to Russia to study at the Moscow Art Theater, spent a summer in Oxford, England with the British American Dramatic Academy as well as received training at the American Conservatory Theater.
After moving to NYC, Shay found FLEX Studios where her love of Pilates and fitness blossomed. She was able to use the body awareness she learned from dancing and the stage presence theater gave her and channel it into Pilates. Shay loves to see people push themselves past their perceived limits. Seeing the confidence and strength that builds in people after a FLEX class is inspiring!