Angela Black, Studio Manager, She was born and raised in Washington DC, and has a B.M. in Vocal Jazz Studies from Howard University.
She has always been involved in the arts from a young age, starting out as a dancer and moving into theatre and vocal performance arts. As philosopher Norman Brown says, "What is always speaking silently is the body" and so she believes that through Pilates, we can be present in our bodies, stay tuned into what it is telling us, and through that live life more abundantly.
Anthony Scott Milligan, Studio Manager Assistant, is a devoted Appalachian who was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky. Anthony is a professional dancer and first began dancing in late 2011 while attending Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
He is an enthusiastic mover and passionate choreographer who has spent his short time in the field immersing himself in the art of movement. He is a newcomer to the DC metro area and is currently a company dancer for Jane Franklin Dance (Arlington, VA) and is a former company dancer for Allegro Dance Project (Lexington, KY). Additionally, Anthony currently works as Artistic Programming Assistant for Dance Place (Washington, DC) and is Administrative Assistant for Coyaba Dance Theater (Washington, DC). Anthony has always had a strong interest in somatic practices and is looking forward to further exploring the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.
Joycelyn Barnett (Joy), Studio Manager Assistant, is a senior at Howard University and just joined our team at Excel Pilates. She studies Strategic, Legal, and Management Communication with a focus on Public Relations. Born in New York City, Joy grew up in New Jersey where she danced and taught ballet for a non-profit performing arts school. Joy is passionate about the impact self-care can have on improving one’s quality of life. While new to Pilates, she's excited to learn a new form of body conditioning that promotes balance and physical and mental well-being.