Raisa was first introduced to Pilates in the early 90s while working as a dancer at the Helsinki City Theater Dance Company in Finland. She found that Pilates not only helped further her career as a professional dancer and dance teacher, it also helped maintain her strength while performing on tour.
After moving to San Francisco in 2003 she studied at Jennifer Stacey’s certification program. She has been teaching at the Peak Performance Pilates ever since. Raisa is excited about continuing to learn more about the Pilates through her clients, by attending the workshops and taking classes herself.
Raisa holds an MFA in Dance from The Theater Academy, Finland and has studied dance pedagogy. She is the founder, choreographer and dancer of punkkiCo. Raisa is also a proud mother of two children.