Nancy Caragol Etnier
is the founding owner of Portland Pilates. Her interest in Pilates started in 1973 while earning her BFA in dance at SUNY Purchase, where she studied under Romana Krysnowska. It made a deep and lasting impression on her. After moving to Maine in 1977, Nancy had the pleasure of dancing with the Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, dancing with many guest and resident choreographers. After raising her girls to school age, Nancy decided to study Pilates Method instruction, and was certified by Romana in 1997. To this day Nancy loves teaching this beautiful method to all who come to her.
Nancy can be reached at: (207) 712-7281
has been an instructor at Portland Pilates since 2003. Her certification is from The Pilates Studio in New York, where she completed her training in 2003. There, Susan studied intensively under the direct tutelage of Romana and her daughter Sari Mejia Santo, and grand-daughter Daria Pace. Predating this training, Susan had been intensively studying Pilates since 1997 at The Art of Control, in New York’s Westchester County.
Susan can be reached at: (207) 615-3638