The Body Evolutions Team

Meet Our Talented Trainers

The Body Evolutions Team

Meet Our Talented Trainers

We are proud to offer many expert trainers at our Body Evolutions East Village Studio. Please give us a call and we can help you find the trainer best suited to your needs and goals.

Billy Macagnone

Owner / Founder of body evolutions

Authorized Master Trainer - Certificate Courses 
Gyrotonic Applications for Martial Arts Teacher Trainer


Billy Macagnone, who founded Body Evolutions in 2001, has dedicated the majority of his life to service and movement and is devoting his professional life to GYROTONIC® education. He has great conviction about its capability for opening up the physical structure while raising self–awareness and promoting playfulness, physical ease, comfort and a reconnection to nature. Billy is committed to bringing   GYROTONIC® training and the joy of moving freely to the world at large. He founded Body Evolutions based on his vision of a place where all clients can feel they belong, be touched by the benefits of   GYROTONIC® exercise and have their quality of life enhanced. Billy is a   GYROTONIC Authorized Master Trainer and a   GYROKINESIS ®, Archway, Leg Extension Unit, Jumping Stretch Board and  GYROTONER ® Master Trainer. He has studied extensively with Juliu Horvath, the creator of Gyrotonic movement, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Billy has been featured as a presenting Master Trainer at the International Gyrotonic Expo in Rome 2006 and then again in 2008. Billy also has over 27 years of intensive training in the Martial Arts and currently holds the rank of Jun Shihan (6th degree black belt) from the World Seido Karate Organization. He is a certified Sivananda Yoga instructor and AFFA certified personal trainer.

Anthony Macagnone

Instructor - Pilates

In 2010 he started teaching Pilates at the Sal Anthony's Movement Salon and helped his father Anthony Macagnone Sr. establish Pilates on the Square which is now Body Evolutions Union Square. Learn More

Leah Barsky

Instructor - Gyrotonic

Leah has danced as a principal performer for renowned companies such as The Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera. Leah is thrilled to bring her knowledge and experience as a professional dancer to her Gyrotonic teaching. Leah completed her Foundation training here in NYC with Master Trainers Billy ...Learn More

Catherine Correa

Instructor - Gyrotonic

Catherine discovered Gyrotonic exercise as a dancer a decade ago - she found that this unique movement system helped her to align, strengthen and understand her body which in turn improved her performance as a dancer.Learn More

Sofia Forero Correa

Instructor - Gyrotonic

Sofia  studied at Joffrey Ballet School and graduated with Honors from The Ailey School, where she had her first introduction to Gyrokinesis exercise classes. Sofía started training in Gyrotonic movement as a client at Body Evolutions studios and noticed the benefits of this unique and powerful exercise ...Learn More

Bob DeNatale

Instructor - Pilates

Bob has been teaching Pilates for over two decades.  Trained as a dancer, Bob is motivated by a desire to help people connect with their bodies and stay active and healthy throughout life. Learn More

Nicole Fuentes

Instructor - Pilates

Nicole is a Pilates Instructor, Dancer, and Choreographer based in New York. She has been practicing Pilates through her dance training for over 10 years and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.Learn More

Dorothea Garland

Instructor - Gyrotonic

Dorothea Garland has been a professional dancer based in New York City for many years. Dorothea discovered the Gyrotonic method as a supplement to her dancing and was blown away by how her body and range of movement began to change and expand.Learn More

Ashley Merker

Instructor - Gyrotonic

Ashley Merker is a fully certified Gyrotonic trainer, alongside dancing professionally in NYC as both a freelance artist and company member.Learn More

Elisabetta Minutoli

Pre-Trainer - Gyrotonic

Elisabetta Minutoli is from Rome Italy where she discovered Gyrotonic in 2005 at White Cloud Studio Roma.  From that moment a new journey began - by which she began the discovery of a new body and a new movement capability that would improve both her dance performance and everyday life.Learn More

Virginia Mullaney

Instructor - Gyrotonic / Pilates

Virginia is a GYROTONIC and Pilates instructor at the Body Evolutions East Village Studio.Learn More

Patricia Stewart

Master Trainer

Patricia started as a Gyrotonic student nearly 20 years ago and began her teaching career in 2007.  She is now a Gyrotonic Master Trainer, a Gyrokinesis Master Trainer and a Gyrotoner Master Trainer. Learn More

Billy Macagnone

Owner / Founder of body evolutions

Billy Macagnone, who founded Body Evolutions in 2001, has dedicated the majority of his life to service and movement and is devoting his professional life to GYROTONIC® education. He has great conviction about its capability for opening up the physical structure while raising self–awareness and promoting ...Learn More

Miriam Barbosa

Authorized Master Trainer - Certificate Courses
Gyrotonic Applications for Dancers Teacher Trainer

Miriam is a Specialized Master Trainer for both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. She is a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and currently is on faculty at the Martha Graham School and The Alvin Ailey School. Learn More