Gillian Finley, has over 25 years of teaching experience. She danced professionally with Ballet Pacifica, Nevada Dance Theatre and Eugene Ballet. She holds a B.A. in Dance from University of California, Irvine (UCI) and an M.A. in Arts Management from American University. For ten years, she served as the director of Ballet Pacifica’s elite Conservatory program under company director, Molly Lynch. Ms. Finley is a certified Stott Pilates instructor and has been teaching pilates for over eight years. She is currently on the faculties of Long Beach Ballet and Focus Dance Center specializing in ballet technique, pointe, classical variations, classical repertoire and pilates. She has also taught ballet and pilates for UCI’s Summer Academy in the Arts and is a regular guest lecturer for UCI’s Senior Seminar Dance Management class.