Elizabeth Dashiell, Assistant Manager of Bodyworks DW, is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and recent graduate from the University of the Arts. She continues her studies by making and presenting work alongside her peers throughout the five boroughs.
Elizabeth has experience with how bodywork can help to heal... she had a bad ankle surgery 🙁
This highlighted the importance of self care and alternative healing. She is glad to be working in an environment that promotes a healthy & present lifestyle!
Lia Fietz is of Portuguese and German descent. She grew up mainly in Portugal and moved to the USA 10 years ago. After studying law in Lisbon and Hanover she completed the bar exam...then up and decided to move to New York to study acting and pursue a career in the arts!
Lia is vegan and is always eager to learn how to improve a healthy lifestyle. She absolutely believes in the benefits of massage therapy. She’s excited to join the Bodyworks DW team!
Imani Vieira is a dance artist currently navigating her twenties in New York City. Originally from Boston, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She is falling in love with the city but really hates the MTA. She hopes to mend this relationship someday.
Imani is excited to join the BWDW team and to be surrounded by people who believe in the importance of healing and self care.
Aubrey Kupstas works as a professional Gyrotonic and Yoga instructor throughout New York City. In her private sessions and group classes, she focuses on shifting the current fitness culture to one that's more nurturing and fun.
Most recently, Aubrey has been devoted to growing her jam and marmalade business, That's My Jam, where she not only focuses on creating lovingly-crafted jams and marmalades, but she's also started her own fruit farm focused on earth-friendly farming practices that nurture Mother Earth.
Emily Knieriem was born in Omaha, Nebraska and recently found her way to the Big Apple after graduating from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Being a dance artist she is always looking for additions to her self care routine and loves finding new ways to bring relief to the body.
She finds herself wearing many hats throughout the day as she is also a barista at Starbucks. Her favorite part about New York is the massive amount of food options at her fingertips. Emily thoroughly enjoys the healing environment created at Bodyworks DW and is thrilled to be a part of the team!