Lisa Buchmiller began dancing at an early age at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet in Richland, WA. Classically trained in ballet, tap, and jazz, she performed with Mid-Columbia Ballet under the artistic direction of Debra Pearse Rogo. In college, Lisa discovered her true passion - teaching movement. Lisa is a certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, dance instructor, co-creator of The Ellové Technique® and the Yoga Supervisor at Multnomah Athletic Club. Whether working with clients individually or teaching a class, Lisa combines her expertise in many different disciplines to help students prevent injury and find synergy in their bodies. Lisa currently teaches at Multnomah Athletic Club, Nike World Headquarters, The Portland Ballet and BodyVox. She also serves on the executive board for Oregon Dance Education Organization.
Erin Zintek is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she started her training under Kellie Plathe from Accent On Dance. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in dance. Pre-professionally and professionally Erin has danced with Charlotte Adams and Dancers, David Dorfman and Dancers, Poetic Rebound Co., and Bill Young. During the summer of 2008, she traveled to Brazil to study capoeira and dance with the company Balé Folclórico. Besides teaching dance, Erin is a certified Pilates instructor, certified yoga instructor, and is the co-creator of The Ellové Technique®. She currently teaches at BodyVox, Nike World Headquarters, The Portland Ballet, and Multnomah Athletic Club, where she is also the head coach to the pre-professional dance company. Erin also serves on the executive board for Oregon Dance Education Organization.
Master Instructor, Business Mgr.
Laura Haney grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, and attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, where she studied dance and music. She was a member of River North Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, was a featured performer in the First National Tour of Fosse and a cast member of the Broadway musical A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden for two seasons. Laura was a company member of BodyVox from 2005-2008 and most recently performed with Lane Hunter Dance. She is a certified Pilates, BeMoved®, and Ellové Technique® instructor and has taught numerous dance workshops and master classes across the country. Laura spent 12 years directing the dance program and student company at Multnomah Athletic Club and is now the Business Manager for The Ellové Technique.
Amy Werner, DPT
Contributing Physical Therapist
Amy Werner is the Director of Dance Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Heights Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, and contributing physical therapist to The Ellové Technique®. She has extensive training in dance medicine with over a decade of experience working with dancers of all ages and dance styles. Her background as a dancer, since age three, and university dance science major uniquely qualifies her to address every patient with a dancer's eye for detail of movement. Amy's approach emphasizes a whole-body perspective to patient recovery and her zeal for healthy movement fuels her practice. She values one-on-one treatment with the goal of educating her patients to independently manage their own symptoms. Outside the clinic you will find Amy either dreaming of the wilderness, or quilting, or both. She enjoys spending time on Mt. Hood: hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. If she can't get up to the mountain, she is an active member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild attending several events per month.
Lindsey Nelson, ND
Dr. Lindsey Nelson has specialized in Naturopathic Medicine for the past 14 years and is also a lifelong dancer, having trained with the Jefferson Dancers, Oregon State University, and University of Oregon. Dr. Nelson is a general practitioner who emphasizes discovering the root cause of her patients’ concerns and ailments, and has helped patients of all ages achieve their health goals. She is a Portland native and graduated magna cum laude from University of Oregon with a major in exercise movement science. After graduating with honors from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and completing her residency, she worked with patients for 10 years at a local sports medicine clinic before helping create the in-house Wellness Center at Multnomah Athletic Club. Dr. Nelson has been on the medical team for Portland Fit, and has lectured and been a contributing writer for multiple sports focus groups and magazines.
Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE
Contributing Integrative Dietician
Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine and author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook (2016) and The Anti-Anxiety Diet (2018). She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Ali developed her Food-As-Medicine approach to disease management through her background in natural food preparation and degree in Nutritional Sciences from Bastyr University, a renowned leader in naturopathic and functional medicine. The diverse medical rotations available in the Houston Medical Center drew Ali to Texas, where she implemented clinical treatment plans provided in some of the top hospitals in the country. Ali's functional medicine approaches are supported by up-to-date scientific research for a whole body resolution vs. management based approach to healing the body, to enhance a patient’s treatment outcomes while reducing medications and their undesired side effects. Her message has influenced millions through media with television segments, features in Oprah, Women's Health, and Prevention Magazine, her award winning podcast, Naturally Nourished, and within the medical community. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering her blog, podcasts, virtual learning, and access to her practice and supplement line, Naturally Nourished.