Roxy Menzies infuses artistry, knowledge, soul and a 'fierce sense of humour' into her work with
movement. She believes we are happiest when we move our bodies. By moving our bodies, we
move our minds, our hearts and our souls.
Roxy was a dancer of the African diaspora and contemporary dance. Highlights of her dance career
include training with The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and dance pioneer, Katherine
Dunham. She was an original member of Toronto's first all female hip hop dance group; PhemPhat
and worked with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. She has extensive experience in commercial as well as
stage work and represented women for Nike Dance in Europe.
Roxy has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Canadian Educational system,
professional dance companies and the artists of Cirque du Soleil. She draws from her background in
dance as well as her certifications from Stott Pilates, MK Pilates, GYROTONIC®, Yamuna® Body
Rolling and Thai Massage. She has presented, guest taught or performed in London, New York, Paris,
Beirut, China, Turkey and Thailand.
Based on her belief that every individual is a healer, Roxy's mission is to create an environment that
guides people to evolve into their full potential.
“I have worked with Roxy in a multitude of settings and acknowledge her many talents. She
embodies a unique mix of artistry and science-based knowledge. She is a well rounded
teacher/artist/athlete with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit that conveys her love of
moving. When in full-flight Roxy is soulful and funky, showing a deep respect for rhythm, time
and style!. She is able to deftly guide and inspire respect for body, mind and spirit. She does this
with a wealth of embodied research. She guides with a supple spine, image-laden language and
a fierce sense of humour! Roxy rocks indeed!”
Professor of dance, researcher, lecturer, author, pedagogue, choreographer and dancer
Roxy offers a unique perspective to the Pilates world through her creativity and inquisitive
mind. She's incredibly open minded and accepting of a wide range of thought, theory and
background. She's adaptable to situations and personalities remaining easy going and light
but strong and direct when needed. As a result clients feel at ease with her and student
teachers strive for a higher standard of quality in their own teaching. Roxy embraces a high
work ethic and the upmost professional integrity. As a trained dancer she also demonstrates
the techniques of both Pilates and Gyrotonic beautifully.
Distinguished Pilates Instructor, Founder of the Pilates Institute and MK Pilates
I'm grateful to have an instructor who not only cares to learn about my individual build and its
problems but is forever searching to improve the sessions. I've learnt a lot about myself thanks to
Roxy, both physically and emotionally. Her approach is subtle, un-invasive and unique to her;
she takes the individual on a deeply wholesome journey through their whole. The fact that I look
and feel less flabby than before is a welcomed bonus but at least for me, that was never the
motivation. The pavements of Istanbul are not quite so deadly I thank Roxy for giving me the
ability to survive the booby traps gracefully. Yea, I think grace is the right word; that's what Roxy
brings out in me.
Managing Director of Cerba Group of Companies
“ Roxy is the perfect balance of creativity and business. Since I have known and worked with
her, she consistently amazes me with her talents as a dancer and choreographer and her
abilities to get the best results from whom ever she works with.”
Choreographer – Academy Awards, Superbowl, SYTYCD