“Having 3 hip scopes of my right hip over the course of 11 years, I know firsthand the power movement has to heal the body, mind and spirit. I believe that we innately possess this ability to heal ourselves. This is our great human superpower. To take that step in manifesting our healing superpowers, we need someone to hold a safe space for our explorations and growth. This process is why I have always used the name “Lab” in my businesses. MOVEMENT CoLab is meant to embody my love for all movement (Pilates, Yoga, Dance, wrestling, rehabilitative, etc.) with the idea that I work collectively with my clients and healthcare providers, (represented as “Co”) and in an open-loop format, like a laboratory with no preconceived answers, (represented as “Lab”).” – Kim Gibilisco

Kim is an experienced movement educator with a robust performing, choreographic and teaching career that has taken her all over the world.

Since 2000, Kim has maintained a private Pilates practice with her husband and business partner, Bob Turner. Together, they specialize in chronic pain and pre and post-surgical cases. Their company, MOVEMENT CoLab, is the culmination of many years of collaborative work, which blends their respective areas of expertise in movement and rehabilitation through a creative lens for each individual client. Their approach is focused on delivering clients back to their fullest movement potentials with lasting results.

Kim’s workshops have brought her to teaching on platforms such as, the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Conferences, Balanced Body® presents Pilates on Tour®, International Association for Dance Medicine Science (IADMS), SPRINGS – Köln, Polestar Pilates Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Danceworks-Berlin and Polestar Pilates Asia (Bali and Japan).

Kim teaches modern dance technique in the Nikolais/Louis Tradition, which focuses on developing the performance quality and unique artistic voice of each student. She has taught modern dance technique, choreography, improvisation, repertoire and directed student touring companies at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory, Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensives and the Paul Taylor Dance Intensives. She is responsible for the curriculum design and implementation  of the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts – Rutgers University, where she directed the program for from 2013-2017.  The launch of this program marked the first 450-hour Pilates Teacher Training Program to be offered at the university level in the USA. The Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program at Rutgers University is the first and only teacher training program to use the Pilates Method Alliance Board Examination as its exit exam.

Kim began her professional performance career when she was invited by Mr. Louis to join Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance. She has traveled internationally as a principal dancer in the reconstructed works of Mr. Nikolais and originated roles in the works of Mr. Louis. As a free-lance artist she has performed with various choreographers in NYC including Douglas Dunn, Lorn MacDougal, Tamieka McCloud and Kathleen Dyer. Her performances have received critical acclaim from the New York Press. The New York Times dubbed Ms. Gibilisco “a firecracker of a dancer.” The Village Voice noted that Gibilisco is “Louis’ most accomplished dancer.”

In 2008, Kim launched her dance company, Kim Gibilisco Dances, at the Merce Cunningham Studio in NYC. Her choreography has been presented at several venues in NYC including the 92nd Street Y, Downtown Arts Festival, DUMBO Arts Festival, and Joyce SoHo; regionally at the Maryland Choreographer’s Showcase, Dance Place, the RE:Vision series produced by Forward Motion Theater and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her work has been reviewed as, “startling and innovative, riveting to watch.”

She has served as a model for Pilates articles and has also written several articles for Pilates-Pro.com and Pilates Style Magazine. Kim has been featured in and interviewed for Dance Spirit Magazine and Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques by author, Joshua Legg.

In addition to her private practice, Kim is a Polestar Senior Educator, curriculum writer and workshop presenter. Kim strives to develop workshops that bridge the gap between health care professionals and Pilates professionals, in an effort to offer clients integrated movement experiences. With Bob, she develops courses, to offer unique teaching and movement strategies for challenging case studies and pathologies.

Read:  Full Curriculum Vitae

Written on March 10th, 2015


"She has one of the keenest eye for bodies
you're ever likely to encounter..."

"I'm probably in the best shape of my life,
and I'm in my mid-50s."

"Kim is truly a movement whisperer."


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