"Be in control of your body, not at the mercy of it" Joseph Pilates
Eliezer "Eli'' Rabelo is a dancer choreographer and Pilates Teacher rising from Brazil where he start his career. He has over 30 years in the performing arts field and has performed principal roles with the resident company at Amazon Opera House and several ballet and modern dance companies in Brazil and USA including renowned Los Angeles based Lula Washington Dance Theatre. He has developed Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Pilates curriculum at different institutions, and founded projects dedicated to the arts including Cia. Ballet da Barra in his hometown Manaus - Amazonas - Brazil. He has studied with many Masters in Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Voice, Cello, and Pilates. Eli says he draws inspiration for his Pilates work from the great masters Karen Clippinger and BASI Founder Rael Isakowitz.
Currently Eli is teaching in various dance studios within the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and his own 11th Hour Dancer Project with the goal to provide opportunities for mature dancers to keep performing and passing along the art of dance.
His experience and his passion for Dance and Pilates is contagious. He focuses on the principles to ensure the highest quality of care and technique in his work, while integrating form and fun for a more efficient work during his classes, whether you may be a professional or someone that may have just started on a journey on wellness/fitness or as a performer.
You can catch Eli’s work here in the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire, and don’t be surprised if he is speaking in Portuguese, or Spanish, or even a bit of Italian.
“It is necessary to love others as if there is no tomorrow, because if you think about - there isn’t!” - Brazilian Band Legião Urbana