A Northern California native from the Santa Cruz mountain town of Ben Lomond, Greta Schoenberg has been teaching dance and Pilates for over 25 years, helping hundreds of students of all ages and abilities refine their movement and eliminate pain. She began Pilates training as a young ballet student in 1988 before earning a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah and dancing professionally in San Francisco and Europe, including with the Norwegian National Ballet.
After visiting Healdsburg regularly over 15 years, Greta and her family were finally given the opportunity to move to their dream town in 2020. In 2022 she was selected as a choreographer for the local Chalk Hill Artist Residency program, where she explored taking dance into untamed spaces. Greta and her husband Gregg Schoenberg (a.k.a DJ Glitterfox) produced the Soundstage dance parties in the Healdsburg Plaza in winter 2022. She is rebuilding her Pilates clientele through a roving teaching practice, seeing private clients in their homes and offering classes and workshops at studios throughout town. She teaches ballet classes for local children and hopes that adult classes will follow.
Greta served on the ballet faculty of the Youth and Teen program at ODC in San Francisco for five years and taught at Alonzo King Lines Dance Center, The Ballet Studio, the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, and at the Vietnam National Ballet in Hanoi. She is the founder and associate director of programming for the internationally recognized San Francisco Dance Film Festival, now entering its 14th season. Certified in Pilates instruction in 1999 and Gyrotonic® in 2003, Greta has worked with a broad range of clients, from those with debilitating back pain to others recovering from cancer or injury. After becoming a mother of two, Greta shifted her focus to supporting women through postpartum recovery and beyond, teaching at the nonprofit birth support organization Natural Resources in San Francisco. In 2021 she became a certified instructor of Lauren Ohayon's Restore Your Core program for women with pelvic floor and core dysfunction.