Alia Hawkins is a classically trained ballet dancer with over 30 years of experience. She has professional training with the Kirov Academy (Washington, ), Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem (NewYork), Cairo Opera Ballet Company (Cairo, Egypt), Ballet L’Opera National de Paris (Paris, France), Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Alley Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and the School of American Ballet just to name a few. She was invited to dance with the American Ballet Theatre in New York, the Joffrey Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. Through her dance training, she was introduced to Pilates and yoga. She has actively been practicing Pilates for over 25 years and yoga for 20 years. She is a member of Dance Educators of America, a group that supports the prevention of sports injuries, proper nutrition for dancers, and proper dance training for both teachers and dancers. She is also the founder of Beachfront Dance School in Miller Beach and a Registered Domestic Mediator for the State of Indiana.