Benedikte Onarheim-Smith is from Norway. She is married to a Kiwi and has been in the country since April 2015. She has danced all her life and received a BA in Modern/Contemporary Dance from Norway's elite Art Academy in 2009. Since graduating Benedikte has worked as a freelance dancer, choreographer, a producer of her own shows and as a Pilates Instructor.
Benedikte is a certified Pilates instructor through the Pilates Room, Oslo, and is now doing the Polestar Comprehensive Course. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked for different studios in the Oslo region. Within New Zealand Benedikte has worked with several studios teaching Pilates, TRX & Barre.
Benedikte has a wealth of knowledge from different training regimes and movement strategies. Her Pilates classes have a focus on the use of the breath as the engine for exercise. She is excited about moving in a natural biodynamic way, that is healthy for the body and looks forward to working with the team at Back in Motion!