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The BASI administrative team works at the international headquarters in Newport Beach, California.


Here the team manages everything including student affairs, operations, coordinating the international education schedule, managing the worldwide network of hosts and faculty, writing the educational curriculum, marketing, running BASI Academy & Studio, and so much more.


Founder & Director

Rael Isacowitz

Rael Isacowitz holds a Bachelor of Education and teaching credentials from the Wingate Institute, Israel and a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. He has been practicing Pilates for close to 4 decades and is recognized internationally as an expert in the field.

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David Thai

David started his career in Silicon Valley in high tech with experience in enterprise to startup ventures. David brings his entrepreneurial and innovative background to oversee BASI’s global growth and business functions. David regularly practices pilates at his BASI Academy in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Operations Manager
Stella Hull-Lampkin

Operations Manager, BASI Academy & Studio Host and much, much more! Always a smile on her face, Stella is in charge of not only the BASI Studio at the Academy in Newport Beach, but also manage...

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Principle Faculty/Student Affairs
Brandon Gamble

Brandon Gamble started in the fitness industry in 1987. He has dedicated most of his life to health and fitness. As an active surfer, snowboarder, and water-skier, he knows the value of Pilates to str...

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Global Development & Business Specialist
Cheryl Fitzgerald

Cheryl began practicing Pilates in 2014 and was instantly hooked. After a few years, and encouragement from several instructors, she decided to obtain a teaching certificate and enrolled in the world-renowned Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates Academy...

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Brand & Marketing Manager
Seçkin Uysal

Founder of Curious Brand, Brand Communication agency. In the marketing industry over 16 years. Contemporary photographer. Works & Lives in London, UK.

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Accounts Manager
Jillian Wojtowicz

Jillian Wojtowicz processes all compensation requests for hosts and faculty. She also handles student refunds, as well as yearly BPA/BPS fees. She has been with BASI for a little over a year now and she loves being part of the amazing BASI family

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