Vir Dellino-Musgrave

Vir's Biography

Vir Dellino-Musgrave has been teaching dance and fitness classes for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Argentina (South America) before moving to England to undertake a PhD in the School of Humanities at Southampton University. Whist undertaking her PhD, her love and passion for dance and fitness continued to grow with Pilates and body conditioning becoming an integral part of her training routine. It was then that she took her qualifications in Exercise to Music, Pilates, Dance and Ballet Fusion, Fitness Pole Dance, Step, Legs Bums & Tums, Dance Pilates, and Zumba® Fitness.

With more than 13 years of experience and under the instruction of Michael King, Malcolm Muirhead and Noula Coombs (founders of the Pilates Institute), she also qualified as a CYQ/NVQ Level 3 Pilates Instructor. Vir has trained with physiotherapists in the following areas: Clinical Posture, Healthy Back, Neck and Shoulder Girdle, Sacroiliac and Hip Joint, and Knee and Foot. During the past 13 years she has been working in collaboration with Physiotherapists and Chiropractors (Andover Therapy, Chiros Clinic and Andover Therapies). Vir has also completed the CYQ/NVQ Level 3 in GP Exercise Referral and the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) Equipment Certification Series.

Vir's Qualifications

Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) Level 3/NVQ Level 3 Pilates Qualification and Pilates Institute Matwork Diploma.

Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) Level 3/NVQ Level 3 GP Exercise Referral.

Michael King Pilates Stage One Matwork Tutor Michael King Pilates Faculty.

TRX Suspension Training TRX Qualified Instructor.

NVQ Level 2 Studio Professional Award. OCR.

Exercise to Music Instructor, NVQ Level 2. OCR.

Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr Instructor.

Zumba Fitness Instructor.

PhD in Humanities

Pilates Training

Pilates for Spinal Surgery Course. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Ante and Post Natal Pilates Course. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Pilates for Neurological Conditions. Wessex ACPIN. Royal Hampshire County Hospital (Winchester).

Pilates & Shoulder Rehabilitation Course. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Integrating Strength & Conditioning with the Rehabilitation of Runners. UK Physio.

3D Standing Pilates Training Course. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Equipment Certification Series. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

English National Ballet Summer School Pilates and Dance.

Pilates for Dancers. Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Class Reunion by Michael King, Kathy Corey, Nuala Coombs and Malcolm Muirhead.

Technical day Sacroiliac and Hip, Pilates Institute, Director: Michael King (London).

Technical day Shoulder Girdle and Neck, Pilates Institute, Director: Michael King (London).

Technical day Healthy Back, Pilates Institute, Director: Michael King (London).

Technical day Clinical Posture, Pilates Institute, Director: Michael King (London).

Technical day Knee & Foot, Pilates Institute, Director: Michael King (London).

Pilates Institute. Ante natal and post natal Pilates Training Course. Director: Michael King (London).

Pilates Institute Matwork Level 3 - Intermediate & Advance. Director: Michael King (London).

Pilates Institute Matwork Level 2 - One to One. Director: Michael King (London).

Pilates Instruction Advanced Level Training Workshop.

Pilates Instruction Improvers Level Training Workshop.

Pilates Instruction Beginners Level Training Workshop.

Fitness & Dance Based Training

TRX Suspension Training Course.

Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr Training Course.

Zumba Fitness Instructor Course (Basics 1).

ISTD Modern Theatre Dance: Jazz Awards Bronze, Silver and Gold Workshop.

Pole Dancing Teacher Training - Intermediate Level 2.

Pole Dancing Teacher Training - Beginner Level 1.

Body Conditioning Workshop.

Torso Training Workshop.

Circuit Training Workshop.

HiLo Aerobics, Step, Body Conditioning and Dynamic Stretching Workshop.

Gym Induction Training Workshop.

Choreography Workshop.

Studio Resistance Workshop.

Step Instruction Workshop

Exercise to Music Training.

Intensive Workshop in Jazz Dance (Argentina).

1st International Conference in Dance (Argentina)

1st to 3rd year Professional Ballet Teaching Training. Teatro Colón National Qualification (Argentina).

1st to 3rd year Professional Jazz Dance Teaching Training. Teatro Colón National Qualification (Argentina).

1st to 5th year Elementary Ballet. Teatro Colón National Qualification (Argentina).

Licenses and Memberships

HSE 1st Aid at Work

FitPro Public Liability Insurance

Public Performance Licence (PPL)

DBS (formerly CRB) checked

Pilates Foundation Affiliate Member

Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) Member

Member of The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Instructor Level 3.

Vir Dellino-Musgrave