Abby Suskin

Abby Suskin is a Pilates instructor and performer based in Brooklyn. For the last 20 years she has performed throughout the US and abroad as a dancer and tightwire walker. When she’s not walking a tightrope, Abby is helping others find balance as an instructor and manager at New York Pilates West Village.



★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Abby was amazing! Clear instructions and cueing. Positive, fun, challenging! Can’t wait to come back!
— Class Pass Student, September 2018
As always, amazing class! Abby was specifically energetic, challenging and supportive.
— Class Pass Student, April 2018
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Abby was amazing in helping me find and do exercises that suited my back injury - really sweet and accommodating!
— Class Pass Student, November 2018

Abby changed my life. When I first came to do Pilates with her, I had disc problems that were severely limiting my mobility. In her organized, thoughtful, and methodical way, Abby brought my body back to life. And she did so not in a “tough love” way, but instead in her distinctly “Abby way,” teaching with unequivocal joy and always making herself available to answer any questions or provide any insight or support that I needed. She made me want to come back to the studio and also to continue to improve and grow. I’m lucky to have her as a teacher, and also an advocate, supporter and friend.
— Joel C. Athlete and Coach



Abby has been teaching private and group Pilates since 2014, when she completed the BASI 500-hour Comprehensive Apparatus Training Program under the mentorship of master instructor Cindy Reid. 

Abby incorporates her rich movement background into her teaching practice and enjoys helping students find alignment and strengthen imbalances while having fun connecting to their bodies.  She is also a featured contributor to MindBodyGreen.  

Abby is currently teaching group reformer classes and is Instructor Manager of the New York Pilates West Village Flagship location.




Abby spent five years as a company member with Chicago-based dance company Same Planet Different World Performance Project and 10 years as choreographer and tightwire performer with The Midnight Circus in Chicago. Performance highlights include works by Joanna Rosenthal and Faye Driscoll, at venues including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and the Montréal Complètement Cirque. Abby currently performs her playful style of tightwire dancing in a duo with Patrick Tobin as PTandAbbyWire. Find out more and contact here.



Photo via Tyler Core Photography

Photo via Tyler Core Photography

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