After graduating as a graphic designer from the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts in 1988, Ann later earned the degree of dance pedagogue at the Higher Institute for Dance and Dance Education in Lier (both now AP High School) in 1992.
After a long career as a dancer and dance teacher, Ann completed the Certified Instructor in the Pilates Method training at Romana's Pilates in New York in 2001. She started teaching Pilates in 1999 with Marjorie Oron and Jane Poerwoatmodjo at The Pilates Studio® in The Hague, where she also worked as a Pilates Instructor.
In 2001 she opened her own studio Pilates Works in Antwerp.
In 2012 - 2013 she followed the Comprehensive Bridge Program of Power Pilates with Bob Liekens.
Ann is also a Franklin Method Educator - level 1 & 2, obtained level 1 in New York (2016) and level 2 in London (2018).
She is currently in the third and final year of training in the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Amsterdam with Delilah King and Rembert Petrus.
She has studied, taken Pilates classes and workshops with Romana Kryzanowska (herself a student of Joseph Pilates), Sari Pace, Juanita Lopez, Bob Liekens, Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Jay Grimes, Mary Bowen, Alan Herdman, Peter Fiasca, Kathryn Ross-Nash, Brooke Siler, Mari Winsor, Clare Dunphy, Jillian Hessel, Javier Velazquez... among others.
She attended several Pilates conferences: Body-Mind-Spirit Conference - Santa Clara-California 2006-2007, Pilates Style Summer Conference - New York 2006, 5th International Polestar Pilates Conference Cologne 2008, Chicago Pilates Conference 2011, International Pilates Heritage Congress - Monchengladbach 2017.
She attended Triadball™ Pilates workshops and continuing education seminars with Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt in Vienna, Oslo, Eindhoven and Antwerp, Pregnancy Pilates with Rachel Swindle, CoreBalance (exercise ball workout) with MJ Ames in Paris, MVe Chair Peak Pilates and anatomy workshops with Sabina Formicella and Lori Coleman-Brown.
She also attended Franklin workshops with Eric Franklin, Morten Dithmer, Tom McCook, Matthew Deal and Raf De Groote.
She taught Pilates for 13 years at the Higher Institute for Dance / Artesis Plantijn High School.