My mission with Lume was to build a down-to-earth and conscious community of movers and thinkers. I approach exercise from a place of engagement, relevance and enjoyment – encouraging people to stay active and recover from injury through movement.
Before LUME, I worked as a professional dancer. I danced with the South Australian Youth Ballet and received a scholarship to train professionally in ballet and contemporary dance at Queensland University. I went on to work as a contemporary dancer in Montreal and the UK, returning to Australia to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Choreography at Melbourne University’s, Victorian College of the Arts.
Movement is much more than my profession; it is a passion that has become deeply embedded in my life. I have now completed advanced teacher training in clinical Pilates, yoga and dance teaching. To further advance my knowledge of the human body, I am currently studying Physiotherapy at UniSA, with the intent to continue helping people recover from injury through movement. My experience working in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings has allowed me to appreciate how injury, disease, environment and psychosocial factors can influence overall health and wellbeing.
– Simone Ivkovic.
~ Diploma of Clinical Pilates (Breathe Education).
~ Advanced Mat and Reformer Pilates Certification (STOTT Pilates).
~ Certificate IV Allied Health Assisting – Physiotherapy (Breathe Education).
~ Certificate IV Pilates (Breathe Education).
~ Postgraduate Diploma Performance Creation (Choreography) Victorian College of the Arts.
~ Bachelor Creative Industries (Dance) Queensland University of Technology.
~ Former Australian Dance Council Board Member
Nothing is more rewarding than helping my clients find a new experience of their bodies through movement. I have been teaching Pilates since 2016 in a variety of settings and have worked with a wide range of people of different ages, backgrounds, abilities and goals. Pilates is a fantastic way to build the foundations of a body that moves well, feels good and is able to keep up with the demands of life – whatever they may be for the individual.
In addition to Pilates I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, and am currently undertaking research Honours in Pain Science. I consult at Lume and the University of South Australia, working with people with various health conditions and from different walks of life.
Seeing the people I work with engage with exercise and the positive effect this has on their health and quality of life never fails to inspire me.
– Kim Szeto.
~ Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (University of South Australia)
~ Diploma of Clinical Pilates
~ Certificate IV in Pilates
~ 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Pathway (Power Living Australia Yoga)