Shaina Birkhead


location: New York City

Shaina is The Swan Social Media Manager and hails from the great state of North Carolina (via Alabama) where she completed a BFA in Dance, with a focus on choreography, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was in that distant southern land that she met Swan owner, Julia. Shaina moved to NYC in 2011 to pursue a career in finding a career. Her practice of "lattes", as she affectionately calls it, began in earnest when The Swan Manhattan opened. Since then, she has grown from a reformer loving client into her role of all things Social Swan! When not updating the Swan blog or tweeting about Joe Pilates, she works for the non-profit trade association of children's book publishers. If you ever need a book recommendation, Shaina is your gal! She strives to infuse her own brand of playfulness and excitement into all aspects of the Swan blog, while maintaining and highlighting The Swan's brand and unwavering dedication to the health and wellness of its clientele. Her not so secret fascinations include, oceans, elephants, circuses, fairs, amusement parks, cooking, eating, plants, baths, reading, and the hidden pockets of the south.