Danielle's extensive background in martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsiu, Muay Thai kick-boxing, acrobatic movement, dance, and current pursuit of aerial arts lends a unique perspective to her teachings and style .
BASI educated and a Kathy Grant Heritage Training® Graduate, Dani offers a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and movement theory. She enjoys creating highly innovative and contemporary classes with honesty and integrity to the work of Joseph Pilates. “I dedicate myself fully to the work, while lending my energy freely to both the teaching and students so they might experience the joy in every movement”.
Danielle opened Flying Squirrel Studios after her Mentors Anula Maiberg and Jeremy Laverdure decided to sell their long time, successful business Sixth Street Pilates®, at which Dani taught for the past 6 years developing a strong bond with the students and fellow instructors. She is excited and humbled to take this next step in her career. “After teaching Pilates for over 10 years, I’m still learning from my students every day. I am now also learning what it takes to run a Pilates studio in NYC.”
Pilates entered Christy's life whilst she was studying Dance Education at Towson State University. The discipline and precise and mindful movement technique of the Pilates Method instantly struck a chord with her. Christy taught several modalities of dance and movement before deciding to focus on studying the Stott Pilates Method with John Garey in Long Beach, CA. Her organic and creative approach to movement aims to inspire thoughtfulness in her clients movement practice. She hopes to inspire you to fine tune your attention to detail and body alignment, discover your ultimate strength and get you moving with purpose, focus and precision.
Jessie Young is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. After training in Pilates for over 10 years, she completed her certification through the Body Arts and Science International Program under the mentorship of Cindy Reid (Chicago, IL). Her work in Pilates focuses on building sustainable practices that focus on personal awareness of alignment, connectivity and physical capacity. With an MFA in Dance (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) and Yoga certification (<500hr), Jessie offers sessions that build deep core support and proprioceptive awareness through exercises based in personal embodiments of rhythm and weight.
Kyle received his apparatus and mat certification from Half Moon Pilates under the instruction of Lawson Harris. He is a contemporary teacher focused on innovative exercises, challenging the body & mind, a proper butt kicking, and a heck of a lot of fun. Kyle has a BA in dance from Point Park University, as well as an art history minor from Wells University in Paris France, and is a certified aerial artist. He currently dances for Jessica Taylor's DamageDance, and teaches competitive dance at The Pulse Performing Arts Center.
Angela has been practicing Pilates for 14 years, so it was only natural for her to pursue Instructor
training. Following along her family’s path, Angela’s Grandmother (a yoga instructor) handed her a
Pilates book in her late teens, recommending Pilates as the practice most suited for her. Now classically
trained through Core Pilates NYC, Angela continues to expand her knowledge by continuing education
and practice. She teaches a fluid combination of classical and contemporary methods, and has used
Pilates to help improve her own posture and alignment from scoliosis, as well as strengthening after a
running injury. Angela's teaching is lighthearted and fun. You may just find some deeper core
engagement from laughing in one of her classes.
“My intention is to help people move more, and feel good about themselves.”
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Hannah moved to NYC in 2016 to pursue a career in musical theater after earning a BFA in musical theater performance from The University of Michigan. She’s a Balanced Body certified Pilates instructor, an Xtend Barre certified barre instructor, and specializes in pre/post natal training. Hannah is a vivacious, positive and encouraging instructor with a strong presence and a warm and welcoming energy.
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Hannah is a California native who moved to NYC after getting her BFA in Musical theatre. Hannah is a certified Mat Pilates instructor and Pilates Equipment Apparatus through the Kane school and a Vinyasa Yoga instructor from Three Sister’s Yoga. Through her love for dance and movement, she fell in love with Pilates during college while shadowing a teacher. While taking more Pilates, Hannah realized the impact and effect Pilates could have for singers and dancers, and needed Pilates to have a larger role in her life. Hannah’s class is energetic, specific, full of laughs, a warm environment, focuses on breath, and the development of your own personal Pilates vocabulary for any level. Her class is great for beginners, as well as more versed Pilates students who are interested in the classic poses you love with an added twist.