Melissa’s background as a high performance athlete and dancer led her to Pilates to maximize physical capacity while simultaneously rehabbing physical imbalances and injuries. Her teaching philosophy focuses on precision and incremental gains per the individual.

She holds a Level 1 Mat & Reformer STOTT PILATES® certification from Merrithew International. She previously worked at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and The Joyce Theater in dance education. In Higher Education, she held a hybrid position at Penn State focused on student engagement in the arts.

Since relocating to Franklin, TN in 2018 she teaches Pilates and consults/coaches creative and somatic practitioners.

What people are saying:

"Melissa is a knowledgeable and attentive instructor. She has had years of experience in dance and exercise - and it shows!! I had a great beginner Pilates experience." ~Lee, VA

"Melissa has a great eye and caught subtle misalignments that changed how I performed certain exercises. She really listened to my concerns and addressed them in our sessions. I highly recommend her!" ~Jaime, NY