MEET OUR TEAM

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DANA WALL

Owner / Instructor

During a business meeting in 2003, I met a Pilates instructor and took her up on an offer to try a private class, WOW!  I loved the movement, I had finally found an exercise program I could enjoy. My body started getting stronger, my posture and balance was improved and I was no longer concerned about falling and injuring myself.  

After almost a decade of being a consistent Pilates student, I had the opportunity to enroll in a Polestar Pilates certification course that was developed and taught by physical therapists. 

    When I completed the course, I knew that I had to own a Pilates Studio. Fortunately, Kendall Yards was just developing the business district and I was able to secure a great space in this beautiful Urban Community.

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    JADE VAN

    Instructor

    Jade Van is a certified STOTT PILATES instructor. She began her love affair with Pilates after college and found herself drawn to the fluidity, attention to detail and rehabilitative qualities. She started her journey to becoming an instructor in 2011 in San Diego at Marshall Eklund Pilates and finished her training at Pacific North West Pilates in Portland Or. Jade has completed the Injury and Special Populations course, as well and believes in Pilates as a tool to strengthen and mend the body.

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    ALEX GRAEBER

    Instructor

    Alex Graeber is a certified Peak Pilates instructor.  She has always had a love for health and wellness.  After college Alex decided to further her passion for movement by enrolling to become a Personal Trainer, with a nutrition certification.  Through Personal Training she found Pilates and immediately fell in love with the movement.  Having hip dysplasia she found Pilates to be one of the only exercise programs she could do without hip pain. She enrolled in a Peak Pilates certification in 2015, and has continued her education since.  Alex has been teaching Pilates for 6 years.  If you don’t see her in the studio teaching you can find her hiking, waterskiing, downhill skiing, cc skiing, swimming, or walking her chocolate lab.

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    KELLY RUGGERIO

    Instructor

    Kelly’s exposure to Pilates began as a young dancer while attending various dance intensive programs during the summer. She gained a stronger interest in the Pilates Method at the University of Arizona, where she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Fletcher Program of Study, in conjunction with Body Works Studio. She furthered her education of Pilates by completing BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course at Core Fit Studio in Las Vegas, NV. She started her teacher training hours at Core Fit, while continuing to professionally dance with Nevada Ballet Theatre. After moving to Albuquerque, Kelly enrolled in Momentum’s Comprhensive teacher training program and has completed their 450+ hr training program. Kelly also holds a certification in the A Barre+ Method, through The Pilates Studio in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her Pilates background, Kelly also has an illustrious ballet background. After graduating from U of A, Kelly joined David Taylor Dance Theater. After three seasons with DTDT, Kelly joined Nevada Ballet Theatre, where she performed Who Cares?, Serenade, Rubies, Peter Anastos's Cinderella, as well as James Canfield’s Giselle. Kelly was offered the esteemed opportunity to perform Canfield’s Equinoxe at the Kennedy Center. While dancing with NBT, she also performed with Cirque du Soleil in their annual Choreographer’s Showcase. Kelly performed two seasons with Sandra Organ Dance Company while residing in Houston, and she is currently dancing with New Mexico Ballet Company.