Meet Our Team

Practice Pilates with one of our fully certified instructors. Comprehensive training is expected, but our teachers have received the highest level of Pilates education and foster our inclusive community.

Owner | Balanced Body Master Teacher

Speaker | Dragonslayer

When you’re doing what you’re born to do, 20 years goes by in a blink…

I’ve used the Pilates Method to educate people of all ages and stages about the power of movement and its ability to strengthen, balance, and heal their bodies. For 20 years, demystifying movement for those who’ve been in pursuit of growth and understanding of how to bring their minds and bodies together so they can live better has been more than a business for me. I’m passionate about helping people live better because when we feel better, we show up as better, happier, and more complete human beings. We give more, we’re open to experience more, and we find joy.


Over the past two years, I’ve been honored to be a business mentor and coach, to help people from business owners to those in transition, to those new to the professional world, slay the dragons that inhibit their success. As a mentor, I do more than just listen and slap together a plan! I put on the armor, work with you to design the map, and walk alongside you as you embark on your journey to create the business that brings you happiness (not just work).


Outside of work, I’m a comics geek, a collector of knives, and a lover of movie fight choreography. I have a 15-year old son, Harrison, and a husband-like-product, Glen; both of whom keep me honest, on my toes, and laughing... from my core, of course.


Pilates Stretch

Pilates Foundations Mat

Pilates Chair Appraratus

Deborah Kenner

Teacher / Master Trainer

The Teaser is my favorite exercise! To create new challenges, it can be done on any piece of equipment. When I first started Pilates, I struggled with Teaser on the long box, but working to find the balance and enhancing my core stability made this my favorite exercise to practice and teach!

Deborah Kenner received her BFA from the University of Arizona on a full academic and dance scholarship and an MS in Kinesiology from A. T. Still University. Over ten years, Ms. Kenner had the opportunity to perform professionally with Colorado Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theatre, and State Street Ballet. She is a Balanced Body Master Instructor for the Pilates Comprehensive Program and Anatomy in 3D, holds a Pilates certification through the National Certification for Pilates Teachers (NCPT), and received barre training, Bodhi, and MOTR through Balanced Body. Currently, Ms. Kenner is on faculty at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, Washington, and finishing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance.

Konnections for the Mat®

Chelsie Russo

Teacher

One of my favorite Pilates exercises is the iconic Series of Five, which tests our connection and stamina while teaching us control, lower body connection, and determination. The other is the Pilates Side Kick series to tone and strengthen the hips and legs while also cultivating core strength by challenging the abdominals. I genuinely love the work!

Chelsie discovered Pilates while searching for an alternative to surgery. Prior to that, she worked in childcare for 10 years. Chelsie shifted her focus after falling in love with the Pilates Method, and became a Pilates instructor. She enjoys teaching others how to work their own bodies and is excited to share her love of the Method with clients.


Mat w/ Props

Mixed Level Mat

Anne Mettee

Teacher

My favorite Pilates exercise is Side Leg Kicks on the mat or with leg springs. These hip-strengthening kicks connect your legs to your waist, causing you to feel both worked and stretched. Despite being my least preferred exercise at first, the Side Kick Series can provide substantial rewards with consistent practice. I'm surprised to admit that I'm enthralled with every moment of this challenging series.

Anne is a classically trained Pilates instructor. She also holds a comprehensive contemporary certification, and believes that all movement is good movement! Anne has studied the Pilates method since 2003 with continuing education courses from many amazing instructors. She has taken courses in anatomy, Pilates applications for runners, dancers, hip and knee replacements, posture, scoliosis, osteoporosis and more. Additionally, she is a level 2 Gyrotonic teacher, and certified in TRX.

Anne lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her family, 2 young cats and one old dog. She loves sewing, quilting, reading and Pilates!


Pilates Mattitude!

Stretch & Flow Pilates Mat

Reformer Apparatus

Chair Apparatus

Robin Brody

Teacher

ANYTHING that involves overhead movement is my favorite Pilates exercise. Overhead movements enlist more abdominal and stabilizing muscles, which increases posture and aids in functional movements. It intrigued me that I could simply defy gravity by using my core strength.

In 1967, Robin was introduced to Pilates in New York City. At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis of the spine, for which the only therapy was a complete body brace... Robin's ballet teacher recommended Carola Trier, a first-generation Pilates teacher. Those bi-weekly sessions lasted for three years, until the brace and Pilates had done their job to the best of their abilities. As they say, the rest is history.

Robin later returned to Pilates and has been a Pilates instructor since 2000, and she practices at least 4-5 days a week. “Pilates was a life changing experience for me. I have been fortunate to pay it forward to my own clients.”


Monday Method

Private Sessions

Desiree S. Lee

Teacher

Pilates Rolling Like a Ball is my favorite mat exercise. You learn how to control your movement and acquire your natural center of balance. Developing a stable and elongated spine while relating breath to movement. It's a great way to give yourself an impromptu back massage to help relax.

Desiree S. Lee has been a professional dancer/instructor for over 25 years and has traveled abroad to West Africa to participate in African dance workshops. Formal dance training introduced her to Pilates and now Dragonfly Pilates is pleased to welcome her to our team. Desiree’s goal is to use dance and modern Pilates movements to naturally encourage the release of tension and induce relaxation. In turn, healing your body – mentally, physically, and emotionally, while having fun!


Mat Work

Private Sessions

Change happens through movement and movement heals.

-Joseph H. Pilates