Leslie Mitchell, Owner/Instructor
Leslie began taking ballet at the age of 6 and has over 20 years of ballet experience, including having danced professionally with the Lexington Ballet Company. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Speech Communications. Leslie received her Pilates training and certifications from Troy McCarty and Balance Body University. Leslie enjoys modifying movements for each person’s specific needs. She also loves helping her clients to truly achieve a mind/body connection.
Mikaela Brown, Instructor
Mikaela Brown is a dancer, choreographer, director, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher and PostureRenew® instructor. She enjoyed performing and teaching with Inlet Dance Theatre for several seasons before co-founding Elu Dance Company with Mackenzie Valley. Mikaela is passionate about the power of movement + story and how the two can collide to bring freedom, hope, and healing to people of all cultures and backgrounds. Because of this, her approach in pilates stems from a desire to help clients discover the deeper story in their body, unravel pain and learn to move with greater ease, strength and vitality. Outside of art-making and bodywork, Mikaela enjoys long walks through the woods, ice cream, and sitting by a crackling fire with her husband Joshua.
Alissa Kiktavy, Instructor
Alissa has been dancing since age four – with notable accomplishments such as being a scholarship recipient and student at the Edge Performing Arts Center and training at the Joe Tremaine Dance Center. While considering a professional dance career, she opted to attend Ohio University earning a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and fulfilled her dance passion as a member of the Ohio University Dance Team. Alissa loves sharing her Pilates knowledge with clients and guiding them to further challenge themselves by emphasizing Pilates principles from her strong dance background.
Amy Larson, Instructor
Amy Larson recently moved to Ohio after spending seven years as a modern dancer and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is a fully certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body and has worked with clients of all ages and movement backgrounds. In her sessions, Amy brings an eye for specificity, helping her clients gain a deeper understanding of their habitual movement patterns. Her classes are geared toward a full-body workout with a focus on proper alignment and bio-mechanics. She strives to help her clients feel centered, rejuvenated and free of pain. Her goal is always to help you feel better in your own body.
Raudel Napoles, Instructor
Raudel has been teaching Pilates and working with clients for 10 years. He is an avid gardener and is very creative in design work and in being a “Mr. Fix-it”. You can see the creative side of Raudel through his unique, very fun and very challenging exercises that he generates for his classes. One of Raudel’s favorite aspects of teaching Pilates is trying to help each individual that he works with to feel better about themselves and about their bodies.