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Joann Cuccurullo

Joann Cuccurullo is the owner and founder of Classic Pilates. In 2006, after 15 years in Real Estate management and sales, Joann decided to focus on her true passion – wellness through Pilates. Her extensive background in the corporate world has helped her excel as a self-employed fitness instructor. Her bachelor’s degree in Education makes her the perfect teacher and her passion makes her a great motivator.

In 2007 Joann became a mat certified Power Pilates instructor and in 2009, after completing a rigorous 600 hour program, she became a comprehensively certified Power Pilates instructor.

Prior to co-founding Classic Pilates, Joann worked as Pilates director for Cityplace Fitness Club in Uptown. In addition to running the club’s Pilates program, she also acted as its group exercise fitness coordinator. Joann is the former Pilates instructor for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and consults with film productions on the Pilates method.

Joann’s goal is to help her clients build a stronger, better body so they can enjoy life more fully. She brings her passion to each client through a boutique approach to classical Pilates, by focusing on their individual goals and needs.

"In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body." Joseph H. Pilates

Veronica Combs

Veronica is a Pilates instructor and a Regional Director and Senior Level Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates®. Veronica studied classical ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and later at the Kirov Academy in Washington, DC. A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance, Veronica discovered Pilates through her training as a classical ballet dancer.

She began her Pilates education in 1997 and holds certifications from Power Pilates®, The PilateSystem, and PhysicalMind. Her love of movement and dedication to helping her clients reach their fitness goals propelled her to create Vbarre®, a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and resistance training that is taught in studios across the U.S. and abroad.

Katrina Deitelhoff

Katrina Deitelhoff was first introduced to Pilates by her ballet teacher in 1991 as a dance conditioning resource. In 1997, she graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a B.A. in Dance. While at TWU, she began four years of Pilates training by studying The Pilates Method. In 1997, Katrina was certified by Master Trainers Phoebe Higgins and Susan Moran through the PhysicalMind Institute in New York City. Continuing the classical-systematic approach, Katrina advanced her teachings and received the Power Pilates® Comprehensive Certification in Dallas. As a former Karolyi gymnast, she has worked with Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu and is currently working with professional football and baseball players.

Stormi Truesdell

In 2006, leaving her first official mat class, Stormi was immediately intrigued by Joseph Pilates method and philosophy and began her career as a Power Pilates® Instructor/Teacher Trainer.

Stormi, a native Texan, was driven to dance prior to learning to walk and has never stopped. By age 10, under the mentorship of Joyce Seaborne Bader, Stormi solely focused on classical foundations, progressing with Distinction through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). During this time she was granted scholarships to the American Academy of Ballet and captured leading roles with Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet, directed by Paul Mejia.

Kandace Lopez

Kandace has over 25 years in movement training. She is a Power Pilates® Teacher Trainer and previous regional director; a GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, GYROKINESIS® Level 1&2 instructor; 3rd Dan in TaeKwonDo; a fully Certified STOTT Pilates instructor including Rehab Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels; TRX, BOSU, Reebok Core Board, YOGAFIT Level 1&2, and APEX FitPro certified, among other accreditations and certifications.

Kandace found GYROTONIC® when looking for an alternative to surgery for an injury of her own. This movement system restored her body to the mobility and strength that allowed her to become pain free. She works with Juliu Horvath, creator of GYROTONIC® regularly and has earned further concentrations in Jumping stretching board, ARCHWAY, Ladder, Leg extension unit, GYROKINESIS HAPPY MOVES, and GYROTONIC AS A MUSICAL JOURNEY.

Kathryn Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton is a Power Pilates® Comprehensive, Vbarre®, and Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Instructor. She has completed her Gyrotonic® Pretraining and Gyrotonic® Foundation. When she is not at the studio, she keeps busy with her 7-year-old daughter and is a cast member of the Healthy Housewives, a group of health and fitness professionals who believe in supporting and empowering other women through fitness, diet and nutrition. She is a regular writer for Natural Muscle Magazine on health, fitness and exercise topics and a guest blogger on topics pertaining to Pilates and fitness.

Yasmin Shapiro

Yasmin Shapiro is a Power Pilates® Comprehensive Certified instructor. She is certified in Massage Therapy from the HFE & Massotherapy School in Houston and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the State University of New York . Yasmin was inspired to become a Pilates instructor through her own practice of Pilates where she discovered she could fully connect the mind to the body.

Alison Stone

Alison Stone is a Power Pilates® Mat I and II Certified teacher and is continuing her Power Pilates Comprehensive education this winter. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University. Alison was inspired to become a Pilates instructor after falling in love with the method and the positive changes she experienced in her own body.

Sara Wescoat

Sara is a Power Pilates® Mat I and II Certified Instructor. Immediately after, she followed up with her Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification. In addition, Sara has over 800 hours of intensive training under the Heritage Pilates Apprenticeship program which is based upon the authentic teachings of Joseph Pilates, handed down through Romana Kryzanowska.

Denee Dole

Denee is a Physical Mind Institute - The Method Pilates® Matwork instructor, Original Apparatus instructor and Group Apparatus instructor. Upon completion of a 1000+ hour apprenticeship, she received her Comprehensive Instructor training from Heritage Pilates® under Romana Kryzanowska, Chacha Guerrero and Michael Rooks. Continuing her study of the Pilates method, she has taken workshops with teachers trained by Romana Kryzanowska, including Peter Fiasca, Siri Galliano, Mejo Wiggins and Jay Grimes. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree the University of North Texas.

Stephanie Bache

Stephanie is a Vbarre and Power Pilates® Mat I and II certified instructor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Berkeley in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Systems and Project Management from Texas A&M University. During the day she is a Civil Engineer Project Service Manager for Parsons Corporation.

Janie Cardwell

Janie Cardwell is a Power Pilates Mat® I and II Certified instructor. She currently works at The Peavler Group as a paralegal, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Arkansas. Janie would like to continue her education in Pilates while helping others that seek the same results that she has uncovered.

Tanya Deshields

Tanya is a Power Pilates® Mat I and II Certified instructor. She handles administrative duties at Classic Pilates and specifies Architectural Details and Interior Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment when she is not in the Studio. She holds an Associate of Sicence degree from Richland College and is applying to various Universitys to complete her Bachelors' degree in Finance.