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Daisy (she/her) is a dance teacher, choreographer, and Pilates instructor in the Durham area. She discovered her love of Pilates at Appalachian State University, where she studied Dance. Somatic practices played a vital role in Daisy’s education, which emphasized keeping bodies safe, healthy, and energized. Since her first introduction to the practice five years ago, she has completed a Pilates program at Drexel University, taught in various Philadelphia studios, and has now returned to her home state of NC. In addition to teaching mat and equipment Pilates at The Movement Studio, Daisy also instructs dance at American Dance Festival’s Scripps Studios year-round, working with dancers of all ages and skill levels. She is passionate about these movement modalities as healing modalities, and firmly believes that anyone can experience joy and freedom to move in their bodies. Daisy will empower you to explore new and familiar ways to be in a space with attention to breath, strength, flexibility, and awareness. Come join her in mat classes or book a private/duet if you want a more customized experience on the equipment! 


Katie (she/her) is originally from Iowa City, Iowa. She received her BFA in dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. While living in NYC, she worked and trained as a professional dancer at the Martha Graham Dance School and performed at Radio City Music Hall as a Radio City Rockette. Throughout her dance career, Katie always turned to Pilates as a source of training and tool for injury prevention. During her time in New York, she received a full comprehensive Pilates mat and equipment certification from Gramercy Pilates NYC. Katie has since taught pilates for seven years to various ages and levels. She loves to combine her knowledge of dance and pilates to bring a better understanding and awareness of how your body moves. Katie currently lives in Durham, NC with her fiancée and her pup.

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