Hannah Teutscher


As the owner of Performance Fit Pilates she is passionate about infusing her joy of movement and fitness to inspire, challenge and motivate her students to reach their full potential. She cares deeply about the wellbeing, safety and happiness of her students and strives to make every workout a challenging and fun learning experience. She wants you to “Be YOUR best you.

Hannah (Lagerway) Teutscher’s career as a professional ballet dancer has brought her throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, Portugal and finally Germany. She has danced for Staatstheater Nürnberg, Whim W’Him, Spectrum Dance Theater and Quorum Ballet, just to name a few.

Over the course of her career she has taught master classes and workshops in Europe, Japan, Canada, Morocco and the USA.

Selected Education, Training and Certificates:

  •  Southern Methodist University, BFA Dance Performance, Magna Cum Laude
  •  Laban Centre London, Graduate Diploma Dance Performance
  •  Pilates 600 hour training comprehensive certificate under the direction of Dr. Mariana Shedden
  • Stott Pilates Trainer certificate in Intensive Mat, Advanced Mat and Intensive Reformer
  • Pre and Post Natal Pilates certificate
  • Pilates Advanced Education Certificate Course in Pilates for Dancers
  • Neurological Conditions Pilates and Fitness Specialist with the qualifications in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Mark Darby
  • Additional workshops and yoga teacher training with Marc Darby, Allison Ulan, David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Hart Lazer and Ralph Otto
  • Certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher
  • Crossfit level 1 trainer


Willpower, strength and determination are the pillars of Christian Teutscher’s consistent and effective training. His unique teaching style blends his German sense of humour, precision and creativity.

Christians career as a professional ballet dancer has brought him throughout Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland. He has danced with Staatstheater Nürnberg and the Semperoper Ballet. The physical and mental challenges of his career have shaped his passion for teaching and movement.

As a professional athlete he went through all the set-backs of pain / injury, performance anxiety, and lack of confidence.Through these challenges he learned that resilience, physical fitness and mental fortitude starts with your mind and thoughts.

By harnessing the power of our thoughts we discover boundless human potential for physical greatness and embodied living.

Selection of Christian’s education, certificates and accomplishments:

  • Diploma in Dance from the renown Palucca Schule Dresden
  • 15 year international dance career
  • International teaching career
  • Co-creator of Performance Barre
  • Comprehensive pilates certified from BASI

Advanced additional certificates include:

  • Pilates for Dancers and Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Ashtanga Yoga 100 Hour Teacher Training Certificate with Marc Darby
  • Pre and post natal fitness and pilates certified

Additional Pilates workshops with Deborah Lessen, Karen Clippinger, Michaela Bimbi-Dresp and Amit Younger

Christian Teutscher

We are committed to providing excellent pilates, dance and fitness training provided by highly qualified, professional and motivated instructors.