Hannah Teutscher

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

Christian Teutscher

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
Natsu Sasaki

Natsu Sasaki

Natsu Sasaki is a coach excited about transforming how people perceive themselves for the better. Trained in Perfitly You® Barre, with 20 years of professional dance experience, Natsu is a master teacher in the dance field who generously gives her knowledge and support to anyone interested in discovering their full potential in a relaxed and fun environment. For those wanting to find the joy of dance and movement in their bodies, Natsu is the perfect guide. Natsu teaches Perfitly You® Barre.

  • International Dance Career
  • Certified Face Yoga Teacher
  • Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance Teacher
  • Top 10 Germany’s Next Top Speaker Star 2021
  • Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Certificate Perfitly You® Train the Trainers
  • Perfitly You® Barre Instructor

Languages: German, English, French, and Japanese
Motto: You are more than just a pretty face
Fun Fact: She is the owner of the first Face Yoga Studio in Nürnberg called “Natsu-Face Yoga Studio” in the same building as Performance Fit Pilates!

Lena Gerlach

Lena Gerlach is a physical therapist and pilates teacher passionate about integrating a whole-body approach to pilates and physio.

Licensed physiotherapist and Chinese manual therapist with over 18 years of clinical experience, Lena is a leader in the wellness industry who provides personalized support to each of her clients along their healing journey.
For those who are tired of being in pain all the time and are looking for an alternative approach to the traditional health model, Lena’s holistic view, tailored to meet each individual’s physical needs, may be exactly what you are looking for. Lena teaches Healthy back pilates, Pilates Mat classes, Reformer and is available for personal training.

  • Physical Therapist specializing in Tuina (Chinese manual therapy)
  • Advanced training in CMD/Mandibular Joint Therapy
  • Craniosacral Osteopathy
  • Spinal Therapy- Dorn/Breuss
  • FDM (Fascia Therapy) – Typaldos
  • Naturopath for physiotherapy
  • Pilates Trainer

Motto: Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Languages: German and English
Fun Fact: Lena is a professional singer. You can hear her at weddings and events in Bayern.

Lena Gerlach
Tatiana Diara

Tatiana Diara

Tatiana Diara, a native south Italian, is dedicated to helping people feel strong in their bodies. Professional contemporary dancer and pilates instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience, Tatiana is a sought-out teacher in Germany and Italy who encourages each of her students wherever they are on their movement path. Tatiana is a perfect coach for those ready to push their boundaries to achieve their fitness goals. Tatiana teaches Pilates Mat, Pre-Post Natal Pilates, Pilates for Dancers, Reformer, and Personal Training.

  • Professional Dancer (stage and television)
  • Professional Choreographer
  • Dance Instructor (Contemporary, Jazz, Choreography, Musical Theater)
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Pre and Post Natal Pilates
  • Pilates for Dancers

Languages: Italian, German, English
Motto: “It is the mind itself which builds the body”
Fun Fact: Tatiana began rhythmic gymnastics when she was 4 years old!

Sir Lancelot

Sir Lancelot is a golden doodle who is excited to meet anyone who wants to play or give him cuddles.
He is currently training to become a pilates assistant and, eventually, hopefully, a therapy dog. Currently, he is a very playful puppy.
Lancie is hypoallergenic and does not shed his hair. But, if anyone would rather not be around him due to allergy or dislike of dogs, he is also happy and content to play in his crate during those visits. Please just let us know before so we can plan for your visit.
Dogs bring many physical benefits to the humans they visit. They may help lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce anxiety, and increase levels of endorphins and oxytocin.

Languages: Dog, English, German
Motto: “This is the real secret of life ― to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ―― Alan Watts
Fun Fact: His parents call him Fluff Face

Sir Lancelot

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