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.

Creativity

We believe in the power and joy of creative movement. Our classes incorporate innovative and fun approaches to Pilates, Barre, and Yoga, allowing you to explore and express yourself through your body.

Connection

Building meaningful connections is at the heart of what we do. We strive to create a supportive, respectful and inclusive community where individuals can connect with themselves, each other, and the joy of movement.

Courage

True transformation often requires courage. We foster a safe environment where you can step out of your comfort zone, face challenges head-on, and discover the strength and confidence within yourself.

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.

Hannah is a lifestyle medicine advocate.

Selected Education, Training and Certificates:

  • Southern Methodist University, BFA Dance Performance, Magna Cum Laude
  • Laban Centre London, Graduate Diploma Dance Performance
  • Harvard Medical School, Health and Wellness: Designing a Sustainable Nutrition Plan
  • 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 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
  • Co-creator of Perfitly You®

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.

Christian’s 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 Perfitly You®
  • 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!

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!

Tatiana Diara

Sarah-Lee Chapman

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa,  Sarah-Lee Chapman has been dancing all her life. She enthusiastically shares her passion for dance and movement on the stage and through teaching. Throughout her career, Sarah-Lee has had the privilege to perform works by renowned choreographers such as Goyo Montero, Jiri Kylian, John Neumeier, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin and Christian Spuck, to name a few…

You can find her onstage with Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet. With her open-hearted and compassionate approach, Sarah-Lee is the perfect coach for those who have always secretly wanted to dance! 

Sarah-Lee teaches our Perfitly You® Barre method. 

  • International Dance Career
  • International Society for Trainers & Developers Certified Modern Dance Teacher
  • Certified Cecchetti Ballet Teacher 
  • Co-Founder of The Audition Guide
  • Certificate Perfitly You® Train the Trainers
  • Perfitly You® Barre Instructor

 

Languages: English, German
Motto: One is a success if they get up in the morning and get to bed at night and in between do what they want to do. – Bob Dylan
Fun Fact: Sarah-Lee was trained from a young age to pursue a musical theatre career but decided at 18 to pursue ballet and dance

Cornelia von Graes

Cornelia (Conny) von Graes remembers her first downward dog on a rooftop deck in sunrise glow in the magical city of Marrakech while on a retreat with PFP. From that moment, she was hooked on yoga. Besides her 5 wonderful kids, dog, and coffee, she loves practicing yoga and creating yoga flows. Her bright, cheery, outgoing personality makes her a studio favorite. If you are ready to experience the power of yoga and what it can do for your life, try a yoga flow with Conny.

  • Certified Yoga teacher

Languages: German and English
Fun Fact: In her former life, Conny was a flight attendant.
Motto: Follow your soul, it knows the way

Cornelia von Graes
Mascha Steuert

Mascha Steuert

Mascha Steuert is a certified Pilates teacher passionate about helping people achieve their goals and connect with their bodies. She has been interested in all things related to movement (dance, badminton, surfing, running, and yoga) her entire life. She started her Pilates journey over seven years ago and fell in love with how Pilates can train a body effectively but gently. Her creative approach, combined with her optimistic and friendly personality, supports each of her students as they embark on their wellness journey.

  • Certified Pilates Teacher von die Bewegungsakademie®
  • Professional fashion designer. Working as a Product Manager/Designer for 12 years > Specialized on Jersey Garments and Circularity
  • Certificate of advanced studies in sustainability Management (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, SUPSI)

Languages: English, German and French
Fun Fact: “As a jersey designer I can wear my self-designed clothes in my pilates classes :)”

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.
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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