What our clients are saying......
"Alissa's knowledge about the body and her genuine passion for helping others through Gyrotonic exercise is amazing and truly a gift for those who choose to work with her." J.
"Being a student of Alissa's has been an incredible, life-altering experience. She uses a gentle, yet determined touch to guide a body into positions that represent that persons' potential." K.
"With her extensive knowledge, she always has thoughtful and creative explanations that help me understand and progress. I am constantly telling my friends that I love working with Alissa and I love the Gyrotonic method." A.
"Alissa's detailed teaching style inspires your best performance and I love it. I am learning to move with intention and grace and I have never felt stronger. As a runner my regular workouts with Alissa are creating a healthy athletic balance." J.
"CMA is as good as it gets. Alissa is truly a master instructor and I highly recommend Charlotte Movement Arts." W.
About us ......
Charlotte Movement Arts Studio | GYROTONIC® Myers Park is the mind-body movement practice of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Master Trainer | Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher | Conditioning for Dancers Specialist, Alissa Waller.
A Certified Pilates Teacher since 1998 and a designated Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis Master Trainer since 2004, Alissa has been involved in the movement education of numerous Pilates, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructors nationwide and has taught well over 25,000 individual client sessions and group movement classes.
Her direct experience as a student of Juliu Horvath, the creator of the Gyrotonic Method, inspires her approach to teaching movement and to every positive experience she creates for her clients.
A former professional ballet dancer, Alissa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at the University of Arizona where she focused on Ballet performance, pedagogy, and kinesiology for dancers.
She began teaching Pilates in 1997 and has achieved Comprehensive Pilates Certification twice. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
She has owned and operated her own movement studios since 2003 opening two studios in Evanston, Illinois, a third in Chicago, IL, and her fourth in Charlotte, NC ~ Charlotte Movement Arts Studio.
Alissa is on the faculty of the Charlotte Ballet Academy as a Ballet and Pointe instructor for the Intermediate Division and she also teaches Dance Conditioning for Charlotte Ballet's Pre-Professional Division. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers as dancers, teachers, artists, and lifelong healthy movers.
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