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sessions for dancers

Many dancers, both amateur and professional, turn to various body conditioning methods for cross training. Pilates Conditioning and the GYROTONIC® method are excellent systems for addressing the specific demands and challenges dancers face in keeping their bodies injury free and able to function at peak levels of performance.


Dance demands a specific balance of hyper-mobility and strength, making conditioning beyond traditional dance class a necessity for many dancers. As a professional ballet dancer herself, Alissa Waller successfully managed her own dance related aches, pains and injuries with Pilates Conditioning and the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. These systems kept her body strong enough for a second performing career in her 30's - uncommon for most dancers. She has this personal experience as well as over 25 years of experience working with dancers and performers of all ages, as they handle their own unique physical challenges.

Alissa has trained professional ballet dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Chicago Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Carolina Ballet and Elements Contemporary Ballet along with many Jazz, Modern, Cirque and Ballroom dancers as well as pre-professional dancers, teachers, and students of dance.  

Alissa's technical Ballet background and her movement education in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic, and Dance Conditioning give her a unique perspective and understanding of the dancer's body and how to best achieve longevity and artistic freedom in one's dance career. 

Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa
Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa
Pic of Lillian
Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa
Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa
Male Ballet Dancer
Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa
Dance Conditioning Charlotte NoDa


  • Injury prevention at all levels of dance 

  • Enhanced performance and artistry

  • Improved strength and tone 

  • Facilitates full articulation of joints and improves accessible range of motion

  • Addresses flexibility issues and hyper/hypomobility

  • Elongates musculature and develops even muscle tone throughout body

  • Improves symmetry of the body

  • Better movement mechanics/efficiency

  • Enhancement and freedom of artistic expression 

  • Better placement, alignment, and posture 

  • Improved core strength and dynamic core control

  • Develops coordination

  • Better facilitation of dance technique

  • Improves balance, proprioception and interoception 

  • Improves neuromuscular control

  • Enhances self esteem, self confidence and body awareness

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