HALLEE ALTMAN

Hallee has been teaching the Pilates Method since 2001. After her first mat class she instantly became hooked, and just as Joseph Pilates guaranteed, saw changes in her body in just ten private sessions. She was driven to learn more, and quickly became inspired to teach others to better understand their body’s boundaries and intensify their workouts while staying pain-free. Certified by Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, Hallee furthers her education by taking weekly sessions and continuing education courses taught by industry leaders.

Hallee is also a MELT Master Trainer and co-creator of MELTed Pilates : a revolutionary approach that focuses on rebalancing the nervous system and hydrating connective tissue, resulting in greater overall performance of the body. Hallee has presented her curriculum at the annual Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference, Balanced Body’s Pilates on Tour (POT), and on Pilates Anytime . Most recently, Hallee became the first guest instructor to create an 8-week collection on MELT on Demand. Hallee continues to evolve the MELTed Pilates curriculum and offers teacher trainings through the

Hallee graduated summa cum laude from Emory University and authored her first Psychological research study in 1999. In 2003 she earned a Master’s degree in Dance Education from NYU. Prior to opening Candlestick Pilates, she worked as a creative movement teacher and social skills educator,teaching children with special needs to discover the power of movement and

nonverbal communication. She lives in Westport, CT with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Kona. Hallee is also available for private sessions in Westport.

Hallee teaches weekly virtual LIVE classes and records them for later viewing.Try a MELTed Pilates class with Hallee: use code ALTMAN for a FREE 30-day trial on Pilates Anytime Check out her 8-week MELT Pilates Collection on MELT on Demand. To purchase your at-home MELT tools, visit our store. Interested in becoming a MELT instructor? Find out more about upcoming trainings  near you!

HEATHER CLOUD

Heather was first introduced to Pilates at age 10 when her mother began teaching the classical mat system. After moving to New York City, she was able to experience Pilates on the different apparatus and was smitten with how the system worked her deep muscles and allowed her to grow a little taller.

Along with completing her Pilates Teacher Training from Real Pilates, she also received her BA in Communication and Performing Arts – Dance from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, as well as receiving her MA in Performing Arts Administration from NYU.

Though she has tried her hand at Production Management and General Management for the Performing Arts, she much prefers giving personalized attention and custom workouts to clients to make them feel stronger, more flexible and more aligned in their everyday lives.

STEPHANIE GIULIANI

Stephanie Giuliani is a Pilates Instructor and dancer originally from Minnesota. She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s in Dance, concentrating in Physical Therapy and Performance with minors in Somatics and Philosophy. At Drexel, she completed the Drexel Pilates Training Program under the leadership of Jennifer Morely who has certifications from Romana Kryzanowska (Romana’s Pilates) and Karen Carlson (Pineland Pilates). Collaborating her experience of dance and movement with her knowledge of anatomy, Stephanie often focuses the somatic and embodiment of the Pilates practice. After spending time in NYC for an internship in 2018, Stephanie is excited to be back and working with Candlestick Pilates.

MEG YOUNG

Meg is a certified Romana’s Pilates Instructor, having completed over 900 hours of comprehensive training and practice through Pilates of Dunwoody certification center in Atlanta, GA. She studied under the direction and mentorship of Senior Instructor Holly Pruell (Level III), Master Instructor Rhonda Celenza (Level II), and Grand Master Instructor Juanita Lopez (Level I).

A transplant from Atlanta, Meg has lived all over the east coast as well as international waters while she worked as a Featured Vocalist and Assistant Cruise Director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She has performed and taught in the entertainment industry since graduating from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. It wasn’t until 2015, after an ACL tear from dancing and subsequent surgery sidelined her for over a year, that she stumbled (quite literally) upon Romana’s Pilates. She fell in love with the practice instantly and the rest is history!

Pilates helped Meg get back to doing the things she loves with more strength, mindfulness, and mobility than any other mode of fitness. Meg brings her theatre arts background and love for the authentic classical method to her teaching, combining conscientious technique and joy through movement.

ANNA BUCCI

Anna has a degree and background in Musical Theatre, and has been practicing Pilates as a way to stay limber and healthy for years. It wasn’t until a back injury however, that she saw the life changing effects the Pilates method can have… on the body, mind and spirit!

Having this experience inspired Anna to get her certification. She completed her Comprehensive Certification through The Pilates Standard. Anna is passionate about carrying on the legacy and helping others through the “magic” of Pilates!

SALOME SOLANO

Salome’s first experience with Pilates began in 1992 while pursuing an MFA in dance at Temple University. She loved how her body changed as well as how it enhanced her dance training. In 1995 Salome moved to New York City and eight years later she began the Pilates certification program through The Pilates Studio. Shortly after completing her apprenticeship in 2004, she spent three and a half months in Bermuda teaching at Bermuda Bodyworks. Salome has studied functional anatomy with renowned educator Irene Dowd and completed numerous workshops through the Pilates Center of Boulder.

Salome is constantly learning from her three master level Pilates instructors. She loves what Pilates has done for her body and her favorite thing about teaching is experiencing the excitement of her clients when they notice their bodies changing.

GREG GRUBE

Greg began teaching in 2008 and is Senior Instructor at Candlestick Pilates. He learned the classical Pilates method through a unique, individualized apprenticeship with Collette Stewart following the completion of a degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

His interest in anatomy, biomechanics, functional movement, and somatic restoration led to additional certifications with Eric Franklin (Level I and Level II) and a yearlong professional dance program under the direction of Steve Paxton–a leading figure in the contemporary dance world.

BETHANY PERRY

Bethany Perry was introduced to the Pilates method while attending SUNY Brockport College. Shortly after receiving her degree in Dance, she moved to New York City to pursue further training in both Pilates and dance. She obtained her certificate from Power Pilates after completion of their comprehensive program in October 2004 and currently maintains her certificate with PMA(Pilates Method Alliance). She has been teaching full time at Candlestick Pilates since October 2005. She is also a certified instructor of the MELT Method, a self treatment technique that lessens pain and restrictions in the body by hydrating connective tissue. This certification has further broadened her knowledge of the body and sharpened her eye in assessing strengths and weaknesses. She also teaches modern dance, a dream fulfilled in September 2017, when she became the newest member of the Simonson/Modern faculty at two prominent dance studios in NYC – Gibney Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center.

Bethany’s focused and motivational style of instructing guides her clients through precise, but flowing, workouts that have yielded remarkable changes in her clients’ bodies. She loves nothing more than when a client experiences in his/her body some of the benefits that she has experienced as a result of doing Pilates: greater flexibility, increased overall body strength, looser joint articulations from better alignment, and a heightened sense of body awareness. When she’s not helping others move, she can be found in a dance, Pilates, or MELT class, in a rehearsal, or possibly on a stage.