Director & Pilates Practitioner
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (NPT)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Dance
Advanced Diploma of Dance
Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) Principal Member
Danni, the director of on-Core Pilates Studio, is an ex-professional Dancer originally from Sydney. She lived, studied & performed in Germany for 5 years after training with & attaining an Advanced Diploma of Dance with the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy.
She then finished her dancing career with a contract as a soloist dancer on a prestigious cruise ship, “The Jewel of the Seas” with Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines.
Danni received a BA (Hons) Dance degree from the University she was on scholarship at, in Germany & speaks German! She has also taught Zumba, many forms of dancing & choreographed for dance schools in Sydney.
After performing around the World, Danni decided to move to Melbourne in 2010 with her 'now husband' being a Ferntree Gully bloke & completing her proper Pilates Certification. This was always something she wanted to do & suddenly it became her new passion.
With an exuberant, approachable & passionate nature towards her job as a Pilates practitioner, she hopes to enlighten all your lives further into the Pilates method while aiming to help you achieve your ultimate goals & ideally be pain-free. Your results with a positive attitude, just coming in to help you, your lifestyle & health, is why she loves her job so much.
Danni has a keen interest in working with Pre & Post Natal clients as well as aspiring athletes & dancers, especially injury rehabilitation-wise, helping condition their bodies, tone, cross-train and budding Ballerinas taking them for their Pre-Pointe Assessments. Danni had a full patella-femoral knee reconstruction herself after completely rupturing her medial ligament & dislocating her patella on her left knee twice back when she was dancing in Europe. Learning to walk again & having to start dancing from scratch was probably one of the most difficult times of her life, hence her dedication in helping people post-injury rehab & assisting dancers + athletes achieve their future aspirations by avoiding injuries.
The clients who also continue to inspire Danni are those who have experienced a neurological deficit. She has worked with cerebral palsy, MS clients & people who are recovering after having a stroke. Making sure her clients walk out of the studio feeling better & happier than when they walked in before their session is her constant mission.
Before officially opening her own Business, "on-Core", Danni previously worked at many Pilates Studios & Allied Health Clinics around Melbourne, notably 'Doncaster Osteopathic Clinic' & 'The Reformed Body' in Mont Albert North. She also loves nothing more than being a Mum to her 2 daughters, Evie & Maya, who are her everything.
"Making a difference in peoples' wellbeing, their posture, strength & confidence, makes me the happiest person. I really care for every single client who starts coming into the Studio for classes. My phenomenal team of Instructors share the same passion & drive as I do. I believe that Pilates is for anyBODY & anyone. I love that it is a non-competitive environment where you learn to flourish on accepting & just being your incredible "only one of you" self. Exploring how our own unique bodies can do some amazing things once we put our mind to task & watching/hearing how Pilates can benefit you, just highlights how sensational this method really is.
Welcome to my little boutique Studio in Upwey!"