About Danielle

Danielle Russo earned her Pilates certification with the Pilates Academy International. In addition to her formal certification, she studied with Joseph Pilates protege Kathy Grant to supplement her dance training at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. It is there that she received her BFA in Dance, as well as her BA in Anthropology. She furthered her studies in kinesiology and movement analysis with renowned anatomist Irene Dowd while pursuing her MFA in Dance with the Hollins University.

Pilates bridges Danielle's love for movement with her keen interest in muscular anatomy and exercise science; a middle ground between her professional dance career and her understanding of gait and postural patterns persistent in her continuing studies.

Danielle has over eight years of experience training clientele in New York City! She has worked with expert dancers and athletes, as well as film/television celebrities, senior citizens, pregnant women, weekend warriors and clients rehabilitating various injuries. She has been recruited to teach Pilates to professional and pre-professional/university dance programs alongside touring her choreography both stateside and abroad.

A true believer in functional fitness, Danielle customizes workouts that are accommodating to her clientele's individual health needs and goals. Danielle is an insured trainer with IDEA Health & Fitness. Resume and references available upon request. All photographs were taken courtesy of Whitney Browne Photography.


Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training

Additional Certifications

PAI Mat, Reformer, Cadillac Pilates Instructor, Redcord Suspension, CPR/AED

Education

BFA Dance, BA Anthropology, MFA Dance

Specialty Populations

Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors

Training Areas Served

Danielle is very knowledgeable and helps you achieve the best form while trying new exercises. A super nice person!

Jim W.

I was fortunate to meet Danielle the very first time I experienced Pilates. She gave me a deeper understanding of my body by offering clever examples as to where and how to concentrate. Not only was I able to get physically fit but I was able to improve my back pains. I highly recommend Danielle!

Mariola

I love working with Danielle. Having done Pilates for more than 15 years, she is among my favorite instructors -- very knowledgeable!

Fern

Danielle has been a fantastic Pilates instructor. The convenience of having an instructor at my apartment with my busy schedule is amazing. To top that off, feeling like I get a great workout makes this an all around great value. Thank you for everything you do, Danielle!

Kristin

Danielle is very knowledgeable and helps you achieve the best form while trying new exercises. A super nice person!

Valerie

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