Melia’s background as a high performance athlete and dancer led her to Pilates to maximize physical capacity while simultaneously rehabbing physical imbalances and injuries.
Her teaching philosophy focuses on precision and incremental gains per the individual. She recognizes that each body has a unique physical history; she seeks to empower the individual in creating a sustainable physical practice to live a holistically-centered life.
She studied various dance, Pilates, and somatic movement styles, and completed instructor training in Stott Pilates (Merrithew International). She previously worked at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and The Joyce Theater in dance education.