The Team

a little more about us:

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Emily Petrie

Studio Owner

Polestar Pilates Practitioner

Emily found Pilates after searching endlessly for ways to address her chronic back pain after having back surgery in 2017. Her PT directed her here and she was hooked from the start! As her practice progressed, she decided to take up teaching with the goal of helping others correct poor movement patterns before they turn into more serious injuries. Emily comes from a career in the local tech scene here in Denver and is especially focused on incorporating movement into her client’s daily life to help prevent or rehabilitate injuries. A healthy balance between work and fun is at the core of Emily’s life even outside of Pilates. Outside of the studio you might run into her walking her dog, Scarlet, on Tennyson, golfing, fly-fishing, or any other activity that gets her outside!

Her classes are fun, inviting, and will keep you improving from week to week! Her laugh fills the studio and is bound to keep you smiling through class.

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Maria Zorn

Certified Pilates Instructor

Maria was introduced to Pilates ten years ago as a track and field athlete and immediately fell in love with how much the practice transformed her body and healed chronic aches and pains. She completed her 500 hour comprehensive Pilates education at Studio Verve in Phoenix, Arizona. Maria is passionate about helping her clients feel healthy and strong and focuses on core strengthening and proper alignment in all of her classes. She is also a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and in her spare time loves to hike, camp, bike and practice yoga.

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Rachel Haffner

Balanced Body Certified Instructor

Rachel was born and raised in New Orleans and is brand new to Denver. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. Rachel discovered pilates after several injuries sidelined her from other exercise and she knew it would be an integral part of her life. She is a Balanced Body Certified Pilates Instructor, as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor & TRX Qualified Instructor. Rachel can't wait to encourage and share her fitness journey with others.

When not in the studio, Rachel is looking forward to exploring all that Denver has to offer.

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Greyce Skinner

Certified Pilates Instructor

Greyce (Also known as Leah Watson to fellow clients) is a Denver based aerialist, actor, and movement teacher who specializes in creative development.

In college she was introduced to yoga and completed a 200 hour teacher training through CorePower Yoga in Denver. This served as a jumping off point for a life of movement.

In 2012, she began her aerial journey. While living in Los Angeles she had the great pleasure of training, teaching, and performing at The Choreography House under the instruction of Kelly Yvonne. More recently, she began training and teaching low-dance trapeze at Aerial Works Castle Rock under the guidance of Rebekah Leach. She's also thrilled to be a part of #teamtease- teaching pole, dance, and creative movement at Tease Studio Denver.

Greyce started taking pilates classes in 2018 to rehab several aerial injuries and was thrilled to discover such a transformative (and low impact) training modality.

She is currently completing the L0-L2 Mat Teacher Training through Polestar and will be completing her Comprehensive training with Polestar to teach on all apparatus offered here. She looks forward to the continued exploration of this movement practice and apprenticing with us!

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Melinda Robinson

PT, Pilates Instructor

Licensed physical therapist who graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Miami. Currently working in the Denver area in an outpatient clinic utilizing a variety of manual therapy and corrective movement techniques, including dry needling and Pilates, to restore patient function.

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Julie Lavorini

Substitute Pilates Instructor

Coming Soon

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Katherine Broome

Apprentice Pilates Instructor

Coming Soon!

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Emma Byrd

Studio Administrator

Emma was born and raised in the Boston area, but spent about 8 years living in San Diego. She moved to Denver in 2021, and is currently working as Uncommon Practice Pilate's studio administrator while pursuing her Master's of Social Work. Emma's background includes work as a music therapist, as well as in the nonprofit space as a program manager. She spends most of her free time cooking or hanging out with her dogs, and loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee.

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