Melanie Nasser


MELANIE NASSER grew up in the Woodlands before leaving to pursue a career as a Professional Dancer. She has been Principal Dancer with Tulsa Ballet as well as Ohio Ballet, and has performed Internationally on stages as far flung as Hawaii, Japan, and New York. Melanie’s interest in — and respect for — Pilates developed well before she began instructing: she is a direct beneficiary of the healing power of the method. Melanie learned the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates first hand after an ACL tear that could have been a career ending mishap. Her performing life was extended through a combination of orthopedic surgery and intensive Pilates based therapy.

When an opportunity to build a Pilates programme fell in her lap several years later, Melanie became certified through D.K. Body Balancing and retired from dance. She taught for close to a decade in Tulsa, where her clientele ranged in age from aspiring young dancers to spry senior citizens, from expectant mothers to athletes returning from injury, from business men reclaiming fitness after heart surgery to a former member of the US Olympic Tae Kwon Do team.

In Tulsa Melanie worked alongside her mentor Danielle Cap Lema who uses Dennis Gibbons’ Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® to complement the studio’s Pilates offerings.

Melanie’s exposure to the power and benefits of Pilates combined with her mentor’s Release Work — and her never-ending quest to bring her clients the full movement potential of a well aligned body led her become a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner from 2011-2018 and recently a certified Rossiter Level 4 Coach.

Melanie’s vision for centerAlign is simple: to help her clients prevent unnecessary injuries while improving and enhancing the movement potential of their bodies.

MELANIE NASSER grew up in the Woodlands before leaving to pursue a career as a Professional Dancer. She has been Principal Dancer with Tulsa Ballet as well as Ohio Ballet, and has performed Internationally on stages as far flung as Hawaii, Japan, and New York. Melanie’s interest in — and respect for — Pilates developed well before she began instructing: she is a direct beneficiary of the healing power of the method. Melanie learned the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates first hand after an ACL tear that could have been a career ending mishap. Her performing life was extended through a combination of orthopedic surgery and intensive Pilates based therapy.

When an opportunity to build a Pilates programme fell in her lap several years later, Melanie became certified through D.K. Body Balancing and retired from dance. She taught for close to a decade in Tulsa, where her clientele ranged in age from aspiring young dancers to spry senior citizens, from expectant mothers to athletes returning from injury, from business men reclaiming fitness after heart surgery to a former member of the US Olympic Tae Kwon Do team.

In Tulsa Melanie worked alongside her mentor Danielle Cap Lema who uses Dennis Gibbons’ Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® to complement the studio’s Pilates offerings.

Melanie’s exposure to the power and benefits of Pilates combined with her mentor’s Release Work — and her never-ending quest to bring her clients the full movement potential of a well aligned body led her become a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner from 2011-2018 and recently a certified Rossiter Level 4 Coach.

Melanie’s vision for centerAlign is simple: to help her clients prevent unnecessary injuries while improving and enhancing the movement potential of their bodies.

Melanie Nasser's Headshot
centerAlign Pilates logo

centerAlign exclusively offers private and semi-private Pilates sessions and Rossiter (two person stretching) sessions. Melanie focuses on individual needs that can not be addressed in a large class situation. For the last 18 years she has specialized in injury prevention and helping decrease pain related to repetitive motion, previous injuries and poor body alignment. As a former professional ballerina she has worked extensively with dance students achieving their goals. Education has always been a huge part of her vision as she believes the more we can know about our bodies the more we can help ourselves!

Melanie offers:

Pilates Private Sessions, Semi-Private Sessions
Rossiter Private Sessions, Rossiter Tune-Up Sessions

centerAlign Pilates offers: