Team

Dénes Dreisziger

Master Instructor, Studio Co-Founder

Dénes Dreisziger fell in love with Pilates in 2005 while dancing professionally in Europe. Less than two years later he completed his first certification in Vienna. Upon returning to Montreal, Dénes completed his full certification with STOTT PILATES® in 2012, and passed his Instructor Trainer Mat and Reformer training in 2015. He was an Instructor Trainer for this contemporary school between 2015 and 2019. 

It was while teaching at Deja Griffith’s studio, who studied under Romana Kryzanowska, that Denes discovered Classical Pilates. Drawn to the challenge of Classical Pilates, he completed Clare Dunphy Hemani’s ‘Advanced Teaching Seminar’ in Newburyport, Massachusetts in 2017. Continuing his passion for understanding the full Classical Pilates System, Denes embarked on another full Certification in New York City with Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates, which he completed in December 2019. Fourteen years after Alycea Ungaro’s book ‘Body in Motion’ originally helped spark his Pilates Journey!

Gissella Santayana

Studio Co-Founder

Gissella Santayana suffered back pain for over 15 years before she discovered Pilates while dancing professionally in Europe. Having experienced a real change, she completed a Pilates Mat certification in Vienna in 2007. Upon her return to Montreal, she resumed her profession as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Back pain is a thing of the past now thanks to her regular Pilates practice. It’s not a magic bullet, but not far!

Gissella and Dénes are co-founders of Espace Pilates. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to help the studio run smoothly.

Cassandra Soenen

Certified Instructor

Cassandra holds the Comprehensive certification, with Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates.

She is a member of the Association of Naturotherapists of Quebec (ANQ).

Francine Morin

Certified Instructor

Francine holds the Comprehensive certification, with Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates.

She is a member of the Association of Naturotherapists of Quebec (ANQ).

Kimberley De Jong

Certified Instructor

Kimberley holds the Comprehensive certification, with Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates.