Sarah Steele

As a professional ballet dancer with The Washington Ballet, a Stott Pilates instructor, and a NASM-certified personal trainer, I am ready to kick your butt whether you’re looking for enhanced performance or just a great workout!

My years of experience in dance and fitness bring musicality, focus, and tons of energy to my class. 

Each SteeleSculpt workout is muscle-targeting but features full-body movement and a good sweat! I’ll challenge you to keep moving while never sacrificing form or proper mechanics. 

Let’s work it out!

Brittany Stone

I started my ballet training at the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School at American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York City and completed my final year of training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I joined Boston Ballet in 2010 and made the switch over to The Washington Ballet in 2016 where Sarah and I became fast friends.

Sarah invited me to take her Pilates class on the weekend, and from then on, I was hooked! I have taken her classes consistently for three years, and the improvement in my physical strength as a ballerina is insane.

 I am so stoked she has given me this opportunity to teach you! I hope to bring a sense of camaraderie to my classes— everyone will be working hard, working together, and feeling good!

P.S. You may recognize me from my occasional cameo in the back of Sunday Burn! 

Jessy Dick

As a professional ballet dancer and faculty member with The Washington Ballet, I am ready to take part in your journey of fitness and help you build strength from head to toe. 

With a BFA from Butler University and years of professional experiences on and off stage, I bring knowledge and creativity into every class. I have a passion for teaching and love sharing the power of movement with my students. Cross training is instrumental in protecting your body from injury and enhancing overall performance, not just for dancers, but for everyone. 

Each SteeleSculpt workout you take from me will feature full body movement, encouraging energy, and a focus on proper mechanics and form to help you build your overall awareness of your body!

See you in class!

Samara Rittinger *


Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I began my ballet training at Goh Ballet Academy and left home at thirteen to train and board at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. In school, I had the toughest teachers but they really instilled in me that if you want results, you have to put in the work.  Immediately after graduating, I joined The Washington Ballet as a trainee and have been there ever since!

At The Washington Ballet, I met Sarah and was lucky enough to be a part of one of the very first Sunday Burns. Since that very first burn, I have never worked out the same way. I constantly have Sarah’s voice in my head while doing bridges, just telling me to keep going!

I am so excited to be able to be the one that is stuck in your head now! I have been told that I have a very soft demeanor, however that definitely does not mean I will go easy on you. I’m truly addicted to getting my sweat on and feeling all of my muscles working to their limit! I can’t wait to share my love for SteeleSculpt with you in my class.  

*Volunteer Trainer for SteeleSculpt

Corey Landolt

Francesca Jordan Dugarte

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I began studying ballet at Academia de Ballet Clasico Nina Novak and later moved to Milano, Italy with a scholarship to the Accademia Teatro la Scala. I’ve danced in numerous ballet companies around Europe and the United States, including Zurich Ballet, Victor Ullate Ballet, The Washington Ballet, and BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, and have competed as a finalist on the reality show Amici in Rome. My first love in fitness was spinning— wherever I was, I found a studio. After having a baby, I got hooked on strength training as it helped me regain and gain new strength.Today as a certified spin instructor and NASM personal trainer, I love to see people get inspired and work their bodies more than they think they can. I believe that if we test our limits, we would all realize that we are made to be warriors. Now as a SteeleSculpt certified trainer, I’m very excited to share a piece of me with you all and feel the burn together!  Fun fact— Sarah and I have known each other since we were kids. Life keeps bringing us together. What a blessing!