"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion"
- Martha Graham
I am a dancer, always have been, always will be! Growing up, all I wanted to do was dance. My passion is so deeply rooted in my soul that to this day I have trouble restraining my innate desire for movement.
After completion of my Bachelor of Arts degree at LaSalle University in Pennsylvania, I attended the Dance Education Program at the University of Hawaii. In my early twenties, I became interested in the world of exercise and fitness and began weight training and kick boxing, only to find that my already strong, dancer-like body was beginning to bulk. In order to reverse these changes, I decided to train and study in the Pilates method.
I became certified to teach Pilates Mat and Reformer for the Mat. My love for movement led me to study the Ron Fletcher Technique, become certified in Fletcher Floorwork and begin a study in Fletcher Towel.
As I continued to teach dance and Pilates, I decided to create a workout that would provide the perfect fusion. This is when the Barre Bellesprogram was born. Barre Belles is a ballet barre based workout, fused with principles of Pilates and a touch of Yoga. It has become a familiar name in the "downbeach" South Jersey area, as it continues to be the only barre based class in the area. Barre Belles has a solid following of what I refer to as the Barre Babes!