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Summary

"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!

Work experience

Choreographer

Margate Players

Choreographed community theater productions, including:

Joseph and The Technicolor Dream Coat

Little Shop of Horrors

The Wizard of Oz

Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Annie, Jr.

Music Man, Jr.

Aladdin, Jr. 

Dance Teacher

Encore Dance
Apr 2007Present

Owner

Barre Belles

Owner and Instructor of Barre Belles~ Your ballet body without the tutu.  

Instruct group fitness in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Fletcher Floorwork, Zumba Fitness, Barre Belles, and Kettle Belles. 

Oversee programming and teachers at various fitness clubs and dance studios.

Apr 2012Present

mind body manager

exhale spa

Oversee teachers and programming for exhale spa's mind bod program at Revel Resorts. 

Create schedules, interact and accommodate guests.

Core Fusion Barre, Bootcamp, and Yoga teacher.

Apr 2009Jan 2010

Manager & Trainer

G&P Fitness

References

Rachel Hildebrand

Rachel started out personal training with me as an obese, insecure 27 year old woman.  She is now a beautiful and healthy, confident and successful, 100 lbs lighter 28 year old architect. 

Trisha Wagner

Trisha was on the Child Study Team when I was a Special Education Teacher.  She was the case worker to which my students were assigned. Trisha and I worked closely together planning programs for classified students.  

Michael Oldroyd

Michael is a Tough Mudder enthusiast! Michael and I train one on one as well as in small groups to prepare him for the challenges that he will face in these events.  We focus on strength and endurance exercises, including but not limited to TRX, Kettlebells, and Plyometrics.

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Education

Sep 1999May 2000

University of Hawaii
Sep 1995May 1999

Bachelor of Arts

La Salle University