YOUR B BODY: Strong, able and better with age!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: A few years of Ukrainian dance
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunch socks and high tops
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Chapstick!! Burt’s bees is the fav
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Cheese burgers
CURRENT HOBBIES: DIY home decor - I could have my own Pinterest fail blog
OCCUPATION: Studio Founder and Owner
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Just Breath, and make it happen ”
YOUR B BODY: Having a knee injury and thyroid problems it’s amazing to see that I can still be active, get fit and feel good about myself and what my body can accomplish with Barre! Total side note- but I also simply love spring rollls, donairs and pasta far too much so Barre helps me have balance.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: only after some liquid courage lol
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Crimped hair, butterfly sparkly clips and mood rings
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My pups
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Spring rolls, cabbage rolls, donairs, steak, lasagna - I don’t think there’s enough room for my complete list.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Board games (my husband and I own over 150 so cool I know lol), knitting, binge watching Netflix shows.
OCCUPATION: Paralegal by day - barre tender by night (kinda like Batman)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Go out there and decide who you are. Who might that be? It might be a winner” Wimbledon movie
“Empathy - feeling your pain in my heart”
YOUR B BODY: Works out each day so I can keep up with my kids during the day and eat junk food and drink wine at night.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: No dance experience, but was a national level competitive synchronized swimmer
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Hyper colour t-shirts and Jordache shoes
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My three kids
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Red wine and Cadbury mini eggs.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Curling up with a good book and a cup of tea (although finding a quiet moment to do this is the hardest part)
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
YOUR B BODY: I bounce and barre so I eat whatever my heart desires, to beat olympians at their own sports and to keep my asthma in control!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 19 years of on going dance training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and others! Trained in Russia to obtain my Russia ballet certification and I have my teaching certification for ISTD ballet as well!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Socks in sandals or double buns
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Kinder chocolate and my puppy Earl
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Grilled cheese, KD and 1/2 sweet non-fat caramel macchiatos
CURRENT HOBBIES: Instagramming, water colour painting, trying new food and restaurants and traveling!
OCCUPATION: Student, Barre and SOAR instructor and dance teacher
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Nevertheless she Persisted!”
YOUR B BODY: I work out not only for the physical results, but also for the mental and emotional benefits; being surrounded by our tribe is so good for my sanity!
DANCE EXPERIENCE: I danced competitively and took classes in ballet/pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary/modern and hip hop for 24 years. It led to some incredible experiences, like performing on a cruise ship through the Caribbean, dancing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at Disney World in Florida, auditioning for and training at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing in Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and even being an Edmonton Eskimo cheerleader in the CFL for six seasons.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Definitely scrunchies.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family and dog.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Poutine.
CURRENT HOBBIES: Other than my FAVOURITE hobbies, barre and SOAR? I love to bake (and especially decorate cupcakes & cakes), go on walks, and study interior design + landscaping trends, thanks to our extensive home renovation.
OCCUPATION: I do marketing and communications in the professional sport and tourism industry.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time” - Maya Angelou
YOUR B BODY: Without barre my post-pregnancy body would be wayyyy more squishy and my butt would be sagging to the floor
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 16 years of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and musical theatre. Also a certified Pilates mat teacher.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: The grunge phase - frayed jeans, plaid shirts, Doc Marten boots
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My family
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Popcorn with lots of butter on it, Starbucks Caramel Soy Frappuccino with light whip on top!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Interior design, reading biographies, that's about all I have time for these days!
OCCUPATION: Personal Wardrobe Stylist, Actor
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Fake It 'Til You Make It!”
YOUR B BODY: My barre/bounce body is a powerhouse, it literally carries me through each & every day - from work, to workouts, to running errands and meeting up with friends. I workout so that I can keep my body healthy & happy. Not only does working out give me the strength to participate in numerous activities (like obstacle course runs, which I love!!), but it also gives me the strength to power through day to day activities (like groceries and HAVING to take them all inside in one trip). Working out also not only nourishes my physical body, but also my mind - every workout is like a mental reset, giving me more clarity and energy to take on the rest of the day. Oh.. and I like nachos... and ice cream, like A LOT, so I also work out because of that.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: Does dancing on ice count!? I was a figure skater for 15 years, doing both singles skating & synchronized skating.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Buffalo (platform) shoes, carefully paired with a skirt overtop of pants & topped off with some butterfly clips (thank you Spice Girls)
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: My music
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: NACHOS!!!!!
CURRENT HOBBIES: Making wedding invitations, and Sudoku puzzles
OCCUPATION: Office Administrator at our family owned company
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.” Brené Brown
YOUR B BODY: I workout to keep myself happy and stress free. Also the amount of dessert I eat needs to somehow be offset.
DANCE EXPERIENCE: 0
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FASHION FAD: Scrunchies, still rocking them.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A water bottle, I bring a water bottle with me almost everywhere I go.
FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK: Mexican, I could live off of tacos and margarita's. I also love the Egg Yolk Raviolo from Bar Bricco
CURRENT HOBBIES: Running, cooking and baking, hiking (summer), travelling and barre!
OCCUPATION: Media Manager - I plan and buy advertising campaigns for various clients.
WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Where you invest your love, you invest your life”