Studio ∙ Alexandria

About the studio

Xtend Barre Alexandria is conveniently located on Henderson Rd in the heart of Alexandria.

The studio enjoys a leafy aspect overlooking Australian Technology Park with easy access and plenty of parking available. We offer a fast-paced, 55-minute full body immersion that fuses dance, Pilates and sculpting exercises at the ballet barre to give you a chiseled body – and fast! 

By using a series of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches, the Xtend Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. The end result is a long and lean physique… without added bulk. Developed from a dance / Pilates background, the Xtend Barre workout combines the amazing results of dance with the principles of strength and safety in Pilates. At Xtend Barre Alexandria we teach a multi-level, safe, fun and effective class that anyone can join and thrive in. No prior Pilates experience or dance training required. Meet you at the Barre!

Before Your First Class…

New clients must fill out their liability waiver form before their first class. Grippy socks are required. Feel free to bring your own or buy a pair from us. Don’t be late. If you’re more than 10 minutes late, we can’t let you into the class. No mobile phones permitted in the studio. Please inform your instructor if you are pre/post-natal or have any pre-existing medical conditions. If you need to cancel your reservation, please note your studio’s cancellation policy in order to avoid being charged a late fee. You may cancel online or by using the Xtend Barre app. Email and phone cancellations are not accepted.

A note from the studio owner…

Through our passion for Xtend Barre and Pilates we will help you to create positive changes in your body and your life.

Meet our instructors

Andrew Aroustian

Andrew professional experiences include; featured dancer in Baz Lurhman’s film “Moulin Rouge”, 4 years performing at the Moulin Rouge and Lido de Paris (Paris), various roles in major musical theatre productions in Paris and Australia.
Andrew is a certified STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer instructor and holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction from Pilates International.

Andrew’s passion for Xtend Barre instructing is fuelled by the clients he teaches.

Julia Keast

After a successful career as a professional dancer, Julia turned her focus to the healing side of movement by becoming a qualified Pilates instructor and massage therapist. Her love of dance and Pilates is perfectly fused in Xtend Barre and she can share this passion through teaching and being an instructor trainer. She loves working with pre/postnatal clients, is a mum herself to two beautiful boys, and is passionate about the creative arts.

Courtney Semmler

Courtney has over 20 years’ experience in dancing and performing with calisthenics as a big part of her life and personal development. Injury rehabilitation introduced Courtney to Pilates and it was a friend who recommend Xtend Barre, which she fell in love with! “I have my dancing body back!” It has been a great way to continue Dance and Pilates while sharing her passion for Xtend Barre!

Elaine O'Doherty

Elaine began dancing since age 3 in her hometown of Portsmouth in the UK, studying most forms of dance. Having moved to Sydney, Elaine soon discovered and fell in love with Xtend Barre. She then gained her Pilates certification in 2012 and Xtend certification shortly after. Elaine wants to share her passion and enthusiasm for this incredible workout and endeavors to make each and every class challenging and fun. See you at the Barre!

Matthew Harris-Miills

Matthew comes from the UK and trained at the Royal Ballet School. After 21 years in musicals & dance including a stint at the “Moulin Rouge,” Pilates was a natural transition. While studying, he discovered Xtend Barre and fell in love with this amazing workout. He is dedicated to help you achieve your fitness goals through this exciting class that will constantly take you to that Challenge Zone

Sian O’Sullivan

Dance has been a part of Sian’s life since she was a 4 year old ballet student. Sian successfully auditioned at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts Dance School in London and was awarded a scholarship to attend. She moved from the UK to Australia in 2001 where she continued dancing. It was the fusion of dance and Pilates which immediately drew Sian to Xtend Barre. Sian qualified as an instructor in early 2014.


Stacey Rigney

Stacey Rigney is an Xtend Barre and Pilates instructor as well as a PhD student within the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She danced with the Australian Ballet School as a child and is a current Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Stacey enjoys being able to share her love of dance and fitness through both her research and Xtend Barre.

Sara Czarnota

Sara discovered Xtend Barre in Sydney and was instantly a devotee and addict. For Sara, since moving away from dance as a profession, Xtend Barre is the single workout that enables the same muscles, develops tone, posture and balance like ballet does. Plus, the movement is fun and highly rewarding! Sara’s passion for Xtend Barre sparked a decision to become an instructor in order to spread her love of Xtend Barre and make everyone feel as good as she does after doing class!

Amanda Jakelic

HR Manager by day/Xtend Barre Extraordinaire by night! Amanda holds her BBO Diploma in Classical Ballet, and having taught dance for many years it was very refreshing to discover the Xtend Barre workout. Amanda instantly fell in love with the dynamic, full body workout that combines her love for dance and Pilates in one addictive 55 minute class

Carly Cooper-Smith

In 2010 Carly finished in the top 8 of “So You Think You Can Dance” Australia. Some of her credits include dancing for Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue, Timomatic, Ricki Lee, Jessica Mauboy, X factor, Australian Idol, Australia’s Got Talent, Australia’s Next Top Model and many more along the way. Carly found her love and passion in Xtend Barre while taking classes with her fellow Aussie Xtend Barre family in Los Angeles. “Xtend Barre is like finding a pot of gold!”

Elise Piellard

Elise’s passion for dance led her to Paris where she studied Jazz, Modern Dance and Ballet. In France, she worked for many years as a professional dancer for Le Paradis Latin, Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione, and DISNEYLAND Paris. Since moving to Australia in 2009, Elise has complimented her work as a dancer with Pilates training – a natural progression before being thrilled by the Xtend Barre workout! Elise is certified in both Pilates mat and reformer and registered in Fitness Australia (Cert.III).