Studio ∙ Sydney


Level 4, 73 York St
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 Australia
(02) 8065 1707

About the studio

Xtend Barre Sydney is centrally located in Sydney’s CBD on York Street.

We are Australia’s first free-standing Xtend Barre Studio! Once entering our stunning heritage listed building, your workout experience will be held in our large, beautiful, light- filled studios, where we offer the hottest workouts including Xtend Barre, Xtend Barre Stick Fusion, Xtend Pilates Flow, Xtend Yoga Fusion, Xtend Suspend (TRX), Stretch and Xtend Privé. With something for everyone, you can join multi-level, safe, fun and effective classes where you are part of a family and community.
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…

Our passionate and talented team are here to support, inspire and motivate you to reach your goals in every class. Enjoy your Xtend Barre experience.

Meet our instructors

Rockell Williamson-Rudder

Originally from North Queensland, Rockell has performed in shows all around the world. A Stott Pilates instructor, IIN graduate and mother of 2 (soon to be 3), she is also the International Director at Xtend Barre and owner of Xtend Barre Sydney and Xtend Barre Drummoyne. Her secret weapon to long lean arms is the Xtend Barre Black Swan arm series. Her version of meditating is Horse Riding and one of her favourite quotes is “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

Jen de Leon

Jen has had a successful career as a singer/dancer/actor/model, with credits including the Australia Tour of Cameron Macintosh’s Miss Saigon. She then made a big move and entered the corporate world in London! Upon returning to Australia, Jen discovered Xtend Barre. She was amazed at how fast the results were and how fun the workout is. With her wonderful background in the world of Entertainment and Marketing, Jen brings endless passion and energy to Xtend Barre Sydney.

Heidi Edwards

Heidi fell in love with Xtend for its emphasis on corrective movement, control, resistance and cardio training, all delivered with a sense of fun and playfulness. As a Stott certified Pilates Instructor, Heidi continues to study her love of health and movement and is completing a BHS degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy. Heidi is also an Xtend Barre Master Trainer and loves sharing her passion for the Workout with new instructors beginning their journey.

Yvette Lakin


Yvette is a dancer/performer/certified personal trainer with a degree in dance and theatre. Her passion as a dancer has continued in her fitness career and she is now a sought after instructor in Pilates and Yoga having taught both overseas and around Australia. Yvette has a Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness and is a certified Mat and Equipment Pilates Instructor. Her energy and enthusiasm for fitness is evident in all her classes at Xtend Barre Sydney.

Dani Playel

Dani comes from a dance background, having trained in all forms since the age of 5. She was fortunate and grateful to have enjoyed performing as a singer, dancer and actress in Australia and Asia before moving to Los Angeles in 2000. Throughout her life, Dani has been drawn to the study and practice of Pilates and Yoga and all things health. This then led to Xtend Barre! She loves teaching and especially loves the clientele Xtend Barre attracts.

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).

Samara Kennedy

Dancing from a very young age, Samara now continues to work in the entertainment industry as a dancer and model. Over the past year, Samara has been working alongside Shay Stafford in the stage show Memoirs of a Showgirl and The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrman. After finding Xtend Barre and realizing it not only strengthens your body but also sculpts it, she chose to study Pilates and Xtend Barre to become a qualified teacher.

Matthew Harris

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.

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.

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 class!

Courtney Semmler

The world of entertainment was in Courtney’s blood from 4 years old, when she started dancing and gymnastics. Injury rehabilitation introduced Courtney to Pilates and she found the benefits were endless. Of course the next progression was Xtend Barre! “It’s a full body work out that strengthens and tones, and it’s FUN! I have my dancing body back!”

Elaine O’Doherty

Elaine began dancing at age 3 in her hometown of Portsmouth in the UK, appearing in numerous stage and TV productions both in the UK and Europe. In 1999, she settled in Sydney with her husband and discovered AND fell in love with the Xtend Barre Workout! In 2012 she became a certified Pilates Instructor and continued on with her Xtend Barre qualifications.

Amy Petsalis

Amy’s film credits include the highly successful motion capture Oscar winning film Happy Feet. Amy has done countless work for commercial, television, corporate and stage, has toured around the world and besides all that, Amy also enjoys fusing her styles into an Argentinean tango show, Three2TANGO.

Amy initially started training in Xtend Barre to maintain her fitness, strength and flexibility, but then decided to take it a step further and inspire and motivate others each day as an instructor.

Melanie Firbank

Melanie started dancing at the young age of three, going on to train professionally in contemporary dance. She then went on to study her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting. Since then, Melanie has worked in theatre, musical theatre and film across New Zealand, Australia, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Melanie loves that Xtend Barre offers the ability to strengthen and sculpt your body, combining the musicality and creativity of dance.


Alice Scott

Alice’s passion is to educate and empower people to achieve a healthier lifestyle by igniting a love of exercise and nutrition. She is a Pilates and Xtend Barre Instructor, part-time model and also holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree majoring in Naturopathy from UWS.

Alice is proudly apart of the Lululemon Altheltica Ambassador team, representing pilates for Lululemon Athletica George St, Sydney, Australia. She is proudly apart of the Lululemon Altheltica Ambassador team, representing pilates for Lululemon Athletica George St, Sydney, Australia.She is proudly apart of the Lululemon Altheltica Ambassador team, representing pilates for Lululemon Athletica George St, Sydney, Australia.

Klair Jarratt

Klair comes to Xtend Barre from New Zealand and has been calling Sydney home for the last 8 years.

After moving to Australia to pursue a career in the fashion industry, she searched for a change of vocation that still incorporated her passion of movement, and wanted to expand her knowledge of the health and fitness industry. So, Klair completed her Certificate in Personal Training with special electives in Health and Weight management and Nutrition. She is also now a fully certified Xtend Barre Instructor!

Brooke Wiggins

As well as currently studying a Batchelor of Visual Arts and Design at the Australian Catholic University, Brooke hopped on board the team to help spread her passion for Xtend. Brooke has a  background in dance and finds Xtend Barre to be a fun and easy way to keep fit! Brooke contributes her love of design by looking after the graphics department as well as also doing reception work at both Xtend Barre Sydney and Drummoyne.