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!
Melanie’s experience is as a dancer and actress, having completed professional training both as a contemporary dancer at NZSD in Wellington and her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting at the prestigious Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School.
Melanie has worked in theatre, musical theatre and film locally and internationally across New Zealand, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Upon returning home to Sydney and taking Xtend Barre classes herself, Melanie knew that this was the next step in her career and completed her training the following year. Being completely in love with the Xtend Barre workout Melanie’s favourite thing about Xtend Barre is that it offers the ability to strengthen and sculpt your body, combining the musicality and creativity of dance in a fun and energetic setting that is open and supportive of every client.
Most importantly Melanie is the proud owner of Xtend Barre Alexandria and hopes to bring her love and passion of Xtend Barre to each of her classes.
When not in the studio, Melanie can be found hanging upside on an aerial hoop or aerial silks.
Ashleigh’s passion for dance and exercise led her to fall in love with Xtend Barre. After traveling the world performing for Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines she is thrilled to say goodbye to her sea legs and teach the class she loves to take. She looks forward to bringing her technical jazz experience into the studio and can always promise a laugh or two as she works you out! Ashleigh’s dance training has led her to perform in two national tours with recording artist ‘Kanye West’ as well as a plethora of children’s shows in multiple countries including India and The Philippines. Ashleigh’s favorite part of instructing is nurturing her clients and watching their confidence and technique grow with each class. She looks forward to seeing you in the studio and promises to deliver the total body work out Xtend Barre is famous for!
Elaine began dancing at age three 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.
Phoebe is a professional dancer, dance teacher and Xtend Barre fanatic from Auckland, New Zealand. In Auckland she completed her degree in Communications Studies at AUT, worked for leading dance companies such as Diamond Entertainment and Momentum Productions, performed with the Skycity Cheerteam and instructed at Xtend Barre Ponsonby and Studio 3. Phoebe is an experienced teacher and instructor and is passionate about Xtend Barre’s workout and the positive results it has had in not just her own life but also her clients.
Phoebe is thrilled to be instructing at Xtend Barre Alexandria and looks forward to meeting you at the barre.
Ivy has an extensive background in the performing arts. A graduate from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and Brent Street Studios, her major theatrical credits include: Disney’s The Lion King and Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon. She also starred as Danielle Clarks in the film, ‘Razzle Dazzle, A Journey Into Dance’. She thinks her epithet should read: perennial traveler, musical theatre fanatic and Xtend Barre enthusiast. Ivy can’t wait to meet you at the barre!
New Zealand born Benny loved moving from an early age, competing in Artistic Gymnastics before finding dance and completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. Trying Xtend Barre at a friends suggestion, Benny found it to be a fabulous fit for his lifestyle, body and booty. Fun loving with a spoonful of charm, he will put you through your paces with a smile.
Amy grew up on the Central Coast NSW, and trained in dance since a toddler. Graduate with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts, Amy travelled around the globe internationally and domestically as a professional dancer. Through Amy’s passion for movement, this led her to Yoga. She fell in love with the cohesion of blending breath with align based movement. Performing professionally as a dancer and teaching dance for over 5 years, she had a true passion for teaching movement which lead her to complete her SmartFLOW Teacher Training with Annie Carpenter.
Amy’s classes are a juicy flow with strong body awareness, always capturing an element of fun and laughter with students. Her personal practise is reflective of her teachings. An intelligent mix of strong alignment and foundation with fluid transitions. In her down time she loves the outdoors, bush walking being a personal favourite, reading books and blogs on pretty much anything health related.
Tory’s first yoga class, over 12 years ago, was not a graceful experience. She felt lost, uncoordinated and self-conscious. Never would she have believed she’d be a full-time you teacher years later. As a teacher, being able to share her knowledge, experiences & spirit with others is a gift that she is always grateful for. She wants her clients to feel supported and free to explore their body, mind and spirit in a space free from judgement and stress. She teaches from her heart and always comes wearing a smile and a burst of positive energy. Her yoga practice started as a physical activity, but it wasn’t long before the holistic benefits seeped into every aspect of her life. Yoga challenges and balances her. With a penchant for many of life’s pleasures and the ability to burn the candle at both ends, yoga is her trusty equilibrium. Tory’s classes are a mix of strength, stamina, grace and lightness.
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