Xtend Barre Newbury Street

338 Newbury St., 2nd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115 USA


Xtend Barre Newbury Street is a boutique fitness studio located in Boston on the last block of Newbury Street above Trident Cafe and just a few steps away from the Hynes Convention Center T stop. We have almost 40 classes per week on our schedule including our signature Xtend Barre class, Xtend Suspend, Xtend Stick, Xtend Petites and Babies on Board. We are beyond thrilled to be named Boston’s Best Barre Studio of 2016 by Boston Magazine and we can’t wait to meet you at the barre!

Meet our instructors

Amanda Cort

Xtend Barre Newbury Street owner Amanda Cort discovered and fell in love with Xtend Barre in 2013 while living abroad in Sydney, Australia. Dancing since the young age of two, she was ecstatic to find a workout that incorporates her lifelong passions for dance, fitness and the performing arts. She knew immediately that she had to bring this amazing workout back to Boston and introduce Xtend Barre to her hometown. She is so thrilled to see her dream of building a beautiful studio in the Back Bay come true and can’t wait to Xtend with you!

Ashley Romero

Ashley is a previous ballet dancer who has trained and performed with professional ballet companies in Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, and Dallas, TX. She discovered her love for Xtend after realizing how similar it felt to an actual ballet barre workout.  She is excited to share her knowledge of dance, Pilates and barre with Xtend Barre Boston.

Kristen Giddings

Kristen grew up north of Boston and has been involved in dance and athletics since a very young age. She received degrees in both Dance/Performance Studies and Journalism from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. She has danced professionally in Boston, New York and London. Her dance education has equipped her with a strong understanding of the body and conditioning, which she is excited to bring to her classes at Xtend. Kristen also works at the Boston Herald and dances with Boston based dance companies Urbanity and Intimations Dance.

Leah Kuhlmann

Leah is passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle and inspiring others to do the same. Starting from a young age, Leah found a love of many different sport from synchronized figure skating, to volleyball and marathon running. She loves to challenge her body (as well as reward it at the end of the day with a bowl of ice cream!) When Leah came across her first Xtend Barre class in Seal Beach, California, she was hooked! When she is not in the studio, Leah is studying at Northeastern University for her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She enjoys motivating both her speech and Xtend Barre clients to realize their full potential in mental and physical health goals. Leah’s energy in class is contagious and she looks forward to meeting you at the barre!

Andrea Szabo

At the age of 3, Andrea started dancing in her hometown of Cleveland, OH and continued dancing at Boston University as a member of its nationally ranked dance team. After graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, she needed to find a way to keep in shape and found Xtend Barre. She loved how great of a workout she got while still connected to her dance roots. Andrea promises you will sweat every time and hopefully challenge yourself to do things you never thought were possible.

Sophie Kaner

Sophie is trained in ballet, classical Indian dance, and ballroom/Latin, and performs ballet, aerials, and burlesque professionally in the Boston area. She loves teaching dance and fitness, and Xtend Barre is the perfect mix of both! When Sophie isn’t in the studio or onstage, she produces her own audio drama podcast, The Penumbra.

Kirsten Thresher

Kirsten grew up in Western Massachusetts and began dancing at the age of two. Her passion and artistic ability led her to complete fourteen years as a competitive dancer, and eventually landed her a role as a cheerleader for the New England Patriots. Kirsten completed two seasons of cheerleading with the Patriots, and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy. Kirsten loves to dance as a form of self-expression, and loves to incorporate her dance knowledge and skills in her barre classes here at Xtend!