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  • Jessika Munnell

    Founder

    Jessika Munnell brings passion and personality to Barre Body, the fitness studio she created.
    Jessika graduated from the Western Washington University (USA) with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a minor in Sports Science…….

  • Marize Flax

    Instructor

    Marize Flax is a professional dancer trained in ballet, contemporary, modern jazz, Latin and Spanish. She studied and qualified at UCT Ballet School and also qualified as a modern jazz and solo Latina dance teacher……..

  • Zora Sandenbergh

    Instructor

    My love and passion for living an active lifestyle has lead be to become a BARRE BODY instructor. BARRE BODY has transformed my body, soul and mind……..

  • Elisabeth Jengo

    Instructor

    The Barre philosophy has become an essential and passionate part of her life leading Elisabeth to become a Barre Body Instructor as a way to enhance her individual training as well as allowing her to share and inspire others to practice a healthy lifestyle…….

  • Vanessa Ascencao

    Instructor

    Vanessa is a nutritional consultant who holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition, a B.Com in Marketing, and consults to top local and international health and natural food companies. She is currently studying Functional medicine and is Marketing Director for Coyne healthcare. www.vdanutrition.com She brings a fresh and revolutionary approach to health, wellness and personal […]

  • Q Hinrichsen

    Instructor

    “Barre Body captures the essence of beauty; fiercely strong and graceful” Q is an professional architect. She has an affinity and admiration for beauty of place, mind, body and spirit. She graduated from the University of Cape Town and has since endeavoured to further her love for architecture in design and place-making. She enjoys Arts & […]

  • Katherine Gray

    Instructor

    Having always enjoyed music, sports and the performing arts, Katherine was immediately drawn to Barre Body and the atmosphere of community, positive energy and empowerment it fosters. By immersing herself in Barre Body as both a student and instructor, Katherine has found the perfect complement to her professional life in the luxury goods and events […]

  • Chantel van der Westhuizen

    Co-owner Rivonia

    Chantel is a Pilates instructor and owner of her own very successful Pilates studio. She opened Pure Motion Studios, and has been operating the business since June 2009. Chantel’s enthusiasm for all things physical is infectious, and well balanced by her extensive knowledge of the body. She is the co-owner of Barre Body Rivonia and […]

  • Bianca Botha

    Instructor

    From the early age of 4 I started ballet classes which ignited my passion for dance. Through the years I have practiced many forms of dance; modern, tap, ballroom and contemporary as well as exploring rowing, trail running, spinning and gymming. Staying physically active keeps me positive, enthusiastic and energized. Exercise is such an essential […]

  • Melanie Loser

    Instructor

    Art, animals, architecture and Barre Growing up in the small town of Empangeni in Kwazulu Natal outside of large cities, I have always been surrounded by wildlife which is one of my passions along with architecture, art and now…Barre Body. I have been a dancer since the age of 3 and I remember my first […]

  • Kaylan Sabbadin

    Instructor

    I started dancing when I was 4 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I trained in tap, ballet, contemporary, jazz and many other styles. I also started music ,drama and singing … throughout my school life. I was constantly busy and stretched beyond and extremely active. I tried almost every school sport and from that […]

  • Liesel Swanepoel

    Instructor

    Dancing has been my absolute passion my entire life. I grew up dancing competing in athletics and playing hockey, I would never sit still. After school I followed my passion and went to go study dancing full time completing my 4 year course at the Waterfront Theatre School of Performing Arts. I majored in Modern […]

  • Mbali Nene

    Instructor

    I’m a free spirited individual with unconditional love for fitness-training, fashion and dance. I’m driven by my passion for healthy living and love to inspire others to be the best that they can be.

  • Michelle Taylor

    Instructor

    My name is Michelle and my philosophy in life is balance! Maintaining a healthy body = a healthy state of mind. I share my passion across many forms of exercise and I’m always looking to raise the “Barre”! From a very early age I have been an avid sports enthusiast being drawn to most activities […]

  • Mila De Biaggi

    Instructor

    Mila De Biaggi is a professional singer, dancer and actress. She began her training (Ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop and more) at a very young age. In her teens Mila studied full time at a Performing Arts academy and later graduated from the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel. Her many years of stage experience, playing […]

  • Ianthe January

    Instructor

    Originally from Namibia. Ianthé is a professional dancer, singer & actress. Dancing since the age of 5, she moved to Cape Town in 2010 to further her studies in performing arts, and has attained teaching qualifications in ballet, modern and tap dancing. She believes in a balanced life. Feeding your mind, body & soul. A […]

  • Ziyanda Buthelezi

    Instructor

    Ziyanda is a telecommunications attorney, author and lecturer at law at a local university. Outside of the office Ziyanda is a keen sports woman, having represented South Africa in netball whilst in high school. Ziyanda enjoys new challenges which is why she fell in love with Barre Body, in particular the way in which exercise, […]

  • Ricci-Lee Brookstone

    Instructor

    My name is Ricci-Lee Brookstone. Im extremely passionate about health and fitness. Growing up in a very active household, I participated in all sports in school and I currently participate in running races. I also love horse riding, yoga and Barre! I believe that life is about balance and fitness is a vital element of […]

  • Sune-Lee Esch

    Instructor

    This farm girl moved to the city at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a professional performer. Excelling as an athlete in various fields since a young age, she chose dancing to be her number one focus. With international teaching qualifications in Imperial Classical Ballet & Modern Theatre, Suné is a dance […]

  • Georgia-Ella Brookstone

    Instructor

    My name is Georgia-Ella Brookstone. I have had a keen passion for fitness since a young age. Fitness forms a part of my lifestyle and makes me feel healthy , happy and balanced. Without it I would go crazy. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by inspirational and motivational woman and being apart of […]

  • Cara Scott

    Instructor

    Cara started dancing at the age of 4. Born in the Northern Cape, her parents made a difficult decision to send her to boarding school in Stellenbosch, where she trained with Marike Hendrikz, Danielle Botha and Martin Schonberg. She received distinctions in all of her RAD examinations. She joined the Cape Junior Ballet Company in […]

  • Kayley Scanlen

    Instructor

    I recently moved to Cape town from Vietnam where I had been teaching and sharing my passion for yoga. I am a 200hr RYT and qualified fitness instructor. I have always had a passion for fitness and health with a background in dancing, weight training and crossfit. My mission is to provide an encouraging environment […]

  • Sam Willoughby

    Instructor

    Sam Willoughby is a professional actress and dancer who is currently working in the TV and film industry. Sam started her training at a very young age, allowing her to become well versed in many styles of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and more. She loves being active and constantly challenging […]

  • Angela Smith

    Umhlanga studio owner

    Angela Smith is a qualified Cecchetti ballet teacher with a passion for dance and children. Angela started dancing at the young age of 4 and has seen her passion turn into a career. With her fully furnished studio opening in 2013 at Glenashley Preparatory School she has seen her studio grow from strength to strength. […]

  • Alice Maybin

    Instructor

    Alice Kelly Maybin is a professional dancer. She obtained her BMUS Degree in Dance from the University of Cape Town, majoring in the Performers stream. Alice has been dancing since the age of 3. Through the years her focus has been in ballet, contemporary, jazz and the Horton technique. She too has done courses in […]

  • Angelica Christelis

    Instructor

    Dance, health and wellness have always been a major part of Angelica’s life. Having started dance at the age of 4 she eventually went on to compete nationally and internationally. Holding numerous South African and a World Champion title, Angelica decided to pursue dance as a career. Along the way she realised she not only […]

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