Meet the Instructors
Gallery Barre is regularly introducing guest instructors. Please see our full class schedule to see upcoming classes with various instructors.
Owner/Director - Gallery Barre, LLC. BFA / Dance & MA Ed.
Having been in the dance/fitness industry for 30+ years, I am passionate about the importance of movement -specifically dance-inspired movement!
Growing up as a dancer/athlete, I have a passion for living a healthy & fit lifestyle and sharing with others how to do the same. Over the past years I have been running around to various health & fitness facilities in New York & New Jersey...until the desire to open my own studio hit me hard!
Passion + a strong desire = Gallery Barre!
I also have a passionate connection to North Jersey School of Dance Arts here in Hackettstown, NJ. I was privileged to have been under the tutelage of Christine Melgar Taylor (former owner/direct of NJSDA) from a very young age all the way through college for my ballet training and Carolyn Dorfman (Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (NY) / CDDC) for my modern technique studies.
I taught at NJSDA for 10+ years - and at times continue to help out when I can be of assistance to Ashley Freyer & Alexandra Thorpe - the new owners/directors and former dance students of mine!
I currently also teach Yoga/Pilates at Centenary University (one of my Alma Maters) as part of the Student Activities Center. I am a Level I & Master Teacher Trainer for The BeyondBarre Method, teaching classes and conducting teacher training with owner & creator of the BeyondBarre Method - Colleen Ketchum.
Barre has been my longtime passion! BeyondBarre is designed with the simplicity to be performed with only a ballet barre (or chair if you are at home) and can be enhanced with weights, balls, resistance bands and the ice-skating inspired BeyondBarre GlideBoard (or discs).
BeyondBarre is the unique body transforming workout! I received my Pilates Mat/Props certification through Power Pilates,NYC and my Yoga certification through Yoga Ed. I also hold a Vocational Arts & Dance Certification and Elementary Education Teacher Certification. Currently, I also teach 5th grade science @ Mansfield Township Elementary School.
Barre Above & Balletone
Danielle is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor with additional certifications in Barre Above®, Balletone® and TRX®. She has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Her classes are fun and exciting with upbeat music and lots of motivation to help you become your best self. When Danielle isn't in the studio, she loves being adventurous outdoors and enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.