Barre Fitness Instructors at the Wellness Centre Wollongong
Jennifer started her dance career at the age of three. She studied jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, and modern in the United States at various dance studios. In 2012, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Dance and education at the University of New Hampshire. She danced with the UNH Dance Company for four years, was a featured dancer in a production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” performed as an aerialist in the “Swan Song” music video aired on MTV for the band Set It Off, as well as many shows and cabarets worldwide. At UNH, she discovered a passion for Aerial Dance and dove into it. In her Junior year she started dancing and doing aerial with a professional company called Iron Heart Circus and performs with them whenever on the east coast of the USA. In her spare time, she was also a dance instructor for seven years and a TA for the Aerial Dance class, at UNH for three years.
Jennifer has since dove into the world of barre fitness as well as other up and coming workout styles. She uses classic and modern techniques to make her classes fun and fresh and she is thrilled to be working with the amazing people at Wollongong Wellness Center!
Arkie is a current dance assistant, competitive cheerleader, and showteam/soloist dancer for a local studio, and has trained in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and tap dance styles in addition to cheerleading and acrobatics/tumbling.
She has performed as a Junior and Intermediate Cheerleader for the Hawks NBL during the 2009-2011 seasons.
Arkie completed ADAP ballet qualifications in 2010/2011, and recently completed Barre Attack Instructor certification with Body Maestro in 2013.
Arkie aims to compliment the Wellness Centre Barre Attack classes with a strong ballet focus, tailoring the movements (and terminology) to suit all ages, fitness and experience levels - prior dance capability is not a pre-requisite.
Kate has trained in dance since the age of 3 and started teaching dance and fitness classes at the age of 17. She was accredited through both DMPA and ATOD and holds a B/Arts (Dance) & B/Education degree from UNSW, which incorporated training in anatomy, safe dance practice, and injury prevention/management. Kate has also completed the Movement Medicine for Dancers Workshops and has her first aid certificate. This wealth of experience from the dance world has transferred easily into an ability to encourage and ensure correct alignment, efficient movement patterns and effective sequencing for building strength, tone and cardio fitness in her Barre Attack classes. When not instructing at The Wellness Centre, Kate teaches high school English and Dance and works for the local Dancers for Events company.