A Missouri native, but has lived in NYC/NJ for the past 11 years. She discovered barre and the Lotte Berk method three years ago after trying to find a way to recover from a surgery. Paulina fell in love with the method and after three years got certified in Booty Barre. She has been teaching locally in Jersey City and NYC ever since. Her current teaching style is a cross of Booty Barre and other methods she has learned through the years.
Paulina lives locally and in her spare time enjoys time with her two best pups Bear and Molly and bike riding around Jersey City and Hoboken. Barre lets her eat her favorite foods, Italian mostly, and still feel comfortable in her clothing and on the beach.
Ruth took her first barre class post a rotator cuff surgery as a means to bringing her strength back up to pre-surgery levels. The no-impact movements provided the perfect rehabiltation and strengthening. Having returned to swimming and dance, Ruth continued with barre classes and loved them so much that she decided to become certified in Booty Barre. Ruth has many years of dance teaching and performance experience which she often incorperates into her classes.
During her time off you can often find Ruth running around the Central Park Reservior getting ready for one of the many Marathons and Triathlons she competes in annually.
Will is originally from Flemington, NJ and trained extensively in ballet before going to Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and receiving his BFA in dance. After graduation, he worked with professional compaies ZviDance, Keigwin + Company and many others. In addition to performing regularly in NYC and nationally, Will teaches throughout the NJ/NYC area! When not teaching dance, or pushing his barre students to challenge themselves, you'll find Will running around Manhattan exploring cafes, seeing shows, and living life to the utmost potential.
Megan has 21+ years of dance training in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Contemporary,and Modern Dance. After studying as a dance major for 2 years at Slippery Rock University,she transferred and graduated with a B.A. from Hunter College, during her time at Hunter she worked professionally in Musical Theater. After graduating she fell in love with Pilates, and decided to persue fitness. Outside of Barre, Megan has been a production FIT model with MSA Models for the past 6 years and she is certified in Pilates Mat, Plyojam, as well as being an A.C.E personal trainer, specializing in Pre-Post Natal. She is passionate about her work and making workouts fun and challenging every week!
Stephanie is originally from Wood-bridge, New Jersey. Having a background in dance, Stephanie fell in love with barre after taking her first class four years ago. Stephanie was a member at JC Barre before training to be a barre instructor. She is excited to be a part of the JC Barre team and looks forward to creating challenging and enjoyable classes for her clients each week. Stephanie is also a teacher for Jersey City Public Schools. When Stephanie is not working she enjoys traveling, visiting wineries, indoor cycling classes, and walking her two pups.
Kali moved to the New Jersey/NYC area in 2009 and quickly found herself attending Barre classes on a regular basis. After working at her local barre studio in Hoboken as a front desk associate, Kali quickly realized that her passion for taking class could be translated into teaching. She completed her teacher training in the spring of 2016, and began sharing her passion for barre through her classes. Kali joined JCBarre in the summer of 2017 and is excited to help JCBarre students reach their personal fitness goals. In addition, Kali is currently the Development Director at The 52nd Street Project, an arts organization that brings together kids from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan with theater professionals to create original theater offered free to the general public.
Outside from her professional and fitness aspirations, you can find Kali enthusiastically enjoying new coffee shops, exploring local eateries and taking in all that New Jersey/NYC's eclectic dance, theater, and art scene has to offer.