barrecore isn’t just a workout.
It’s a community of like-minded individuals working toward a common goal: to achieve a strong, lean physique and a better lifestyle through health and wellness – while enjoying the process.
Meet Niki Rein – Founder
Former owner of bellacore, Niki began her love affair with fitness more than a decade ago as a yoga instructor in 2000. She has since taught in Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Seattle, London and Shanghai. Niki has turned fitness into a lifestyle and has spent years working with clients to get their bodies in balance through exercise, clean eating and healthy living. Niki has a track record of delivering results, from everyday people to A-list Hollywood celebrities. Niki’s work focuses on using dance-based resistance training to constantly challenge the body and mind to promote a leaner, stronger and more slender frame. She has worked with myriad clients dealing with serious injuries and thus knows the importance of safety in exercise. Additionally, she is also experienced in creating pre- and post-natal exercise programmes for expectant and new mothers.
To advance her expertise in creating a way of life for her clients, Niki has achieved certification in the Charles Poliquin BioSignature Modulation, and is a certified REPS Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor, REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and holds a barre certification with esteemed veteran instructor Debbie Frank, the national instructor trainer for Core Fusion, a wildly popular program with a celebrity following. Niki has also authored a 12-week guide to healthy eating while working with Vera Fitness in Seattle. Don’t let this scare you though; not one to make you give up all your guilty pleasures, she believes that sustainable results are best achieved through moderation and consistency.
Finally, meet our barrecore Community
Morgan Ramirez – Director of Training
Morgan began her dance training at the age of 3 in Dallas, Texas. She danced competitively throughout her school years, where she discovered her passion for teaching dance at an early age. At the age of 18 she began instructing and choreographing professionally for dance teams across the state of Texas while attending Southern Methodist University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in International Studies. Morgan has since continued choreographing and performing with multiple modern dance companies based in New York City. She has been teaching Pilates for over four years and has earned certifications from the Kane School of Core Integration for Pilates mat work, AFAA for group fitness, the Pilates Method Alliance, and a comprehensive apparatus training with Alan Herdman in London. Morgan most recently was an instructor for two years at the renowned Physique 57, a ballet barre based fitness studio in New York City. Morgan is thrilled to be joining the barrecore team and to continue her passion for movement and health through fitness!
Jenny Cartwright-Ball – Master Instructor
Jenny began her dance career at the age of 4 at Danceworld, Surrey, a highly esteemed Ballroom dance studio. Her dance training encompasses Ballet, Modern and Contemporary, with a specialism in Ballroom dance, and she has performed and choreographed for many high profile events and for film and television. Following a dance injury that ended her performance and competitive career Jenny qualified as an Associate teacher with the International Dance Teachers Association. Running parallel to her dance career has always been a love of fitness, and she qualified as a Fitness Instructor with the YMCA to enable her to share this passion with others.
She has taught Fitness, Dance and Yoga in London and internationally, including working as the Bikini Boot Camp Manager at the renowned Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico.
Marysa Dalton – Master Instructor
Marysa began dancing at the age of 6. She trained at the New Zealand School of Dance and graduated as the top student, winning the Todd Scholarship thus securing a place in the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company. Here she danced both classical and contemporary ballets, touring nationally and internationally, for 6 years. In 2008 she moved to Perth, Australia and was a Soloist in the West Australian Ballet for a season. Immediately following, she moved to New York to pursue her goal of dancing in her country of birth. She freelanced and gained her Pilates mat certification in NYC from LindaFit Pilates. After discovering Pilates over 10 years ago, she was thrilled to pass on her knowledge and teach at various studios and gyms throughout Manhattan.
A fitness enthusiast, she fell in love with the barre classes as a student of the Core Fusion program in NYC. She loved the resulting effect it had on her body, keeping her dancing figure without 9 hour days in the studio!
Peri Warren – Master Instructor
Peri started dancing at 2 years old, which is when her passion for dance began. She represented the South West of England in various dance competitions throughout the country, before continuing her dance training on the Dance Theatre degree course at London based LABAN in 2005. With a desire to perform Peri then went on to join the award winning Verve Dance Company for their 2009 International tour. She has since worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in ‘Counterpoint’, Marie Gabrielle Roti and most recently Joss Arnott Dance Company performing in Resolutions 2011, gaining critical acclaim. Peri has always been passionate about movement, body awareness and personal fitness.
She became extremely interested in Pilates whilst training as a dancer, using Pilates as a rehabilitation tool when working through injury. Peri has practised Pilates for 6 years and took the STOTT PILATES mat plus level 2 instructor training course. Peri teaches Pilates privately and in group sessions throughout London having founded and ran corporate Pilates programs at renowned London art institutions Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery. Peri draws strongly upon her dance background when teaching and is excited to be joining the barrecore team where she can further develop her Dance fitness practise.
Charlotte Tooth – Instructor
Charlotte began dancing in her teens and went on to study at London Studio Centre where she studied a BA Honours in Theatre Dance. She was trained in Musical Theatre and specialised in Ballet, Jazz and Singing. From the age of 16 she has been choreographing for various shows in London and the UK and performs professionally as a singer/ dancer alongside her teaching work. Highlights have included performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sochi Park at Kensington Gardens, The Buxton Opera House, The Peacock Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall.
Her passion for fitness and barre began when Charlotte was taught floor-barre by a leading French Ballet tutor Guy-Paul Ruolt. She then went on to teach fitness, stretch and floor-barre alongside many dance disciplines for 6 years and has now found the cult that is barrecore- and there’s no going back.
Charlotte loves the effects barrecore has on the body and the mind. She has been very lucky to experience inspiring tutors in dance and fitness and aspires to give this same experience to the barrecore community!
Gemma Bass-Williams – Instructor
Gemma is a professional dancer with over a decade of experience at the highest level in performance dance. She began training at a young age at Italia Conti where she pursued acting, dancing and singing alongside appearing in feature films such as Harry Potter and professional productions. Gemma continued her training as a professional dancer at the Brit School and Laban Conservatoire of Dance, where she gained a degree in Dance Theatre, before going on to complete her Masters in Dance Performance at the University of Chichester. Following graduation, Gemma has worked professionally with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance company in ‘Counter Point,’ Hayward gallery exhibition ‘choreographed moving you’ and other contemporary productions.
Since a young age Gemma has had a passion for dance and fitness and this certainly shines through- whether she is performing a professional dance piece or teaching others, showing the enjoyment and health benefits that can be gained from dance based exercise.
Gemma is also a Power Plate qualified trainer.
Gemma is very excited to be joining the barrecore team and developing her love for dance based fitness.
Elyse Huxtable – Instructor
Elyse began dancing at the age of 10 training in ballet, contemporary and jazz. After attending a specialist dance high school in Perth, Australia, she went on to graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2007 with a Certificate II in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts (Dance). Since graduating, Elyse has danced in music videos, TV commercials, cruise lines, corporate and public events. Some of her experiences include performing on So You Think You Can Dance USA, featuring as the face of a statewide lottery TV campaign in Australia, and dancing for numerous cruise ship shows throughout Europe. She is also on the casting database for Cirque Du Soleil.
After being introduced to Pilates to aid her recovery from a spinal stress fracture, Elyse developed her teaching skills to specialise in a variety of safer movement practices and building the all important core strength; which recently lead her to find barrecore. Elyse is very passionate about the amazing health and fitness results produced by the barrecore method and is very excited to be part of the team.
Nicky Burke (NickyB) – Instructor
Nicky’s passion for dance began at the age of 5 when she learned Ballroom and Latin and began competing around the country in Freestyle Disco. She then went on to train in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary more seriously. She studied A level dance at Liberatus Performing Arts, followed by earning a Degree in Dance Theatre at London Studio Centre. Her love for dance and fitness has blossomed over the years and is ready to bring her energy to barrecore clients.
Since graduating, Nicky has performed on Britain’s Got Talent, on stage at West End Live and has appeared as a featured artist in several commercials across the world.
At 17, Nicky suffered from a trapped nerve in her right shoulder blade and realised young how important it is to take care of the body. Besides dance, she took part in other interests such as Bikram yoga, Body Combat and most recently barrecore class.
Nicky believes in the benefits of barrecore with its revolutionary techniques, enabling everybody to feel strong, healthy and supported in a small community. She is excited to be part of the team and launch her teaching career.