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This class is taught by:

Dana Leeds

Dana received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the Arts and has taught all dance forms in many schools in the Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Montgomery County areas. Her choreography has been performed at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the 2001 Mummer's Parade, the Pennsylvania Governor's Mansion, various arts festivals, Temple University's Liacouras Center, and the Wachovia Center. As Dance Director of Saint Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia for five years, she has done many projects with several dance companies including The Pennsylvania Ballet.

As a client of Twisters, and a student of Michele's, Dana began subbing classes which lead her to become a certified Barre instructor. In April of 2013, she received her certification from Balanced Body. Addituionally, Dana has been doing mat pilates most of her life and trained on the reformer for almost 7 years. In Dana's classes, she believes that clients should not only work hard, but have fun, enjoy the music and LET GO!

Alyssa Beerger

~ Barre Instructor
Alyssa was exposed to dance at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with the arts. She studied Classical Ballet from age 5-15 at a local Ballet school in Chestnut hill, and then became interested in musical theatre and classical singing. Alyssa followed her passion for singing, and attended Loyola University of New Orleans receiving a Bachelor’s of Music from Loyola in 2011. During her time in New Orleans, Alyssa would attend barre and yoga classes. She grew to love the studio lifestyle, and soon realized she wanted to teach Barre classes.
Alyssa completed her Balanced Body Barre certification in April of 2013 and has been teaching at Twisters ever since. Alyssa’s classes are upbeat, and set to a fast paced, pop soundtrack. Her goal is to have her students build strength, gain flexibly, confidence in themselves, and have a little fun while doing it in a friendly atmosphere.

Maureen Rathfon

~ Barre Instructor
Maureen began training in classical ballet at the age of 4, most notably with Olin Kearse (of the Royal Danish Ballet), The Rock School, The University of the Arts, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and went on to perform with Ballet Austin.
Her goal in her barre classes is to help her students find proper alignments in the various ballet fusion moves to maximize tone and strengthen the entire body.

Emily Neubert

Emily has joined the Twisters staff after completing her barre teacher training in January. After taking her first barre class at Twisters in 2014, Emily was immediately hooked! Barre not only fostered her childhood love of ballet and Pilates, but also helped her connect with her body to find balance, self-confidence, and inner strength.

Starting with her catchy playlists, Emily strives to create a positive and fun atmosphere, while motivating her clients to do their best. In addition to teaching barre at Twisters, Emily enjoys working with her students as a high school English teacher.

Lori Lynn Williams

~ Barre Instructor
Lori began her training in Classical Ballet at the age of six, studying throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. She is a former member of the Gateway Ballet and the St. Louis Civic Ballet Company. Lori continued her dance education through the State Ballet of Missouri (currently the Kansas City Ballet) and more recently, the Atlanta Ballet Company. While in Pennsylvania, she was the Pre-Ballet coordinator for both The Rock and Rock West Schools of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Lori has been teaching traditional Ballet classes for over 25 years.
Nearly 11 years ago, she created a Ballet-based fitness class of her very own...and developed it into "Ballet Burn"; a multi-faceted Ballet Barre class unto its own.
Currently, Lori continues to teach traditional Ballet classes at Wayne Ballet & Centre for Dance Arts on the MainLine. She is also a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway - Haverford Station office.

Stacey Timbo

Stacey Timbo has been teaching and practicing Pilates for more than 4 years. She loves Pilates now more than ever because it continues to evolve and allows Stacey to find more power and depth in the work. Her greatest joy comes from watching her clients experience profound changes in their bodies and seeing their excitement when they learn something new. Through her degree in Kinesiology, Stacey discovered Pilates and what it could do for her body. While completing her physical therapy internship with an emphasis in Kinesiology she discovered that Pilates incorporates both her love for general fitness and rehabilitation. Stacey studied under Balance Body by taking their comprehensive training program in Reformer and Mat Pilates. The Balanced Body program that Stacey learned under taught her a comprehensive Pilates training program on the Pilates equipment including mat and Reformer.
Stacey values learning and has continued her education through a variety of workshops and conferences through a myriad of different Pilates studios and seminars. While staying true to the principles of Pilates, Stacey integrates other props to assist in advancing movements to improve one’s strength, coordination and balance.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College attended and degree earned: Arizona State University
Years teaching Pilates: since 2012
Years taking Pilates: since 2012
Trained by: Personalized Pilates Studio, Phoenix Arizona
Mentor Program: Larry Foe under Balanced Body training program
Other related certifications/credentials: ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer; Barre certified
Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Short Spine because it just opens my spine up in such a delicious way.
Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love helping people learn to enjoy moving in their bodies. Movement should be fun and enjoyable for everyone!

Mallory Boothman

~ Barre Instructor
Mallory’s love for Barre came after joining Twisters in 2015. She enjoyed the high-energy and up-beat music that turned an hour workout into a time to unwind and have fun. After completing her Barre training in January 2017, Mallory looks to create the same environment for her clients and hopes to show that first timers can try something new and become experts.

Stephanie Boothman

After starting at Twister’s back in 2015, Stephanie loved the idea of being instructed through a full body workout in an hour. Once she attended her first class, she become obsessed and continued her practice up through January 2017, where she completed her Barre Teacher Training through Twisters.

Stephanie hopes to pass this love of Barre onto her clients with a combination of fun, upbeat music along with cardio and strength training to help others become their best selves! In addition to teaching at Twisters, Stephanie is also a Finance Manager for a Toy Company in Plymouth Meeting.