Andrea

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in New Jersey where she began dancing at the age of three. Throughout high school she studied dance extensively at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s gifted and talented dance program, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and New Jersey School of Ballet. Graduating from Montclair State University cum laude, she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Dance. She is currently a member of Ariel Rivka Dance and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Andrea is eager to bring her passion for dance and fitness to Local Barre!


Andrea instructs the following:
  • Open Barre
  • Our signature class, Open Barre is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.

  • Open Barre {Quickie}
  • Our signature class, Open Barre, packed powerfully into a 45 minute format! Open Barre is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.

  • Wet Barre (Cardio!) {Quickie}
  • A mixture of barre exercises, yoga, weight training, HIIT and core strengthening techniques. Be prepared for a challenging amount of plank runs, lunges, kicks and pulses. Grab an extra towel and try out our newest, SWEATIEST class yet. Sneakers are required. This class runtime is 45 minutes.

  • Open Barre BYOBaby {Quickie}

  • Open Barre Barretender's Choice Weighted Series
  • Our classic Open Barre with a slight twist!  Your favorite Barretenders will keep you on your toes with a unique version of our Weighted Series and a slightly shaken program design each time.  Open to all levels! Grippy socks required. 

  • Open Barre BYOBaby Optional
  • This class is open to everyone. To those of you who are parents, Bring Your Own Baby! Bring your babe and their seat of choice (i.e. car seat bucket), set them down next to you and get your work out in! Sorry, children who are walking are not permitted.

    Our signature class, Open Barre is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.