Caroline’s teaching credits include, acceptance into; New York Dance Project Summer Intensives, NYSSA ballet Intensives, Joffrey ballet intensives, American Academy of Ballet, Brockport Dance programs,Marymount Manhattan Dance Program, NYCB Summer, SLK Ballet Intensive and American Ballet Theater.
She is blessed to have had the opportunities to choreograph speciality works for our area events like Glens Falls BID Boo to you, SPAC Winter Gala, NYCB Gala as well as producing many local Nutcrackers. She is inspired by all her students and feels that in sharing not just their passion for dance but their love is the most fulfilling part of her career. It is her hope that in the time however long, her students take away one main message - your potential is limitless - you and you alone create your own reality.
Bethany began her training at the age of 5. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance where she danced and trained with artists from The Limon Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Prometheus Dance Company, ACE Entertainment, Boston Ballet and Joffrey Ballet. After her undergrad degree she moved to Chicago and trained with the Gus Giordano Jazz Company and then joined Chicagoland Jazz troupe where she toured all over the country performing. She has been teaching, choreographing and directing for 26 years, she has taught ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and tap for studios in Boston, Chicago, Mechanicville, Malta, and Glens Falls. Teaching Credits include North Carolina School of the Arts, NYSSA Modern intensive, NYSSA Ballet intensive, Joffrey Summer Jazz Intensive, Boston Conservatory Dance Program, Pennsylvania Ballet as well as several "Platinum" placing's in local and regional competitions. For choreography, Ms. Birkholz has choreographed "Beauty and the Beast" for Schuylerville's Community Theater, "70th Sensation" for Glens Falls Community Theater, "Where's Charlie Brown? "and "Good News" for the Lake George High School, “Newsies”, “Secret Garden", "Evita" and "42nd Street" for Warrensburg High School as well as the 2006 YOUTHEATRE summer season and the "LARAC Fashion Show". Ms. Birkholz is happily married with one son and one step daughter, living in Warrensburg, NY.
Brittany has been dancing since she was in 1st grade. She danced all through her elementary, middle school, and high school years at Divine Rhythms Dance studio on Long Island, NY where she grew up. After high school, Brittany attended SUNY Oswego, which is where she found her love for teaching hip hop. Brittany began teaching and choreographing hip hop for the Del Sarte Dance Club as a freshman and continued until she graduated in 2014. During her 4.5 years in Del Sarte, she successfully choreographed and arranged over 20 different hip hop pieces, including large and small groups, as well as duets and trios. Additionally, she participated as a dancer in over 40 pieces in various types of dance, including hip hop, tap, jazz, lyrical, and step/stomp. She credits her experience in Del Sarte with helping her develop as a choreographer, as she was given the freedom to be creative and figure out what worked and what didn’t as she went along. After graduating, Brittany moved to Glens Falls, NY and began teaching hip hop at Reality Dance Studio in Queensbury in the fall of 2015, where she stayed until 2020. Aside from teaching dance, Brittany works and volunteers in our local community as an EMT, and has just finished school to become an Ultrasound Technologist. When she is not working or dancing, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs. She is excited to bring her experience and love of hip hop dance to The Body Barre!
Native to the area, Hannah began dancing at the age of 3 with the Tim McGuire dance company in downtown Glens Falls. Ballet was a requirement, but that’s where it all started for her. She fell in love with the stage during her first performance in the annual company Nutcracker, and was hooked ever since. Progressing from background and group rolls such as the gifted Harlequin dolls, and Mother Gingers Polichinelles to the solo rolls of Clara, Arabian, and Dew Drop Fairy, she danced in 10 different casting years of the show. During the twelve years with the company, Hannah also learned various other styles of dance besides Ballet including Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Broadway Theater, Tap and Irish Step. Experience in these styles has lead her to meet and learn from incredible performers along the way from various companies across the continent, and gives her the ability to fuse styles of dance together for an independent style. With the experience she had, Hannah then was a part of a competitive dance team that formed out of her class, and competed and performed around the region. Later, joining the specialty team and company of Bolton Dance Academy for two years before graduating high school.
After a much to long hiatus, Hannah has been able to dance again with the Adult Team at The Body Barre, and is inspired and eager to teach. Choreographing routines and performances has always come naturally to her, as she was always encouraged to choreograph practice combinations, which would lead to being solo performances in the yearly recitals. Music also takes up a large portion of her heart, with Hannah being a pianist and a percussionist. With this knowledge, she looks forward to expanding students knowledge of rhythm, which will help them in any aspect of dance.
Hannah extends her passions outside of the studio by owning her own garden care, landscaping and lawn boutique, cuddling her fur babies, and making noise (music) any way she can. She is starting a project to read neuron signals in plants a certain way to where they produce sound, then wants to produce them into ‘songs’ to be able to dance to them. Hannah is ready to be inspired by these students passions that are similar and different to her own, and can’t wait to share her love and knowledge with any and every dancer!
Caitlyn began her dance career when she was 5 years old dancing with The Bolton Dance Academy and continued with
their studio for 13 years. Caitlyn was invited to be a part of their Specialty Performance Group which focused on more in
depth training to prepare for various local events,along with dancing in several numbers in their annual recitals. She
trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater. During her junior and senior year of high school,Caitlyn assisted with several classes, giving her the tools and teaching experience she wished for. Upon graduation, she
focused on schooling but felt a void having to temporarily step back from dance- and is happy to return! Caitlyn received her Associates of Science at SUNY Adirondack, and is now enrolled at Castleton University majoring in
the nursing program, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, with the hopes of becoming a Pediatric Registered Nurse. Caitlyn
also works as a Phlebotomist when she’s not in school. She is CPR certified and Blood Borne Pathogen Certified. Caitlyn
is also cuurently working on her certification for the dance arts through continuing dance online education provided by
world renowned choreographers. Being able to instruct dance at The Body Barre is something Caitlyn is very excited about. She is eager and ready to
share her love of dance with the students!
ages 20, 19, and 15. Her first experiences with children started with babysitting at 13 years old, and she now
has 25 years of daycare and preschool teaching experience. Before starting this position, she was
the director of a daycare for several years and is currently teaching 3 year olds at the Center
For Early Learning. She has a CDA in preschool and is CPR and First Aid trained. She continues
to take classes to stay current in young children’s education. Kim loves working with children and
helping them learn and grow. Being able to watch these amazing young people learn to express
themselves through dance, physically and emotionally, is something that she is really looking