KATIE LANGDON
OWNER
HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER, TEAM
Katie has been dancing since age 11 where she started taking Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, and Hip Hop classes. Though Katie has studied various styles, she especially enjoys Hip Hop and quickly excelled at this style. Katie has attended various dance competitions and furthered her training taking multiple workshops in NYC, primarily focusing on Theater and Hip Hop. She has been teaching for 8 years and the enjoyment of dance shines through her teaching style, leaving her dancers not only happy but also confident and eager to learn more and progress. Katie’s goal is to continue to light that fire for everyone who steps into her class.  Outside of the studio, Katie is a Sleep Apnea Consultant at a Holistic Dental Practice. She spends her free time enjoying where we live by either hiking or boating. Katie wants this studio to be a pressure free zone of pure enjoyment for dancers and parents. She wants dance to be students’ happy place, a place to feel good and forget about school or jobs for anyone who attends class here. She brings a lot of energy to the dance world, not only by teaching our students, but also through her lively choreography that she brings to community events. Katie is ecstatic to take teaching into her own hands and open this studio and bring all her ideas to life! 
ANNIE BENNETT
OWNER
BALLET, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, ACRO
Annie was fortunate to dance at the age of 3, and never looked back. She studied at almost every school from Plattsburgh to NYC, and learned something valuable from every teacher. She studied all genres but studied Ballet extensively along with Jazz. She has ten years of experience in gymnastics where she competed for many years, but ultimately chose to focus on dancing. Some of her achievements include being in professional Nutcracker productions, winning “Gold” at various dance competitions, and being a member of her university dance team,  “Dance Corps”, where she explored other genres of dance and choreographed pieces for their shows. She has been teaching since 2012 and continues to take master-classes in NYC to expand on her own capabilities as well as picking up new material.  She is a certified licensed instructor through Acrobatic Arts and PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique). She also choreographed for a local high school musical. Outside of the studio she is a Real Estate Broker for her company SELLING ADK, she owns ADK Traveling Bar (a catering company), and is an outdoor sports enthusiast during her free time. She emphasizes the importance of a well-rounded life, as she danced 6 days/week in high school while being a 3-sport athlete in addition to the many other things she grew up experiencing. She expects the same to be possible for any dance student and will help them to also experience as much as possible in dance without neglecting other parts of life. Now, she is excited to take teaching to the next level and live out one of her childhood dreams
- owning a dance studio! 
Caroline Behan
BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, RCDT
Caroline Behan has established her life in the art of dance as an artistic director, teacher, choreographer, dancer, and studio owner. She has over 16 years of teaching experience. Caroline is a member of the CCA.  She is certified in levels I - V and received high accreditation scores on all her exam work. 

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. 
Caroline has received many choreography/choreographer awards for her competitive pieces as well as over-all 1st places in solos and groups. Her most precious award was receiving the coveted the ADCC “Studio of Excellence Award” in 2019. Caroline has been honored by the opportunity to further her choreography work by participating in collaborative shows with the NYDP and hopes to continue to grow their work together.  
 
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. 
Kristin Stroebel
BALLET, JAZZ
Kristin Stroebel has been enjoying dance as a main focus in life for almost 40 years. Trained in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tap, Kristin has had the pleasure of studying with amazing instructors throughout her life, especially during her years as a Dance Theory Major at Skidmore College.
Kristin brings over 25 years of experience as an instructor and choreographer to various local studios, schools and theater companies. She loves to combine strong technique with fun and motivation in her classes and still looks forward to the rush of performance time. Kristin is delighted to be joining the staff of The Body Barre where she can inspire a new generation of dancers and continue to engage in her life -long passion for dance.
Marisa Allen Fountain
BALLET, JAZZ, LYRICAL, MODERN
Marisa started her dance career when she was three years old at Bolton Dance Academy, where she continued her career for 16 years. She was a part of the specialty group, giving her the opportunity to perform not only in the yearly recital but at the South Glens Falls Holiday Parade, the festival of trees, The Glens Falls Christmas tree lighting, and the Elks Club. She participated in lyrical, jazz, tap, ballet, and theater during her time at Bolton. Marisa took Modern dance classes in college with Beth Fecteau, the founder and artistic director of the Saratoga NACRE dance company. During this time she was honored to participate with the company and had a successful audition to be apart of NACRE. She acknowledges this as one of the most rewarding moments of her dance career.

Dancing has always been a passion of Marisa's. She continues to pursue this career with The Body Barre and and share her knowledge and passion with all of their students. She is currently completing a Psychology degree through Plattsburgh State and will be starting the Master’s program in the Spring of 2022. Instructing dance will give her the opportunity to bring dance therapy to our local area. 
Bri Daley
TAP, CHILDREN'S DANCE
Brianna Daley is dedicated to the art of dance. Starting at age five, she has pursued every form of movement available to her. She started company at age eight and kept her passion through college. Her dedication to continuing education brought her to master classes in NYC as well as studying dance at SUNY Potsdam. As a graduate from the University of Maine with a BA in Studio Art, she has an invigorated sense of visual art forms. Brianna has taken part in multiple professional performance art pieces in both Maine and New York. Each performance deepens her understanding of poetic movement. Her love for her craft can be seen in the patience she extends to each student. Fostering that passion in each individual she teaches is what Brianna considers a privilege that she can pass on from her mentors to her students. When she is not at the studio, she works full time at a pre-school in Saratoga. She is sure to inspire your young dancer! We are excited to have her, check out the schedule for new class offerings with Bri!
Brittany Caselnova
HIP HOP, BOYS HIP HOP

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!

Emily Erdman
JAZZ, LYRICAL, MUSICAL THEATER, RCDT
Emily began her dance training at the age of five. She started training with Caroline Beaty when she was eight. Caroline continued to foster Emily’s love of ballet and encouraging her to try other styles of dance. Emily has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and tap. Emily has studied and has taken student exams for Cecchetti grades I-V receiving high marks. Emily was on the competition team for Reality Dance Studio for two years before she graduated. This gave her the opportunity to not only dance competitively, but also to perform for her community at local sporting events and Boo to You. During Emily’s time as a student at Reality Dance Studio she participated in the Nutcracker performing various roles from Reed Flute Soloist, to Dew Drop, to Snow Queen. She was also given the opportunity to dance at the New York City Ballet’s Gala at SPAC. Emily was first given the chance to teach her senior year and she fell in love with being able to share her love of dance with the next generation. After graduating high school she went away to college at Bridgewater State University to study history. After a year there Emily decided it was a positive decision for her to return home transferring to SUNY Empire State University. This was a very gratifying choice as she was not only able to be closer to her family, but was able to start teaching again. Emily finds each year more rewarding than the last as she is able to learn new ways to teach, she is met with new challenges, and is able to hopefully instill a love for dance in each new class. This is Emily’s sixth year of teaching. Emily has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph for the Reality Dance Competitive Team. She had students ranging from the ages of 7-16 compete in many high scoring solos, duets,and small and large groups. Emily’s competition team pieces have won many high placement and specialty judges awards. Emily has received the Apogee Award from Starquest in the competitive division, which means her dance received the highest score in the competitive division. Emily has also received a highly-sought-after choreography award at Starquest Dance Competition.
Jessica Baltoumas Perry
​ZUMBA
Jessica has been a group fitness enthusiast since the late 90’s. After trying every type of class available, she tried a Zumba class, fell in love, and it quickly became a passion in life as it is a natural stress reliever and it’s fun! When she’s not sweating and dancing, she is spending time with her family and friends. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Nursing and works as a Registered Nurse as her full time career. She is married and has three human children, two of which you will see frequently taking class at the studio as they are active dancers as well, must take after their mama! She is thrilled to take Zumba to the next level and share her love of it with The Body Barre, and we are excited to have her here! 
Tyanne Betar-Miner
ACRO, GYMNASTICS
Tyanne started instructing with Miss. Annie in 2019. She has been involved with gymnastics for 15+ years and coached both locally and in Nebraska for all age groups. She joined The Body Barre originally for the Adult Dance Team, and then started coming to the acro classes to enhance the program and co teach all levels. Having Tyanne on board has allowed for more eyes in the room for safety, more spotting, and more expertise to progress the students!
Fylicia Cochrane
MANAGER
We are proud to announce Fylicia as our receptionist and retail specialist. She is looking forward to bringing her organization skills, passion and enthusiasm to The Body Barre. As a life long lover of dance, she studied Jazz at Bolton Dance Academy for 7 years, and because of it’s positive impact on her life, she is excited to make dance a part of her career and to be a part of a new local business. Fylicia was an honor student while studying Psychology at SUNY Plattsburgh and has excelled in leadership positions such as managing Victoria’s Secret and Outback Steakhouse. She is going to play a huge role at The Body Barre, as she will be your “go-to” at the front desk, our retail expertise, and a friendly face to see as you come to class. You will often hear "MISS FYLICIAAA" being called out around the studio as the dancers really adore her!