Summer Broyhill | Julie Cobble | Neva Cockrell | Cassie Coulas | Sarah Creagan | Kim D’Agnese | Erin Denman | Adrianna Dougherty | Brady Dougherty | Debra Downs | Lindi Duesenberg | Lauren Engleman | Kristina Hanna | Holly M. Hendricks | Shanna Heverly | Nora Hickman | Karen Keeler | Rachel Kuczynski | Chad Levy | Sarah Marchetti | Brigitte Mitchell | Katie Mitchell | Sherri Norige | Ashley Perez | Christina Phillips | Jess Rochwarger | Meredith Shumway | Elise Sievert | Sade Simmons | Mandy Torres | Neil-Totton | Leah Tubbs | Emily Turner | Ashley Yeater | Emily Zuzelski
It all stemmed from a childhood medical condition requiring leg braces. To help improve her mobility, Tanya Becker’s doctors recommended she take dance lessons and from there she was hooked. Seventeen years later she left home to pursue her dreams in the NYC dance community.
During a break from performing and choreographing shows around the world, Tanya became a fitness instructor at The Lotte Berk Method’s New York City studio—the seed was planted for her life’s enduring passion.
She spent the next decade honing her skills as a fitness professional and developing a following as one of the top instructors in the city. When the much beloved Lotte Berk fitness studio closed for reasons unrelated to its massive popularity, Tanya knew that she had to keep the method alive—she dedicated the next year to evolving, changing and improving the program. Learn more.
Alicia received her early dance training from Central PA Youth Ballet, VA School of the Arts, Ballet Met, and the American Academy of Ballet. She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College in Dance Performance and Choreography, and a minor in Arts Management. Alicia dances for a variety of ballet and modern choreographers and has performed with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the New York Grand Opera. She was the dance captain and a solo vocalist in the Paris-based musical, "Le Sel et le Miel", and was featured in a variety of stage, film, television and fashion shows while living in London. Alicia has taught ballet and modern dance and has assisted and demonstrated for the director of the American Academy of Ballet. She is AFAA certified in Group Fitness, is a certified Pilates mat instructor under Teri Lee Steele, and has a specialist certification in Pre and Postnatal Pilates from The Center for Women's Fitness.
Antonietta has been dancing, teaching and enjoying NYC for over a decade and has been an instructor at Physique 57 since July 2008. She received a BFA in dance at The George Washington University in D.C. and attended The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Netherlands, performing with the international dance company MAGPIE. She completed her MFA in Dance at Hollins University in partnership with The American Dance Festival (ADF) and taught at ADF in 2007. Antonietta has been a guest artist at Hollins University, Towson State University, The George Washington University and The University of Montana. She founded her own contemporary dance company in 2004, and has performed professionally in her own work as well as for contemporary artists Melinda Ring/Special Projects, Heather Kravas and Yvonne Meier. She is certified in Pilates mat under Teri Lee Steele at Dance New Amsterdam, and she holds an advanced teacher training certificate in yoga through Om Yoga Center, where she is also an instructor.
Summer is a Marietta, GA native who began dancing at age three and competitive figure skating at age six. She studied dance at The Atlanta Ballet and The Boston Conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater from Florida State University and has been seen in Broadway's "Hairspray" as well as numerous regional productions and national tours. Summer is passionate about helping individuals feel empowered through greater body awareness. She could not be more grateful to be joining the extraordinary Physique 57 team!
Julie is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Washington, DC where she attended and performed with the Washington School of Ballet. After graduation, she went on to dance with Ballet Memphis and Ajkun Ballet Theatre in New York City, traveling internationally to perform in galas in Albania and Italy. After several years teaching and dancing in New Jersey, she moved back to the big city. Aside from dancing, she is Yoga Alliance certified. Julie is thrilled and honored to be part of the Physique 57 team!
Neva grew up in Pueblo, CO, where her love for physical activity began with competitive sports and outdoor recreation. She found dance at Oberlin College, and graduated with a degree in Dance and Environmental Science. Since moving to NY a few years ago, she has danced with ANIKAI, Racoco Productions, Gehring DanceTheater, among others — performing in many venues in NY and the surrounding areas, and abroad in a seven-city tour to India in Spring 2011 and a residency in Cork, Ireland in Spring 2010. She is currently the choreographer and co-artistic director of Loom Ensemble, an interdisciplinary theater company. Neva is thrilled to be a part of the Physique 57 team, where she can continue to learn and spread her passion for healthy living!
Born and raised in Kansas City, KS, Cassie studied and performed with the Miller-Marley Youth Ballet and as a Dance Artist Apprentice for Studio 150, a program of the Arts Council of Kansas City. She has performed in musical theater, notably as Cha-Cha in Grease which earned her a Starlight Theater Blue Star Award nomination for "Best Cameo Role" and recently on stage at Avery Fisher Hall in The Little Orchestra Society's production of Babes in Toyland (Fairy). She has performed as a dancer for Neil Young on the Greendale tour (Russ Tamblyn, choreographer) and was selected for a repertory session with internationally acclaimed dance illusionist company MOMIX. Ms. Coulas has also modeled dance wear for Body Wrappers Costume Catalogue. Cassie graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dance and a Certificate in Non-Profit Arts Management. She obtained her certification in Pilates Mat from Pilates Academy International. She is most proud of her efforts in volunteerism, namely her most recent endeavor as Executive Producer for the Physique 57 Showcase Benefitting Dancers Responding to AIDS.
Sarah grew up in Buffalo, NY where she developed a love for dance at a young age. After training and performing through high school, she earned a BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo. There she had the opportunity to perform with Zodiaque Dance Company which led to performances at various dance festivals throughout the Northeast. Sarah has also performed professionally in Atlantic City and Niagara Falls, CA. Eager to share her passion, Sarah has taught at dance studios in the Buffalo and NYC areas and assisted at the Rockette Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall. Sarah is so thankful that she has found Physique 57 and has been given the opportunity to work with such an amazing team.
Kim was raised in Orange County, New York where she began her training at Marya Kennett Ballet Theater studying tap, ballet, and modern dance. In addition, Kim studied as a summer enrichment student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated cum laude from Montclair State University with a BFA in dance. She has performed works from choreographers such as Robert Battle, Martha Graham, and Murray Louise. She has also performed with modern dance companies ESS/Danceworks in NYC, and Moetion Dance in Montclair, NJ. Kim received her Pilates certification through LindaFit Pilates and her Prenatal Pilates certification from the Center of Women's Fitness under the instruction of Carolyn Anthony. Kim is currently a member of Lori Belilove's Isadora Duncan Dance Company, resident performing company of Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation. Kim is grateful to have found Physique 57 where she can continue to practice and grow.
Erin grew up in a small town in San Diego County, California where she spent nearly all of her free time dancing, singing, acting and playing sports. She trained in dance, music and theatre at the University of California, Irvine where she worked with the Tony Award–nominated choreographer and modern dance master, Donald McKayle. After college, Erin moved to New York City to dance on Broadway in “42nd Street” and since then has danced across the country and around the world in shows such as "The Producers," "A Chorus Line," "Chicago" and many more. Erin is passionate about the powerful combination of dance and fitness and she is thrilled to share that passion with the Physique 57 community!
Adrianna Dougherty, a native of San Jose, CA, earned her BFA in dance at The Boston Conservatory. As a scholarship student at the Conservatory, Adrianna performed soloist roles in classical works by Martha Graham and Jose Limon as well as original works by Luis Fuente and Gianni Di Marco. In the summer of 2009 she worked with Kazuko Hirabayashi as part of the Dance New York International program in Burgos, Spain. There, she performed soloist roles in Jose Limon’s "Misa Brevis" and an original work by Arantxa Sagardoy. Adrianna had the opportunity to perform with Cirque du Soleil for their 25th Anniversary. She has also earned her yoga teacher certification through Yogaworks and her AFFA group fitness and CPR certification. Adrianna loves living in New York City, pursuing her passion in dance and feels very fortunate to be a part of the Physique 57 team.
Brady was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with honors from the University of the Arts with a degree in Dance Education. While at the University of the Arts, she also gained her Pilates certification through Romana's Pilates LLC. She found Pilates greatly complimented her dancing and changed her body and wanted to share the technique with others.
She had the opportunity to cheer for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and perform at all games as well as at numerous promotional events in the Philadelphia area. Brady also had the great privilege to work with the Radio City Rockettes education program and assist at their intensive programs and workshops.
Brady has taught at various dance & Pilates studios in the Philadelphia area and is now thrilled to be living in New York City and be a part of the Physique 57 team!
Debra has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation since 1998 and teaches classes and workshops in New York City & Connecticut.
Her creative and thought-provoking classes encourage students to explore, heal and strengthen their body and mind through a physical practice steeped with inquiry and insight. This not only strengthens the bones, muscles and systems of the body, but, brings attention to one’s own personal conditioning, a pivotal step towards growth and healing.
She received her teaching certification from Yoga Union in 2007 and will complete her advanced training through the Insight Yoga Institute in the fall of 2012. She is a graduate of USC with a Masters in Social Work and a graduate from NYU’s Life Coaching Program. Her teaching style is a confluence of psychology, alignment and yoga principles.
Lindi is originally from Seattle, WA where she received her early training at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Later, she branched out into nearly every genre of dance and studied with some of the best choreographers in the industry including Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. She graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University in California, receiving a double major in Journalism and Dance. As a performer, she has been seen in several music videos, the national tour of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", and in regional productions of "Grease", "Kiss Me Kate", "Sweet Charity", "The Rocky Horror Show", "Anything Goes", and "Me and My Girl", to name a few. Lindi also travels the country as a dance educator and judge for several national competitions. As a proud member of the Physique 57 team, Lindi loves motivating and inspiring clients to pursue happy, health lives and leaves each class with a sense of confidence and accomplishment. She is AFAA certified in group fitness.
Lauren grew up in Canton, Ohio where she trained with the Canton Ballet. She graduated with a BFA in Dance magna cum laude from Ohio State University and subsequently studied on scholarship with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Jennifer Muller/TheWorks. Since moving to New York, Lauren has worked with several contemporary dance companies including Christopher Caines Dance Company, and Murray Spalding/Mandalas. In 2006, Lauren made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in "The First Emperor." She has since danced with the Washington National Opera and the Baltimore Opera Company in productions of "Aida," "The Pearl Fishers," "Turandot," "Salome," "Madame Butterfly," and "Iphigenie en Tauride." Lauren earned her Pilates certification under Linda Farrell at LindaFit Pilates, her reformer certification with Lisa Yourke at One on One Pliates and has taught at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Lauren is honored to have been a part of the Physique 57 team for over 4 years.
Kristina is originally from Michigan where she discovered her love for movement at an early age. Under the tutelage of Terri Newman she won many regional and national awards for her dancing, including being named Junior Miss Dance of America by Dance Masters of America. She went on to study at Interlochen Arts Academy where she performed notable roles in several full-length ballets and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She moved to New York City to study at The Juilliard School where she received her BFA in dance and immediately joined Keigwin + Company upon graduation. As a member of Keigwin + Company she has received glowing reviews from esteemed publications and has been featured in Dance Magazine and on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine. She has taught at Universities across the country and continues to pursue her artistic passions in New York City dancing, acting, and modeling and can be seen in the 2012 Puma ad campaign. Kristina is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Physique 57 and to be empowering clients to reach their goals, in and out of the studio.
Holly M. Hendricks hails from Orange County, California where she began her dance training at the early age of three. She graduated magna cum laude with honors receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Ohio State University. Since moving to NYC in 2004, Holly has danced throughout the 5 boroughs and is a principal dancer with Vissi Dance Theater. Holly was on faculty at Broadway Dance Center from 2004-2007 teaching a cardio-conditioning class for dancers. She is an avid runner and has completed numerous races around the city including the NYC Marathon. Being an active and energetic person her entire life, Holly couldn't be more ecstatic to be part of the Physique 57 team!
Born in Colorado, yet raised in New Jersey, Shanna developed her passion for dancing at the young age of 4 and was a founding member of the NJ Civic Youth Ballet. She graduated with a BFA in dance from The Boston Conservatory where she performed works by Luis Fuente, José Limon and Martha Graham. She has performed in the National Tour of CATS and regionally in “Singin in the Rain”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Kiss Me Kate”, among many others, at theaters such as McCarter Theater, Lyric Stage Company of Boston and Reagle Music Theater. Shanna has also freelanced with Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Rox, and currently works with various choreographers around NYC. Shanna is beyond thrilled to be starting this new chapter of her life at Physique 57!
Nora Hickman started dancing at the age of eleven in her home town of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her early training from Sudbrook Arts Center, and attended Virginia School for the Arts and American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School on scholarship. Nora graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a BFA in dance performance and a minor in arts administration. Since moving to New York City in June 2009, Nora has trained with Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Jennifer Muller/TheWorks, as well as performed with various contemporary dance companies. Nora earned her pilates mat certification at Im=X Pilates Studio. Nora is thrilled to be a part of the fabulous team at Physique57!
Karen began her dance training in her hometown of Scranton, PA. Furthering her dance studies, Ms. Keeler trained at the School of American Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Boston Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Washington Ballet, and the Hartford Ballet. Karen holds a B.S. from the University of Scranton. She received a scholarship to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Karen was a member of the Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia and taught ballet and modern jazz throughout Pennsylvania. Ms. Keeler has performed as a Radio City Rockette for the past 8 years where she also holds the honor of Assistant Choreographer, and Rockette Dance Captain.
Rachel grew up in Northern California and started her training as a competitive gymnast and track athlete, earning state-wide awards in both disciplines. Her love for dance lead her to start training at the Performing Arts Academy in her hometown. She then went on to California State University Long Beach on a Track & Field scholarship, and acquired a B.A. in Dance. Rachel has also studied with the Long Beach Ballet Academy, Atlanta School of Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She has performed works by Martha Graham, Susan Mclain, Frank Chavez and Jacqulyn Buglisi. As a choreographer, Rachel's work can be seen performed at regional theaters and by dance teams in California. In addition to her Physique 57 training, Rachel is also a certified AFSA Group Fitness and Zumba instructor. Rachel is excited and honored to be joining the Physique 57 team!
Chad Levy, originally from Charlotte, NC graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. He moved to New York and danced with the companies of Paul Taylor as well as co-founded the Amy Marshall Dance Company where he currently serves as Executive Director and principal dancer. Chad has a true love for fitness and the performing arts and always looks for ways to help people reach their goals.
Born in Boston, MA and raised in southern NH, Sarah began dancing at the age of four, training at the Joffrey Ballet School, the Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre of Boston. After graduating Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance at Southern Methodist University, Sarah became a principal dancer with the Contemporary Dance Theatre of El Salvador, performing in Washington, DC and El Salvador. Sarah toured as “Minnie” in Joey McKneely’s European Tour of "West Side Story" and as Victoria, The White Cat in the 25th Anniversary National and International Tours of "Cats". She also was a dance assistant to Tony winning choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, on the Broadway revival of "The Apple Tree". Most recently, Sarah performed as an Ensemble Dancer in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Sarah is excited and honored to become a part of the talented team of Physique 57.
Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Brigitte began her dance training at the age of three. She studied at Northwest Florida Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and many well-known summer programs before moving to New York. Brigitte has worked with Brooklyn-based choreographer Wanda Gala and has been a company member at SYREN Modern Dance since 2008. She was a part of the 2009 Bessie Schönberg Choreographers' Residency at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard, dancing in new works by Elizabeth Keen and Rachael Lincoln. A once professional model as well as a dancer, Brigitte was featured in the September 2002 issue of Seventeen magazine and the November 2002 Issue of German Vogue. She is so happy to be a part of the wonderful team at Physique57!
As a dancer Katie became interested in fitness as a way to keep her body strong and toned, but her interest has evolved into an absolute passion. Raised in Miami, Florida, Katie moved to New York to pursue her dance career after graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. Throughout her dance career she has had the opportunity to work with both contemporary and classical choreographers, has performed in regional musical theatre productions, and most recently toured the country as a Radio City Rockette! She currently teaches at Physique 57 but is also a certified personal trainer, has both a beginner and intermediate mat certification from Power Pilates, and is group fitness certified through AFAA. She is thrilled to be a part of the Physique 57 team, and proud to teach a technique that contributes so much to the health and well-being of its clients.
Sherri Norige hails from Connecticut and holds a B.A. in Theatre and a Minor in Dance from Wagner College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of Actors’ Equity and has toured as Zaneeta Shinn in "The Music Man" as well as with The Nutcracker. Some of her favorite roles include Louise in "Gypsy", Emma in "Jekyll and Hyde", Sandy in "Grease", and Nellie in "South Pacific", which garnered her an Irene Ryan nomination. She has taught theatre jazz at Dancewave in Brooklyn, as well as tap, ballet, and jazz privately. Sherri is AFAA certified and is thrilled and thankful to be a part of the lovely and talented Physique 57 team.
Ashley began dancing at a very young age and trained in numerous styles, but quickly found her love for ballet. She went on to dance as a soloist with Ballet San Antonio and a principal soloist with Corpus Christi Ballet. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Public Relations. Ashley has had the pleasure of learning from some of the world's most beloved dancers including Jillana, Maria Tallchief, Allegra Kent, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden. Since moving to New York, Ashley has found her passion in musical theatre, jazz, and aerial contortion. She has been lucky enough to perform for both stage and television. Ashley is so excited to embark on this new adventure with Physique 57!
Christina grew up dancing in Charlotte, North Carolina. She trained at Charlotte City Ballet and Dance Productions, and was a competitive dancer in her teens, earning many titles including “Miss Dance of North Carolina.” After earning her BFA in Acting from Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Christina moved to New York City in 2005 to pursue her career as a dancer and actress. She has appeared on Saturday Night Live and in the film "Shallow Hal". As a proud member of Actors Equity, some of her favorite credits include "Boeing Boeing", "Damn Yankees", "My Fair Lady", "Funny Girl", "Oklahoma", "42nd Street", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Nine", "My One and Only", and "Crazy For You". She is so excited to be a part of the fantastic team at Physique 57.
Jess Rochwarger, originally from Buffalo NY, graduated cum laude with a degree in Dance from Barnard College at Columbia University. As a proud member of Actor's Equity, some of her favorite credits include "High School Musical", "Meet Me in St. Louis", "Damn Yankees" and "It's a Wonderful Life", to name a few. She was also privileged to travel the world as a dancer for Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has been a certified N.A.S.M. personal trainer since 2003 and has worked with a wide variety of clientele, ranging from those preparing for a triathlon to pre and post-natal clients. Jess is thrilled to be a member of the Physique 57 team!
Meredith Shumway was born and raised in Southampton, NY. She began her love of fitness and dance at the age of three when she began to study ballet. While attending High School, Meredith trained under the instruction of Maggie Black and attended the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Meredith also received a dance scholarship to attend the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensives. She is a graduate from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and was a member of the Mississippi Dance Company. Currently, she is a certified Les Mills fitness instructor as well as a ballet and lyrical instructor in the Hamptons. Meredith is extremely excited to join Physique 57 with such a talented group of people.
Elise was born and raised in Lincoln, NE studying dance with the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company and True Dance Academy. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Dance from Butler University where she performed with the Butler Ballet. Since moving to New York she has completed an internship with Broadway Dance Center and has been an original company member of BEings Dance. Elise has been featured in several fitness videos and has traveled the world dancing with Royal Caribbean Productions. She holds a certification in Pilates from Power Pilates and is a volunteer with Artists Striving to End Poverty. Elise is so grateful and beyond thrilled to be joining the fabulous Physique 57 team.
Originally from Chesterfield, VA, Sade has a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance and a Minor in Photography from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. While attending college, Sade was a member of Philadanco II, and had the privilege to study and perform the works of Martha Graham, Milton Myers, Christopher Huggins, Brian Sanders, and Hope Boykin, to name a few. Sade has also studied at The Virginia School of the Arts, performed as a guest artist with Tthe Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, and has had the remarkable opportunity to take her dancing as far as Tokyo, Japan, and The Hague, Netherlands. Since living in New York, Sade has danced as an ensemble member in "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular," and other various dance projects throughout the city. Sade is beyond thrilled and blessed to be a part of the Physique 57 team.
Mandy is a graduate of Shenandoah University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance. She is an avid choreographer with works shown publicly in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Russia. Mandy is a certified Pilates mat instructor, obtaining her certificate while at Shenandoah University under Kimberly Gibilisco, former owner of The Pilates Lab in New York City. Mandy is very happy to be an instructor at Physique 57!
Neil Totton is delighted to join the Physique 57 team. Neil has been lucky to travel the world as a singer, dancer and choreographer. Community outreach and giving back is what matters most to Neil and he's grateful to have been involved with organizations such as Live Out Loud, Global Language Project, and Crime Victims Treatment Center. One of Neil's proudest accomplishments was being the first and only male to ever join his high school's dance team in the small town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is thrilled to be joining the Physique 57 Team!
Leah Tubbs, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, studied dance at Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She has been blessed to dance with several prominent companies such as Alabama Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company (DCDC2), Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Project 21, L.A. Dancers and Choreographers, and Donna Sternberg and Dancers. She has taught for various public and private schools, non-profit dance organizations, and summer dance intensives. She has set work on several dance companies, and has had her work presented in various festivals, culminating in three nominations from the Austin Table Critics’ Awards in 2010 for her performance and choreographic work. She is currently a company member of Jazz Ain’t Dead and The Zifadance Group. She's always had a passion for fitness and is excited to be a part of the Physique 57 team!
Emily hails from Kansas City and attended Oklahoma City University, where she received her degree in Dance and Entertainment Business. She was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company and has performed in various shows such as, "The Nutcracker", "The Wizard of Oz", "The Music Man", and "The Will Rogers Follies". Emily also spent several years as Dance Captain and Magician's Assistant for David Thomas and the World of Magic. Since moving to New York, Emily has appeared in All My Children, Guiding Light, a commercial for ALL Detergent and in various dance performances. She also works for lululemon Athletica and is an avid runner and yogi. She is more than excited to be a part of the Physique 57 team!
Ashley Yeater was born and raised in Moundsville, West Virginia. She began her dance training at the age of seven after she realized little league t-ball was not her calling, then trained at the Larraine Susa Dance Unlimited in Uniontown, PA. Ashley moved to New York after high school and landed the role of Ariel in the West Coast Premiere/National Tour of "Footloose". Other theater credits include Broadway/Off Broadway: "Follies," "The Producers," "On The Town" (Encores!). National Tours: "A Chorus Line," "Chicago," "The Producers," "Cats." Ashley is currently the dance captain/swing on the up and coming Broadway production "Big Fish." She is thrilled to be teaching at Physique 57.
Emily grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, studying dance at the Spotlight Dance Academy. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied theater, she went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre, Magna Cum Laude, from the Boston Conservatory of Music. She has choreographed and performed in Western Michigan's Showcase winning first place and at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops. Emily has performed in regional theaters and toured around the country performing in productions including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Guys and Dolls", "Carousel", "Bye, Bye Birdie", "A...My Name is Alice", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Bernstein's Mass", "Charlotte's Web". She is currently involved in a new musical, "A Day in Gloucester". In addition to her theatrical work, Emily has completed an internship at the Broadway Dance Center and has worked as a model for Redline Nutrition and Paul Mitchell products. Being a fitness enthusiast since as long as she can remember, she is so excited to be a part of the amazing group of instructors at Physique 57.