Amy Foster Berntsen began her ballet training with Patricia Bromley in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her studies with School of American Ballet in New York City. She danced professionally with Miami City Ballet for five years and as a principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet under Septime Webre. Amy joined Ballet West as demi soloist in 1998 and was a principal with Diablo Ballet in 2005-2006. She was the School Director at The Dance Institute of Washington, instructed for Miami City Ballet, Peaches School of Dance and Miami Children’s Museum. Ms. Berntsen is a Master barre instructor. Her barre classes consist of interval training, core strengthening and stretching using the disciplines of a ballet, Pilates and yoga. Amy has a passion for teaching and she devotes herself entirely to the wellness of her students. In 2012, Amy became a 200- hr RYT (registered yoga teacher) after completing the Inner Balance Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also a certified Gyrotonic trainer in the Miami area.
Katie Bee discovered the magic of yoga when she moved to South Florida in 2011 from Atlanta, GA. Three years later, the yoga bug truly bit her and she decided to embark on teacher training, acquiring her certification at the Joyful School of Yoga in Cooper City. Her love of movement expanded into the Ballet Barre from years of dance as a child and in 2015 she became certified by Abbie Appel and the SCW Fitness team to teach Barre classes. If you are looking for a fun, energetic, spiritual flow set to an eclectic mix of music, come and check out her class! When Katie is not teaching she is enjoying time with her husband, traveling, eating (she’s a foodie), enjoying friends & family and sharing adventures with her Chocolate Lab, Layla.
Trisha received her Inner Balance Barre certification with Amy Berntsen and has been teaching at Inner Balance for two years. She continues to teach ballet throughout the Miami area when she is not performing or already on the Inner Balance Studio schedule. Trisha holds a B.B.A. in International Business & Trade and a B.S. in International Economics. Besides ballet, she loves to cook and is working on a food blog, while pursuing her own investment business.
Jori Olmeda was born in Mexico City and lived in Southern California until her early twenties when she moved to South Florida. She majored in Communications and Marketing as well as the performing arts. As a talented singer, she loves being in front of an audience. Jori discovered her passion for fitness after taking classes at Inner Balance as a client. She started exercising because her health had begun to deteriorate due to poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Over the course of 2 years, Jori introduced herself to Pilates, Yoga and Barre. She shed 35 pounds and changed her physique completely. Jori's passion is barre. She loves how it incorporates the best of yoga, Pilates and dance into one amazing workout. It was her dedication for the work that led her to complete the rigorous Booty Barre certification. She became a certified instructor in April 2014. Jori also completed Equinox's Pilates mat certification in September 2014.
Jori’s mantra is “ The price of excellence is discipline” and she believes that patience and dedication will take you where you want to be, no matter your age or health.