Express Barre


This class is taught by:

Amy Foster Berntsen

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. 

Trisha Carter

Trisha Carter began her training in Maine with Bossov Ballet Theater and continued training abroad under the instruction of Irina Trofimova, Alla Sizova, Natalia Papinashvilli, Dimitri Simkin, and Vadim Pisarev. She completed her schooling at the Harid Conservatory and Kirov Academy before joining Houston Ballet II and later Ballet Florida. In Florida, Trisha has worked with multiple companies and choreographers performing both locally and internationally: Cuban Classical Ballet, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Now Ensemble, and is currently a soloist with Florida Grand Ballet.

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.

Britt-Angela Williams

From Classical Ballet to Jazz and Modern, dance has been the cornerstone of Britt’s love of movement & physical fitness. Certified in Mat & Reformer Pilates, Britt is an instructor who loves to see her clients gain strength and body confidence. Her Barre classes are a fusion of dance, body sculpting and isometric movements coming together for one “kick-butt” workout!
A 45 minute express barre class. The perfect fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Weight training and Ballet. Sculpt your body from head to toe with a mixture of dance moves, isometric and targeting bar exercises.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter
  • Wed Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Wed Oct 25 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Britt-Angela Williams
  • Mon Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Oct 30 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter
  • Wed Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Wed Nov 01 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Britt-Angela Williams
  • Mon Nov 06 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Mon Nov 06 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Trisha Carter