About our team
Marysa Theiler — Founder/Owner and Master Trainer
Marysa began dancing in Christchurch at six years of age and has more than 10 years of professional dancing experience. She graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2002, securing a contract with the Royal New Zealand Ballet where she was a member for seven years, performing Corp and Soloist roles.
Jessica Mandella - Master Trainer
Jessica has been dancing since the age of three. She danced with Carnival Cruises in the US and performed and taught in London and Australia doing corporate events, dance dvds and tv commercials.
Charlotte Rose - Master Trainer
Hailing from London, we are honoured to have Charlotte join the Barrefigure team. She has worked as a professional dancer for over 12 years travelling around the world and has worked alongside many artists in music videos, tours, television and the West End.
Genevieve Ali - Trainer
Genevieve is trained in ballet, jazz and hip hop and has been dancing since the age of 3. She is currently a professional dancer for the Candy Lane Dance Company and has been for the last 8 years where she performed in corporate events, modelling shows, TV Shows (Stars in their Eyes and Dancing with the Stars), promotional events, fashion shows and much more.
Bess Kilpatrick Mason - Trainer
Bess is currently on maternity leave. She is a nutritionist, former dancer and lover of food and adventure! She has 18 years experience in ballet, contemporary and hip hop and trained at the Australian Ballet School as a junior associate.
Sarah Dunnning - Yin Trainer
Sarah is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher who adores unwinding at the end of the day with gentle stretch and yin classes.
Laura Wansink - Substitution Trainer
Laura has been dancing since the age of three. She is trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary and has recently completed her Bachelor of Dance Studies from The University of Auckland.