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.
Charlotte Rose - Master Trainer and Senior Instructor - On Maternity Leave until February 2021
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.
Jessica Mandella - Senior Instructor
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.
Genevieve Ali - Instructor - Substitute Instructor
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.
Louisa Hutchinson - Instructor
Louisa started dancing at the age of four in Auckland, training in ballet, jazz and contemporary. At age 16, she left New Zealand for London where she trained professionally and graduated from the prestigious, English National Ballet School and performed at the Royal Festival Hall.
Amelia Hutchinson - Instructor
Amelia has resided in London for the last 8 years and when London went into lockdown because of the Covid pandemic, she boarded a plane the very same day and returned home to Auckland. The timing couldn't have been more perfect for us, as we convinced her to stay and cover Charlotte's maternity leave.
Kit Reilly - Instructor
Kit is a contemporary dancer/ choreographer and music composer.
He started dancing at 7 yrs of age and in 2018 he graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance majoring in Contemporary Dance.
Bella Wilson - Instructor
Bella began dancing from a young age, training in ballet, contemporary and jazz. She is a contemporary dance graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance (2013) and Unitec (2016), and now works professionally as an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher on various projects in Auckland. She co-founded Dance Plant Collective in 2016, and has since worked as both a dancer and choreographer on every major project with the collective.
Sarah Dunning - Yin Instructor
Sarah is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher who adores unwinding at the end of the day with gentle stretch and yin classes.