Meet the Team

Get to know the ladies who are raising the barre
Andrea Holbert

Andrea Holbert

Owner / Studio Manager / Barretender
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For as long as she can remember, she’s spent large portions of her day in dance studios. She began dancing at the age of three, and it has been her passion ever since. She focused on ballet, and in high school joined the highly respected dance team, Emerald Belles, who were known throughout the state of Texas for their high kicks. Going off to college to study Anatomy and Physiology at Cal Poly to further her knowledge about the human body and health, Andrea missed her normally full dance schedule, which pushed her to continue her dance education at the university. College dance classes didn't have the same studio atmosphere, but they helped her to fill the void for a few years.

Once she graduated, Andrea moved to the East Bay to be an office manager at a small marketing company. To keep in shape she tried regularly hitting the gym, which became difficult for her; She missed being in that family-like studio atmosphere that made exercising the best part of the day, and the peace-of-mind that the dance classes would give her as a result of the concentration she needed to perform the moves. While working her full time job, her motivation to stay active outside of the long office hours was dwindling and this new lifestyle began taking a toll on her body and energy levels. A little less than a year later, she began to notice the growing interest in barre classes, and immediately began taking classes. It was comforting and exciting to be back in a studio atmosphere and she began to see results immediately! It had been years since she woke up energized everyday and her body was finally being re-sculpted into the dancers' look that she had lost. She couldn't get enough!

It became her dream to instruct and open her own studio so that she could watch her efforts greatly improve the lives of those around her. After about a year of training, planning, and learning the ins-and-outs of running a business, the studio is finally open as of December 1st, 2015, and she could not be more excited!

On top of 22 years of dance experience and a B.S. in Anatomy/ Physiology, she is also ACE certified as a group fitness instructor to provide you with the highest quality instruction so that your barre experience will be as positive as hers was.

Nicole Dulman

Nicole Dulman

Co-Owner / Marketing Manager / Barretender
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Nicole has had a connection to dance and fitness since she was very young. She took a number of different dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop, and beginning from age 11, became extremely dedicated to competitive Latin ballroom dancing for 5 years. Nicole has also always had a passion for creative arts and teaching, growing up watching her mother open her own Sewing and Fashion Design School for Kids, and experiencing the growth and success of this small business venture. She spent every summer until college as an assistant teacher for her mother's fashion design school, demonstrating fashion design techniques, supervising the classroom, and collaborating on various marketing strategies and improvements that contributed to continuous growth and recognition of the school. Nicole later received a B.A in Creative Arts from San Jose State University, which included courses and research relating to all different types of dance, music, and art.

Throughout college, Nicole actively made an effort to incorporate fitness and nutrition into her daily routine. She has experienced a variety of group fitness classes including Bikram Yoga, Spin, Pilates, Kickboxing, and most recently, Barre. During her final year in school, she was informed from multiple friends and family members of this increasingly popular form of fitness, and quickly after signing up for her first Barre class, she was hooked! She had finally found a form of fitness that felt like it was made for her body and personal needs! The incorporation of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and cardio gave her all of the aspects she loved combined into one hour. The inspiring atmosphere and positive support that she felt every time she stepped into a Barre class became a crucial part of her days, and when approached by her close friend about opening a new studio, Nicole knew she had to be a part of it! It has been an incredible process creating a vision that she and Andrea both are truly passionate and invested in, and she is beyond excited to share this experience with the community!

Tamalyn Matney

Tamalyn Matney

Barretender
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Tamalyn has been thoroughly trained in Barre and Yoga, and has been working all around the East Bay incorporating a variety of styles she has practiced over the years. She is also experienced in TRX and Sculpt, and believes in the importance of using an alignment and safety based method with all of her students as a foundation for all of her classes.

A few fun facts about Tamalyn… she loves to be outdoors, going hiking with her dog, and being active in any way possible! She loves upbeat music and dancing, so Barre is the perfect way for her to get her dance fix in on a daily basis!

She is passionate about fitness and loves that it is a way to get in tune with your body and to create a healthy relationship with it. If done in the right way, she strongly believes in its way to gain self-confidence and to be an all-around healthier person!

What she loves most about being a Barre and Yoga instructor is how she constantly learns new things about herself and other people. She plans on being actively involved in the fitness world for the rest of her life!

Diane White

Diane White

Barretender
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Diane has over 25 years of experience as a group fitness instructor. She’s taught barre, Pilates, spin, step classes, Tabata, HIIT, strength training classes, and the list goes on! She has countless certifications and trainings under her belt (including AFAA Group Exercise, Pop Pilates, AFAA kick boxing, & more).

If you ask her why she clearly loves group fitness so much, she’ll tell you “People! You would rarely find me working out by myself. I love the energy of a group! When we are working out together, it’s so much more motivating and fun! As an instructor, I want to share my joy of working out and inspiring others. It’s not only about how good you feel afterwards but also about how much fun we can have doing the work too!”

Jaclyn Pinasco

Jaclyn Souza

Barretender
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Jaclyn is a Weekend warrior who spends her spare time scaling the granite peaks in Yosemite. When she's not backpacking or rock climbing you can find her hanging out with her house plants or in her garden, expressing her creative side through painting and ceramics, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. She comes from a long background in athletics and health. As a collegiate volleyball player, Jaclyn knows what it means to work hard and dedicate every ounce of effort you have to get the most out of each workout. Her degree in kinesiology has been the building blocks behind her passion for teaching people how to live a healthier lifestyle. She believes wellness is multidimensional, therefore she works hard to help her clients improve in all aspect of their life.

Her plan for barre bootcamp is to make you work hard and show you that our minds really are what stops us from reaching our goals. Once we are able to shut down the negative thoughts, barriers that you never thought possible will break down and goals that you've only hope to come close to will be reached. Walking away, with a little shake in your legs, from class will leave you feeling an overdose of endorphins. She looks forward to helping you become the best version of yourself!