Our Staff

  • Shannon Higgins – Owner{barre}tender

    Shannon studied and performed ballet for 15 years under the direction of Linda Yourth, principal dancer/instructor for the NYC Ballet. She attended United States International University in San Diego on a full ballet scholarship, where she continued to perform under the direction of international ballet stars, Elizabeth and Steven Wistrich. Shannon left ballet to work
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  • Kris Pomerleau – Lead{barre}tender

    Health and fitness has always been a priority in Kris’ life. In high school, she was on the dance team and fortunate enough to dance in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Through the 80’s and 90’s she continued different forms of aerobics, including dance and step. She’s also an avid
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  • Lauren Gregory {barre}manager

    Lauren Gregory grew up in Long Beach, CA and loved to sing the minute she could talk.  When not behind the Studio Barre desk, she sings at as many events as possible and you might spot her leading a cover band from time to time. Lauren has also worked with her mother at their family
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  • Mary Aschieris {barre}tender

    Mary is a mom of 3 boys and avid sports and fitness enthusiast. Raised in northern California, Mary trained extensively in gymnastics from a young age.  Competitive gymnastics brought her to national venues, eventually earning her a national title on uneven bars and a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Southern California.  While at USC
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