PRESENTER PREVIEW

The Virtual Barre Summit brings some of the best educators in the fitness industry directly to you frothe safety and comfort of your home.  

FRED DEVITO

A member of the founding exhale team and co-creator of the company’s highly publicized exhale Core Fusion program, Fred is EVP of Mind Body Fitness Programs. He is responsible for recruiting and training the teachers for the proprietary Core Fusion programs. He is also the co-director and co-creator of the exhale’s Barre Certification program- the most comprehensive barre certification program in the industry. As a lead trainer and fitness expert in the barre and well-being industry, Fred has been featured in The New York Times, Fitness Magazine, New York Magazine and Shape Magazine. Fred has created, choreographed, and starred in 11 Core Fusion DVDs and have contributed to many online classes on Yogavibes.com and forte.fit.com along with co-authoring the book Barre Fitness.

ELISABETH HALFPAPP

Lis is a member of Exhale’s founding team and one of the founders of the barre movement with 39 years of teaching and teacher training.
She was at The Lotte Berk Method for 22 yrs and Exhale for 17 yrs where she helped found and build the brand Exhale that eventually sold to Hyatt.  Lis helped co develop, with Fred DeVito, her husband, the Exhale boutique fitness program centered on barre (originally Core Fusion) and took the business from vapor to vision with 25 units in 11 markets and a variety of class programs such as Barre, Core Yoga, Cardio, Barre+Yoga, HIIT.  She regularly appears as a fitness expert on national TV including The Today Show, ABC News, CBS Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, and Dr. Oz.  Elisabeth has created, choreographed, and starred in 11 Core Fusion DVDs and have contributed to many online classes on Yogavibes.com and forte.fit.com  along with co-authoring the book Barre Fitness.

JILL DAILEY

Jill Dailey is a true innovator of the dance/barre fitness revolution on the West Coast. A degreed Kinesiologist, Jill became an early trainee of the famed Lotte Berk method. Taking what she learned through the Lotte Berk program in New York City, Jill brought the ballet barre to California. In 2000, Jill opened The Dailey Method in San Francisco’s Marina District. Amassing passionate devotees, The Dailey Method was soon expanding to new studios as an explosive community was born. Jill spends time each year certifying passionate individuals as Master Teachers, keeping The Dailey Method fresh, results-focused, and as authentic as the day it began. In January 2018, Jill launched Basics of Barre by The Dailey Method, a two-day training program that provides a foundation for future teachers.

TANYA BECKER

Tanya Becker is the Co-Founder and creator of the Physique 57 Method. Her passion for fitness began over 25 years ago at The Lotte Berk Method in NYC. In 2006, Physique 57 was born, and they now have 13 studios worldwide, a domestic franchising program, and an ever growing on-demand platform. Tanya has appeared in numerous national TV segments including QVC, HSN, The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Dr. Oz and The Better Show. She has been featured in Vogue, Shape, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and People.

TRICIA MURPHY-MADDEN

Elite fitness instructor and trainer, Tricia Murphy Madden, began teaching in 1991 and never looked back. She has taught dance and fitness workshops worldwide and is one of the industry's top presenters. She is an American Council on Exercise faculty member and Fitness Director for four health clubs in Seattle, WA. She has developed many highly acclaimed programs, including: Urban Striptease Aerobics, with over 1,750 instructors worldwide; and My Best Friends Workout, a fitness program designed for pet owner to get in shape while walking their pet (sold in pet stores and online nationwide). Between the two programs, she has sold over 50,000 DVD's since 2003.

ILARIA CAVAGNA

Ilaria Cavagna is the founder and CEO of FEET-NESS™ - posture from the ground up -, an educational platform that develops an awareness of the work on the feet connected to the rest of the body. The Bachelor of Movement Science achieved in Italy in 1997, the Pilates Certification obtained in NYC with Romana Kryzanowska, and the recent and innovative Soma-Training studies give her an understanding of both the beauty and function of the human body when properly trained. Ilaria is based in NYC and travels worldwide to teach seminars for trainers for Pilates and ELDOA™ Method and of course FEET-NESS™.

LISA JULIET

Lisa has 35 years of classical ballet training in Ceccetti technique, and studied with Redwood Concert Ballet, San Fransisco Ballet, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, and Nevada Festival Ballet as a pre-profesional dancer. Additionally, She has been a certified fitness instructor through the state of California since 1999 and has been a certified group fitness instructor with The American Council on Exercise since 2009. Lisa specializes in teaching proper barre technique as well as working with students with injuries as well as prenatal/ postnatal Barre. Lisa is the founder of the first online certification program, Ballerobica, and the creative force behind organizing and bringing the IBBFA Barre Certification Program to the public.

KERRY CORCORAN

A lover of movement and the human body since childhood, Kerry created Anatomy4Fitness to help bring the human body to life for fitness teachers and enthusiasts. Kerry's in-depth knowledge of human anatomy comes first from her background as a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist.  She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. In addition, Kerry has been a teacher, studio owner, master teacher trainer and Chief Anatomy Officer of The Dailey Method since 2005. As a teacher, Kerry is known for bringing anatomical knowledge to life in a way that is accessible, immediately applicable and fun.