Athena is a New York ballerina who relocated to Texas in 2021, training in classical ballet for 20 years at various schools such as Alvin Ailey, Geoffrey Ballet Academy, Broadway Dance Center and more. Athena completed her Barre & Balletone™ certification through Barre Above in 2021. Athena’s passion to teach barre came from her own interest to better align her own posture, and strengthen core and fundamental muscles to obtain a wholesome and healthy being. She hopes to help others feel good about their bodies, health and movement by teaching barre in a fluid, athletic and sometimes lyrical format. She believes stretching is vital for good health, so expect deep stretches at the ends of her classes.