I started dancing at the age of 6 in a local ballet school back in Italy. My passion for dance came at once, and I wanted to practice almost every day. At the age of 15, I started teaching ballet to children from two to 10 years old and I loved it!
But as I got older and started working, dance took less of a central role in my life.
After the birth of my second child, Gabriele, I started taking group ballet classes again, realising soon how much I’d missed it. What if I could combine my pregnancy yoga knowledge and experience with my passion for ballet? And that’s how Barre & Baby was born.
It was one of the best decisions of my life! Every time I get to spend time with the mamas in the class, learning together, sharing laughs, tears and emotions, I feel happy, lucky and blessed.
Plus my learning continues, through the ballet classes I attend weekly, the regular teacher trainings and the many readings I do to learn more about pregnancy and postnatal body and emotions. I recently trained with James D’Silva, Madeline Black and Jenny Burrell, all helping to empower the body to a higher level of consciousness – something I now bring with me to every Barre & Baby session.
There is something quite magical about dancing beautiful steps to beautiful music whilst holding your baby so close. “