Dana is the owner and creator of Body Affinity and The Body Affinity Workout and co-founder and co-owner of Cross Pointe Dance.
Dana's is an ACE certified personal trainer as well as being certified in the ABT (American Ballet Theatre) Method of teaching Ballet. Her professional career as a dancer (under her maiden name Dana Stackpole) has spanned over 21 years with 7 seasons at the American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and 4 years with the San Francisco Ballet.
She transitioned into a career on
broadway where she performed
leading roles in such Tony Award
winning shows as CAROUSEL, ON THE
TOWN, and the Billy Joel
- Twyla Tharp sensation MOVIN' OUT.
Other Broadway credits include the
Tony Award winning CONTACT and
the epic Broadway Smash THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (Dana with Mikhail Baryshnikov)
Her desire is to help impart the joy of dance and is summed up in this quote by Martha Graham: “I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” ― Martha Graham.She discovered GYROTONIC® while healing from an injury and experienced amazing results in rebuilding strength and mobility.
After continuing practice in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® her dancing rose to a new level. Due to her enthusiasm in the power and possibilities afforded by Gyrotonic® training she made the decision to become an instructor. Dana is a certified in both GYROTONIC® and has also received certifications on the ladder and jumping stretch board.
Dana is also a certified ZUMBA, ZUMBA KIDS and ZUMBA KIDS JR Instructor. She is one of the most sought after teachers of Private Ballet.
Her clients range from 8 yrs to 80 and include mom's, kids, professionals and some of New York and Hollywood's most famous Celebrities.
Dana Barbour is a personal trainer with ACE®, ABT, Gyrotonic® and Zumba certifications. She is the creator and owner of Body Affinity and The Body Affinity Workout.