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.

 

About Dana

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.