Our Team

At Barre Base, we are dedicated to providing you with a safe, supportive and peaceful environment to exercise in. Our classes are taught by knowledgeable and caring teachers who accommodate all ages and fitness levels. With a multitude of backgrounds and experience, each teacher integrates their unique skillsets and personalities with intelligent and fun sequencing, mindfulness and love.

Barre Base Instructor
Toni Thomas

Toni began dance and performing on stage at 3 after falling in love with the musical ‘Annie’. She begged her grandma for tap lessons which soon led to dance competitions and local musicals. In more recent years, Toni has been performing at Disneyland Paris and onboard Disney’s Cruise Line.

Toni is our little pocket rocket, and is extremely strong. Her classes are fiery, fun and energetic! She is a talented dancer and aerial silk artist, and has a huge passion for functional strength that allows us to get more out of our lives, especially as we age.

Barre Base Instructor
Anna Poole

A ballet dancer and yogi, Anna's classes have the perfect balance of poise, enthusiasm and fun!

Anna grew up in Bristol in the UK, which has such a vibrant arts and music scene. Anna's art-filled upbringing inspired her to travel the world and explore. 5 years on, she has made Dunedin her home!

Anna recently gained her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, completed with Trimutri Yoga New Zealand.

Studio Owner, Barre Base, Yoga Barre, Stretch Instructor
Rosa Anderson - Jones

Rosa has been dancing for over 20 years, focusing mainly in Modern Jazz and Contemporary styles. In 2008 Rosa received her NZAMD teaching qualifications through her Elementary jazz examination. In 2013, Rosa gained her Solo Seal Diploma in Modern Jazz. Rosa also has her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, completed with Trimutri Yoga New Zealand.

Rosa has a passion for teaching and encouraging people to move with strength and confidence. She believes exercise brings people together and is committed to creating a studio that caters for all ages and stages. 

Yoga and Barre Teacher
Laura Pugh

Laura first came to practice yoga whilst living in London. Living in such a fast-paced city, yoga was a place for her to slow down and calm her mind. Yoga taught Laura greater self-awareness and with that, she’s become more interested in doing things in life that fulfil her.

Laura finds teaching and practicing vinyasa flow yoga extremely fulfilling, and a practice she strongly believes can transform peoples bodies and lives.

Trained in Baron Baptiste power vinyasa yoga, Yin Yoga and Barre, Laura aims to make her classes transformative for each and every student, while always seeking to find a balance between strength and ease.

Barre Base Instructor
Anna Noonan

Anna’s dance roots began right here in Ōtepoti learning Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary at the MaCay School of Dance. She moved to Melbourne for full-time training at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Dance in 2010.

In 2015, while living in Edinburgh, she took her passion for Pilates further and qualified as a Pilates instructor.

Anna’s classes are tough, but intelligent. Through her classes, you'll find new and unique ways to challenge your body, while discovering muscles you may never knew existed! You can expect a full mind and body workout, with a nod to the dancer in all of us.

Stretch Teacher
Becca Huxley

Originally from Wales, Becca now calls Dunedin home.

Becca first discovered yoga as a tool to manage the stress of her Psychology dissertation, following YouTube yoga videos in her uni room.

Her Stretch & Lengthen classes are supportive and inclusive, and her main aim is to encourage her students to become more connected to their mind, body and breath.

Work with us

If you’re interested in working with us or exploring the possibility of teaching your own barre-inspired classes, please get in touch.