To empower, inspire and encourage our clients to use exercise as a key to leading a healthy, happy and balanced life. By creating strong, powerful bodies inside and out, we reach the ultimate goal of achieving the desired dancer’s physique.
PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME HOW DO I GET A DANCERS BODY,
AND I SAY, YOU DANCE!
– Simone De La Rue
NOBODY CARES IF YOU CAN’T DANCE WELL. JUST GET UP AND DANCE.
GREAT DANCERS ARE GREAT BECAUSE OF THEIR PASSION.
– Martha Graham
I DO NOT TRY TO DANCE BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. I ONLY TRY TO
DANCE BETTER THAN MYSELF.
– Mikhail Baryshnikov
Simone’s initial desire to create a revolutionary exercise technique was to safeguard against injuries. By providing a solid foundation based on dance, she avoided the habitual wear and tear. Clients not only avoid injury, but avoid boredom. Possessing a strong passion for such an art form Simone wanted to share this joy with her clients both in a private and group forum. And thereupon Body by Simone was born.
We provide an exclusive, private boutique environment where clients can feel comfortable, safe and at ease while achieving the best possible results.
Our experienced trainers work alongside you to motivate, support and push you beyond perceived limitations.
A place to let go and dance with abandon. Our signature classes are a fun way to get your sweat on and dance like no one is watching.
Simone De La Rue began training in classical ballet at the age of three and has enjoyed a successful dance career spanning over two decades, including numerous performances on Broadway, London’s West End and her native Australia.
Simone has always had a passion for fitness and health. As a dancer, she studied yoga and pilates; bbs developed from the techniques simone used to train herself throughout her career. To this day, simone has never been injured. Body by simone mixes dance with yoga and pilates to develop core strength, create long…more
Coming from a dance background, Deone was trained classically from the age of three and has been fortunate enough to have performed on some of the world’s greatest stages, including London’s West End, Broadway and of course her native Australia.
Deone has always had a major interest in the fitness industry. While studying Performing Arts in Sydney, Deone excelled from gym instructor to personal trainer and then manager of one of Sydney’s boutique gyms in Balmain. While teaching classes has always been incredibly satisfying, working one-on-one with clients is where her…more
From the moment she arrived in New York City ten years ago to pursue a career in dance, Jacey has been a highly sought talent. She began her career as a dancer for the New Jersey Nets and the NBA shortly thereafter hired Jacey to choreograph and direct annually the NBA All Star dance team. Jacey also has numerous credits in commercials, print campaigns, and TV and film (including Guiding Light, Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen Degeneres Show and the Disney film Enchanted). For the past eight years Jacey…more
Tracy Jai is one of Simone’s original trainers from the amazing NYC studio and is ecstatic to extend the infectious BBS community/family to LA! She is orginally a Texas girl now living in LA by way of NYC where she had the honor to perform on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as in the TV and film industry for many years.
Fitness and Health have always been a huge importance in Tracy’s life and has now taken the front seat of her focus. She herself has struggled with weight…more
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Alice started dancing at the age of 5. Trained in all facets of dance, she has been lucky enough to tour through Australia, Asia, Canada and the United States both performing and teaching master classes. Most recently she was Dance Captain and later Resident Director on the 2012 Australasian tour of A Chorus Line.
Before arriving in New York City, Alice was a qualified Australian Personal Trainer, Group Fitness instructor and Les Mills trainer. She worked for a number of leading boutique gyms in Melbourne and…more
Sharona is a professional dancer & actor from Toronto, Ontario in all disciplines of dance. She competed in dance all across Canada and the United States from the age of 8 and is a graduate of the “Ryerson University Theatre Performance Dance” program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Sharona has been privileged to work on stage, film, television and in commercials. Her Broadway credits include “Ghost” The Musical and the Tony Award winning musical “In The Heights.” Some of her other credits include SMASH (NBC), The Rick Mercer Report (dancer…more
Gabrielle, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began her training in dance at the age of 4 and has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop. She was a member of the Ohio Youth Ballet Company for 3 years and also trained at the School of Cleveland Ballet, School of Akron Ballet and completed a summer intensive program at the Joffrey Ballet. While still living in Cleveland, she taught ballet and jazz classes to both young children and teens. She has performed in various shows and concerts for different schools,…more
Natasha Kalimada grew up in Laguna Niguel, California, and began her classical dance studies at the age of four. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. Natasha’s passion to perform has led her to grace stages around the world, also making appearances in TV and film. She is committed to empowering others’ health through fitness, nutrition and lifestyle choices.
In her early dance career, Natasha trained at Ballet Pacifica under the direction of Molly Lynch and the guidance of Alaine Haubert. As a…more
Born and raised in Texas, Erica began training in all facets of dance at the age of three. She moved out to California to further her career in dance. She is a graduate from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. While attending CSULB she was a part of the award winning Long Beach State Dance Team. Throughout her college years she also worked as a performer and dancer at Disneyland. She has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine for…more
Sarah, originally from the UK, started dancing from the age of four and has been lucky to perform on London’s West End and on Broadway. As a dancer, fitness has been a huge part of her life, always looking to push her body to the absolute limit.
Her most recent position on her jobs for the past five years has been Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain and loves helping people achieve the seemingly impossible with hard work and a cheeky sense of humor. Her job really has been finding the key…more
Naomi was born and raised in England and at the age of sixteen was offered a scholarship to the prestigious ‘London Studio Centre’ to carry on her training and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
Since graduating, Naomi has performed in London’s West end, on Broadway and all over the world.
Naomi was part of the ‘super troupe’ with ‘Spirit Of The Dance’ – the Irish dance sensation, and has performed for them for royalty in the UK, Dubai and Brunei.
Having been a dance captain and choreographer on numerous occasions…more
Originally from Ohio, Beth began dancing when she was three years old. She has danced on Broadway in Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, and White Christmas, toured all over the United States with 42nd Street, and is currently a Radio City Rockette! She can also been seen on episodes of 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and commercials.
Throughout her dance career, Beth has worked hard to achieve top physical health to avoid injuries and keep up with hectic performance schedules. She has taught numerous master classes all over…more
Michelle Cameron began classical ballet study at age four, a passion which led her to study under Sydney’s Royal Academy of Dancing in her native Australia, attaining advanced level training.
Michelle has since gone on to work internationally as a choreographer, dancer and performer, working with everybody from Elton John, to Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Jason Alexander (‘George’ from NBC’s Seinfeld), Ariana Grande (‘Cat’ from Nickelodeon’s Victorious) and Eric McCormack (‘Will’ from NBC’s Will and Grace), and has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people everywhere from the Los Angeles Staples Center to the Sydney Olympics Stadium.
“Having a connection…more
Amanda is thrilled to be apart of the BBS team! A classically trained ballerina from the time she was 6, dancing has always been her passion. She left Ohio to pursue her dreams of dancing of becoming a Radio City Rockette and performing on Broadway, and moved to New York where she soon achieved her goal, becoming a apart of the world famous kick-line at Radio City Music Hall.
In the last 10 years, Amanda has been in 3 Broadway musicals, an exclusive production in London, and 3 national tours where…more
Ashley was born in Chicago, raised in Scotland, spent 12 years living in London before adopting NYC as her new home. Ashley has danced all her life and, with a physical education teacher for a mother and a sport crazy family, fitness has always been a huge part of her life. Her classical ballet background means Ashley loves attention to detail, form and posture; performing numerous Musical Theatre shows in London’s West End bring high energy and fun to her classes and years of teaching in the UK’s top dance…more
Krista grew up in Toronto, Canada and received her early dance training from her mom and her aunt before graduating from Ryerson University and beginning her performance career. She has appeared on Broadway in the revival of Pal Joey and Lincoln Center’s production of Camelot. She spent 7 years as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and is featured on the 25th Anniversary DVD of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Krista can be seen as a dancer on NBC’s SMASH and has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show as…more
Liz Chestang is a dancer, actress, model, and fitness enthusiast hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. She began her formal dance training at Cleveland City Dance, where she trained in many styles. She then went on to train at prestigious dance schools such as The Rock School of Dance Education, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and The Ailey School. In 2009, Liz became a proud alumni of Ohio University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. Since relocating to New York City, Liz has appeared on…more
For the past 5 years Brenna has been a fitness professional in the NJ/NY area. She attended Rutgers University, where she was named captain of the nationally ranked Rutgers dance team. Upon graduation her professional career began with the NBA as a New Jersey Nets dancer. She has since traveled Europe and Asia, and has performance credits including dancing for artists such as Rhianna and Pit Bull. As a classically trained dancer with a passion for fitness, BBS has given Brenna the opportunity to blend her expertise in strength training…more