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Barre Variations

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The Barre Variations Podcast gets behind the barre! Join host Michelle DuVall as she interviews leaders in the industry to talk about how barre impacts their lives, what’s inspiring them today, and takes the conversations that usually stay in the studio out into the community. Grab a seat because th… read more

36 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Ep. 36 | Interview with Jill Dailey

July 15th, 2021


The Dailey Method franchise founder Jill Dailey joins Michelle on the podcast this month to talk about her start in movement, her exploration in the Pilates world, her national barre franchise, and becoming a parent …

Ep. 35 | Interview with Fred DeVito & Elisabeth Halfpapp

June 15th, 2021


This month’s episode is an exciting one to say the least. Michelle interviews legends of the barre fitness industry, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito. Michelle learns how the two of them first met and how their focus …

Ep. 34 | Interview with Michelle DuVall

May 30th, 2021


The tables are turned in this episode and Michelle is in the hot seat. Michelle DuVall is interviewed by Barre Variations Video Library guest teacher and founder of Barre Where You Are, Heather Johnson. They discuss how …

Ep. 33 | Interview with Jenny Niggle

May 15th, 2021


This episode Michelle is joined by Barre Variations Video Library guest teacher Jenny Niggle. Jenny is a professional dancer, ballet teacher, and hosts her signature ballet barre fitness classes ‘Body by Jenny.’ Since …

Ep. 32 | Interview with Andrea Isabelle Lucas

April 15th, 2021


Andrea Isabelle Lucas, owner of Barre & Soul, author of “Own It All,” and the founder of Barre Guild Academy joined host Michelle DuVall to swap …

Ep. 31 | Interview with Andrea Rogers

April 1st, 2021


In this episode Michelle talks with Xtend Barre founder Andrea Rogers. They discuss the organic development of Xtend Barre from one class in south Florida to a global franchise. Andrea shares her philosophy when it …

Ep. 30 | Interview with Britany Williams

March 15th, 2021


This episode Michelle interviews Britany Williams, a collegiate Division 1 track and cross country athlete turned barre-lover and barre instructor. …

Ep. 29 | Interview with Natalie Errandonea Mewes

March 15th, 2021


In this episode Michelle interviews Nathalie Errandonea-Mewes. Based in London, Nathalie owns and operates her studio, NRG Barrebody and recently launched her app by the same name. Michelle and Nathalie discuss …

Ep. 28 | Interview with Lina Alvarez

February 15th, 2021


Description: In episode 28 Michelle interviews Lina Alvarez, an Ottawa-based barre and yoga teacher who works in international business for the Canadian government all while pursuing her masters in strategic design and …

Ep. 27 | Interview with Nikki Branning of Door Barre Fitness

February 15th, 2021


In this episode Michelle interviews Nikki Branning, founder and creator of Door Barre Fitness. They discuss Nikki’s professional dance career and how she fell in love with barre fitness in cities all over the country …

Ep. 26 | Interview with Danielle Havens

January 16th, 2021


Welcome back to the third season of the Barre Variations Podcast! Michelle starts off by recapping and brings everyone up to speed about all happenings in the world of BV. Then enjoy the interview with Danielle Havens, …

Ep. 25 | Interview with Becky Parker

December 15th, 2020


In this final episode of the year Michelle reflects on this wild ride that has been 2020, looks back on the three amazing years of Barre Variations, and shares a sneak peak of what is on the horizon for 2021. From …

Ep. 24 | Interview with Lexi Soukeroff

November 30th, 2020


Michelle DuVall and Barre Variations are excited to bring you a special BONUS episode about all things athleisure wear, entrepreneurship, pivoting in 2020. Whether you are a fitness professional, barre babe, at-home …

Ep. 23 | Interview with Eian Crockatt

November 15th, 2020


In the theme of Thanksgiving, Michelle looks back and appreciates the community of listeners, trainees, attendees, and others who have supported her and her platform so that she can share her methods of success with …

Ep. 22 | Interview w. Corinne Wainer of SHAKTIBARRE

October 15th, 2020


Michelle teases listeners with information about Barre Variations’ upcoming events including a one day event she is hosting with Shannon Werner (episode 2 guest) in January called B/U Accelerator. This event is for …

Ep. 21 | Interview with Ben Rippe of Barre Summit

September 15th, 2020


In this episode Michelle encourages you to cut yourself some slack and to embrace the new world of on demand classes, which may allow you to create a routine that best suits your lifestyle. She loves the growing …

Ep. 20 | Interview with Eryc Taylor

August 15th, 2020


Michelle starts off this episode with exciting news and upcoming virtual events. There is also an update for BurnBarre, guest Eryc Taylor’s amazing, portable barre company. Eryc Taylor is also the artistic director of …

Ep. 19 | Interview w. Briana Milton

July 15th, 2020


This month Michelle discusses those pesky questions we ask ourselves when we are doubting our abilities. “Am I doing this the right way? Did I say the right thing?” Michelle explains the importance of not to let those …

Ep. 18 | Listening | Interview w. Crystal Widman

June 15th, 2020



This episode of the Barre Variations Podcast is being recorded amidst the national protests and demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and there is no dismissing or ignoring that fact. Michelle …

Ep. 17 | Pandemic Producivity | Interview w. Lauren Leavell

May 15th, 2020


Michelle shares her experiences of sheltering in place with an infant and her love/hate relationship with phrases like “shelter in place,” “the new normal,” and “quarantine.” Learning to do everything with one hand …

Barre Variations Podcast Ep. 16 | Resilience | Interview w. Alexis Sweeney

April 15th, 2020


Michelle shares her thoughts, emotions, and experiences this last surreal month, including her thought process about not teaching because of maternity leave to her stress about giving birth during New York City’s …

Ep. 15 | Considerations | Interview w. Kaye Straub

March 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 15 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall brings the barre community together. Before jumping into the theme of the month, “Considerations,” Michelle runs through the training …

Ep. 14 | Sharing is Caring! | Interview w. Marnie Duncan

February 15th, 2020


Happy month of love! This month’s theme is “sharing is caring!” The way in which you share your insights with the community at large should be …

Ep. 13 | Fear is ok! | Interview w. Daniel Hurst

January 15th, 2020


Happy New Year and Welcome to Season TWO of the Barre Variations Podcast!

Michelle announces her upcoming trainings and reminds listeners that there will be only about 6 in-person trainings in 2020 (because baby boy is …

Ep. 4 | MVP | Interview with Stephanie Lyons of Barre Intensity

January 9th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 4 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall interviews Stephanie Lyons, president of Barre Intensity. We chat teaching as a career, burn out, and asking "what's next." Looking to …

Ep. 12| Recap!| Interview with Lauren George

December 15th, 2019


In the final episode of 2019, Michelle reviews her personal and professional

experiences of the past year. The good moments, the less than fun times, and the lessons she learned along the way. Barre Variations is …

Episode 11 | BEYOND THE BARRE | Interview w. Sofie Calvert

November 15th, 2019


In Episode 11, Michelle designates the entire month of November as the Month of Thankfulness, not just Thanksgiving Day. Listen to Michelle recap the …

EP. 10 | UNIQUE TALENTS | Interview with Jessica Bowman (Barre Boss)

October 15th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 10 of the Barre Variations Podcast!

This month’s theme is creativity and Michelle discusses some possibilities from where …

Ep. 9 | Know Your Worth | Interview w. Lauren Castille (Balance. Yoga. Barre)

September 15th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 9 of the Barre Variations Podcast, This month Michelle discusses what it means to understand your own value. How much is an hour of your time worth? Do you have to say yes to every single job that …

Ep. 8 | Abundance | Interview w. Kendra Alley (barreALLEY)

August 15th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 8 of the Barre Variations Podcast, 

This month’s episode discusses the different ways to think about abundance. Listen to hear how Michelle’s motto, “there’s enough room at the barre,” connects to the …

Ep. 7 | Collaboration | Interview w. Heather Johnson (BWYA)

July 15th, 2019


Ep. 7 | Collaboration | Interview w. Heather Johnson (BWYA)

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall talks …

Ep. 6 | Support | Interview w. Melissa Feeney

June 15th, 2019


Ep. 6 | Support | Interview w. Melissa Feeney

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall shares her strategies for support and what people she likes to surround herself with. Then …

Ep. 5 | Aligned Choices | Interview w. Lexie Woodmansee

May 15th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 5 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall takes about making aligned choice and the ability to choose again. Then stay tuned to listen to an interview with Lexie Woodmansee, owner …

Ep. 3| Owning it | Interview w. Kelly Wackerman & Pamela Kennedy

March 15th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 3 of the Barre Variations Podcast, where host Michelle DuVall interviews Kelly Wackerman and Pamela Kennedy, co-founders of The London Method. Hear the ladies chat about “the original method,” how …

Ep. 2 | Community | Interview w. Nadia Murdock & Shannon Werner

March 8th, 2019


In this episode here what fears try to block Michelle, and an interview with Nadia Murdock and Shannon Werner. You'll here all about why community is important to them, and why the joined forces to start the one day …

Ep. 1 | Premier Episode | Interview with Jason Williams

January 4th, 2019


Welcome to episode 1 of the Barre Variations Podcast! This episode is an introduction to why I started this podcast, sharing my feelings about the new year, and interviewing Jason Williams of Pilates Barre Training. 

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