Who the heck is BIA?
Barre Instructors Australia is an independent provider of training courses. Created to raise the profile of ‘Barre’ as a thriving industry via its unique, creative approach to fitness. We empower instructors with the knowledge they need to not only become confident teachers but deliver them with their own distinctive flair.
The BIA Mission
Setting the barre
high with BIA
To provide a training body that allows students to gain expertise in the core concepts and fundamentals of Barre. We aim to provide an educational institute that allows students to explore and harness their innate creativity, whilst learning to incorporate elements of themselves and their interests in their classes.
We are not about cookie cutter teachers, we want you to feel empowered and confident in your teaching ability after one of our courses to go out in the world and teach the kind of Barre class that you love. No ongoing class templates needed. Once you are certified with us, you will feel ready and capable to teach a Barre class of the highest quality with your clients coming back for more.
‘Barre is a fusion of so many techniques. To me, this meant that the possibilities were endless and my creative mind went into overdrive. I could make it my own, rather than stick to strict methods handed down by gurus and forefathers. Finally, I could instruct from a place that felt connected to me.’ – Lisa Minett
Lisa has worked as a professional performing artist and educator for over 20 years. Having worked extensively in Australia as a dancer and choreographer, Lisa headed to the USA to take up a full acting scholarship. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Performance) from the University of Florida, graduating with Highest Honours. Whilst in the USA, Lisa performed in Broadway regional theatres, choreographed numerous musical productions, and began working as a university lecturer in acting and movement.
Her desire to help actors find creative enjoyment and physical freedom through a greater understanding of the physical body led her back to Australia where she became the Head of Movement and Dance for NIDA. Her approach to the physical body has been through her dancers discipline and her yoga philosophies. She now embarks on a journey to share with everyone the importance of a strong physical presence in achieving their professional goals. She is an experienced and dedicated Yoga teacher, inspiring personal trainer and renowned dance teacher.