Christy began her career in Central Florida as a dance teacher and professional dancer performing for theme parks, production companies, then traveling the world as a dancer aboard NCL cruise ships. After graduating from UCF with a degree in Arts Education, she spent ten years teaching Visual Arts and Performing Arts for OCPS. During this time she taught dance, barre, Yoga, and various fitness classes throughout Orlando, Florida. She is proud to be one of the first barre teachers in Central Florida and not surprised by its enormous popularity today. After taking a few years off to stay home with her 2 daughters, she is more than ready to introduce a refreshing take on barre. Christy created BAM to provide an optimal space to nurture physical and emotional strength that too often gets lost when we are all busy “adulting.” As a woman and mother of two girls, she is aware of the demands of life and the essential need to find balance, strength, and feel connected to community.
Christy is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Certified Aerial Yoga instructor.
Debbie Gray Hall
Debbie has four children (including a set of triplets) and loves being a mom. She is a native Floridian, originally from Tampa. After graduating from the University of South Florida, she moved to Orlando to work as a professional dancer. Some of her credits locally include, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, The Orlando Magic and Daytona 500. In her younger days, she appeared in national commercials, for Pepsi, Nike, Party City, and Gain. Debbie has been a dancer her whole life, and a teacher for both children and adults for 25 plus years. She is credited with opening the very first barre studio in Orlando, back in 2012. Currently, Debbie is working as a design consultant for a homebuilder, but is thrilled to get back to her first love…teaching!
Ashley is a one-of-a-kind, native Floridian who grew up in the Orlando dance world. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and has never stopped! After graduating from UCF with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Ashley is happier than ever to continue teaching dance throughout the Orlando area for students of all ages and levels. She was hooked on the barre fitness world after taking her first “butt kicking” barre class. Ashley is super excited to be a part of the BAM Barre team and attaining her goal of becoming a fitness instructor. She can’t wait to see you in her class!