Liza Gishen-Kloeckner – founder & owner @theBarre

I have had a love affair with movement my whole life that feeds my energy and soul! If you aren't having fun exercising what's the point? Join me as we turn exercise in wellness and fun!" 

Liza is a mum of two beautiful adult children and married for 28 years. She comes from a 20 year professional dance career and brings her company experience, stage presence and technical strengths to every beautiful class as a performer, dance expert and choreographer. Offering a warm hearted, caring, holistic and loving approach to her teaching Liza incorporates her expertise as a practicing homoeopath, counsellor and meditation teacher to bring you emotional well- being and support. 

Liza started her professional career as a ballerina in 1982 travelling to the USA to join her first Ballet company, thereafter dancing the national company of Johannesburg. She specialized in pas de deux and Adagio loving the grace and storytelling of partner work as she further branched into contemporary dance and her love for modern/jazz/hip hop/street/funk dance took off as she also danced her way onto SABC and MNET television, film and theatre all for a long, wonderful 20 year career working with some of South africa's top performers, choreograhers, producers and directors!   

Today Liza is a Fitness Expert specializing in Les Mills programs, Yoga and Pilates, educated in the Stott Pilates method and has trained with some of Australia’s leading experts in the field. Her own two, registered, certified barre courses with Fitness Australia are unique, innovative and simply pre-choreographed so qualified Instructors and members alike can learn with ease. Liza says "The programs are refreshed on the quarterly so classes are always a surprise, never monotonous and members don't lose motivation! I am totally driven by the music and great songs are my inspiration for choreographing my programs." .

To check out Liza's past career in television click and scroll to bottom of page