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Meet Sophie Ritchie

"Disco Barre is the Grace Jones of fitness classes. It's fierce, sexy and sticks two fingers up at conventional classes"


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About Sophie

Sophie, was a Level 3 Pilates Teacher with a strong dance background before meeting our founder Vicki Anstey and completing the Barreworks Instructor Training Programme in July 2013.


Vicki's training in The Lotte Berk Method and New York City Ballet Workout attracted Sophie to the training, both of which Sophie has practised since her teens.


The moment she stepped foot into Vicki's class she knew Barre was her calling and in no time qualified as an instructor, taking her place on the Barreworks team.

Sophie has since created her own concept, 'Disco Barre TM', combining Barre with her love of underground house and disco. Sophie favours the dance-like elements of Barre and her over-riding aim is to make her clients feel like dancers, even if they have never had any dance experience. She celebrates body positivity and all-inclusivity and believes fitness should be fun and not about punishment. 


Sophie went on to train with Esther Fairfax, Lotte Berks daughter and now teaches the original Lotte Berk Technique. She is the master trainer of the Original Lotte Berk Technique in the UK.


Sophie currently teaches both classes via her On-Demand platform and looks forward to getting back to her studio in Dalston, Hackney, in May.

Get in touch with Sophie

Disco Barre Studio
Unit 5
The Factory Dalston
E8 2DA

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