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Our Team

Meet our team of owners, managers and experienced Barre Evolution instructors.

Each member of our team is committed to making your Barre Evolution experience the best it can be —from the moment you step in the door to the moment you leave — helping you better your health, mind and body.

Barre Evolution Nancy (Co-Owner)

Nancy Meyer


Nancy discovered barre fitness more than a decade ago while searching for a way to transform her body for her upcoming wedding. After one class, she was instantly hooked and soon went on to earn a barre certification from Debbie Frank, a 25-year barre fitness veteran who has certified some of the most talented barre instructors in America. Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from NYU. Nancy lives in Charleston with her husband, Jay, and two daughters, Emory and Sutton.

Nicole Wallen


Nicole discovered barre fitness in the early ’90s, and opened Mt. Pleasant Pilates & Wellness in 2005. Three years later, she launched Body by Barre as a complement to her Pilates classes. Nicole has the distinction of being Charleston’s first Certified Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist and created the Prenatal Evolution program at Barre Evolution. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a MBA with concentrations in International Branding and Entrepreneurship from The Citadel and University of Austria, Innsbruck.

Marie Crosby

Managing Partner

After teaching with Barre Evolution in Charleston, Marie Crosby joined forces with Nancy and Nicole to expand Barre Evolution into Greenville, SC. She started her love for all things fitness over 25 years ago teaching aerobics, step, spinning, kickboxing, boot camp & Zumba classes throughout her career. “I was hooked on barre after one workout, and I fell in love with BE because of the strength and balance it builds in both mind and body.” Along with being certified in the Barre Evolution method, she has held national certifications in ACE Group Fitness and ACE Personal Training. When she’s not at the barre, she is exploring her new favorite city — Greenville! She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.

About Our Instructors

Barre Evolution instructors are required to have a teaching background and at least six months of experience in Barre Evolution classes. Each instructor is then trained to understand the science of movement and anatomy of the human body, undergoing a minimum average of 100 hours of training in our unique method. After successfully completing the Barre Evolution training program, instructors are required to attend frequent Continuing Education to maintain an understanding of industry best practices and learn new and changing elements of our ever-evolving methodology.

Ann Marie Eskew

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: Everything Barre Evolution! The people, the method, the results, the energy and the positive environment to name a few.

Believes: The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. — Mother Teresa

Craves: Family time, granddaughter snuggles and kisses, special friendships, laughter, good food and wine.

Sarah Smith

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: My husband and I returned to Charleston from NYC in 2014. Once settled I knew I would want to get back to teaching and expanding my fitness philosophy. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew Barre Evolution was where I wanted to make my home.

Believes:There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Craves: Tennis, boat days & time with my two sons.

Annette Mani

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: Sharing my passion and knowledge of the Barre Evolution method with clients and the BE Team. So rewarding developing friendships along the way, its fun and energizing!

Believes: Our actions speak louder than our words.

Craves: Family time, Georgia football, the Beach.

Jennifer Thompson

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: The community of beautiful and inspiring women at Barre Evolution.

Believes: Just breathe! Hold!

Craves: My children, great friends, laughter and good food.

Teresa Picciotto

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: The close-knit community and fun loving environment.

Believes: “Throw some glitter, make it rain.” -Ke$ha

Craves: Family time, my pitbull and good beats.

Jessica Winders

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: The encouragement and support that comes from our clients and staff.  I feel so lucky to be part of such an uplifting community!

Believes: “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” -Virginia Woolf

Craves: Traveling, sunny Sundays, “unplugged” family time.

Julia Bankert

Location: Greenville, SC

Loves: How I can tell so many friendships have been made right here at Barre Evolution! I also love how much our students want to learn about barre — they really want to learn correct form so they can become stronger and push themselves to find their edge.

Believes: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” — Audrey Hepburn

Craves: Boating on the lake, always dark chocolate, my dachshund puppy!

Caroline Miller

Location: Greenville, SC

Loves:She loves the positive and welcoming attitude at Barre Evolution. There is such a community at the studio that leaves you feeling uplifted and empowered after every class.

Believes: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. -Albus Dumbledore

Craves: She adore doughnuts, her two Pomeranians Pico and Pippin, and hiking with her husband Ryan and pups.

Norma Wells

Location: Greenville, SC

Loves: I love how BE empowers members and staff to evolve and find their personal edge each and every day. The community we have created makes for a comfortable and inviting environment. It’s awesome that we are all evolving together!

Believes: There is no PATH to happiness. Happiness IS THE PATH.

Craves: Road trips, spontinaity, smiles, lipgloss, cuddling, laughing, family, and random hugs.

Laura DeLustro

Location: Greenville, SC

Loves: Helping people feel like their strongest, healthiest, happiest self

Believes: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

Craves:  Snuggles with my loves, bonfires, biking the swamp rabbit…all the Greenville things.

Emily Spitzmiller

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: The way Barre Evolution has been an outlet to reenergize myself, collect my thoughts, and get a body changing workout!

Believes: If you are tempted to say ‘I CAN’T,’ have the courage to add ‘YET’

Craves: Clemson tailgating, cooking vegan, and tagging my loved ones in Instagram memes.

Laura Parks

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: The ability to connect with anyone in the studio, no matter how much you know about each other. We all have the love for a good shake in common!

Believes:“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

Craves: Adventures with my husband and two golden retrievers, shell collecting, champagne, and sprinkles!

Michelle Fitzgerald

Location: Charleston, SC

Loves: Being reminded strength has no age, gender, religious, race or social requirements.

Believes: You should never wait for an invitation to be awesome.

Craves: A quick nap, a chance to move my body (preferably to music), and all things sugar.