All ATB staff is concussion certified and background checked!

  • Susan Barr

    Owner and Artistic Director

    Susan Barr
    Susan Barr

    Susan Barr
    Owner and Artistic Director

    Owner and Artistic Director Susan Barr has been a dance instructor for 23 years. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Masters of Ohio. Susan holds certification in tap, ballet, and jazz as recognized through Dance Masters of America.


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  • Courtny Hermman

    Gymnastics Recreation Manager

    Courtny Hermman
    Courtny Hermman

    Courtny Hermman
    Gymnastics Recreation Manager

    Our Gymnastics Rec Manger, Courtny grew up with Gymnastics being her focus since she was 5 years old right here in Northeast Ohio. She trained all the way up to Level 8 and has since been coaching since 2003 and joined the Above the Barre family in 2008 teaching Super Star and Rising Star Gymnastics, Pre-Team, USAG Level 2 and Competitive AAU. Courtney is USAG, CPR, Concussion Safety Certified and completed a Positive Coaching course. The best part of coaching for Courtney is working with kids and seeing them come in every week excited to practice, “their little smiles brighten up my day!” When she has free time, Courtney loves to bake, and is pretty good at it.

  • Jeff Vacha

    Boys Program Director & Equipment Inspector

    Jeff Vacha
    Jeff Vacha

    Jeff Vacha
    Boys Program Director & Equipment Inspector

    Jeff has spent over 30 years in this building and has been a coach here since 2008. He was a college gymnast at the University of Illinois in Chicago and has been coaching since 1997. Jeff loves this sport and everything it does for children’s strength, confidence and most importantly, having fun. He is USAG Safety Certified and is actually a registered professional disc golfer. In his free time, he loves to snowboard and throw Frisbees.

  • Jessica Heyduk

    Outreach Director & Xcel Team Head Coach

    Jessica Heyduk
    Jessica Heyduk

    Jessica Heyduk
    Outreach Director & Xcel Team Head Coach

    Jessica has been with Above the Barre since 2012 coaching all levels of Gymnastics; from Parent and Child Classes to USAG Xcel Silver/Gold. Jessica started her athletic career as a dancer. She trained in ballet and tap from the age of 3 to 7. After moving to the Florida Keys and trying soccer, cheerleading and softball, she found a small gym with just a few members and fell in love with Gymnastics. After a year, she returned to Ohio and began competing USAG Level 4 and continued all the way up to Level 9 and even trained to Level 10! Even after enduring a broken foot, she returned to competitive Gymnastics in High School and was an important member of the Olmsted Falls Varsity Team for all 4 years. She attended many camps were she got to work side by side with Olympic coaches and gymnasts; with her fondest memory being a week of private lessons with Svetiana Boguinskaia, (3 time Olympic Champion). “Svetlana gave me everything I needed to become a State Floor Champion.” After her many accomplishments as a competitive gymnast, Jessica graduated from High School and started her degree in Sports Medicine. Jessica is a USAG professional member, AAU, USAG safety, risk management, concussion, and first response certified. Here at ATB, Jessica enjoys hosting Birthday Parties, field trips, and troop outings. Her goal is “for every child I teach, I want them to be the best they can in every aspect of their lives all while having fun! I want them to always believe in the power within and to never quit.” When Jessica is not busy with her student’s, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys.

  • Nicole Hill

    Assistant Teams & Marketing Manager

    Nicole Hill
    Nicole Hill

    Nicole Hill
    Assistant Teams & Marketing Manager

    Nicole has been coaching here at Above the Barre her whole coaching career, since 2008. She is currently coaching Pre-school Gymnastics, Cheer, Rec Levels 1-4, AAU Level 2 Team and USAG Level 2 Team and runs our Friday Night Open Gym. Nicole started gymnastics when she was just three years old and continued all the way up to High School competing at Level 8 with her Varsity Gymnastics Team and Cheerleading. Nicole has been a great asset our ATB family, helping with the Grand Opening of our new facility, interned for our marketing department and in 2014, taking our USAG Level 3 to win 2nd place out of 48 teams at State. Along with her years of experience, Nicole is a USAG and AAU professional member, U100 USAG instructor and U101 Safety, Risk Management, and Concussion certified. Nicole currently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Public Relations and Business Management. However, that hasn’t stopped her from her passion of gymnastics, “I love teaching children the fundamentals of gymnastics and watching them grow into successful gymnasts. Watching them achieve their goals gives me great fulfillment.” Nicole is a great positive remodel for her students along with sharing with them her love of gymnastics. Her second love is traveling, especially to the beaches of the Caribbean.

  • Rachel Magliola

    Dance Manager

    Rachel Magliola
    Rachel Magliola

    Rachel Magliola
    Dance Manager

    Dance Manager Rachel has been a part of the Above the Barre family since 2007 and is responsible for managing and setting the direction of the preschool and developmental programs. She instructs dance from Preschool Dance to Teen Dance and much more in between. Coming from a family of dancers and performers, Rachel has a long resume with her experience and training. She trained under her mother Margaret Holden and later studied dance at the University of Akron where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art in Dance. Rachel has studied the Kostrovitskaya Pedagogical method with Dr. Peggy Willis-Aarnio and worked with choreographers Michael Medcalf, Garry Abbott, Peter Kalivas, Germaul Barnes, Linda Kahn and Young Park. She is also a former member of Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theater and worked with Tap Cleveland. Rachel’s performance experience includes musical theatre productions in New York, Tennessee, and Northeast Ohio. She is a certified member of Dance Masters of America and Cecchetti Council of America. Her goal in teaching every class is that every child gets the same chance and attention to learn skills and to most importantly, to have lots of fun.

  • Stefanie Vlna

    Gymnastics Manager

    Stefanie Vlna
    Stefanie Vlna

    Stefanie Vlna
    Gymnastics Manager

    Stefanie joined the Above the Barre family in 2011 as our Gymnastics Manger. She is also a Team Coach and Preschool Gymnastics Teacher. Her training started very young, and was on the Strongsville High School Gymnastics Team, even taught there some years later along with coaching at Brunswick High School, and Cleveland State University where she also graduated with a Degree in Exercise Science. Stefanie holds numerous State Compulsory Championships, and assisted with the optionals. She attends as many coaching clinics as she can due to her passion to, “Make sure every child in my class has fun, smile, grow as gymnasts and leave the gym wanting to come back.” Stefanie’s certifications include, USAG Professional Member, USAG Safety Certified, U101 Safety & Risk Management, and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach, KAT, MEIPD, U301 Stewards of Children, AAU Professional Member, and HEADS UP! Concussion in Youth Sports Certified. Her other passions are snowboarding, reading, and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.

Now with Two Locations!

1087 Berea Industrial Parkway in Berea

1450 West Bagley Road in Berea

Telephone: 440-625-0000

Email Us:
atbcustomerservice@live.com

Office Hours:

1087 Berea Industrial Parkway:
Monday: 9:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 12:30pm

1450 West Bagley
Monday: 9:30am - 12:30pm; 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1:00pm

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