Barbi Powers grew up in Milwaukee, WI but left promptly at sixteen to pursue dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she graduated high school majoring first in ballet and later in modern dance. To further develop her knowledge of modern dance, she attended ADF where she received personal special mention in the New York Times for her performance in Tympani in 2008. Ms. Powers auditioned for and was awarded placement and scholarships at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in 2010. Upon graduating, she joined the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company where she toured Italy, France and the Continental U.S. In addition, Barbi has danced with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as a Rockette, Li-Chiao Ping Dance, The Catey Ott Dance Collective, and Skybetter and Associates.
Along with performing, Ms. Powers teaches vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, Pilates mat classes, fluidity and meditation. She is a certified personal trainer, and has taught celebrities, individuals and groups throughout New York, Wisconsin, Utah, as well as workshops abroad.