Instructors

Ever.Family

This is More than just a workout this is a tight knit community of people who come together in a personalized studio space to feel good and work towards healthy lifestyles. Our studio is a collective of great people who build each other up, empower one another to enjoy the moment, and care for and nourish their bodies with sweat, determination, and results.

We have seen so many supportive networks and friendships formed at this studio.  But if you just want to walk in and walk out for a quick workout- that’s cool too! We welcome anyone and everyone to our space.

Our instructors are some of the most educated, talented and passionate in the industry. Take a class and see the difference for yourself.

MARTINEQUE FROSCHAUER, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, trained with the former Cleveland/San Jose Ballet. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and spent summers performing at Six Flags theme parks. Upon graduation, Martineque danced professionally for the Holland America cruise line. Martineque moved to Los Angeles in 2002, where she began to teach fitness classes and eventually landed in Orange County after getting married. Martineque was a faithful student for almost a decade before joining the Ever Barre team in 2018. She currently resides in Tustin with her husband, son Eli, and their four dogs. She loves adventures, being outdoors, spending time with family, and of course anything dance or fitness related! Martineque is thrilled to be a part of Ever Barre and looks forward to sharing her passion for fitness and helping her students achieve their personal fitness goals!

VINNY RICO, best known for his contagious energy and million-dollar smile, offers his clients an exciting and challenging way to work out their bodies and minds. Vinny found his love for dance in high school and continues to pursue his passion for movement. In addition to his training in ballet and modern dance, Vinny is a certified yoga instructor. Vinny strongly believes in the benefits of cross-training and combining many forms of exercise to provide you with an ultimate full-body experience. Vinny is beyond excited to share his love for dance, movement, and strength with the EverBarre family. In his classes, you will find new thresholds to improve your endurance, stronger, more engaged muscles, and a lot of sweat!

IG: @VinnyTheStar

SUNNY PAYNE was born and raised in Southern California and has trained extensively in all forms of dance throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. After completing the scholarship program at DeFore Dance Center, she moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where she attained her Bachelor’s degree in World Arts and Cultures.
Following college she continued to dance professionally and went on the road with the First National Tour, Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the Tony Award Winning Musical Wicked for 5 years. Also, she has danced in various music videos, industrial stand live shows, has trained with and assisted top choreographers in Los Angeles and New York and has an excellent understanding of the dance and entertainment industries on both coasts. Fitness has always been a huge passion of hers, and upon moving back to Orange County began teaching EverBarre, pilates and other fitness methods. Sunny loves sharing her passion for health and fitness with her clients.

SHANNON WILLARD, a Southern California native, began to train as a dancer at age 4. She trained and performed in all styles of dance during her youth. She continued her dance training throughout college and graduated from the University of California, Irvine in the spring of 2015. Shannon earned, with honors, a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography, a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and a B.S. in Mathematics, Cum Laude. After graduation from UCI, Shannon trained and received her certification as a Pilates instructor. She began teaching dance and Pilates full time, as well as choreographing for a competitive dance studio.

At the end of 2017, Shannon found EverBarre and immediately fell in love. The studio was the perfect combination of her two passions, dance and fitness. She found the classes to be challenging, fun, and the perfect workout for a dancer like herself, while still being accessible and valuable for nondancers. While prioritizing proper form and technique, she strives to push her clients to new limits while also making her class fun! Shannon feels so lucky to be a part of the EverBarre family and hopes to share her love of dance and fitness with her clients!

AYA SAKAGUCHI was born in Japan and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She started dancing at the age of 3 and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and hula. Aya moved the LA in 2012 to attend Occidental College and graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology. She is now a substitute preschool teacher at Spectrum Montessori and a performer at the Disneyland Resort. She has been with the Walt Disney Company for almost 3 years and is currently a part of the Paint the Night Parade. Aya is excited to share her love for dance and fitness with the EverBarre family!

IG: @aya__sakaguchi

KELLY HESP was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. She has spent over ten years at Focus Dance Center as a competitive dancer. Throughout her early years, she trained in various styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. During high school, she danced with Orchesis Dance Company at Corona Del Mar, where she was given the opportunity to be captain of her team for two years and was able to choreograph and perform for their annual concerts, rallies and other venues. Kelly is currently studying at Chapman University as a Dance and Communication major. She continues her training and choreography in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and ballroom. She is a competition choreographer at Odyssey Dance Academy in Newport Beach. Kelly is excited to be combining her passion for dance and fitness at EverBarre. She has a clear passion for class unity and strives to create a positive atmosphere where everyone will learn and advance with each other.

IG: @KellyHesp

MELISSA THORNTON has 15 years of classical ballet training as well as 12 years of musical theatre and jazz. On a Friday night she can be found snuggling with her kitten and goldendoodle puppy or in the mountains staring at the stars with her husband Josh. Growing up as a dancer in Washington state finding Barre has brought back the true dancer within her and she is so excited to share that love with her classes! It is the workout that changed her life and she wants to share that with as many people as possible!

IG: @Melissa_Thornton