Margot Martin has been immersed in the art of movement for 25 years. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop with numerous well-known teachers throughout her career. Her professional career has carried her to stages across America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Most recently, Margot retired from the stage after performing with the Carolina Ballet as a soloist for 13 seasons. Her innate understanding of the mind-body connection led her to Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA yoga in New York City. In 2005 she completed her 200hr RYT certification. The past 8 years of teaching Yoga locally has earned her the reputation as both a challenging and compassionate instructor. Margot has also been teaching beginner to advanced ballet internationally and locally in the Raleigh-Durham area to children, teens, and adults for 13 years. Her love of movement, music, and good old fashioned hard work led to the creation of The Ballet Burn, a unique sweat-filled, heart pumping class built on the fundamentals of ballet technique. After years of dealing with the critical world of ballet, Margot has found a new passion in making others feel good about their bodies starting from the inside out. She is committed to helping others achieve health and happiness through creative movement, total body awareness, and positive intentions.