marni rosenthal chaikinowner / los angeles, ca - brentwood owner / woodland hills, ca
Marni Rosenthal Chaikin began to develop her love of dance and fitness at an early age. She danced in many Philadelphia-area companies as a young girl, and went on to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. There she studied with some of NewYork's finest teachers including Kathy Grant, a direct protege of Joseph Pilates. Marni moved to Buenos Aires for a year to live, study, and dance. After graduation, she attended the William Esper Meisner Acting Conservatory and worked in commercials for clients such as HBO, Nickelodeon and Mattel.
After 9/11, Marni heeded the call of California. She developed her voiceover and acting careers and performed for two seasons with the Ptero Dance Theater while working towards her certification in the Stott Pilates Method. Her fascination with the physical body led her to additional specialties in anatomy, injuries, and pre and post-natal certifications. In 2008, Marni took her first Barre class and was immediately intrigued. Shortly thereafter, she serendipitously met Carrie Rezabek in a Ladies Who Launch seminar, and immediately knew what her next calling was. In February 2009, Marni opened Pure Barre Brentwood, the first Los Angeles-area location, and is now the proud owner of the Brentwood and Woodland Hills locations.
Marni has been thrilled to participate in the growth of the Pure Barre brand and witness first-hand the increasing popularity of Barre-based fitness. She is pleased to serve on the Pure Barre National Franchisee Advisory Board.
Marni met her future husband Eric at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. When not at the studio Marni can be found rescuing dogs or chasing after her very energetic 2 year old daughter Liv.