RITA JENKINS-WOLCOTT “The Barre Boss” – Rita has always been a mover. After earning her BFA in Dance, Performance and Choreography from The Ohio State University, she performed professionally in NYC. She had a long career as a Licensed Massage Therapist, before returning to the dance world – as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Rita’s passion for fitness, health and wellness was ignited when she discovered barre in 2009, receiving a national barre certification in 2010. In January of 2012, she channeled her education, experience and passion into the creation of BolderBARRE®. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), and holds certifications in P90X (one of the first 50 in the world), PiYo LIVE, and Insanity fitness programs. Rita is a left-handed, 50% Italian, 100% Taurus, who is a compulsively neat, high heel wearing, rainbow sprinkle-loving pescatarian with a flair for drama. She is the proud Mom of a successful, spirited young mogul, and married to a very, very patient man.