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Meet Margot Martin of The Ballet Burn in Park Cities

Today we’d like to introduce you to Margot Martin.

Margot, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I developed The Ballet Burn when I retired from performing professionally. Towards the end of my career with Carolina Ballet I went through two knee surgeries. Through the recovery process I was inspired to create a training regimen to help me get back to the stage which incorporated physical therapy, my yoga background, and ballet technique. All of that combined became the foundations of The Ballet Burn. After fine tuning the program and creating a significant following, I decided it was time to open my own studio.

Has it been a smooth road?
I think with any passion there will inevitably be struggles. When I moved to Texas from North Carolina the initial struggle was to simply get my name out there and build a solid reputation for myself and my class. When it came time to open the studio, finding the funds to make it happen was extremely challenging until I called on two dear friends who were willing to back my project. Without their support, I most definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. Now that the doors are open I am faced almost daily with hurdles to jump. Figuring out the marketing end of things, planning events, managing clients’ needs, budgeting, etc….all can be overwhelming at times but at the end of the day I am so thrilled to be able to do what I love and that, quite simply, is empowering people to be their best selves.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Ballet Burn – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Ballet Burn is truly in a category all its own. Most people come in expecting another “barre” class and I am always happy to explain otherwise. We are a truly ballet based fitness program designed for all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. All of the certified instructors have professional and/or collegiate ballet backgrounds so you know you are being led by the absolute best. In addition, The Ballet Burn offers an extremely supportive environment for people to discover new things about their bodies and themselves. Our clientele is warm and inviting to newcomers and you are certain to have a good laugh at some point during your workout. We also offer the very first adult only ballet classes in the area. From beginning to advanced, you are assured to be in class with people your age. To round out our schedule we also offer Restorative Yoga to give our bodies and minds the calming rest they need.

I am most proud of our committed clients. I have witnessed some incredible transformations, both physically and mentally, over the years and am so inspired to continue pushing the company forward.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Dallas has been exactly what I needed to move forward as an entrepreneur. Seeing this city thrive and grow gives me hope that my business will do the same.

I am a major foodie so I have most definitely embraced Dallas’ restaurant scene. The parks throughout Dallas have provided a much needed connection to nature. I am so grateful for the Katy Trail!

I suppose my biggest complaint about the city is…. traffic. Ugh!


  • First time clients receive one week of unlimited classes for $25
  • Drop-in $25
  • 5 Classes $110
  • 10 Classes $200
  • Monthly Unlimited $225
  • Monthly unlimited auto-debit $200
  • Annual Unlimited $2,000

Contact Info:

  • Address: 6160 Sherry Ln #110
    Dallas, TX 75225
  • Website:
  • Phone: 214 728 2562
  • Email:
  • Instagram: theballetburn
  • Facebook: The Ballet Burn
  • Twitter: theballetburn
  • Yelp: The Ballet Burn

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