At The Main Barre, balance is our focus. We strive to achieve fitness excellence through the journey of experience, creativity, originality and passion. We want you to feel welcome at The Main Barre— a place you can call home, full of positivity, great energy, and an uplifting community you won’t find anywhere else.

Our studio is more than just a place for an everyday workout; it’s a place to come escape and explore. Whether it’s of the mind, body or both, we strive to create an experience like no other. The Main Barre is energetic, inviting and addictive. When you become a part of The Main Barre, you commit to a journey for self-growth and empowerment, which will propel you within your practice and fitness.

Welcome to your home,

Audra Skaates




Audra is the founder and owner of The Main Barre, Downtown LA’s original barre workout. Originally from San Francisco, Audra began dancing at the age of 2 and moved to L.A. when she was 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Audra’s been on MTV, Ellen, and E! Entertainment, and she has also trained with fitness celebrity Jillian Michaels on an episode of The Doctors.

After being a fitness instructor at other studios for over  years, Audra opened The Main Barre and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications in the same year. Using knowledge from her extensive fitness training, Audra developed The Main Barre’s classes and choreography to offer a more effective workout with less potential for injury.

Audra has continued her fitness education and has become a certified in barre, TRX, Power Yoga via the rigorous Yoga Alliance certification process, and most recently teaching Booty Boot Camp at her favorite place, City of Angels Boxing. Audra is not only an Entrepreneur and Master instructor of many traits, she’s an athlete, a fitness artist, who truly enjoys the art and creative process of the forever evolving fitness industry. Audra stays in shape by dancing, boxing, spinning, running, swimming and practicing yoga. Her absolute passion is dance, music, boxing and teaching barre/yoga fitness. Audra has been recognized as one of the Best Barre Instructors in LA by Rate Your Burn and The Main Barre is often featured as one of the top ten barre hybrid studios in LA in publications like Self Magazine and the LA TIMES. Audra is also an Ambassador for Lorna Jane Activewear and Carbon 38.

Warm and welcoming, Audra’s teaching style separates her studio from the rest. Through Audra’s obvious love and enthusiasm for fitness, dance and instruction, The Main Barre has grown to become a community-driven studio with an encouraging atmosphere. Audra’s goal is to help every student lead a happy and healthy life solely dedicated to feeling good.