As the owner of Polemic Dance & Fitness Studio, I am passionate about practicing and performing pole in my own life and hope to share that passion with others. I began learning pole in 1998 and am completely self-taught. My extensive background in gymnastics (11+ years) and fitness training (over 20 years) has helped me understand the mechanics and anatomical stresses involved in the various pole skills. I started teaching pole to others in 2006 when I opened Brassy Butterfly, LLC. in Portland, OR. As an instructor, I believe strongly in building up underlying strength and flexibility to avoid injury when learning new pole moves. I have years of experience in spotting all levels, from Beginner to Advanced.
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I am a chemist by trade, but my passion is dance. I’ve been dancing for nearly as long as I can remember! I competed in many group dance competitions as a teen and performed in many different venues, including the Hult Center, Disneyland, and Lane Community College, throughout my life.
I discovered pole about 2 years ago and was captivated by the combination of dance and gymnastic athleticism it offered. It has built me up in both physical and emotional ways, helping my self-image and confidence. What really keeps me coming back to pole is how the movements and music can come together in synchrony, and whatever emotion I am feeling I can express it all with my movements while flying in the air.
I am a huge fan of free-styling and my hope is to help students learn to connect with their bodies and feel the flow of pole.