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ERICA

OWNER
INSTRUCTS: SILKS, LYRA, POLE, KIDS CLASSES, BURLESQUE, EXOTIC
STARTED TEACHING: 2004
FAVORITE STYLE: CHOREOGRAPHY THAT REALLY SPEAKS TO ME.
GO TO GUILTY PLEASURE: CHOCOLATE ANYTHING
DREAM JOB? I'M DOING IT!
CELEBRITY CRUSH:
SAM HEUGHAN AND CHANNING TATUM, I CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN A SEXY DANCER OR A RUGGED MAN IN A KILT.

SAM

INSTRUCTS: POLE, SILKS, LYRA, EXOTIC
STARTED TEACHING: 2006
FAVE COFFEE: AMERICANO WITH MAPLE SYRUP, CINNAMON, AND FROTHED MILK
NICKNAME: "SPARKLE BUTT GIRL", "SPARKY", "JONES"
FAVE SAYING: THINGS WORK OUT BEST FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE BEST OF THE WAY THINGS WORK OUT.

STEPHANIE

INSTRUCTS: POLE, SILKS, LYRA, EXOTIC
STARTED TEACHING: 2011
FAVORITE MOVES: ANY STRENGTH TRICKS
ICE CREAM TOPPING: CARAMEL
DREAM JOB: ROLLER COASTER RATER/REVIEWER
BUCKET LIST: FLY TRANS-OCEANIC IN FIRST CLASS

NICOLE

INSTRUCTS: SILKS, ROPE, LYRA
STARTED TEACHING: 2016
BEACH OR CAMPING? BEACH (LITERAlLY ANYTHING OTHER THAN CAMPING!)
BEST WAY TO START YOUR DAY: BEING WOKEN UP BY MY CAT
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: I'VE TRAVELED TO EVERY CONTINENT

LAURA

INSTRUCTS: POLE, SILKS, LYRA, SLING
STARTED TEACHING: 2012
FAVORITE MOVE: ARABESQUE SHAPES
GUILTY PLEASURE: KETTLE CORN AND ONLINE SHOPPING
BEST START OF THE DAY: COFFEE AND A NEIGHBORHOOD WALK
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: PHD/MEATHOOK SPLIT EVEN IN MY MIND!

MARGARET

INSTRUCTS: SILKS, LYRA, KIDS CLASSES
STARTED TEACHING: 2014
CELEBRITY CRUSH: JOHN LEGEND/NATALIE PORTMAN
DREAM JOB: SCIENCE EDUCATION WRITER AND WORLD TRAVELER
NICKNAME: FROGGY
BEST START OF THE DAY:
HAVING TIME TO SIT AND SIP COFFE WHILE READING

HEATHER

INSTRUCTS: LYRA/SLING
STARTED TEACHING: 2017
FAVORITE ICE CREAM TOPPING: HOT FUDGE AND MARSHMALLOWS
FAVORITE MEAL:
TACOS
DREAM JOB: RETIRED
BEST WAY TO START THE DAY:
EXERCISE

DEANNA

INSTRUCTS: POLE, LYRA, KIDS CLASSES
STARTED TEACHING: 2021
GO TO GUILTY PLEASURE: WHEN NO ONE IS HOME, SINGING LOUDLY TO A FAVORITE OF THE MOMENT CATCH SONG ON REPEAT
BEST START OF THE DAY: SNUGGLES AND COFFEE
CELEBRITY CRUSH: CHRIS HEMSWORTH (OH, THOR!)

MCKAYLENN

INSTRUCTS: POLE
STARTED TEACHING: 2021
FAVORITE MEAL: SPAGHETTI WITH GARLIC KNOTS
FAVORITE SAYING: DON'T BE A LADY, BE A LEGEND.
BUCKET LIST: ALASKAN CRUISE
DREAM JOB: CROCHETING BABY STUFFED ANIMALS

Office Staff

NADIA

OFFICE MANAGER
STARTED IN THE OFFICE: 2011
FAVORITE MOVE OR STYLE: I ADORE ALL STORY-TELLING THROUGH MOVEMENT AND LYRICAL POLE IS MY FAVORITE APPARATUS-BASED STYLE.
CELEBRITY CRUSH: TAYLOR SWIFT
FAVORITE MEAL: ANYTHING MY MOM MAKES
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: I HAVE TWO OF THE GREATEST KIDS IN THE WORLD AND I MADE THEM. (WITH SOME HELP!)