Pole Fitness is a sport or exercise similar to what you would receive at the gym. You would expect the same quality in safety practices and continued education from your pole fitness instructors as you would your personal trainers. If you are learning outdated techniques, then you aren’t receiving the best instruction out there. Our instructors travel to California once a year at least to learn from the biggest names in the pole community, so you can be sure you are receiving the most up to date, safe, and comprehensive pole education.
Fearless Leader of Prowess Pole Fitness & Aerial Intensity
Lindsay Green started pole dancing in 2002, and has been teaching since 2005. Lindsay was the first pole dancer from Arizona to ever take part in any national or international pole competition. Her titles include: 1st Place Pole Classic 2012, 3rd Place Group Division IPDC (with Aerial Intensity), 3rd place Miss Pole Champ 2012, 2nd place Miss Pole Champ Southwest 2013, and 1st Place Miss Pole Champ Southwest 2014, and 3rd Place Paragon International Pole Championship Doubles Division Being a pole instructor and owning a pole studio are the two most amazing aspects of Lindsay’s life, and she can’t wait to share her passion with new people everyday.
Cedric- Intro and Private Party extraordinaire!
Coming from a track and field background, Cedric started pole at the beginning of 2015 and has not looked backed since. He moves effortlessly on the pole like leaves in spring wind. Cedric’s style is theatrical yet whimsical and dark yet alluring. In addition to pole he also is quite fond of lyra and is a regular lyra performer in the cirque shows.
Andrea- Muscles for days
Andrea found pole in 2011, but didn’t turn it into a hobby until moving to AZ in 2013. Having a background in gymnastics and dance, this was the perfect sport to continue challenging and growing as an athlete. Andrea started performing in 2014 and did her first competition in 2016. She hopes to continue to grow in the aerial industry, and inspire others by performing and teaching. She recently competed in the Pacific Pole Championship and placed 3rd in the Level 3 Championship division.
Carolyn- The Twerk QUEEN (yassssss)
Carolyn has been pole dancing for 8 years and has been teaching pole dance for 4 years. Her brief experience with dance included hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and belly dance. However no forms of dance really stuck with her until she touched a pole. Carolyn has competed in pole competitions in both exotic and pole doubles. She is active in the community and volunteers at the women’s shelter for domestic violence. She is all about promoting self love and creating a positive environment. She also teaches twerk classes with a mix of hip hop and floor work. Come shake your butt and get a full cardio work out.
Jasmin- Pole and lyra badass
Jasmin started Lyra back in January of 2016. Prior to joining Prowess, she came from a gymnastics background. Jasmin also dabbled in ballet, lyrical and jazz dancing but nothing ever compared to aerial. Lyra was her first love. She has found a great love for teaching others and showing them the kind of community aerial arts has to offer. Jasmin hopes to share with others how empowering aerial arts can be in both body and mind. It has drastically increased her personal self love and confidence and she wants to give that to others in an environment students can feel comfortable expressing themselves in. “To my wonderful students: you can do anything you put your mind to. Stay sexy, Stay weird. xo”
Tina began pole dancing in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the freedom of self-expression that it allows. Tina began teaching in 2012, beginning first with group fitness classes; pole in 2014. Tina is also certified as a Pilates teacher. Tina loves the athleticism and strength, grace and sensuality, that pole dance affords. You can find Tina, smiling and shining bright in Intro on Friday nights.
Gabrielle (Gabi) discovered her love for circus arts in 2016. Since then, she has performed ambient and choreographed acts professionally in the Phoenix area. Her main aerial apparatuses are strap loops and lyra which she learned primarily under the instruction of Monika Ell and Cirque du Soleil straps artist Dima Denyeko. She also trains Mongolian contortion and it’s speciality acts as a student of retired Cirque du Soleil performer Otgo Waller. Gabrielle’s teaching style emphasizes safety by promoting good technique and alignment. Aside from circus, her movement background stems from her dance experience in urban dance styles, Bollywood, and Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian belly dance). You can find her on Instagram at @gabriellebryana.
Celine- Slinky Floor, Flexibility & MORE
Celine started pole dancing in 2015 and was immediately hooked. She is constantly amazed by the strength, grace, and power required from pole and all aerial apparatuses. She is currently completing her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in nursing and is passionate about wholistic health and injury prevention. Celine continues to train through lifting weights, practicing pole and other aerial apparatuses, and stretching. She was trained under Jenna Ciotta to teach flexibility and is eager to share what she has learned with others.
MoNika Ell- Awesomesauce and
Amazeballs Aerial and Pole Genius
MoNika is the most amazing person on the planet. That is all.