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 If you are learning outdated techniques, then you aren’t receiving the best instruction out there.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 (Jenyne Butterfly, Felix Cane, Natasha Wang, Rebecca Butcher), 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.
Jenna- Flexibility, Aerial, Pole…This girl does it all!
Jenna found pole dance in 2012 when she moved right across the street from Prowess Pole Fitness’ original studio. Having danced all of her life she was immediately drawn to pole as a form of movement and expression, and found that pole motivated her to develop strength and flexibility in a way no other dance form had previously. Shortly after beginning to pole dance Jenna sought out every opportunity she could to fly, expanding her training to include aerial yoga, aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. Jenna is also currently developing an aerial act infused with elements of the Japanese art form of shibari. Jenna finds herself training constantly and is more inspired every day by the amazing women of Aerial Intensity.
Tawnya (aka Sassy) tasted the world of dance as a child and eventually began salsa dancing as a young adult in 2003. The dance form intrigued and consumed her, and she spent three years on a performance team and danced competitively for one year. In addition to a passion for salsa dance.In 2011, Tawnya began her pole dance journey and was soon captivated by all things aerial. The endurance, flexibility and grace that was required by the art form was both challenging and motivating. Through pole dance she discovered strength and depths of herself that she had not thought possible. Tawnya has been a proud member of Aerial Intensity since the beginning, and is grateful for every moment she gets to spend with such talented women. In 2012 Tawnya began training on other aerial apparatuses including trapeze and silks. She continues to get lost in the strength and beauty exemplified through aerial dance. As a performer, Tawnya is inspired by music and the artistry of effortless and flawless movements which are inevitably expressed through aerial dance.
Alex has been pole dancing for 2 years. She was a ballet dancer all through child hood and loves taking part in pole competitions. She competed in the Pacific Pole Championship in 2012 and placed third L2 Pacific Pole Championship in 2013.
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.
Alison- Your Favorite Bendy Buddy
Alison’s versatile dance background includes training in many styles, including modern, ballet, contemporary, jazz, funk, hip-hop, musical theatre, African, acrobatics, and of course- pole! Alison has been involved in the dance community for over 25 years; studying, performing, competing, and teaching. She holds her interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree in Dance & Wellness Foundations from Arizona State University, and her Occupational Certificate of Yoga Instruction from Scottsdale Community College. She has had the privilege of studying with several senior Iyengar certified yoga instructors over the past 5 years, and continues to practice and take classes regularly. Alison is also currently nearing completion of her Occupational Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Scottsdale Community College. Alison has a passion for sharing the art and science of movement with others, and a unique gift for creating beauty. In addition to dance and yoga, Alison enjoys hiking, writing poetry, and baking cookies.
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.
Wrara is a local Arizona artist and designer who has been training and preforming in aerial arts for the last couple of years. She is certified to teach aerial silks, lyra, trapeze and aerial yoga, and in her spare time volunteers at Wild At Heart Raptor Refuge feeding the owls.