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 If you are learning outdated techniques, then you aren’t receiving the best instruction out there.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.
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.
Samantha- Pole and lyra badass
Samantha began her aerial journey in October 2012, when she started taking pole fitness classes in Charleston, South Carolina. Pole fitness quickly became her passion and she began instructing in 2014. After moving to Tempe, Arizona in July 2015, she expanded her aerial training to include lyra. Samantha believes that aerial arts have helped her positively grow in every imaginable way. Each opportunity that Samantha gets to perform around the valley with Aerial Intensity is a dream come true! She also regularly performs in Cirque Saturday showcases and at regional and national pole fitness competitions. Go Team Prowess! She can’t imagine her life without pole, lyra, and the amazing, supportive, inspiring, and creative community of aerialists that surround her. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love of flying with others and hopes to see you in class at the studio soon!
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.
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.