Meet Our Instructors

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Karrie Kuhn

Pole, Lyra, and Burlesque Instructor

Karrie first started her pole journey many years ago as a way to reconnect with herself after a bad break up and do something that she always wanted to do but was too scared to try. She attended her first class and instantly fell in love. Shortly after she started to add aerial into her already established love for pole and found even more to love with lyra. Soon after, she decided that she wanted to spread her love for this amazing world and attended SLCC where she received an associates degree in personal training and became an aerial instructor. Outside of teaching, she also regularly performs at various venues in and around Salt Lake. She also enjoys crafting and spending quality time with her family,  friends and two fur babies. She love sharing her passion with her students and hopes that this world can bring as much joy to your life as it has to hers.

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Madeleine Buckwalter

Dance & Yoga Instructor

Madeleine began dancing and performing at young age training in jazz, ballet, and hip hop. She was on her high schools varsity drill team and danced competitively at a studio. She has also performed in various theatrical productions. After struggling for years with her mental health she found a deep passion for raving and began shuffling her way through festivals all over the country, on stage with DJs, and dreams of performing as a music producer one day. Her love for dancing and music has been a driving force throughout her life. She completed a 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga certification and enjoys teaching meditation, mindfulness, yoga, as well as dance.

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April Miller

Pole Instructor

April's introduction to pole came when she decided that she was not enjoying her day to day workouts anymore.  On the hunt for something new and exciting, she quickly found her love for pole.  While she dabbles in much of the aparti that the aerial arts has, nothing has given her the confidence nor the fun workout and strength that pole has.  Teaching is also one of her passions as she loves to watch the growth of each person's journey.  She sees the same capacity and more in each of her students.  It is not just a workout for her...It is a way for emotional healing in so many areas and she is more than grateful to share that with anyone she can.

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Kalista

Bellydance Instructor

Kalista has been performing and teaching bellydance for 22 years. She has trained with dancers from all over the world. Kalista has served as co-director for Desert Gypsy Belly Dance Company for  17 years. She is the owner and director of Cheeky Dance and Fitness

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Nicole Lyman

Pole  Instructor

Nicole's pole journey started when she was looking for something she could do for herself. She had wanted to try pole for years, and when she finally did she instantly fell in love. Pole has had such a positive impact on Nicole's life giving her strength and confidence beyond what she ever could have imagined. She has a passion for teaching and helping others and is excited to be part of your journey. 

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Billie Jean Wheelock

Pole Instructor

Movement has always been part of Billie Jean's life. She participated in dance and gymnastics at a young age. She was on cheer team in high school where they took 1st in Nationals her senior year. She has always continued dancing for it's her way of self-expression. Now as a massage therapist, her love of movement and the body has grown even more. Finding pole dancing changed everything and brought a newfound sensuality to her life. Through this movement she's been able to fall deeper in love with her body and her own self, now she wants only to share what she's learned with everyone and that is to know how to tune into their own best self and fall in love with movement. 

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Lexi Shadle

Dance and Yoga Instructor

Lexi is a fitness/yoga instructor, entrepreneur, and a singer in a band! She is dedicated to empowering others to find their authentic expression through movement and music. She grew up in a very health-minded household. Her dad was a professional cyclist, her mom dabbling in all things fitness set Lexi on her path as a fitness instructor years ago. With over 500 hours of training and experience, Lexi’s classes are an enrapturing combination of rhythm, fluidity, and fire. It is her life’s purpose to inspire and guide you towards a healthier and happier life. Each class she offers will leave you feeling energized and empowered as a person. 

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Gertie Garnet

Burlesque Instructor

Lifelong dancer and 'Utah's Showgirl Next Door', Gertie brings her passion for burlesque to both the stage and the studio. She combines classic style with her background in ballet and modern dance to charm audiences, and bring unique and meaningful experiences to students. In addition to being an award-winning performer, Gertie is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), a childbirth educator, and currently working toward her 200-hour yoga teacher training. 

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Julia Jibson

Pole Instructor

Julia began training in ballet, contemporary and hip hop at the age of 13. She was on her high school dance team and danced competitively with a studio for 2-3 years. Dancing has always been a form of therapeutic movement and expression for her. It has helped her through some extremely difficult points in her life and she encourages everyone to put a little motion into their day-to-day lives. She is working towards her dream of becoming a professional choreographer and would love to take pole dancing to a competitive or professional level. Julia has always enjoyed teaching and watching those around her grow and progress. She is all about positivity and emotional release through movement. She is very excited to share the love of dance and hopes that you can utilize the skill in your daily life.