…has always loved to dance and has done so on and off throughout her life, but it was in 2005 that Missie fell in love when she discovered aerial pole dancing! Pole dance fitness allows you to reconnect with yourself and it will change your mind, body and soul in ways you couldn’t imagine. Missie has been teaching pole dance fitness since April 2008 and also currently dances with Belle Femme Performing Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Allison Brown. Missie also has experience in classic burlesque, contemporary burlesque, hula hoop, go-go, fabric and belly dance, but her specialty is in pole and sensual dance. Missie successfully completed the Level 1 and 2 X-Pert Pole Fitness Instructor Training Program in April of 2012, sponsored by X-Pole and Crunch Gyms.
Missie promises to give you a challenging but fun workout while at the same time building your confidence and making you feel beautiful and sexy! Not to mention, how many times in your life do you get the chance to be sexy WHILE sweating…well, in public at least!
Join Xiaohui for any one of her flexibility, dance, or beginner to advanced level pole dance fitness classes and get addicted!
…born and raised in Denver, Allison has been pole dancing for almost 3 years now. Growing tired of tedious, boring workouts, she stumbled upon pole fitness and immediately fell in love. As a competitive gymnast for over 11 years and a cheerleader for the University of Colorado during her 4 years of college, pole fitness has become the perfect combination of her athleticism, strength and flexibility. Her classes strive to incorporate both the power and grace from her gymnastics past, as well as the empowering, confidence building attitude this sport brings to woman.
Allison currently works for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time and she just got married in August 2013! With a new husband, new house, and new puppy…Stella…Allison is loving life more than ever! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating good food, and doing anything active.
…has a dance career of over thirteen years of ballet, jazz and acrobatics. Over the years, Diane has also taken ballroom dancing, aerial, hip-hop, modern dance, gymnastics, breakdancing, and yoga, but she has not enjoyed any form of movement as much as pole dancing, which she started in July of 2009. Like so many dancers, Diane has had issues and challenges around her body — not having a “dancer’s shape” (whatever that even means), not being flexible enough, thin enough, perfect enough — and so much of her dance history seemed to be filled with a fight against her body and herself. Age, wisdom, perspective, and–of all things–pole dancing, have led Diane to a place where she can simply choose to be enough right now. She can choose to see imperfections, or she can choose to see the perfection in exactly where she is.
Pole work itself is incredibly athletic. Diane has never felt so strong or capable as when she masters a new gravity-defying trick, and never felt so graceful or delicate as when she swings into a new spin. Pole dancing has taught Diane to appreciate her body and what it can do. It’s reminded her of how beautiful and powerful she is, and that is her greatest wish for you, too.
…began dancing in elementary school but didn’t truly discover her passion for dance until college. She danced with the Dance Guild at Calvin College while attending classes during the summer in Denver at Off Broadway Academy of Dance. After college, Kristen began performing with the company as well as teaching classes at OBAD. During this time she took classes with Brian Freedman, Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore. In 2010, Kristen discovered Zumba® and has been teaching ever since. In 2011, while taking a Zumba class at Studio 3sixT, she also fell in love with pole dancing.
Kristen is also a bilingual (Spanish) kindergarten teacher that enjoys traveling to her second “home” (Costa Rica) in her spare time.
…grew up participating in various activities like gymnastics and skiing. When she found dance in elementary school, she fell in love. Her passion for dance carried on through high school and college. After graduation, Larissa struggled to find a way to make dance a part of her life as an adult. She has studied ballet, modern, and jazz for most of her life, but in 2011 she found Studio 3sixT and fell in love with pole dancing. She loves how dance, and especially pole dance fitness, allows women to express their individuality in an empowered environment.
When she is not dancing, Larissa also enjoys running, yoga, backpacking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
…the 1st dance class Virginia ever took, she fell down and told her mom she hated dance – age 4. So she was never destined to go down the “traditional” line of ballet, jazz, tap and modern like so many little girls, and yet there is a very incriminating video of her busting it out at age 7, like straight up Riverdance style. Her parents threatened to show it to her husband on their wedding day – they did and it was a hit, by the way! Virginia always loved to move and loves music – she’d like to think she’s always had rhythm…but no particular dance training. She’s always loved performing and still does, but it wasn’t until college that she REALLY began to practice dance and stretch and move everyday. Her love at the time was African dance – she was lucky to have found a class with real live drums and became completely addicted to it. Before long she moved on to hip hop and while she felt she had a good basis from African booty shakin’, she lacked the technique and discipline of breaking and b-boy styles. Virginia loves choreography and loves learning and teaching it, but her true strength is in free-styles…she thinks that she experiences music in a very visceral way and can feel the notes and beats and likes to move with musicality. When she was going through a very tough time in my life she had a very long run in traditional kick-boxing but felt she was lacking the feminine part to her workouts, and that’s when she found Flashdance – one of the 1st and only pole studios in CO. Naturally she was drawn to the sexy, fluid and amazingly strong art of pole fitness and she hasn’t looked back! 4 years of learning, performing and teaching later she is warmly welcomed by the incredible team at Studio 3sixT and she can’t be grateful enough to have such an amazing group of instructors to work, train and dance with!! Virginia loves teaching at 3sixT and she hopes to shake it with you next time you’re in the studio.
Come to her TWERKOUT class that she designed specifically for rockin’ out your much-needed cardio in a dance style and toning those booties so we can do amazing things on and off the dance floor.
…Linda, aka Lashes, is a first generation American, born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission district. She inherited her love of dance from her Mother and at the age of five started dancing Salsa, without formal training, on Cinco de Mayo parade floats in elaborate costumes. She dabbled in different forms of dance throughout her life but never committed to anything for an extended period of time. She has also always been a fitness junkie and grew up playing a variety of competitive sports. With her love of dance and fitness combined, something clicked the day she took her first pole dancing class in March 2012. She found her true passion in life and has been on a dedicated mission to become the best pole dancer and performer she can be. By October ‘12 Linda became an instructor at Boulder Spirals so she could share her passion with others. In March ‘13 she tied for third place in Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma and in September ‘13 she was honored to receive third place in the first Colorado Pole Championships. Linda is currently a finalist in the Professional Division of Miss Texas Pole Star where she will be competing in her first National arena. Linda’s long-term goal is to continue teaching, performing and competing around the country. She is extremely excited to be joining the family at Studio 3sixT and continue sharing her love of pole with new students!