Instructors

Cristina Denegre

Cristina's pole journey began one day when she gathered a group of her friends together for an intro to pole class. Even though she could not even climb a pole, she had so much fun and has been hooked ever since.

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Raphaella

At 18, Raphaella was ready to try something she had been dreaming about for years. She came into Pole and Aerial Fitness with one friend and left with many more. Raphaella has been a vibrant member of the studio community ever since.

Nettie Boom

Based in Naples but hailing from Southern California, Nettie Boom got her start in dancing in the early 2000s as a street dancer. Over the years, she found her way to the wonderful world of Burlesque.

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Michelle O’Neill

Michelle was first introduced to the bliss of pole dancing when she took an introductory class at the Shelia Kelley's S Factor studio in NYC. Enamored by the fluidity, strength, and grace she witnessed during an instructor demonstration, she immediately signed up for the signature journey classes.

Brittany Sparkles

Brittany's long list of aerial acts includes silks, lyra, pole, strap loops, Spanish web, static trapeze, and hammock. She places a high priority on technique and form, and this has truly helped her career to flourish. She has been blessed to have worked with many shows and companies across her career.

Estefania Barcia

Estefania started her aerial journey by joining gymnastics as a child and has been in love with aerial arts ever since. She joined our studio as a student in 2013 where she tried all of our apparatus and found her passion for Lyra.

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Sarah Kisner

Sarah is a certified Liquid Motion Instructor who is passionate about providing a warm and productive learning environment for her students.

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Kamilah (aka Renate)

Kamilah hopes to build a new community of dancers who also find a love for bellydance and all it has to offer by sharing her talents and passion here in SWFL!

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Windy Carrillo

Windy Carrillo is a certified Pole and Aerial Instructor who has taught pole dancing since the studio opened. She also is certified to teach Fly Gym and Fly Pole. She has experience teaching beginner all the way up to advanced classes.

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