- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
A L is a Pagan model and performing artist, with a passion for dance, creating lasting art, live performance and entertainment. Her performance experience goes all the way back to when she was 7 years old and began twirling baton in parades and cheering for the local football clinic. A L has been a practicing eclectic pagan for 11 years and has been studying the occult since she was 13 years old. She plans to have a shop one day where she can continue her meditation classes, tarot readings and spiritual cleansings and expand further into the healing arts.
A L has always loved dance. Growing up, she was influenced by major Hollywood dance films and dance competition shows. In 2015, during a transformative time in her life, A L fell in love with the pole and found herself engrossed in the performance aspect. Her journey lead her to a change of life and she lost 50 lbs, and despite being an athlete throughout school, became the fittest she had ever been. After two years as a performing artist and dancer, she became determined to help others realize their fitness goals while having fun and expressing themselves through dance. She now teaches pole fitness and dance, specializing in burlesque style movements. .
A L performs at local gigs, spreading the beauty of and (hopefully) helping to de-stigmatize pole dance. A L is expanding her knowledge of aerial arts to include aerial hoop, silks, and even acro yoga. "One of my deepest passions is dance." A L enjoys burlesque, pole, swing, tango, waltz, broadway, paso doble, foxtrot and more. As a child, A L's least favorite style of dance was contemporary. However, as her pole dancing career has evolved, she finds herself drawn to the expressiveness of the style. A L plans to compete at Pole Con 2018.
A L has been performing using the art of pole and mentoring new dancers at various locations for two and a half years (at the time of this writing). A L is self-taught, and over that time, she has worked with other dancers with similar or more advanced skill to continually improve both her own performance level and theirs.+ Read More
A L has run group and single meditations for several years in many settings including the US Army, pagan communities and health clubs. Currently, she teaches a weekly class at a Corpus Christi health club, as well as private meditation sessions.
A L was an on-call substitute for teacher's assistants within BOCES (special education) classrooms in New York State. This job included everything from walking students to classes and appointments, to making copies, to guiding students through "everyday" tasks, to classroom work and so much more.+ Read More
New York State Teacher's Assistant certificate.