meet the team
Irlanda is a performance coach who specializes in exotic movement, erotic theory, breathwork, and spin pole.
She began her dance training in ballet sixteen years ago. Since then, she has studied modern dance, flamenco, Pilates, bodybuilding, and yoga. She is an advocate of the mental healing properties that dance as an art form provides.
She enjoys teaching strip club performance theory and old school exotic styles of movement. She loves helping dancers achieve their best stage performer self, and is passionate about helping individuals heal from past, present, and historical trauma through somatics.
She has competed and placed 1st in 2018 PSO Mountain Exotic Level 3, and competed in the 2016, 2018, and 2019 USPDF Championships. She has produced two feature dancer shows for Shotgun Willies Showclub in Denver, Co. She profoundly enjoys performing and is currently up for hire for feature dancer, dancer, model, and choreographer.
She holds a Bachelor's in History and Anthropology as well as a Masters in Library Science. Her academic studies focused on hierarchical structures and the effects on culture. She utilizes this knowledge to enhance her understanding of healing from trauma.
Irlanda is an advocate of mental health management utilizing an understanding of cannabinoids, terpenes, and the endocannabinoid system. She is currently training to be a yoga instructor and looks forward to the day prohibition on marijuana ends.
If you need the sexy back in your life, call her. She will help you get your sexy on and off stage.
Jo started pole dancing in 2013 while living in Boston, and it was the best thing she ever did for her mental health. In 2014, she moved to Albuquerque and continued to train at local studios before finally deciding to open a pole studio of her own in 2020 with Irlanda.
While she has performed in showcases and events, Jo prefers to teach and loves being a forever student. She embraces a more grounded and exotic personal style full of slides, glides, and threads with the occasional flippy thing.
Jo is X-pert and Liquid Motion certified, and her favorite things to teach are foundations for beginners as well as heelwork and exotic movement. She likes to describe herself as a pole "nerd" and considers pole to be that sweet spot between a workout, a dance party, and a puzzle.
Stacia Vu is a queer, disabled artist from Albuquerque with a background in cabaret, comedy, and burlesque; with years of active performance and producing experience in the Albuquerque scene, achieving two titles to date, they have a goal to help others find their artistic expression. They cover the fundamentals of performance, character building, and stage presence as well as pole/floor choreography and artistry. Expand your pole knowledge with a lyrical, exotic, comedic, theatrical, or contemporary lens. Long-term goals for Stacia are developing a pole dance therapy curriculum and adaptive equipment for pole and aerials.
Qualifications include: Burlesque Professional Experience, Liquid Motion Certified, PFA Level 1 Certified, pending Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
Amanda has been poling since Feburary of 2013 and has been passionate about the sport from her very first lesson! She has visited over a dozen pole studios around the country, from California to New York, and Utah to Florida. She loves learning from other pole fitness enthusiasts, either in person or online. She has been involved in the industry by owning a studio in Arizona for four years, participating in pole competitions, and attending pole conventions in Texas, Las Vegas, and Colorado.
She has been teaching all levels of students off and on for the past several years, from the very first timer to the advanced athlete. Amanda is also on USPSF Executive Committee as the Athlete Liaison and helps with coordinating national and international pole competitions. With a family of four kids and a full time working husband, her life is busy and full. Pole is both her escape as well as her constant fitness challenge!
Amanda would love to help begin or grow your pole progression, and is flexible in working with student's schedules.
INSTRUCTOR | Low Flow, Pole 301, Strength and Flexibillity
Bio Coming soon!
Liz has been pole dancing as a student for two years and teaching for two years here in Albuquerque. She began dancing as an outlet and to gain a better connection with her body.
As a teacher, Liz enjoys working with students on fluid movements and learning how to become more in sync with their bodies. She loves to see her students develop more and more confidence while they move and to watch them become stronger with each session! Liz is beyond excited to work with students on their pole journey and to grow together.
INSTRUCTOR | Pole 101, Curvaceous Brujas
Victoria is a Pole 101 and Curvaceous Brujas instructor. She’s a plus size pole dancer that has been dancing for 4 years. Her ultimate goal is to have fun, dance, and cheer on others while they progress through their pole journey.
INSTRUCTOR | Pole 201, Spin Pole 201, Pole 102, Pole 101, Spin Pole 101
$50 Private / $80 Semi-Private
Molly has been dancing for around five years and believes in the power of pole for better mental health, confidence, and sense of self. She likes to challenge her students while encouraging them to add their own flavor to movements and find what works best for their bodies. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing students achieve new skills and movements while finding their personal style.
INSTRUCTOR | Twerk Tuesday
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INSTRUCTOR | Mobility
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