Certified Twerk Technician – Vertical Joe’s, Atlanta
Certified Level 1 Pole Instructor – elevatED Education
Certified Flexibility Instructor – elevatED Education
Certified Breath Coach (in progress) – YogaBody
I have no formal dance training. I did ballroom dancing from 2005 – 2007. Currently, I have been pole dancing off & on for the past 4 years.
I went to Atlanta in 2017 to take a private lesson at Vertical Joe’s. I did a 2-hour twerk lesson. It was a hot mess… and I loved every minute of it!!! I laughed so hard during the workout. It was an amazingly freeing feeling. I wanted others to be able to experience the same.
I realized that there was no one in my area who taught Twerk… and I still wasn’t good at it myself 🤦🏾♀️. I tried watching YouTube videos for tutorials & I only ended up hurting myself & getting frustrated. I never thought I would be able to learn how to twerk, so I was determined to find a formal class to learn.
I went to PoleCon Intensive in Baltimore in February 2019 & took an 8-hour course to become a Twerk Certified Twerk Technician®️ by FiyaStarta, the owner of Vertical Joe’s (and Twerk Master extraordinaire).
I am still learning all of the different ways to Twerk (there are 99 ways!) & I love having the ability to share my knowledge with others.