Judy Jovanelly // owner & pole fitness instructor
Judy began studying dance at a very early age, locally and in New York at such renowned institutions as Steps and Broadway Dance, training with some of the best dancers in the world. Throughout her late teens into her early 30’s she also taught classes in Connecticut, Florida and Vancouver, British Columbia, after having spent several years working in dance companies, regional theater, and as the female lead of a featured dance partnering act on cruise ships. When time permits, Judy continues her dance studies in Connecticut and in New York.
Judy is also very passionate about fitness in general. She is an active participant in pole fitness and has turned her passion for dance and love of pole into a way to help get other women comfortable with themselves and into the shape that they want to be. Judy is also CPR/AED certified and an X-Pert Pole Fitness Certified Teacher. Read about our Pole Fitness Classes here.
Kaili // pole fitness instructor
Alicia started out as a gymnast and dancer from the young age of 3. She is currently in school for Graphic Design and Fashion Design. Competing in gymnastics all over New England for 10 years, she then switched to dance, training in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Lyrical. Discovering pole dance in 2006, Alicia fell in love with it and began to teach herself every move she could find online and through instructional DVD's. She loved that she could express herself, hold on to her gymnastics and dance background, and feel sexy. She created her own style of pole dance she calls being a "Polerina"! Teaching has empowered her even more by being able to bring her love of pole to all kinds of women from all over New England, and she is dedicated to bringing the pole movement on full force to women everywhere!
Amy Irish // hula hoop fitness instructor
Amy Irish is a hoopdancer, certified group fitness instructor (AFAA), certified personal trainer (NASM) and yoga instructor (Raja yoga) from Stamford, CT. She has been working in the fitness industry for 15 years and enjoys teaching a variety of group fitness formats including: vinyasa yoga, Pilates mat, cardio kickboxing, group cycling and of course hula hoop dance. Amy began hoopdancing for her own enjoyment and has been teaching hooping since May 2009 in order to bring the joy of hooping to everyone she can. She wishes to promote the artistic and fun side of hooping encouraging all participants to express themselves in movement and even hoop fashion!
When not training clients or teaching, Amy enjoys snowboarding, music, restaurants, movies, reading and trying different types of dance. She also has a bachelor's degree in Communications from UConn, where she met her husband Mike.