Instructors

 

Highly trained instructors from diverse fitness backgrounds provide our students with high-quality instruction in Pole Fitness, Strength Training, Dance, Flexibility and Cardio fitness. 

 
 
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Lisa

Certifications
XPERT Certified Instructor
ElevateED Certified instructor
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

In her former life, Lisa was a statistician for a Houston-based software company. In 2015, she left it all to pursue a career in performing, and instructing pole and aerial dance. Though her apparatus of choice is pole, she regularly performs on fabric, lyra, cube, and trapeze with The Moonlight Dolls burlesque troupe under the name Ariel Airheart. She is NASM and VauLt Certified and XPert and Elevated trained, and she instructs aerial dance at VauLt Houston and pole dance at Verticality Fitness. Finally, Lisa is a proud cat mommy to two adorable black and white cats, Sugarbutt and Stubby.

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Patrick

Certifications
XPert Certified Instructor
ElevatED Certified Instructor

Patrick has been teaching for a few years, and has been a pole dancer for even longer. He enjoys every bit of it, and loves to share his knowledge, and skills. He is the 2014 champion for the Miss Texas Pole Star’s Professional Men’s Division. He is one half of the 2013 LONE STAR PARTNERS – Doubles Division Winners, alongside fellow instructor, Lisa Cannon. Currently Patrick performs both pole and burlesque.
 

 

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Nicole

Certifications
XPERT Certified
ElevatEDCertified Instructor

Nicole is a perpetual student. She has experience in various activities such as Lyra, aerial fabric, yoga, belly dancing, flexibility, gymnastics, ballet, swimming and strength training. Nicole finds dancing to be an awesome way to have fun and get fit! She feels if you truly enjoy your workout, it becomes something  more and you really look forward to doing it.

 
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Tiffany S.

Certifications
XPert Certified Instructor

Tiffany was a bodybuilder for 3 years before she found the world of pole dancing. Now a self-proclaimed “pole addict”, she credits her years of weight training in helping her excel in pole fitness. She has been poling in Houston for roughly 3 years, and has competed in Melee on the Bayou in 2015, and 2016, and the Pole Sport Organization Southern Pole Championships in 2016. Tiffany is also showcased at the International Pole Convention in 2016. Tiffany is very eager to start her journey instructing pole and sharing her passion with her students.

 

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Erin

Certifications
ElevatED Certified Instructor
Liquid Motion Certified Instructor
Liquid Motion 2.0 Certified Instructor

Erin has been training in dance since she was a child. Her love for dance followed her through her teenage years into her adult life, where she eventually found pole! Pole allowed her to channel her wild side in a healthy, and supportive environment. Eventually she realized she couldn’t live without pole, and that she wants to create the same environment she has had the pleasure of learning in, for others. While she’s drawn to exotic flow and floor work, she loves all aspects of pole.  In her other life, she is an art teacher and cat mom.

 

 
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Denise

Certifications
ElevateED Certified Instructor
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Denise loves the physical challenges and fun of pole dance and enjoys spending time at the studio with Verticality staff and students. Denise’s pole story started with buying a house with a pole already installed and of course, she had to learn to use it! Denise has been poling at Verticality since 2013. Denise teaches weekday morning pole fit and a lunch level one and three classes on Fridays and loves to share the fun workout pole provides.

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Kendall

Certifications
ElevatED Certified Instructor

Kendall has been dancing ever since she could walk. She began a career in performing in 2011, leading her to having a growing interest in various dance styles and performance arts. Kendall dabbled in aerial arts for a few years before trying pole. Kendall began her pole journey at Verticality Pole Fitness, in late 2014. It was love at first class, she found pole dancing  not only fed her want to dance, but that she found pole challenging physically. Kendall cannot wait to share her love of dancing and pole with her students.

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Becky

Certifications
ElevatED Certified instructor
NASM Certified Group Fitness Instructor
S Factor Certified Instructor

From the moment Becky did her first pole trick she was hooked! She found her own pole dance journey to be life changing from seeing what her body is capable of, to seeing the confidence and love for herself as a woman! Becky has been teaching since 2007, and she absolutely loves teaching her students. She also loves seeing her students realize the strength and beauty in their own bodies. Teaching pole dance gives her much pleasure and loves being at part of the Verticality Team. It’s a place where we can embrace your authenticity and find that confident, fiercely beautiful women inside you. When she is not teaching, she is a stay at home mom to two boys. 

 
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Tiffany Alexandra

This native Houstonian has been instructing pole dance & fitness since 2013. By day, Tiffany is a high school educator and athletic sport coach specializing in track and field, and volleyball. With a gymnastics background and collegiate track and friend athlete, fitness has always claimed a major role in her life. While competing in several pole dance competitions, Tiffany is known for her explosive movement and sultry fierceness on stage. She is the 2015 Melee on the Bayou Incredible's Champ and 2017 USPDF Qualifier. In addition, she placed 2nd in the Level 3 Championship of the Southern Pole Championship (SPC) of PSO in 2014.  

 Tfany Alexandra will elicit your full potential so you can radiate your flair. 

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Mysti

Mysti has been poling since 2010 and has been a pole fitness instructor since 2014. She loves the strength she’s gained, not only physically but emotionally, from practicing in pole arts. Her philosophy is, you only live once, so there’s no time for playing it safe or sitting on the sidelines. Mysti has gained a lot of perspective from reaching beyond her comfort levels and trying new things (like pole dancing!) and she hopes to inspire others to do the same. She believes there’s absolutely nothing sexier than having confidence and expressing it through one’s own authentic individuality, and this is what she looks forward to cultivating in every one of her students.

 
 
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Janet

Certifications
XPert Certified Instructor

Janet was born and raised in Canada where she participated in many sports ranging from ice hockey to gymnastics. She earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in her 20’s and kept up with her fitness between having kids with yoga and Pilates. She has competed in PSO Southwest in 2016 where she came in 2nd, and Melee on the Bayou in 2017 where she placed 3rd. She performs in out of town show cases a few times a year. She loves to perform and show her love for pole in all her performances!  
 

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Andres

Andres is originally from Bogota, Colombia. Andres began studying ballet at age five, and at age twelve entered the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp in Belgium where he trained in a wide range of dance techniques. During this time, he was invited to work with choreographers such as Tamara Roso, AnnVan den Broek, and Toru Shimazaki. Andres was selected for the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Switzerland, giving him the opportunity to work with various international artists and to dance with Béjart Ballet Lausanne during part of its European tour. In 2008, Andres joined the Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC) in London, UK. At RADC, Andres performed extensive repertory as a corps and solo dancer in works by Richard Alston, Robert Cohan, and others, while undertaking significant touring with RADC in the UK, Europe, and the United States (including City Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City). Andres has also been a guest performer with the Donlon Dance Company and the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany. Andres also performed as a dancer with the Theater Trier in Germany as an ensemble member, performing in shows choreographed by Sven Gruetzmacher such as Winterreise and The Tramp, and the role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Birgit Scherzer. Andres also enjoys choreographing and costume production/design. 

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Kat

Kat is an experienced belly dance performer and instructor. She ha 13 years of professional experience. Her background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Greek, Turkish, and Gypsy folkloric styles. You can catch her around Houston every week at Agora, Cafe Luxor, Olive Oil and Dandanah!