All Pole Fitness Ottawa instructors at Cherry Blossom Studio are certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and all adhere by the guidelines of their profession.
Owner/ Pole Dancing & Fitness Instructor – English
Andrea learned pole dancing while living in New York City and has taken advanced workshops with some of the industry’s top professionals over the years. She has been pole dancing for fitness, for over 10 years and Instructing since 2008. In September 2010 Andrea competed in Miss Pole Dance Canada, The Great White North in 2016, The Toronto Pro Show in 2017 and The Canadian Nationals in 2017. She also organizes Aerial Cabarets with Cherry Blossom at the Bourbon Room every couple months. Andrea has also judged the Just For Laughs (JFL) Pole Fitness Competition in Montreal, organized the very first Ontario Pole Fitness Championship in 2012 bringing pole fitness competitions to Eastern Canada and judged the Quebec Pole Fitness Championships in 2015. Andrea is a Certified Personal Trainer Specialist since 2008, Certified Pole Fitness Instructor, Aerial Hoop and Aerial Yoga Instructor with PFIC and is also on the Board of Directors for PFIC Canada. Andrea’s Pole Dancing experience and Personal Training experience helped her realize her dream of opening Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio. Andrea has designed Cherry Blossom Studio as a place for women to let their bodies bloom!
Rio Beatty (Bilingual)
Pole Fitness and Aerial Silks Instructor – Speaks English, French and Spanish
Rio fell in love with pole dancing in 2014 after her first class at Cherry Blossom Studio. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a major in Women’s Studies.Rio grew up playing ringette, rugby and volleyball, and found a familiar comfort in the supportive female environment of her new-found pole family. Rio loves performing and has taken the stage for Cherry Blossom Showcases, Ottawa’s Sexapalooza, Giovanni’s Italian week pop-up nightclub, and the Canadian Aerial Championships where she took second place in her division. Rio uses her passion for the stage to motivate and challenge herself to continue improving. She loves incorporating shoes bangs and drops into her high-energy routines. Rio recently received her PFIC Pole Fitness Instructor certification and cannot wait to begin sharing her passion with others.
Pole Dancing and Fitness Instructor – Speaks English, French, and Italiano
Pole Dancing Instructor
Kristen has been pole dancing since 2014 and is ecstatic to finally teach and share her true passion of pole dance with newcomers and and fellow members at Cherry Blossom. What got her hooked in and never looked back is the strength, drive and sensuality it brought into her life and how supportive the pole community is worldwide. Kristen will be teaching pole on Sunday fun days and will be doing bachelorette party requests. Get ready to turn your life and lifestyle upside down.
Burlesque & Belly Dance Instructor – Speaks English, French
Known as “the hip-swinging fox with the fiery locks,” Randi Rouge is a burlesque instructor, performer and model from Ottawa. She is part of the House of Tease, an Ottawa based burlesque troupe and has a dance background in jazz, ballet, musical theatre, belly dance and more. Randi has performed in both the Montreal and Ottawa Burlesque Festivals, as well as shows in Toronto and Kingston. She is known for her contagious energy on stage and off!
Burlesque Instructor – Speaks English and French
Sassy Muffin has been practicing burlesque in Ottawa since 2009, joining Capital Tease Burlesque in 2012. She’s known for her campy take on classic moves, and her potty mouth. As an instructor, Sassy is an advocate for body positivity, teaching burlesque movement for every body. She emphasizes the development of your stage presence and character driven performances. A public servant by day, Sassy also brings her unique experiences to the stage as a a witty emcee dubbed the Naughtiest Lips in the Capital.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Kassandra is an Ottawa based Yoga Instructor and one of the world’s leading online teachers with over 60,000 subscribers and 4 million views on her youtube channel. She has been teaching for 5 years and is finishing up her 500 hour teacher training certification with international teacher Sianna Sherman. She specialized in Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and is committed to teaching classes that are suitable for students of all experience levels. When you attend her classes you can expect some excellent cueing, creative sequencing and a great playlist too!
Aerial Exchange Monday – English
Britttney came to us from California the Sunshine State, and was having trouble adapting to the Ottawa winter. She decided to heat things up in her life by taking a Pole class and subsequently began her journey here at Cherry Blossom Studio. She immediately warmed up while falling in love with the studio. Her favourite part is the support of all the amazing woman and the friendships that have bloomed. She loves the challange each of the appartus provide, and the excitment she feels when learning something new. You can find her at the front desk on Monday nights.
Aerial Exchange Thursday- Speaks English, French, Arabic
Cynthia has a Bachelors of science specializing in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and is going back for a Bachelors in nutrition. She loves to study and learn new things but is always up for a good party too. She started taking Pole dancing classes in Sep 2015 and fell in love with the studio. She does not generally enjoy physical activity but thinks pole dancing is more fun, less intimidating and more satisfying then going to the gym. She loves the social aspect of pole dancing and all the encouragement from instructors and classmates and considers Cherry Blossom her family.
Haley Mae Jones
Aerial Exchange Thursday – Speaks English and French
Hayley Mae joined Cherry Blossom in 2016 to embrace being fearless. She has a background in musical theatre and started performing with Cherry Blossom in 2016. She is currently branching out to perform in other shows across Ottawa, but found a second family in Cherry Blossom Studio.