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!
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.
Pole Dancing Instructor – Speaks French, English
Corinne is all about theatre, feminism, power-lifting, camping and pole dance. She has started training on pole at Cherry Blossom in January 2017 and fell in love with the strain, bruising and glitter. She began working with the Cherry Blossom team as a pole instructor in January 2018 and is now a PFIC Certified Pole Dance Instructor. She’s always looking for a new adventure and encourages all students to woman up and bring their strongest. sexiest, feistiest selves to class.
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.
Aerial Exchange Tuesday- Speaks English
Molly grew up swinging from the trees of rural Ontario. Using silks has been a real treat for her (and her hands). She has had every job that Barbie has had, but please don’t quiz her on electrical engineering she is very shy. Quiz away on the time she was an astronaut/crossing guard! She loves talking about that fun combo. Safe road crossing is important in outer space too! One day she hopes to be as stretchy as Gumbo.
Aerial Exchange Friday- Speaks English
Talena began taking Aerial Yoga at Cherry Blossom and ended up falling in love with aerial silks. Emboldened by the feeling of overcoming her perceived physical limitations Talena continued to attend classes and quickly fell in love with the studio’s supportive and welcoming atmosphere. The variety of classes allowed her to step well outside of her comfort zone while helping with her anxiety. She came for a challenge and stayed for the camaraderie… and the shoes!