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!
Aerial and Pole Dance Instructor – English/ French
Rio is a multi-year winning professional entertainer and aerialist. With 8 years of stage experience across Canada, she is proud to call Cherry Blossom her home – where her love for aerial artistry first blossomed.
Pole Dancing and Fitness Instructor – Speaks English, French, and Italiano
Pole and Aerial Instructor – Speaks English
Bianca has been working in the entertainment industry for over 7 years and Cherry Blossom has by far been her most memorable experience! She currently teaches pole but has love for every apparatus. She enjoys how each one provides a different challenge while improving her body and mental health at the same time. The CB family has helped her creativity flourish and she’s happy to have found her second home here at the studio.
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. You can catch Kristen online via our zoom classes on Monday’s! Get ready to turn your life and lifestyle upside down.
Aerial Dance and Pole Fitness Instructor
Amanda has a been a dancer since she was 5 and decided that it was time experiment outside of her comfort zone when she joined Cherry Blossom in November 2018. She immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and each apparatus. She is excited to grow as an aerialist alongside her amazing CB family.
Studio Manager – French and English
Julie started her journey at CB back in 2018, when she just arrived in Ottawa. She fell in love with the studio and the positive vibes that came with training pole. Usually, she is a self-declared couch potato, but CB has changed her life for the better and now the studio is her favorite place to be! Even so, when a manager position opened in 2021, she jumped on the occasion to make the studio her second home! Julie is here to answer all your questions and wants to make your visits to CB the highlight of your day!