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I have always had a passion to move! I only have to hear a song for a couple seconds and my body begins to shift into motion. At the age of 3 my parents put me in ice skating to burn energy and from there I became a competitive ice skater. I then moved to dance and cheerleading. To keep connected to dance, during college I taught Hip Hop dance classes. After graduating from Cal Sate Fullerton, Cum Laude, with a degree in Political Science, I felt that a vital part of my life was missing, movement and dance! Not being fully satisfied with the amount of dance in my life, I began to seek other options. That’s when I found pole dancing classes and instantly fell in love. It combines everything I need! For the past 5 years I have been able to dance, get my strength building workout, and bring in my ice skating experience with tricks on the pole. Pole dancing has become my escape from reality and it is MY time to do what I love. I wanted to share my experience with pole fitness with as many people as possible so I chose to open my own studio, Smoke and Mirrors Fitness, with my fun loving partner, Stacey. We are excited and eager to facilitating our passion for pole dance, which provides a healthy workout, confidence, sensuality, and a whole lot of fun!