I am here to be your support, to help you accomplish any goal you set your mind to. I am not here to tell you what you need to be, or what you need to accomplish to be amazing, because you already are! My desire is to help everyone gain that confidence within themselves and to love who they are. I want to inspire and push you to heights you never knew you were able to achieve and to love the journey along the way. Even if you are like me and it takes you a long time to accomplish much, because we are all here on different journeys with different struggles we have to overcome. I am excited to be a part of that journey with all of you.
Pole, Silks, Hoop and Flexibility Instructor
As an instructor at Onyx, I want to share my love for flipping my body upside down. Inverting the body has shown to change flows of energy, oppose gravity’s effect on the bodily organs and blood flow, energize the body and mind, and helps to overcome the fears of doing thing uncomfortable. I hope to help people change their perspectives and overcome the fears that exist outside of the doors of Onyx by pushing themselves to try things they didn’t know they were capable of doing. I seek to help people experience the same confidence, strength, and exhilaration I have experienced from being upside down.
Pole, Siks, Flexibility and Hand Balancing Instructor
As a pole and belly dance instructor at Onyx, my main purpose in teaching is to help my students to see their strengths as individuals. I aim to help them gain physical strength, overcome mental challenges, and become emotionally well in areas of body image and self-esteem. I also hope to be a friend for those who have none, and someone who can be a example of hard work and positivity.am here to provide a loving, supportive and authentic experience for everyone I come in contact with. Pole has in a lot of ways given me my life back by showing me the strengths I never imagined I had! My hope is to pass along a similar feeling to the students in my classes.
Pole, Pole'Ography, and Belly Dance Instructor
Charlee has a deep passion for teaching pole, aerial hammock, and contortion to others. She is a certified pole fitness instructor accredited through Xpert Pole Fitness as well as Pole Fitness Association. Charlee currently competes and travels the world conducting workshops. She is proudly sponsored by: X-Pole USA, Pole Fitness Nutrition, Dew Point Pole, Bad Kitty Exotic Wear
Pole and Flexibility Instructor
For me, movement offers joy and challenge, as well as an expressive outlet, a way to connect with others, and a means to explore. At Onyx, I want to help create a safe and encouraging environment where you can find what movement can offer you.
My passion for pole has become one of the driving forces in my life. From the first time going upside down, to performing in front of a stadium, pole sport has brought me places and opportunities I would have otherwise never dreamed of. I truly believe that happiness is achieved in this life by finding what you love, and doing it every day. As an instructor, I aim to share this love with people. I want to nurture their inner fire, so they may also experience the beauty in living passionately. I am an X-Pert Certified instructor, who has been teaching pole fitness since 2013. Titles include Aerialympics 2015 Pro-Division winner, and Colorado Pole Championships 2nd place runner-up both 2014 & 2015. I was also a featured finalist in the 2015 PCS Event at the Arnold Classic. I enjoy the many aspects that come along with competing and performing, and love to help students choreograph their own pieces. I am excited and honored to be a part of so many people’s personal pole journeys. I hope to help you fall in love with dance as I have, while also encouraging people towards a healthier lifestyle filled with movement and joy.
Mandi Johnson is a yoga-certified, aerial instructor who performs professionally as part of the dynamic Lyra Duo, Avian Allure. She has completed aerial training at the LA Cirque School, San Francisco Circus School, and at Aerialize in Sydney, Australia. Also proficient in other areas of cirque performance, Mandi enjoys fire dancing, stilting and belly dancing. Her primary focus as an instructor is to inspire and motivate through her passion for aerial arts and to empower her students to achieve their full potential.
It is my mission to create a fun and safe environment as my students find strength and overcome challenges in their journey through pole and aerial. To show them that they can have fun exercising while pushing their bodies where they never thought possible. I also hope to be a friend as they become a part of the Onyx family.
Hoop and Pole Instructor
It was difficult to express in words how much being an instructor means to me. I feel like I would have to write a novel to even come close to touching the surface lol. But here she is. My mission as an instructor, is to provide my students with a positive and trusting atmosphere where they know they can always rely on my knowledge as an instructor to keep them safe as they first begin their journey and continue to grow in the pole and aerial world. To give them a loving and secure environment where they feel free to express their individual creativity without fear of judgment and to always provide inspiration, knowledge, encouragement, and support to each and every student's dreams and aspirations. Teaching is what I was born to do and nothing gives me more joy than to see my students with smiles on their faces and glimmer in their eyes as they fall in love with the pole in aerial world like I have.
Hoop and Pole Instructor
My purpose as an instructor at Onyx Pole and Aerial Fitness is to give women and men a safe place to come exercise, express themselves, find self-confidence, and push their personal boundaries. Every person's experience in pole and aerial is different and I strive to embrace the uniqueness of each individual's experience. Suzette has been an aerial instructor since 2009, has trained in various places, including Cirque School LA, and while she no longer performs professionally, still loves to choreograph routines with students, and occasionally will hop up on that stage.
Silks and Hoop Instructor
My goal as an instructor is to provide a safe and constructive environment for you to enjoy and progress in, while also aiding in accomplishing any goals you have set for yourself. The world of aerial acrobatics is such an empowering thing. It inspires positivity, confidence, health, and sense of self, while building strong friendships (and muscles!) I have loved seeing not only myself, but many others overcome doubts, fears, and insecurities through the realization that they are capable of so much more than they thought.
Zoe is a Colorado native and a registered 200-hour yoga instructor. Many describe her as a dancing yogini because of her love for sharing the practice of yoga and embracing her inner dancer. Zoe’s aerial journey began 5 years ago when she participated in her first pole class, and recently she has included silks, hammock, lyra, chains, and fire dancing to her repertoire. She has competed and performed internationally in the U.S. and Canada on pole, silks, and lyra, and she loves learning different forms of expression. You will always find Zoe swinging from the ceiling at the studio, and she is excited to support you on your empowering journey towards strength, flexibility, and confidence!