Instructors - Aradia Fitness - Loudoun, Northern Virginia Pole Dance Studio
Aradia Fitness Certified Pole Dance Instructor, Cleo Floor Rockers instructor, and Sexify instructor. Neelam loves yoga and is certified in various principles of yoga including, Aerial Yoga, Buti yoga, Yin, and Yoga Nidra. Apart from her love of pole dancing Neelam is also a classically (Bharatnatayam) trained dancer. She fell in love with pole dancing in 2011 and has since pursued this art. She has competed and placed in APC. She is a mom, a pole dancer and loves to run and play volleyball.
Aradia Fitness Certified Pole Dance Instructor
Ryan Mcgrath is a certified personal trainer and a nutrition coach. She found pole in 2008 and was instantly hooked and started taking classes every week. Ryan fell in love with the fitness aspect of pole dance but has since fell in love with the sexy side. She has been a pole instructor since 2012
Evangeline has been pole dancing for 5 years and has been teaching pole dancing since the beginning of 2017. After having her baby in March 2016, she competed in USPDF’s Artistic Novice division in April 2017 as a way to push herself to regain back the strength and flexibility she had lost due to pregnancy. She’s excited to continue her pole journey, now feeling stronger than before her pregnancy. She is even more excited to be provided the opportunity to help others with their pole journey as well! She strives to continuously advance her knowledge in pole dancing through workshops, training at a variety of studios, as well as online training. She has taken workshops with many top pole performers such as Olga Koda, Carly Child, Sergia Louise, Carlie Hunter, Charlie Wagner, Mary Kolacinski, Elena Anisxhenko, and Rachele Ribera. She’s also trained at many pole studios down the East and West coast.
A research scientist by profession and a learner for life.
Nan discovered pole fitness in 2015 and immediately fell in love with it. She competed in her first pole competition at 2017 APC and placed 3rd (Level 2 Dramatic). She has since taken her training further and studied with Marlo Fisken, Anna Alverez, Marion Crampe, Kenneth Kao, Claudia Renee, Alex Schukin, Felix Cane, Eva Bembo, Samantha Star and various other teachers. She competed at 2018 APC and placed 1st in Level 3 Championship, and at 2019 APC and placed 1st in Level 4/5 Lowflow/Floorwork.
Learning is one of the most important things for Nan, so is sharing. She has taught various academic courses prior to yoga and pole, and she looks forward to sharing her pole knowledge with others.
Karen fell in love with dance fitness in March of 2013 when she took her first pole and floor/ chair class. She was instantly hooked and has attended 8 classes a week since then. In September 2013, while attending the 2nd Annual Pole Expo in Las Vegas, she discovered Jeni Janover’s Liquid Motion. Karen has actively participated in multiple Liquid Motion workshops every year at Pole Expo in addition to studying LM locally at pole studios in Annapolis and
Virginia. Karen became a Liquid Motion 1.0 certified instructor in January of 2016. In February of 2018, she obtain her next level training and is now a certified Liquid Motion 2.0 instructor. She is schedule to obtain her Liquid Motion Heels certification in July of 2019.
Karen is also a certified instructor for Cleo’s Rock N Pole Routines, CRNP Floor Rockers and CRNP Spinning Tricks from beginner-low intermediate through high intermediate to advanced as well as a certified instructor for the ever popular Cleo’s Rockin’ Legs N Abs. fitness program designed by Cleo The Hurricane. Karen teaches Aradia 2/3 level pole classes weekly. You can find her current teaching schedule on the calendar.
Peggy is an accomplished athlete and an amazing mom. She was a nationally ranked Level 10 gymnast by age 12 trained under Tatiana Perskaia (panel member 2016 women’s gymnastic Olympic team selection). She was Gymnastics team captain Chantilly high and lead her team to win the state title first ever for the school. She Competed in collegiate co-ed cheer leading 2000-2004 with nationally ranked George Mason University. She is also a Bikini/Body Building competitor in OCB and NPC federations. Placed in top 5 in several categories June 2018. Peggy is a NASM certified personal trainer
After spending many years in her 20s and early 30s extremely overweight, Tabitha started loving herself with aerials rather than food. She took that love to Aerial Fun and Fitness in Delaware to receive intensive training and certifications in levels 1, 2, and 3. She loves encouraging her students through circuits, conditioning, flows, and stretching in her intermediate level aerial class. Come flip out (of the hammock) with Tabitha.
Lisa started teaching group exercise classes at the age of 16. With a degree in exercise science from Va Tech she has taught everything from step to yoga. Her passion for fitness, music and dance all meshed when she found pole dancing. Founding DivaFit in 2006 she grew the company and watched pole dancing explode in the area for 10 years. In 2017 she sold DivaFit in order to spend time with her teenage kids. Now that they are off to college Lisa is excited to dive back into teaching and is happy to become a part of the Aradia team.
We are so excited to have her as part of team Aradia.
Mark your calendars, she will be teaching OG (old gangsta :D) style Pole Flow
Faerima is an award-winning performer, life-long dancer, and natural entertainer. Her unique style and dazzling stage presence have been wowing audiences for over 15 years. Specializing in american cabaret style and tribal style fusion, Faerima enjoys blending musics, styles, and costumes to create a unique dance experience every time!
Satine has been dancing since childhood and started pole and chair dancing around 2014. She believes in the healing power of dance and loves to see people build their confidence and strength. She is a certified Sexify and Cleo’s Floor Rockers instructor.