Physical and emotional growth: I've always had issues with body image, but in pole class nothing matters. Everyone is accepted for who they are and it's a judge free zone. Pole night is by far my favorite night/hour of the week. The physical benefits are amazing! I'm a lot more flexible and my arms and core are super toned.
Meet Our Instructors!
Bailey Elizabeth has been pole dancing since fall of 2015. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with pole dancing before she was locked into it’s sexy gaze.
She has competed and performed across the US since 2016 with over 7 titles awarded. Her fondness for exotic styles has influenced the way she dances including lots of heel clacks, hair tosses, drop splits and fast acrobatic movement. She loves challenging herself by constantly freestyling, and encouraging others to do so to find their own style and unique flow.
When she isn’t pole dancing, she reverts to her self-proclaimed nerdy self, fantasizing about her next adventure or obsessively discussing Harry Potter fan theories across the internet.
Karen began actively practicing yoga in 2007, took her first YogaFit® instructor training in 2008 and has been adding group fitness trainings & teaching her custom classes ever since. Whether leading a class or taking one, she loves to see people feel healthier, stronger and just generally better about themselves. When she's not on a yoga mat or a pole, you can catch her with her energetic pitbull Potatoes, or on stage with her fellow St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers. Karen is eager to share her style of yoga, her love of movement (including twerk) & her passion for exercise with her classes.
Steele Starling has introduced women and men to pole dance at the Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance since 2011 and done pole since 2008. Steele loves to meld pole with burlesque and story telling and he won the polesque division of the 2013 Gateway competition. He loves to help people problem solve ways to improve their pole. He loves collaboration and duo work in his performance. His favorite shows included the Hubba Hubba Revue and Red Hots Burlesque in San Francisco as a featured performer, the Americana, the Windy City, Fierce Queer and the Show Me Burlesque Festivals, including as part of the Beggar's Carnival. This year, he was able to start performing with St. Louis's Ether and Moss Circus.
After spending years bored gym and teaching aerobics, she wanted to try something new, adventurous and fun as well as something that would allow her to explore her sexy side. She came to pole dancing in 2009 and became captivated by the sultry sexing style of dance lead by Michelle Mynx. Regina is a wife, mother of 6 and grandmother of 4 who loves showing that you can be both strong and sexy no matter your age or walk of life. With the love of pole dance in her heart she spreads the joy by instructing pole parties. Regina has performed in the Michelle Mynx Acrobatic Pole Dance Extravaganza years 2009 - 2016 and in 2014 she performed in the Show Me Burlesque Festival as well as in 2015 being a finalist in the North American Pole Dance Competition in the Masters Division. She also placed 2nd in the Gateway Pole Dance Competition 2013 in the Polesque Division.