Kenosha - Mindi

Mindi - Office Manager & Master Instructor, Miss Pole Kenosha

Certification & Instruction: Miss Pole Certified - Pole 1-2, Aerial 3-9, Lap 1-2, Burlesque, and Stretch & Strengthen; Vertical Foundation; Liquid Motion®; PDC Level 4 Dancer and 3-Star Instructor; and Vertical Foundation Instructor. 

Quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost)

My goal as an Instructor is to provide a safe & encouraging space for students. My desire is for every class to be an adventure exploring, learning, and feeling the wonder & empowerment of self discovery. I LOVE to watch as students evolve & bloom with the freedom & creativity of movement. 

I began my journey with sports & dance as a child. Growing up in western NY, Niagara Falls to Old Forge was my playground. I was always active, swimming, biking, hiking, etc. I did the college thing (a few times), started a family, and graduated from SUNY University. My husband & I decided to move the family to the Midwest and a few years later I found Miss Pole (2010).  I was hooked!

In 2012, I became a member of PDC and had the honor to be part of Pole Instructor Training & Certification with KT Coates, (PDC Pioneer, IPSF president). I became a PDC Level 4 Graded Dancer and PDC Approved 3-Star Instructor. In 2016, I challenged myself to do Instructor Training with Jeni Janover & her team of Master Instructors. I became a member of the Liquid Motion® team and a Certified & Licensed Liquid Motion Instructor. I am also Reiki certified, but choose to keep that for myself at the moment.

I have had the good fortune over the past decade to have taken a long list of professional workshops, classes & trainings with dozens of athletes/dancers. March 2019 I had the pleasure to travel to MN to train with Dr. Misty & Dr. Elisabeth of Performance Art Athletics and completed Vertical Art Athletics Vertical Dance Science Teacher Training Course. I am proud to be a Qualified Vertical Foundation Instructor.

I am excited to share all that I learn and plan to continue my education and training. I LOVE what I do and am blessed to meet and work with so many amazing people!