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Candi Vastlik

Candi Vastlik

Candi has been an instructor of the aerial arts for 7 years. She now can be found performing throughout Orange and LA County. Candi enjoys teaching pole and silks to her students, and loves to inspire others in reaching their goals and pushing themselves to their highest potential. Candi has been training at several studios around Orange County for the past 8 years and has been competing for 3. With her choreographer and coach Jessa Mendoza by her side, Candi believes the sky is the limit. Candi offers a unique style and high level of performance at every competition and show she is in. Candi is honored to have been a part of nine competitions and the “Fembody by Night” cast which was a Pole Show in Orange County, CA. Candi is a well-respected athlete and is very humbled to be a part of such an amazing up and coming studio. Sponsor: Platinum Stages

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Elizabeth Keyes Blanchard

Elizabeth Keyes Blanchard

Elizabeth began intensively training in the aerial arts in 2012.  She is a principle cast member of the Girl Next Door Show, a member of Kelly Yvonne Production Company and a performance crewmember of the Music of Ghost Aerialist group.  Elizabeth holds a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Biomechanics and Coaching Psychology. She is also a certified EMT, holds a black belt in American Kenpo, an ACE certified personal trainer and holds a level two calisthenics certification with the World Calisthenics Organization.  Elizabeth draws upon her background in classical ballet in implementing proper technique and form while utilizing her personal training and physical therapy background for injury prevention and optimizing sport performance.  Dedicated and passionate about the aerial arts she is eager to share her knowledge and experience to help her students reach their full potential.

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INSTRUCTORS

Beth Costello

Beth Costello

Beth discovered pole fitness in March of 2010 and became an instructor over 3 years ago. Like so many other women, Beth was looking to spice up her workouts without compromising her fitness and strength. She had trained with a personal trainer for years in addition to doing most types of cardio activities. In pole fitness, Beth has found everything she had been searching for all rolled into one workout, incorporating core strength, cardio, flexibility, and coordination all tied into dance. But perhaps the most important reason Beth is so passionate and enthusiastic about pole fitness is because of the confidence it has given her in her life. It has become her place of solace and a reprieve from the demands of day-to-day life. While also a lawyer and law school professor, Beth cannot wait to get into the studio to pass along her love of pole fitness to her students.

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Erika Belanger

Erika Belanger

Erika started out at a young age taking classes in gymnastics. Like most little girls, Erika looked up to her older sister who was a competitive gymnast and decided at a young age that she would work hard to be just as competitive in gymnastics as her sister and to surpass her fellow classmates. As she excelled in gymnastics, Erika took her skills to her high school cheer squad, where she became their top performing cheerleader. After graduating high school Erika knew she had to continue building her fitness skills and like most women she bought a Groupon to a fitness studio where she discovered a whole new side to fitness. Erika knew after only a few weeks of taking classes that she had found a new love in fitness. Pole, Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop is where her heart was. Erika quickly excelled in her field and in less the one year, she was already competing as a pro competitor in Pole and Lyra (Hoop) and is also now a phenomenal Aerial Silks performer for showcases. Erika currently teaches Aerial Silks, Hoop and fitness classes and continues to use her competitive background skills in gymnastics to compete in pole fitness competitions. Erika continues to grow her skills as an instructor so that she can bring excitement, creativity, challenging curriculum and satisfaction to all her students. Her goal for her students is to achieve their own self-goals through building confidence, trust and strength within themselves.

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Kim Retardo

Kim Retardo

Kim was born with a love for dancing. She especially enjoys Polynesian dancing, which she danced and competed for 23 years. She embraces and loves performing, experiencing all forms of art dancing and hot yoga. Kim was first introduced to Cardio and Sculpt Barre in 2012 and immediately fell in love with it because she witnessed first-hand the changes in her body, posture, form and strength despite suffering from lower back scoliosis. Shortly thereafter, she started doing aerial silks and hoop which captivated her with its art and beauty while being suspended in the air. It was out of deep love and appreciation to the barre and aerial classes that inspired her to help others recognize their strength and ability to challenge themselves despite of any limitations or disabilities a person may have.

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 Krystina Murrietta

Krystina Murrietta

New instructor coming soon.

Miss Lisa

Miss Lisa

Coming Soon!

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Ruthie Concepcion

Ruthie Concepcion

Ruthie has been doing pole and aerial since 2010 as a means to get fit. After two years as a student she became the resident pole flow instructor for her previous studio. Her dance style is slow and sexy. In the last two years her love for Hoop and Silks has grown. As an intro to Aerial instructor she helps new students become aware of their bodies through conditioning and stretching – enabling new students to progress to more advance classes and further their pole and aerial journey. Ruthie looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of pole and aerial with her students. She looks forward to working with new clients soon!

Sallye Fox

Sallye Fox

Sallye Fox was born in Northern California where she grew up as a gymnast and martial artist. At 16 she earned her second degree black belt, and became the CKL State Champion for her age group in Sparring. She was a flyer and tumbler on the Wildcats pop warner cheerleading team. She later moved to Southern California where she discovered her passion for pole fitness six years ago. She has won Competitions in both PPC and Nationals. Sallye has been competing in Pole Fitness Competitions for the last two years, and looks forward to continuing her competitive journey in 2017. In her free time Sallye loves to spend time with her dogs and two daughters, who are also growing up in the aerial arts industry. 
Sallye was trained as a master instructor under Jessa Mendoza. She looks forward to inspiring mothers and women from all walks of life into Pole Fitness and Aerial arts programs. 
Schardé Vallone

Schardé Vallone

Schardé has been dancing since the age of eight years old. Besides pole dance/fitness and belly dance (or Raqs Sharqi), she has trained in jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, modern, club salsa, and Argentine tango. Schardé believes in combining strength and vulnerability in her dance with a reverence toward femininity and womanhood that allows her students to push their body’s limits, conquer their fears, bring out their inner goddesses, and leave each class feeling more and more triumphant. Schardé is honored to have the opportunity to share what she has learned over the years in her journey through dance with women who are ready to embark on an adventure of their own.

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Tiffany Tremaine

Tiffany Tremaine

Tiffany Tremaine has been training her Aerial Arts and Contortion skills since 2009. Starting with only a small amount of dance background she has built her flexibility, strength and grace, through passion, hard work and dedication. With the help of many trained aerialists and choreographers along the way, Tiffany has been able to compete in multiple professional pole competitions. Her passion for Pole Fitness, Contortion and Aerial Hoop has helped her launch her teaching career in Orange County. She has been teaching classes for the past 4 years and can be found on: Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.