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Alexandra Michelle

Co-Owner

Alexandra began poling over 3 years ago. After a few classes, she bought her own pole and away she went! Mostly self-taught, she began watching videos and learning from any source she could! Pole has given her a new sense of self and a strong belief in Pole Star Lou Landers’ saying: Pole is good for the soul. Whether she is working on advanced tricks, strength training, doing sexy choreography, or just flowing and freestyling, each and every time she feels her self-expression has been satisfied. She has been instructing for over a year and continues to build her ideas for class offerings and making sure each and every student feels catered to. Classes with Alex will have a range of levels and will focus on different aspects of pole dancing that she loves most. In 2016, Alexandra completed the PFIC Pole 1 course and in 2017, she completed the PFIC Lyra 1 course. 

Caita Clemerson

Co-Owner

Caita first tried pole fitness four years ago, unable to find pole fitness classes while away at school, she was excited to continue her pole journey upon returning to Windsor. Caita has been dancing since she was a child, studying many different styles of dance. In 2013, she completed a 200hr Pilates Teacher Training. In 2016, Caita completed the PFIC Pole 1 course, and in 2017, she completed the PFIC Lyra 1 course. She is very excited to see the pole community grow in Windsor and hopes to create a comfortable atmosphere at Vertika for students to thrive in their pole journey. Caita is also the creator of Defying Gravity Activewear, Vertika's in house pole wear brand.  

Rhiannon Marion

Instructor

Rhiannon's love for fitness began with a gym membership at 15. She loved that she could move on her own terms without the competitive aspects of sport and school gym class. She continued to pursue her love of fitness, leading her to complete her CanFit Pro Personal Trainer Certification in 2013 and work as a personal trainer, as well as begin and complete her Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics- Movement Science. Rhiannon's pole dancing journey began in her third year of university, and she loves the sport because it is all about self-expression, building confidence and challenging yourself physically and mentally. Rhiannon is PFIC certified, and currently teaches classes including Intro to Pole and Stretch Sundays. When she is not pole dancing, she is hula-hooping, helping others with their fitness journeys, and studying to be a NASM certified personal trainer.

Nathalie Mero

Instructor

Nathalie has had a love of dance since childhood, having taken dance lessons for over 15 years.  In addition, she participated in WCCA's dance program. She is a certified Zumba and Barre instructor.  Nathalie is an active participant in Windsor's theatre community.  Nathalie instructs Vertika's Legs & Abs Class.  In her free time she enjoys rock climbing and playing soccer.