Our Team

Caita Clemerson


Caita first tried pole fitness six 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.  

Alexandra Michelle


Alexandra began poling over 5 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. 

Rhiannon Marion


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


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 and Barre Classes.  In her free time she enjoys rock climbing and playing soccer.

Melanie Worobetz


Melanie signed up for a Groupon for Intro to Pole Dance at Brass Vixens in Toronto in 2012 and has never looked back! She was looking for a way to get in shape that was more exciting than the gym. Since starting pole dance, Melanie has also fallen in love with both the hula hoop and the Lyra (aerial hoop). In 2015 Melanie participated in Roz the Diva’s Dangerous Curves competition in New York, and was motivated to show that women of all shapes, sizes, and curves can be strong and sexy. Throughout her time as a student, Melanie has taken several workshops from pole stars including Cleo the Hurricane, Steven Retchless, Michelle Minx, and Brass Vixens’ head instructor Tia Jax. She is also inspired by strong and sexy Australian dancers like Cleo, Michelle Shimmy and Maddie Sparkle. Melanie started teaching in 2014, sharing her love of heel clacks, low flow, and shaking her booty with her students. It is her mission to share her love of twerk, pole, hoop and high heels with her students, and inspire people of all shapes and sizes to embrace their curves and find their favourite way to get active.