Aerial Hoop (Lyra)

This class is taught by:

Leigh .

Leigh Acosta has trained and performed pole for eight years throughout Arizona and Southern California. In 2007, she began training on various aerial apparatus including tissu, hoop, and trapeze. While her passion is in pole and aerial dance, she has also trained in modern, ballet, partner acrobatics, stilt walking, ballroom and swing dance. She has been fortunate enough to train under Jessica Lindsay (Aerial Showgirls). She has been featured in a variety of shows including Lucha VaVoom, Labyrinth of Jareth and the Ink-N-Iron Tattoo Festival. She is also the official aerialist/pole dancer for the Toledo Show and the Los Angeles Bondage Ball. Leigh has done opening performances for world-renowned performers such as Felix Cane and the band Lords of Acid. After much hard work and dedication she is happy to be able to teach her skills while still performing on a regular basis.


Zay Weaver has a BA in Theater Performance from Western Michigan University. Since 2005, she has been touring the globe with Aerial Angels, Stand Up Eight, and solo endeavors; performing circus in street shows, banquet halls, castles, and even a shopping mall in Dubai. While living in NC, she trained and instructed pole at her cousin's studio, Aradia Fitness. A recent transplant to L.A., Zay is pursuing a film career, studying long-form improv at IO West, and teaching circus arts at Kinetic Theory. She is happy to be joining the Evolve Family.

Brynn Route

Brynn Route is a pole fitness and aerial arts instructor from Austin, TX. 
She has a 12 background in gymnastics, and four years ago expanded her training to include pole, aerial arts, and contortion.  Her unique infusion of her diverse training has provided her the opportunity to perform at venues across the US, including the 2013 Superbowl Leather and Laces Parties, Girl Next Door LA and Texas editions, and Sea of Dreams New Years Eve in San Francisco. She has competed nationally in the 2013 National Aerial Pole Art Competition as well as the United States Pole Dance Federation's Amateur Division; and was honored to receive the titles of 2011 Miss Texas Pole Star and 2012 First Runner Up in the Southern Pole Championships. She hopes to inspire other women and men to find an avenue of self-expression through pole and aerial movement.

Mina Mortezaie

Mina is the current USPDF (U.S. Pole Dance Federation) Amateur Champion. She comes from a background in Dance and Gymnastics. She has been Pole Dancing for 3 years and her style brings grace, strength, and flexibility to the pole. With a degree in Communications from UCLA, Mina’s resume includes experience in broadcast journalism and digital marketing. Mina has been featured in the LA Times for her pole dancing and has graced the cover of Pole 2 Pole magazine in December 2009. She is also a Brand Director for Bad Kitty Pole Wear and just launched a new clothing line made just for pole dancers called “Pole Fit.” Mina's latest accomplishments include winning the East Meets West Bi-Polar competition with her partner Nadia Sharif.
This class will cover basic mounts and poses while emphasizing form. Short sequences will be introduced to build confidence and stamina in the air. No prior experience is necessary!

Wear leggings and Please bring your yoga mat, or rent at the studio for $2!

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