I grew up in NYC, and always had a passion for performing. At the age of 10 I began playing the flute. I loved it for the simple fact that I LOVE music so much!! I got accepted into Professional Performing Arts School (Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, and Claire Danes were also students, how cool?) and kept perfecting my craft. At the age of 15 I was lucky enough to perform at the world famous/historic Carnegie Hall. This was an amazing feeling and one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. One year later, I graduated H.S. early, with honors in music. As a gift, I got to spend that summer in Paris thinking about my future. Even though I loved playing the flute, it just didn’t seem like it was my true calling. You know my parents were really pissed when I gave it up to…..WRESTLE!
Growing up, I was always a big fan of Professional Wrestling. I just loved all the outrageous story lines and crazy acting. It’s basically like a soap-opera. There weren’t many females involved, but I aspired to be like the ones that were. Believe it or not, I actually enrolled myself in wrestling school at the age of 17! I know that sounds crazy, and you’re right, it is!! I began my training, and it was brutal. I had so many bumps and bruises, but it’s what i wanted to do. I worked really hard, and when I was 18, I was off to the middle east to wrestle for the troops. I went to Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. I loved every second of it, and that too, is also one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I did a second tour about a year later for the troops in Alaska. I always kept up with my training, and started touring all over the world. I spent time in Spain, and actually lived in Mexico City for 9 months. I’ve been featured on many tv shows and magazines, which was a dream come true. I’ve spent the past 11 years of my life in pro-wrestling, and although there are many highs, there are also some lows.
Being in the spotlight in the entertainment industry can be extremely draining. You often have to maintain a certain image. I tried for so many years to achieve this so-called “perfect” body, but it just never happened for me. To make it to the top in wrestling, the “perfect” body is either size 2 with double D implants, or extremely muscular. I am neither of those, and never will be. It really took a toll on me emotionally and physically, and I became really insecure. It has always hurt me to know that I never reached the top, not because I wasn’t talented enough, but because I didn’t fit the ideal mold. This is where pole dancing comes in.
In 2010, I decided to try a pole dancing class at CRUNCH. It changed my life completely. I had so much fun in the class, that I ended up enrolling in a pole school soon afterwards. All the women, students and teachers alike, were so warm and friendly. I was actually shocked. I figured a classroom filled with a group of women would lead to some cattiness, but there is none of that. Everyone is so supportive, and nonjudgmental. Never in a million years did I think that I would regain my self-confidence by pole dancing, but I have, and I am so thankful that I gave it a chance. I am extremely passionate about it, so much that I left my wrestling career behind to open my own studio. My goal is no longer to make it to the top in wrestling, but rather to help other women through pole dancing. Whether it’s by losing weight, or gaining self-esteem, or simply just to have some fun, I will be there for your journey.
Can’t wait to meet you!