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Our Team

We are an eclectic team of instructors who love to teach and have fun with our students and in our classes.
You’ll never find a more dedicated and welcoming group elsewhere.

All staff are CPR/First Aid Certified and have received child abuse prevention, detection and reporting training through Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Valerie

Owner/Instructor

Valerie, a Columbus native, was dancing and involved in the arts from the time she was kid up through adulthood training in lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, belly dance, salsa, ballroom. In 1999 she began dancing in an exotic dance club and eventually quit to devote time to her new born daughter. After a few years of working in various gyms and teaching dance and fitness classes she decided she really missed the pole, way she felt dancing, and the shape she’d been in from it. She began working for a brand new pole studio that opened in 2005, fulfilling her dream of teaching pole dance, and quickly became manager of the studio. In 2007, after deciding it was time to do things her way she opened her own studio. Valerie started out renting space by the hour, doing private lessons in home, etc and eventually grew into opening her own studio. She has performed pole and aerial all over Columbus and the Midwest and was honored in early 2013 introduced pole to the Arnold Sports Festival for the first time ever. Valerie is CPR certified, group fitness certified and has a personal training certification through NCCPT.

Leah

Assistant Manager/Instructor

Leah has a long relationship with movement both in dance and gymnastics. She has competed and coached gymnastics as well as taught group fitness classes for years. Outside coaching, Leah has another job and resides in Lewis Center with her husband and baby.

She is CPR/First Aide certified, group fitness certified and a level 1 certified instructor.

Angela

Aerial and Pole Instructor

Angela has been practicing aerial for 3 years and hopes to be flying for many more. She defies gravity on several apparatuses, including, but not limited to: lyra, pole, and hammock. Her background in dance and human anatomy provide her the opportunity to bring together style, grace, and technical knowledge. Angela’s teaching philosophy is built on a combination of anatomy, conditioning, flexibility, and aerial technique. She is passionate about choreography and loves to create unique pieces that truly unite movement and music into one performance. One of Angela’s defining principles originates from an Amelia Earhart quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

She is CPR/First Aide certified and a level 3 certified instructor.

Annie

Silks & Hammock Instructor

Annie has been consistently training in Aerial Silks since the fall of 2016. Even with no dance or gymnastics background to speak with Annie has worked very hard and has been committed to increasing her strength, self-confidence, and talents. She enjoys performing and training so much she started teaching in hopes of encouraging and assisting other beginner aerialists.

She is CPR/First Aide certified and a level 2 certified instructor.

Camila

Aerial Instructor

Camila has been training aerial for 8 years training in silks, hammock, lyra and trapeze. In Brazil, her home country, she received training as a first responder and is a certified Yoga instructor with over 1,000 hours of training. Camila teaches all ages aerial but she specializes in kids and loves to watch her budding aerialist grow and learn.

She is CPR/First Aide certified and a level 2 certified instructor.

Chelsea

Aerial Instructor

Chelsea has been doing aerial for 4 years now and was a competitive gymnast for the Ohio State University Club Gymnastics team and worked as a coach at Integrity Gymnastics in Columbus. Chelsea got her degree at OSU as a nurse specializing in respiratory theory and by day works for Grant Hospital. She lives in Blacklick with husband Niyika.

She is CPR/First Aide certified and a level 4 certified instructor.

Heidi

Pole Instructor

Heidi has been poling for over 8 1/2 years and is a certified pole instructor including injury prevention, safety practices and movement theory. After working in the corporate world for years Heidi decided it was finally time to take the leap and make what she’s done on the side for years as her passion her full time career. On top of Heidi’s pole certification she has also completed over 60 hours of instructor training at Infinity Aerial, is CPR and First Aid trained.

Katie

Hoop Instructor

My name is Katie and I love circles. When I first started hula hooping, I had no idea what kind of journey I was about to start. I have been hooping over 5 years now, and performing with Rhythmic Illusions Fire Tribe. Prior to hooping, I was in color guard in high school where I learned how to flow with flags and rifles. This helped my understand the fluid movement of working with a hula hoop. My fiance, and several of my friends are also into flow arts-as we all created our performance troupe. I am very excited to be teaching hoop dance at Infinity Aerial, and am eager to share the joys of hooping with others.

Marta

Hammock, Lyra & Silks Instructor

Marta has been doing aerial for about 2 years now and recently completed 50 hours of level 1 training at Infinity. By day she is a tutor, group therapist and youth leader. Marta’s experience working with youth give her a wonderful ability and we are excited to have her teaching both adult and kids classes at Infinity! Marta is also CPR and First Aid certified.

Sharmane

Aerial, Pole & Aerial Yoga Instructor

Sharmane comes to us with years of dance training through BalletMet, 200 hours RYT Yoga Instructor and 6 years of bodybuilding. She is currently in training for level 1, flow classes and aerial yoga and we are super excited to have her on the schedule soon! Sharmane is also CPR and First Aid certified.

Storm

Pole Instructor

Storm has been doing pole and aerial for over 6 years and has performed both all over Columbus. She has a degree in theatre and masters in Human Resources and has also worked as an actress and performer for Shadow Box Live and still does the occasional acting job around town. Storm lives in Columbus with her husband and 2 furbabies.

She is CPR/First Aide certified and a level 3 certified instructor.