VRV3 is committed to cultivating a safe and accepting fitness and dance community. We aim to erase the stigma of pole dance by fostering a creative space where clients can learn about this unique fitness regime that combines artistry and strength.
The Management Team
Anna found a LivingSocial deal in early 2012 and took her first pole class. That first class quickly sparked a passion for the sport. Pole combines dance artistry with fitness and acrobatics. All of these elements brought together Anna's background in gymnastics and dance. She was a competitive gymnast from ages 4-13 and is classically trained in ballet, contemporary and jazz. She received her degree in Nutritional Science with a minor in dance from the University of California, Berkeley. Pole has allowed her to develop a new level of strength and creative freedom. A year after starting pole, she began teaching classes.
Anna loves to show people that pole can be much more than a dance reserved for strip clubs and her goal is to make both men and women will feel comfortable trying pole and hopefully falling in love with it, too!
Most recently, Anna is the GGC Gold Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors & Seniors.
Melanie received her dual degrees at the University of California at Berkeley in English and Statistics. It was there that she took her first jazz dance class and instantly fell in love. Her training is based in jazz dance with ballet and hip hop technique. After graduating, she joined a competitive partner aerials salsa team in San Francisco, The Latin Symbolics, where she went on to train and compete with her dance partner for 7 years. After retiring from salsa, Melanie was on the hunt for another extreme fitness regime to apply herself to. That is when she discovered pole dance and fitness, and only after a year, she began teaching.
Melanie understands that there is no one-size-fits-all way of learning, and enjoys finding new ways of making pole accessible and achievable to everyone. Her students love her hands-on and tailored teaching style and her positive attitude that makes learning pole so fun!
Most recently, Melanie is the GGC Gold Medalist, Entertainment Level 3 Juniors & Seniors.
Our Instructor Team (Full Bios Here)
Anna & Melanie
Pole, Gymnastics, TRX
Not just management, their passion for dance is only matched by their passion for teaching.
Most recently, she is the GGC Bronze Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors & Seniors.
Bethlayne (don't-call-me-Beth) brings her competitive gymnastics background to her love of the circus arts.
Pole, Chair, Exotic
A power poler in the exotic style. Most recently, Cesar is the Nationals Silver Medalist, Exotic Level 5.
Most recently, Judit is the PPC Silver Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors.
Most recently, Max is the Nationals Gold Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors.
Pole, Hip Hop
Most recently, Mikal is the Nationals Bronze Medalist, Exotic Level 3 Juniors. But here he is known as the Twerk Master!
Mimi is recently a competitor at Pole Theatre USA and the GGC Gold Medalist, Exotic Level 4.
Nia is a professional poler from Costa Rica who has competed at GGC and Pole Theatre USA known for her amazing bendability.
One of the first local pole stars and Flow Movement certified! We love his creature-creepy and unique choreography.
Trained in burlesque and exotic dance, Vix brings sexy back to her amazing and technical pole dance routines.
Her performance creativity and originality has been quoted as "outstanding" and "next level."
Happiness Officer & Face Cuddler
Come for the pole, stay for the puppy kisses. He's hypo-allergenic and just wants to share the love!