Our Mission

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.


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The Management Team

Anna

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

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)

Photo by FotoKai

Photo by FotoKai

Anna & Melanie

Pole, Gymnastics, TRX
Not just management, their passion for dance is only matched by their passion for teaching.

Photo by Alloy Images

Photo by Alloy Images

Allison

Pole
Most recently, she is the GGC Bronze Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors & Seniors.

Photo by Alloy Images

Photo by Alloy Images

Bethlayne

Pole, Gymnastics
Bethlayne (don't-call-me-Beth) brings her competitive gymnastics background to her love of the circus arts. 

 
Photo by VRV3 Studios

Photo by VRV3 Studios

Judit

Pole, Flexibility
Most recently, Judit is the PPC Silver Medalist, Championship Level 4 Juniors.

Photo by Larissa

Photo by Larissa

Larissa

Pole, Gymnastics
With her gymnastics background, Larissa is our powerhouse instructor who loves how pole flows.

Photo by Alloy Images

Photo by Alloy Images

Max

Pole
Most recently, Max is the GGC Silver Medalist, Dramatic Level 4 Juniors.

 
Photo by VRV3 Studios

Photo by VRV3 Studios

Mikal

Pole, Hip Hop
Most recently, Mikal is the GGC Bronze Medalist, Exotic Level 2 Juniors. But here he is known as the Twerk Master!

Photo by George Grigorian

Photo by George Grigorian

Sara

Pole, Pilates, Ballet
With over 15 years of ballet and advanced certification in Pilates, Sara challenges students with proper technique and alignment.

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Photo by

Seanmichael

Pole
One of the first local pole stars and Flow Movement certified! We love his creature-creepy and unique choreography.

 
Photo by FotoKai

Photo by FotoKai

Vix

Pole, Exotic
Trained in burlesque and exotic dance, Vix brings sexy back to her amazing and technical pole dance routines.

Photo by Mark Wilson Andrew

Photo by Mark Wilson Andrew

Yoko

Pole, Ballet
Her performance creativity and originality has been quoted as "outstanding" and "next level."

Photo by WigWag Club

Photo by WigWag Club

Merlyn

Happiness Officer & Face Cuddler
Come for the pole, stay for the puppy kisses. He's hypo-allergenic and just wants to share the love!