Meet the Owner - Glenny Dee
Glenny began her pole journey in 2011 at the age of 38. She and her 49 years young friend decided to try pole for some extra fitness and immediately fell in love with the sport.
In 2013, at the age of 40, she started competing at the provincial and national level. Since then she has earned herself the following awards;
– 2013 CPFA Provincials Masters Division 2nd Place
– 2014 CPFA Masters Division 1st Place
– 2015 CPFA Masters Division 1st Place
– 2016 CPFA Masters Division 1st Place
– 2018 PSO Western Canada Championships 2nd Place
She was also a competitor and finalist in Pole Theatre Canada 2018 and has performed on many stages for the pure joy of the sport.
In addition to competitions and performing, Glenny has been a Pole Fitness instructor since 2013 and a recreational gymnastics instructor since 2014. She has taught individuals of all body types and fitness abilities in ages ranging from 3 to 87. She has always said that her greatest joy is watching her students grow and evolve.
Her love of the circus and aerial arts have lead her to opening her own studio Circus Freaks where she looks forward to sharing her love of the aerial arts with her community.
Glenny is also a Colour Therapist by trade and an animal lover at heart. When she is not teaching or training you will find her horseback riding with her dog through the beautiful forests and countryside found only on Vancouver Island.
We are honoured to have these individuals as a part of the Circus Freaks team. They each bring with them their own styles, strengths and skills to add to our diverse and welcoming atmosphere.
Karen started pole in 2012 when a friend invited her to tag along for a class. She immediately loved the pole world. You meet a great community of friends, have an outlet for creative freedom, and it is great for your physical health. She started competing and performing in 2014 and has not looked back since. Karen has had the chance to travel and compete in Canada and the United States and is so glad she took the chance to try something exciting and different. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with her students!
Janeva has always loved fitness. With a background in cheerleading, it was no shock that she immediately fell in love with pole dance. She enjoys performing and placed third in level 4 exotic at PSO in 2019. She obtained her fitness theory and exercise physiology and got certified with CPFA to teach pole dance and share her passion.
Shaileena Mohit (Sigh)
Sigh was a high level competitive gymnast and started coaching gymnastics at age 13. She became a certified judge at age 16, and is NCCP level 2 certified with Gymnastics BC. Sigh has over 20 years of coaching experience, and is very highly sought after all over the island for her expertise. She also has her 200hr yoga certification with ‘the naked truth’ an elite yoga certification affiliated with the world yoga alliance. Sigh has taken many university courses to further her knowledge in kinesiology, biomechanics and human anatomy. We are excited to have her as a part of the team.
Erica began gymnastics in Edmonton, AB at age three. She trained and performed in Artistic Gymnastics for six years and then expanded to Rhythmic Gymnastics and classical ballet. She then went on to compete nationally for three years placing in meets such as Alberta Winter Games, Western Championships in Winnipeg, Provincial Gymnastrada, North Zones Alberta, Western Championships in Vancouver and Alberta Provincial Championships in Calgary. Erica had the opportunity to perform multiple years in the Festival of Trees, Heritage Days and Chinese New Year Festival which aired on CTV News. She was part of a competitive cheerleading team for two years, and this past year Erica has branched into teaching competitive acro, and pole dancing! Erica is certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and is excited to share her passion with her students!
Alysia has worked as an instructor and professional performer on the East Coast for both Atlantic Cirque and Halifax Circus. She has previously coached an array of classes for students from ages three to thirty at both recreational and performance levels, helping to design and run components of a pre-professional certification program. With her advanced skill level in aerial acrobatics, theater, and dance, along with a background in childcare, Alysia has developed a passion for educating and promoting inclusive, healthful, compassionate, and creative circus art forms. Alysia specialises in hand balancing, tissu, and corde lisse.
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