MASTER POLE DANCER/INSTRUCTOR/STUDIO OWNER
Wendy has been pole dancing for 16 years. Her style is marked by her extreme athleticism, sensuality and her passion for dance as a form of self expression. What drew her to pole dancing was her awe of pole dancer's artistic yet powerful presence. Completely self-taught, she was hooked at first spin; discovering it was a great form of expression in addition to being a great resistance training workout. Wendy believed that by combining her extensive background as a personal trainer, her years as a fitness and gymnastics competitor plus her years of pole dancing; that she could create an environment for other women to experience pole dancing as a workout and an art form. Since 2005 she has opened three locations of NY Pole Dancing where she created a systematic, progressive approach to teaching that reflects her understanding of the need to create a foundation of strength, technique, proper bio-mechanics and muscle memory before advancing to more complicated skills. Her success as a studio owner has created such a buzz in the industry that she was brought in as the pole dance expert for Germany's version of America's Next Top Model hosted by Heidi Klum. She was also recruited by Tony Award winning Jerry Mitchell as a pole dancing consultant for Peep Show, currently running in Las Vegas. And, she's been a guest on the Montell William's radio show as a pole dance expert.
Wendy is an AFAA and IFPA certified personal trainer with 15 years of experience. She is a natural teacher and motivator for private clients around the NYC and celebrities such as Montell Williams, Mary J. Blige and Mya. She has won first and second place titles as a fitness competitor in the ESPN Fitness America Series, ESPN Nationals and the NPC Eastern Championship. Wendy has been a guest on the Montell William's radio show and quoted in Cosmopolitan Magazine as a fitness expert plus appeared in editorial spreads for the magazine. Additionally, she's been a fitness model for Gorilla Wear, Hot Skins and Everlast.
CO-CREATOR, CLIMB & SPIN
Wendy knew that her pole dancing studios needed a successful business model that would ensure healthy revenue while accommodating the needs of her clients and their busy schedules. She wanted their commitment to come from their enthusiasm for what they were learning; not just due to obligation because they paid in advance for an eight week program. Thus, she developed a way to structure multi-level, drop-in classes that revolve around learning pole dance skills through different choreographed routines in every class. No matter your fitness level or pole experience everyone is challenged at a pace commensurate with their level. Thus, Climb & Spin was born. She later joined forces with Kira Morris to create Climb & Spin, Inc and provide comprehensive educational programming for pole dance instructors interested in her successful approach to teaching pole dance.