OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors continually train with some of the best dancers and athletes from Russia, Brazil, France, Australia, Italy, Canada, Japan, UK, Turkey, and other countries all over the world to ensure you are getting the best, most updated techniques in the performing arts. Our instructors are not just studio teachers. They continue to perform all over the world for artist such as Missy Elliott, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, and have appeared in music videos and on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent.

  • Michelle Abbruzzese, 1st place winner level 4 PSO Pole Fitness competition

    Michelle

    Michelle studied ballet, tap, jazz, cabaret, hip-hop, cheer-dance, bellydancing, and pole dancing. Michelle has performed for 10 professional sports teams including the New England Patriots.  Michelle is X-Pert certified and placed

    1st and 3rd at the Pole Sport Competiton

    in Boston and CT.

MICHELLE

Co-owner
Tone and Tighten
Pole Dancing/ Fitness
Burlesque

  • Tony, Owner of Work It

    TONY

    Tony received his X-Pert Pole Instructor certification in 2011 after catching the “pole bug” from his wife.  With no formal dance training, Tony was able to quickly develop the technique and strength to run his own Pole Fitness class.

TONY

Co-owner
Pole Fitness

  • Bellyudance class in Norwalk CT

    TAVA

    Tava is a performer, teacher, book author & advocate who travels throughout the East Coast to teach workshops. She loves sharing this dance with her community and at people’s happiest occasions. Tava continues to study authentic styles of Arabic dance including Turkish, Lebanese, North African,

    Greek and Egyptian

    influences.

     

TAVA

Bellydance

  • Picture of Tanya

    Tanya

    NYC native, mother to two teenagers, former school administrator and teacher. Studied dance for 15 yrs, gymnastics for 6 yrs, and pole for 6 yrs.  3 time PSO competitor & placed 1st in levels 2 and 3. Certified elevatED pole instructor & ACE certified personal trainer.

TANYA

Pole Dancing
Pole Fitness

  • Picture of Lucy

    LUCY

    Lavinia a.k.a. “Lucy” was born in Transylvania, Romania and is a licensed physiologist. She is a pole competitor, is certified ElevatED pole and flexibility instructor, as well as Liquid Motion 1.0 and 2.0 certified.  Lucy is dedicated to challenge each student to push their own limits and
    become stronger physically and mentally.

LUCY

Liquid Motion
Pole Dancing
Flexibility

  • picture of pole instructor Larisa

    LARISA

    Larisa was born and raised in Russia, where she studies rhythmic gymnastics, dance, and was an award winning pole fitness athlete. Larisa owned her own pole fitness studio in Russia before moving to Connecticut and joining the Work It

    Dance and Fitness staff.

LARISA

Pole Dancing

Flexibility Training

STUDENT TEACHERS IN TRAINING

debra

DEBRA

Bellydance
Pole Dancing

SHEENA

Pole Dancing
Tone and Tighten