A recent transplant from NYC, Maggie is a professional Stuntwoman and Actress. Her work could be found on the big and small screen as well as the stage. When she is not preforming, Maggie is a freelance stage combat/sword fighting instructor. With a passion for fitness and health, her curiosity for a fierce and unfamiliar fitness routine led her to pole dancing. Her love of this movement is infectious and she is overjoyed to pass on this new fitness experience with studio
With a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, the study of movement and an emphasis in Athletic Therapy, Gabrielle Gumbs understands how the female body works and how to make it move beautifully, sensually and with confidence. Gabrielle’s background in Movement & Sports Medicine has earned her acclaim as one of the premiere Pole Dancing and Striptease instructors in Hollywood and around the world since 2003. Ladies have come from as far as London & Singapore to train with her. She teaches group pole dancing classes, private instruction, private parties and also choreographs for film & television. To register for any classes with Aphrodite Pole Dance Fitness, please visit http://www.aphroditesnp.com
Philly began dancing at the age of 4 and is trained in jazz, hip hop, tap, and ballet. She comes to us from NYC and teaches hip hop, burlesque, and jazz funk dance classes. She is also a trained Barre Fitness instructor.
Ricky Corado came to LA by way of El Salvador. He became a salsa instructor in 2000 and has never stopped dancing. Many of his thousands of students are now teaching and successfully competing. His smooth style, impeccable timing, and musicality have earned him the "Rico Suave" reputation in LA. He believes Salsa is more than just a dance or genre. "It's the identity of Latinos around the world and a cultural movement." Ricky combines elements of LA, Mambo and Cuban styles of dancing to produce a powerful and true "salsa" recipe.
When you take Ricky's classes, you will feel his passion for dancing and love for salsa music. His goal is to keep the salsa movement alive and bring out the best dancer in everyone.
San Diego, California native, Ellye brings a lighthearted enthusiasm, and an athletic dance background to Studio U. Her lifetime of informed movement led her to the yoga mat in 2007, and then to the Dance Department at Loyola Marymount University. It was there that she was introduced to the balancing, healing, and strengthening effects of pilates, and knew she had to share these benefits through teaching. Ellye finds yoga to serve as a path of self-awareness and balance that invites health, passion, and purpose. Her yoga practice includes vinyasa, hatha, and restorative aspects. Whether on the reformer or the mat, you can expect a graceful flow that engages the breath of the entire body, mind and spirit.
Ginger is a former Broadway dancer/singer/actress from NYC. She has taught pilates and dance for the last 10 years, and integrates her knowledge of kinesiology and massage therapy into her sessions. She has worked at a body rehabilitation institute in Beverly Hills for the last nine years, incorporating physical therapy practices into her private trainings as well. She has extensive pilates training in pre and post natal, as well as surgery and injury related movement. Or she can push with a high level fitness workout. She is adept at figuring a client out immediately and modifying according to their personal needs.