Divine Em's movement experience began at the tender age of three and includes training in a diverse collection of styles and traditions: tap, hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz, African, and salsa. After a colleague recommended classes, Divine registered for her first pole class and was immediately smitten!
Divine studied pole fitness for two years before realizing that for the first time in her life, she felt compelled to do more than take class. She was ready to immerse herself in pole art and sensual movement, selflessly sharing her experience and insight with a diverse and progressive population.
Having taught now for over a decade, Divine Em is the proud co-founder of Fly Club. Divine is a seasoned performer as well as an international pole athlete, having competed across the country, as well as in Dubai, Mexico, and Spain. In addition to her group classes, Divine is also available for private and semi-private lessons.
Caitlin is a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and elevatED pole instructor teacher with 10+ years of Zazen meditation experience from studying with Buddhist monks in Hiroshima. She has honed her yoga teaching style with a strong emphasis on meditation and its neurological benefits as a path to self-discovery to find your weird, authentic self.
As pole teacher, she helps students unlock hidden strength both physically and mentally by using pole fitness and dance to explore deeper connections within their bodies.
She teaches Pole, Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal Yoga, and has developed a specific yoga program to address the challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury.
Elijah hails from San Jose, California and grew up with versatile training in figure skating, musical theatre, and classical choir. In 2018, he graduated cum laude from Chapman University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in History.
He has performed and taught nationally in pre-professional and university dance programs, and internationally on a five-city tour in Germany. Beyond his fulfillment as a dancer, he is grateful to exercise his skills as a choreographer, filmmaker, mentor, teacher, stage technician, in addition to being an adjudicator with Headliners Dance Competition.
Texas native, Dalton Rhodes has been dancing and teaching for over 10 years, but it wasn't until 2016 that he stumbled into a pole dancing class. From that moment he was head over 8-inch heel in love with the art form.
Dalton has since traveled across the country teaching, competing, and performing all while honing his own style and flow. He holds titles in various Pole Sport Organization competitions as well as the title of Exotic Generation USA Mens Champion of 2019.
As a former Varsity fencer with a strong background in lifting (yet NO dance experience), Felicia takes particular joy in guiding students who are to new to integrating sport and dance.
In her muggle life, Felicia is a fourth-year medical student, pursuing neurosurgery. Her medical and sports background gives her a solid foundation for technical cues and a refined understanding of the mechanics necessary for tailored fitness instruction of ALL levels. Her encouraging and high-energy teaching style is sure to have you feeling motivated and revitalized!
Accolades include: Arnold Pole Championship Series Semi-Pro Competitor, Winner University of Illinois College of Medicine Talent Show 2017, Silver Medalist at Central Pole Championships Level 4 2017, Runner Up at Northeast Pole Championships Level 4 2016, & Founder of Aerial Arts Society at Cambridge University.
Kamilla is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Her dance experience began at the age of 4 in Kazakhstan, continued in Ukraine and now, she calls Chicago home. Kamilla has studied such dance styles as hip hop, Ukranian folk, ballet, contemporary, modern, ballroom, and jazz.
Kamilla's current passion, however, lies in teaching Heels Dance classes as she feels this style is a true way to get to know one's self better, minimize stress, and explore new and sensual ways to move your body. Kamilla knows that dance is for EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY - all you need is passion, patience, and consistency.