Today's Student Spotlight features student, Lexi!
When did you start pole dancing?
I started pole dancing on June 4th of this year and I took my first class at PFS.
Favorite part about pole dancing?
I mean, everything? If I had to single one thing out I think it's that pole really has helped me to learn how strong I am. And it's great for conquering fear. Every class I'm amazed by both myself and others pushing beyond what we think we're capable of.
Favorite class(es) to take at the studio?
I love Climbs and Spins because I like trying out new things and learning new tricks. My other favorite would have to be Polesque, which satisfies my choreography itch that comes having an extensive dance background.
Favorite songs to dance to?
Arson's Lullabye by Hozier, Heavy in Your Arms by Florence and the Machine, and The Valley by Miguel.
What are your pole necessities?
Water and an Epic Bar for after class. I get so hangry!
Favorite pole move?
I really like Genevieve on spinning pole and in general I just really like climbing.
Flying Angel. My brain just won't let me do it yet. Ugh.
What do you enjoy outside of pole? (Yoga, reading, work, hiking, etc.)
I cross train with Pure Barre, which kind of makes me a little bit of a masochist. I also love writing, cooking, and playing board games with my friends.
Whether you’re a local or new in town, what is your favorite part about Seattle?
Two words: Good. Coffee.
Favorite food? Favorite place to eat in Seattle? Etc.
Being gluten and dairy free can really limit my options as far as eating out goes, but I love Thai food and Pho. For Thai I go to Tuk Tuk Thai in Interbay as often as I can and Pho Viet Ahn is my favorite place to get soup.
Biggest accomplishment for yourself this year at the PFS studio.
I think my biggest accomplishment is that I got out and started performing again. I went to college for theater and my education led to me turning away from performance and more towards playwrighting and performance analysis. I still love those things, but I was super happy to be an intern with the Bordeaux Project and get my butt up on stage again. For a while there I didn't think that would ever happen again, so hooray!
How have you grown as a student this past year?
I give up on myself way less often than I used to. I'm a perfectionist, so it's really easy for me to get frustrated, especially when I'm challenged by something. I think my patience with myself and my learning has grown the most in this past year.
Favorite thing about the PFS studio?
Most definitely the fact that I have friends in every class that I take and the fact that everyone is really supportive. I like that we can cheer each other on and laugh together when a move doesn't quite work out as planned.
Thank you for sharing Lexi! We loved seeing you perform at the Holiday open house as well as during Femme Fatale!
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