Gillian

Birthday
September 28th
Hogwarts House
Ravenclaw
When did you start pole dancing
November 2018
Favorite Style of Dance
Wiggling, jiggling, and bouncing around - silly, joy-filled, exuberant movements. Dancing doesn't have to be serious, highly technical, or choreographed to be worthwhile!
Dance Background
Several years of swing dancing (East Coast, Lindy Hop, and Blues). I'm still dreaming of being a ballerina when I grow up!
Teaching Style
Energizing and enthusiastic! I'm a strong believer that learning new, joyful ways to move your body can be one of the most empowering things. Also, I love when people ask questions!
Favorite Pole Move
Back hook
Nemesis Move
Shoulder stands
Favorite thing about teaching
Seeing other people get excited about learning and trying new things.
Favorite Animal
Sea Otters, for sure.
Pets
I'm a crazy cat lady at heart, but I just want to pet ALL the puppies too! I have an oversized puppy named Tucker, and a toothless cat named Snickerdoodle.
Favorite Season
In the PNW, summertime for sure. Otherwise, usually spring!
Favorite Holiday
Christmas!
Favorite TV Show
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel always makes me chuckle.
Favorite Movie
Baby Driver. Alternatively, anything with Ryan Gosling in it!
Favorite Book
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hobbies/Interests
I love hiking, photography, playing with puppies, making collages, reading (historical fiction tends to be my favorite), and watching cheesy rom-coms.
Favorite Place to Travel
National Parks. It's my number one bucket list item to visit every National Park in the United Stated - 12 down, 49 to go!
Day Job
I work in mental health care.
Fun Fact
I'm super passionate about body positivity and inclusivity!
Favorite Quote
"But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sunshines it will shine out the clearer." - Samwise Gamgee