Meet The Beauties

Our Bliss Instructors

 
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Basha D

Owner

Basha is our Bliss founder, rising goddess and spicy gymnast. She found a love for pole, aerial, dance & fitness from the insatiable need to move her energy, dance, create and inspire herself and those around her. Basha has a background in collegiate cheer, coaching competitive high school gymnastics, is a master fitness instructor, entrepreneur in fitness, and a loving wife and mother.

Basha is so blessed to be able to have the gift of a studio as her present life work. But is even more blessed to share it with the Beauties that come into the studio. Basha has unwavering appreciation for the feminie energy in Bliss that creates huge life changing shifts for its members. To Basha the gift is in the giving and she is so proud of each person that comes into Bliss. For each time they come to Bliss they give themselves permission to fully experience Bliss, and see who they may  become with a little love and encouragement from the fellow Beauties.

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Kaley B

Studio Manager / Instructor

Kaley is honored to be your Studio Manager as well as a certified Pole and Aerial instructor and yoga-enthusiast. Kaley brings a wealth of customer service and team leadership experience in addition to her love for aerial arts.

 

Flexibility and fun are her specialties and loves to use her skills to help others achieve their personal and fitness goals!

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Allison S

Instructor

In the world of Pole and Aerial Arts, Allison is considered a pioneer and industry leader. Allison’s extensive professional dance and National Jr. Olympic gymnastics background gives her insight into being an accomplished coach, judge and choreographer. Since 2005, Allison has maintained a performance, competition and event producing career as well as an in-demand coaching and consulting business.

This captivating artist performs with a style that is both sensual and acrobatic. Allison is truly a part of Orlando’s world renown entertainment industry performing in art shows, conventions, events, and on stage with international celebrities and touring musical artists like Snoop Dogg. She is an X-Pole International brand sponsored athlete, a USPDF Pro, and authored the industry’s first spinning pole instructor training program (AeriusFitnessTraining.com). She currently travels around the world as a Master Trainer and performer for Pole and Aerial Arts.

Instagram: @alliegatoruf / @DanceFilthyUSA / @FLPoleFitnessChampionship / @AeriusFitnessTraining

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Crystal S

Instructor

Crystal fell in love with pole over 10 years ago and for the first time in her life felt like she belonged somewhere. She has competed in several events, loves to perform, and thrives off being around those who have also found a home within the pole community.

 

She loves to share her love of pole by teaching others and helping them become stronger, both physically and mentally.

 
 
 
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Heather M

Instructor

Heather discovered pole several years ago and fell in love!!  As someone who came from  a no exercise, or dance background she has enjoyed continuing her education for  personal growth.  Her passions include encouraging and helping others to tap in to their hidden potential, educating about body awareness, and giving you extra instructions and tips that she found helpful in her journey.

 

Heather is a certified Aerius Pole Instructor for Intro and Level 1, Cleo's Rock N Pole" Exotic Burn" certified, Michelle Shimmy and Maddie Sparkle's "Classique Heels "Certified, "Rad Mobility 1" certified w myofascial release (SMR) and mobility and recovery training.

 
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Courtney H

Instructor

Courtney is a Florida native coming from a childhood of  dabbling in many different fitness related activities such as sports, ballet, gymnastics, etc. It wasn't until 2017 when she found her niche through pole dance! Courtney was lucky enough to train with a competitive dancer early on in her pole journey, and has gone on to share a love for competition and performance with her students, as well as simply having fun and getting fit while doing so. Courtney utilizes her degree in sport and exercise science as well as her Aerius pole dance certification to better her students in a safe, fun and progressive environment.

 
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Nicole F

Instructor

Nicole has always had a love for dance. At a young age, she learned the art of ballet. As she grew older, she discovered gymnastics, hip-hop dance, and contemporary dance. She desired to learn the different techniques that various dance genres could offer. This desire led her to pole dance. Pole has made her more comfortable in her body and her confidence has grown tremendously. S

 

She hopes to bring this same level of self-appreciation to each of her students.

 
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Mariah V

Instructor

Mariah is a classically trained dancer of 20+ years and has performed with world class color guard groups along the mid-west. Her love for pole fitness started 3 years ago when she took her first class!

 

Aerial has become a huge part of her life, and has transformed the way she views fitness. She is now Aerius Certified for Spin Pole and excited to share the love of aerial Fitness with others.

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Thea M

Instructor

Thea started her pole journey in January 2021 as a Bliss Beauty member who jumped right into doing the Bliss Performance Series. Since her performance, she has progressed through various Bliss choreography classes and special instructor workshops, including earning her Aerius Beginner's Spinning Pole Instructor Certification in October of 2021. With a college background in stage and performing arts, she enjoys playing with musicality in heels and encourages individual alter-ego embodiment when empowering others in their performance. She currently teaches Intro to Pole at Bliss Fitness Studio, and works as a content writer for a marketing agency. In her free time, she likes to cook and cuddle with her two cats in their beachside home.

 
 
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Loke S

Instructor

With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Loki brings athleticism, no-holds-barred fierceness, theatricality, and outrageous humor to Bliss.  Along with being a Registered Nurse (BSN, RN-BC) she holds the following certifications: Certified Personal Trainer and Human Movement Specialist (Brookbush Institute); Pole 1 & 2 Instructor (Xpert Fitness); Zumba Instructor; 305 Fitness Certified Instructor; and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  Loki is always geeking out on additional dance- and fitness-related trainings and specializations in order to deliver the bangiest-for-your-buck technical expertise and creative excellence to any class she teaches. Her specialty, no matter the format, is making your Bliss experience seriously fierce fun!

 
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Kiara N

Instructor

Kiara is a Puerto Rican Movement Artist. Kiara holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts for Modern Dance Performance and a Masters in Fine Arts for Technology and Dance - from the University of South Florida and New York University Tisch Dance. Throughout her years in school Kiara worked as a GoGo Dancer for Team Kitty Koalition, Tigress Entertainment, Insomniac Events, Sunset Events and was an exotic dancer for many great venues. Kiara is a fully immersed movement artist whose 10+ years of experience has brought her all over the world to dance which also ignited her love for travel. Her favorite dance styles are pole, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and salsa dance. Kiara’s focus at Bliss is to create a safe culture in the classroom and to give space for individuals of all genders. For freedom of expression and body strengthening. of all genders. For freedom of expression and body strengthening. 

 
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Jennifer C

Instructor

Jennifer completed her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in January 2012. She completed a five month Thai yoga massage training in December 2014 and became a licensed massage therapist in February 2020.  She has completed more than 500 additional hours of training in yoga including tantra, Vinyasa and becoming a Strala yoga guide.

Jennifer worked as a personal trainer for 11 years and a paramedic for six years until she became legally blind in 2009.  She is passionate about helping her students to feel safe and successful.

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Rose B

Boutique Manager And Front Desk

Rose is an optimistic, free-spirited lover of Life. She is inspired daily by art, nature, music and the talents of the people she surrounds herself with. Working the Front desk at Bliss is the perfect job for her. When she is not talking about goals, dreams and aspirations with all the Bliss Beauties she is right beside them taking all the classes she can!