Meet TEAM ZENSUAL

Have you ever been to a dance fitness class, only to fumble moves, miss a step or feel singled out for not keeping up and catching on? None of that here. Each of our instructors are highly trained, but more importantly, highly human.

We’re your cheerleaders, your support group, your sisters in sexy, your friends and your coaches. We pledge to believe in you, challenge you and most importantly, ensure you have a ton of fun. We’re also continually devoted to improving our own skill set and certifications because we are genuinely passionate about sensuality, dance and fitness.

Collectively, Zensual Instructors represent a well-rounded and diverse group of women, each one carefully selected because she (or he) has a specialty and an energy, which they ooze in their zone.

In alignment with Zensual’s founding principles, we strive to provide a well-rounded offering of movement styles to help you discover, build and create  your unique style of dance.


Clarissa

Clarissa Pierro

Creator and Lead instructor

Zensual Founder Clarissa Pierro has been in the field of foxiness since 2003. Clarissa’s love of movement and authentic self-expression has driven her dedication to designing and delivering unique dance-inspired fitness and personal growth programs to as many women as possible.

Founder and lead instructor, Clarissa Pierro has been teaching in the field of foxiness since 2003. Clarissa’s love of movement and authentic self-expression has led her to dedicate herself to bringing unique dance-inspired fitness and personal growth programs to as many women as possible. After a successful career in the corporate world, she embarked upon an entrepreneurial venture as a businesswoman, speaker, and dance instructor.

She has taught classes across the country and has worked with many notable groups including Women’s Health Magazine, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Jr. League, Mocha Moms, and the Dallas-based Kidd Kraddick Morning Show.

Read the rest of Clarissa’s full bio


Mandy Williams

Operations Director

Keeping things running, day and night! Mandy has been part of Team Zensual since 2011.  She first met Clarissa as a student Seven years ago.  After a brief hiatus she was back in the studio.  Now days you will see her popping in to help out at our great events and will always find her behind the phone or computer.
A Baylor University graduate, Mandy has lived all over Texas and now calls Dallas home. With her three other career fields, there’s never a dull moment.  When she’s not busy helping our members and staff, she’s spending time with her husband and daughter.

Meagan

Meagan

A fiery ball of feminine energy, Meagan fell in love with Pole Fitness as a student and progressed to become an instructor in December 2010. Meagan’s athletic ability has proven powerful, as she naturally masters her movements and teaches with humble approach that keeps her classes in high demand. No seriously – they’re literally packed with students coming back for more. Attend one and you’ll easily see why: She’s encouraging in the most genuine way and loves sharing her passion with new students.

You can also find Meagan performing around Dallas or rockin’ it at pole fitness competitions. When she’s not teaching, Meagan is active in her church and busy advancing her business career. 


Alexis

Alexis

Alexis – also known as “Flexy Lexy” – has been pole dancing since 2009. Initially, her foray into pole was an attempt to lose weight and build muscle, while indulging herself in the art of exotic dance. Several years later and 60 pounds lighter, Alexis has no plans to slow down. She strives to be a positive example for women who doubt their ability to be strong, sexy, confident dancers at any age or size.

Alexis is a true artist; she immerses herself in creative expression on a daily basis, from her full time job in graphic design, to painting large-scale still life works of art in her home studio. She also founded her own design company in 2015 called Cereus Creative. In October 2012, she competed in the Amateur division of Miss Texas Pole Star where she won the title Miss Flexy. She is an avid animal lover, activist and vegetarian. 

 


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Lafaye

Lafaye Warwick, a true Southern Belle, was born in Talladega, AL. Having studied Business Administration at Miles College in Birmingham, AL, Lafaye began her performance career at the age of 9 in gymnastics in her local community. From there, Lafaye transitioned to cheerleading, and dance, which she fell head over heels for in high school. In fact, Lafaye was the first African-American captain of her high school kick line, the Dega Darlings. In 1999, Lafaye took her talents to college where she performed for 2 years.  After two years with the team she became an instructor for the team choreographer’s dance studio.

At Ebony Arrington’s School of Dance and Performance, Ms. Warwick instructed girls ages 3 through 16 in hip hop, beginning ballet, tap, and jazz styles. In addition to these skill sets, she was the choreographer for the Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s Debutantes for four years. She joined the Zensual team in 2014 as a chair fitness instructor.


Rachel

Sensuous and secure, Rachel’s all about the connection of mind, body and soul. Middle school guidance counselor during the day, Rachel takes pride in assisting middle school students with their social, emotional and academic needs. However, when she lets her hair down, the Rachel transforms into a Zensual goddess, using her formal dance skills to enlighten students seeking a path to inner connection.

Rachel fell in love with the art of pole and exotic dance since taking her first class at Zensual, where her “inner dancer” could safely – and finally – be released! What’s more, she connected to the empowering combination of fitness and sensuality, which she shares excitedly with her students.

Rachel also teaches Iyengar yoga and is an avid runner.


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Stasi is a firecracker leader who motivates even the best. She is a sales manager by day and holds a personal training certification and regularily mixes in her latest workout with pole fitness.

Stasi’s infectious positive attitude brings smiles to her students faces, even while the class participants are on their 10th burpee.


Micaela

Micaela

Micaela is a classically-trained ballerina who reigned as Miss Black Texas in 2014. With a love for law, her methodical mind lends itsself to being a great instructor. A regular pole fitness competitor, Micaela has helped her students acheive their goals, no matter what they may be.


Ghazaleh

Ghazaleh

Ghazaleh fell in love with pole dancing in 2007 after taking her first pole class. Soon after, she became an instructor at S Factor in Houston. She have been teaching for over 8 years and can’t imagine my life without it.Ghazaleh is a mommy of 2 boys-this is something she does that’s all for her.
Teaching Style: I would have to describe my teaching style as nurturing and fiery…the best of both worlds. I want every woman to feel successful in my class and at the same time I know how to bring out your wild side.
Personality: Kind, outgoing and……naughty.
Reason for Teaching: I truly love the movement and the confidence it gives me as well as my students. There is nothing out there like this trust me!


Shikendra

Shikendra

A native Texan who splits her time between the hustle and bustle of the corporate world, home and the studio, Shikendra fell in love with pole dancing and feminine movement in 2008, after walking through doors of S Factor – Houston. In 2011, she began teaching and enjoy every minute of it. She might forget my briefcase, but never her iPod. Shikendra is subject to stop and dance at any moment. A powerful, adventurous, beauty – inspiring women behind the walls at Zensual Dance Fitness.

Teaching Style: Fun, flirty, nurturing, and entertaining.

Reason for Teaching: I love the confidence it inspires every individual.


guest INSTRUCTORS

Jasmine

Jasmine

Born in the Philipines and raised in Dallas, Jasmine has been active all her life. Enrolled in dance at the age of three, Jasmine studied classical ballet at Tuzer Dance Center in Richardson, and continued dancing and cheerleading throughout high school and at Loyola University.

Jasmine is certified by AFAA for group fitness instruction and personal training, FitTOUR for Pilates Mat and stability ball, Kaiser for indoor cycling, SCW Fitness for pre- and post-natal personal training, 24 Hour Fitness for PiYo, Reebok Core Board, YogaFIT, Nike Rockstar (with Jamie King), Zumba™, and Moms In Motion. She attends continuing education workshops whenever possible, including Pilates with Siri Galliano and Stott Pilates. She is also the Dallas Representative for DanceLab.Us.

Jasmine’s philosophy is that exercise should be fun. “Everyone can dance, even if some are better than others. However, the amount of fun you have


1045158_942870303737_227830324_nAshley

Ashley is an X-Pert certified pole and fitness junkie who instantly fell in love with the sexy athleticism of pole after being invited to an open house. Ashley loves the fact that pole not only offers a new, fun type of fitness but also that it allows her to make use of her athletic background.

Fun Fact: Ashley has personally shed over 40 pounds since she started pole dancing. She enjoys encouraging women of all body types to try out pole fitness. Embracing all shapes and sizes of dancers, Ashley is out to prove to the world that anyone can pole – even those that feel they aren’t strong enough to pole dance.

Ashley authentically enjoys all that pole fitness has to offer – building strength, confidence and finding her inner sensual diva. You’ll see it in every class she teaches – they’re all infused with spunk, humor and wild appeal. Her passion for pole and fitness encouraged her to pursue formal training with the goal of bettering herself and contribute positively to our pole fitness community. Ashley is dedicated to sharing her pole passion and fitness expertise with her pole community and hopes to help her pole sisters be sexy, strong and more confident.

A true creative, Ashley also works as a professional photographer and graphic designer. When she’s not flexin’ her skills on the pole you can find Ashely behind her computer or camera sprucing up her pole and aerial photography expertise.