Jessica Knodel

Jessica Knodel

Pole Stagettes & Workshops

I began competitive dance in 1996 in Regina, Sk. I have trained in many styles – mostly Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Baton, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. I received my Elementary Certification in CDTA Jazz and Grade 5 in RAD ballet at 16 years old, as well as was an assistant teacher and trained in Norway for a year. After I moved to Medicine Hat for college, I no longer had the time or passion for competitive dance, and began to spend less and less time doing the physical activities that I loved. In 2013, I decided I needed to get my butt in gear and get more active, so I took my first pole dance class and it was instant love! It motivated me to be a healthier version of myself and I started taking exercise and healthy eating seriously again. I started teaching Advanced and Intermediate pole fitness in May 2015, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love to apply my dance training with pole class, so we learn short routines, stretch well, and throw in some conditioning too!

In 2016, I placed 2nd in the Alberta Regional Pole Championships and also won the Spirit Award. I will be competing again in 2019.

No matter your goal, Pole Fitness is for everyone! It is a great confidence builder. You will be amazed at how strong you can get from such a fun activity, and don’t worry, you’ll feel pretty sexy too!