Instructor Spotlight

Erika // Instructor

Meet Erika!

Erika began pole dancing at Divine in 2012. She previously trained in ballet and modern for more than two decades. After taking a hiatus from dancing, Erika fell in love with movement again when she found pole dancing. She enjoys the never ending challenge of learning and perfecting new tricks, and the freedom to dance and create movement that is unique to every person. She can't wait to see you in class!

Hometown?
Seattle, WA

Why do you love Divine Movement?
I love Divine because it is the most supportive and empowering group of women I have ever encountered. The instructors and students are all beautiful, intelligent, caring people from all different walks of life with whom you can’t help but feel completely comfortable baring your soul through dance.

What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
10,000 Weight in Gold by The Head and the Heart
Don’t Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes
Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran
All Along the Watchtower on Dave Matthews Band’s Recently album

Favorite Food?
Oysters. I could binge eat oysters.

What is the farthest you have been from home?
Paris.

When was the last time you cried?
This is a terrible question for me. I’m a cry baby. I cry when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m overwhelmed; I think I teared up a little bit the last time I explained how much I love this community of women!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A ballerina.

Guilty pleasure?
Someone really should stop me from buying concert paraphernalia; it’s a real problem.

Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
Leg warmers. I just love sliding around on those new floors in the Seattle studio.

Favorite quote?
“Above all things, if kindness is your king, then heaven will be yours, before you meet your end”