Instructor Spotlight

Heather // Instructor

instructor-heather My Divine journey started in 2010. The course of my life was soon to change after. It started as a search to find new forms of fitness and dance. I had tried many in the past, but I never really committed to one or the other. I needed a fun workout to hold my attention and thought pole would be perfect. A true mix of dance and fitness!

I quickly fell in love with Divine Movement for its emphasis on dance as well as the crazy, cool pole tricks. I love pole dance because there is always a new learning opportunity and room to grow.

I didn’t realize at the time, but it soon became a form of therapy for me. Divine Movement taught me to nurture myself, become more present and to stop worrying about what other people thought of me or my dance. It’s a place I can take time to care for myself and be in the creative zone. That is what motivates me as an instructor. I want to help others find happiness in this art form as I have.

Hometown?
I grew up all over Washington, but my childhood was mostly spent in Federal way.

Why do you love Divine Movement?
Divine allows me a creative outlet for artistic expression without fear of persecution. Plus the community of women from all walks of life who come together to dance is such a beautiful thing to witness. This studio has so much love contained within its walls it’s inspiring and unlike anything I’ve ever been apart of.

What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
I really like my basic spins playlist at the moment. It’s mostly music I saw at Sasquatch this year.

  • Twice- Little Dragon
  • This is how we walk on the moon- Jose Gonzalez
  • Long way down- Robert Delong
  • Sleepless- flume
  • Black mambo- glass animals
  • Hey mami- sylvan esso
  • I want you- Odesza
  • Luck I got what I want- jungle
  • Killing strangers- Marilyn Manson
  • Collard greens- schoolboy Q

Favorite Food?
I love all food, but if I have to choose one it would be authentic Mexican food.

What is the farthest you have been from home?
Europe

When was the last time you cried?
Last week

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An actress and a ballerina. I guess I got fairly close with model and pole dance instructor.

Guilty pleasure?
Eating ALL of the ice cream.

Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
Leg warmers and tiny shorts!

Favorite quote?
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe