Instructor Spotlight

Missy // Instructor

Meet Missy!

Missy found Divine Movement in 2014. What she thought would be just an interesting 6 week experience, has become her passion. She has explored some of the technical parts of pole dancing, which she loves, and really found her home with Boudoir Dance. Boudoir Dance fits Missy beautifully, almost like a second skin. For Missy, being a dance instructor and sharing the beauty, and the marriage of Boudoir Dance & Pole Dance is a dream come true.

Hometown?
I was born in Las Vegas and traveled with my family throughout the Western US until we finally settled in Spokane, Washington. I’ve lived in the Seattle area longer than I’ve lived anywhere else and think of it as home.

Why do you love divine?
I love the incredibly supportive community of women at Divine, and the constant invitation to authentically be me. I love the permission to explore every edge of my dance, and I love encouraging and watching others do the same.

What do you consider your teaching style?
Enthusiastic, Celebratory, Loving & Empowering!

What is on your Divine playlist?
We Were Freaks, White Lights
Shoo-B-Doo and Cop Him, Betty Davis
Sex and Candy, Unions
Flawless, Beyoncé
Hands to Myself, Barsalk
Daydream in Blue, I Monster
You Should See Me in a Crown, Billie Eilish

Favorite food?
Mexican, especially Pacific Coastal, Yucatán, and Mayan. (All the avocados!)

What is the farthest you have been from home?
The Mountains of Northern Thailand that border Myanmar.

When was the last time you cried?
I cry almost every day! Everything moves me!
“Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind”

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A punk rocker, a dancer, a singer.

Guilty pleasure?
Historical documentaries, especially uncovering ancient cultures & civilizations.

Favorite articles of clothing to dance in?
Zip-up hoody & leg warmers!

Favorite quote?
“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.”
-Hopi/Choctaw Proverb