Lena has been training contortion under Fit & Bendy since October of 2013 at the age of 36. She has a background in classical ballet, jazz, modern dance, and had (in her much younger years) the opportunity to train with the San Francisco Ballet and members of the Joffrey ballet.
As an adult, her career took a different path into Technology/Engineering support, but she continued to dance and find new ways of exploring movement, while staying creative and agile outside of the office. After taking up pole dancing, she wanted to gain some flexibility to challenge herself in new ways and enhance her performance skills. This is when she followed a friend to a Fit & Bendy class. It changed her life in so many ways! Lena became one of the first certified Fit & Bendy instructors in 2015 and is currently also a working professional contortionist and aerialist aside from teaching.
)) Intro to Contortion
Join some of our favorite powerful, bendy dancers and learn to express your individual flexuality. Flexibility is the freedom to move and this class is all about the joy of movement to music. No dance experience is necessary, just the desire to explore the vocabulary of your body in a non-competitive environment. With a rotating cast of teachers from a wide variety of dance backgrounds you will always get a fresh perspective and some free, flexy new moves.