Lena has been training contortion under Fit & Bendy since October of 2013. 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 is now employed independently as an aerialist/performer and instructor. Contortion has become her primary training focus, as she continues to train daily (its the favorite part of her day!). She has learned to embrace the ‘discomfort’ of pushing new boundaries, and has never felt better in her life!