Natasha Fine - Professional Pole Dancer, Principal Instructor, Choreographer, Judge and Ambassador
Natasha Fine is the owner and founder of Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been one of the pioneers of Pole Dance since 1999. Her signature style of movement is rooted in her history as an exotic dancer, which led her to not only witness, but participate in the evolution of the sport. It was not only the pure athleticism, but the freedom of expression and confidence dancing provided that inspired her dream of sharing this art with others. An official ambassador for the Pole Sport Organization and an experienced competition judge, Natasha has been educating dancers with her own curriculum since 2008. She produces multiple shows a year in Knoxville, and is a recurring cast member in Alethea Austin's Live Dancing Girls. Natasha has trained with countless fellow accomplished professionals and continually strives to host the industry's best and brightest at her home studio. Her dream is encouraged and inspired by her challenging students, whom display unparalleled passion and drive, and she believes her journey with Pole Dance has been wild and beautiful. She hopes her untethered path through the world of this sport will continue to lead to more adventures and many more faces.
Ann Jennings - Instructor
In early 2015, shortly after moving to Tennessee from Minnesota to pursue her graduate degree in biophysics, Ann discovered pole dancing and quickly immersed herself in the like-minded community of people at the studio. Her 16 + years of competitive gymnastics and ballet experience are a perfect match for the sport, and she instantly fell in love with all of the elements that comprise the art of pole dance. She has trained with some of our industries brightest professionals; Natasha Fine, Heidi Coker, Pink Puma, Arlene Caffrey, Rachele Ribera, Suwasit, Isis Diamond, Marlo Fisken, Brynn Route, Lux ATL, Sarah Jade, and Natasha Wang. Ann’s style range is ever expanding from her classical training and her modern roots. She specializes in contemporary pieces that stylistically create narratives and emotions. She also loves exploring pole’s exotic roots and its sexier style. Whether Ann is in pointe shoes or 8 inch Pleasers, she creates inspiring, jaw dropping routines. After a lifetime of performance, she has found a new level of passion with pole performance art, competing and showcasing throughout the year. She is eager to continue her pole journey by teaching others, growing through movement, and continuing to build her own competitive career. As a teacher, Ann’s goal is to not only share her technical expertise, but inspire her students to express themselves through movement and fall in love with the art of dance.
2016 Southern Pole Championships - 1st place Championship Level 3 and 1st place Entertainment Level 3
2016 Georgia Pole Fitness Classic - 1st place Amateur Division
2017 Triangle Pole Championships - 2nd place Championship Level 4
2017 Southeastern Pole Championships - 2nd place 4 Exotic Level 4 and 2nd place Entertainment Level 4
2017 Georgia Pole Fitness Classic - 3rd place Pro Division
Brandie Miracle - Instructor
Brandie is an Education Coordinator at the University of Tennessee, a licensed massage therapist, and a registered reflexologist. Brandie began exploring bellydance and folkloric dance in 2005, when belly dancer Soubhi Kiewiet approached her with an interest in becoming her mentor. This creator a life long passion for exploring not only various styles of dance, but the circus arts as well. Brandie has numerous performance credits through Fire and Bellydance. A life long healer, she has facilitated safe spaces for women through various Women's Empowerment Groups for over 10 years. Having always recognized the healing power of movement, her desire to continually deepen her human experience drew her to pole dance in 2015. After falling in love with its exotic roots, pole dance has not only changed Brandie's physical body, but exponentially increased her mental strength, opening her to new perspectives on self love. As a Body Positive Ambassador and instructor of curvy friendly, all-inclusive classes, she aspires to give her students a solid foundation of skills that will allow them to progress in their dancing journey with strength and confidence. She knows that every dancer is a sexual goddess, and desires to share that knowledge with every one of her students. Brandie has trained with the following professionals: Natasha Fine, Eva Bembo, Brynn Route, Pantera Blacksmith, Pink Puma, Josiah Grant, Sara Jade, Lux ATL, Arlene Caffrey, and Onya.