MEET THE TEAM
Aisha, a professional Oriental dancer, instructor, and choreographer, has over 20 years of experience in Oriental Dance (also known as Belly Dancing) including Arabic and Greek-style cabaret. Folkloric styles taught range from Egyptian, Persian Gulf States, Tunisia, Turkey, and Greece. Aisha gives a complete breakdown of each step taught. She strives to teach the students correct posture, breathing techniques, and how to avoid injuries while having fun and burning calories. Watch Aisha on YouTube
Ashlynn was born and raised in Mississippi where she went to college and earned two Bachelor degrees in Engineering. Later she moved to Houston in 2007 and obtained a MS in Engineering at the University of Houston. After completion of her graduate degree she picked up pole and has been addicted ever since. Ashlynn started poling for fitness in 2010, and became a pole instructor at InnerMe Studios in 2012. Ashlynn or “Miss Bootylicious” likes to promote a healthy self esteem, confidence, and sexiness for all womankind. During the day, Ashlynn works as an engineer in the oil and gas Industry. But at night…… Well, you have to come to the class to find out! See you there!!
Brandi Bell started pole dancing in May 2007, 8 months after having her little boy. She was looking for a way to lose some weight while having fun. She loved the confidence and strength she gained pole dancing so much that in 2008 she started teaching. Brandi is a silly fun teacher who likes to make people laugh. She listens to a variety of music but loves dancing to slow thick music. Watch Brandi on YouTube
Houston native, Donnie, has been dancing since 2000. He received his BFA in dance from Lamar University. He has been a member of Urban Souls Dance Company since 2007. He is experienced in all forms of dance. At the studio Donnie teaches Contemporary Dance and Hip Hop Dance. Donnie likes to allow the music to move the class. You will walk out feeling like you are an experienced technical dancer. He also loves to take video of his classes and post it to his youtube channel, so the customers can always review their progress. Watch Donnie on YouTube
Jocelyn is a native Houstonian who learned to dance before she could walk. Jocelyn started dancing at the age of 18 months and has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. She is also a competitive ballroom dancer in the rising star international ten dance division and frequents showcases and exhibitions.
Jocelyn graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration and went on to earn her medical degree from UTMB Galveston. Jocelyn (or “Dr. J” as her patients call her) is a Board Certified internal medicine doctor with a focus on sports medicine, wellness and preventative medicine. She also specializes in women’s health. To Dr. J, exercise is absolutely the best medicine anyone can take. She has been poling since 2010 and can’t get enough! Jocelyn may be a doctor by day, but she will always be a dancer at heart.
Jocelyn teaches pole aerobics and is excited to give you a prescription for a healthier, fitter you! Watch Jocelyn on YouTube
Kacee says “I was born and raised in Houston and I always had a passion for dance and sports. I’m a mom of two boys and they keep me very busy and active. I discovered Zumba in 2012 and fell in love!! It doesn’t even feel like exercise once that music turns on my body gets to moving. It is an all body work out that will get you results. Zumba is my therapy!!”
Raised in Houston, Nicole left for college and has lived in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York City, Philadelphia and Spain. Over the years and in the many of the cities she has lived, Nicole always flocked to group classes at the gym, her favorite was Cardio Step. Once she discovered Pole Dancing for fitness while living in Philadelphia she knew she wanted to share her new love with her hometown. In 2009, she spent countless hours at Poise Dance Studio in Philadelphia learning all the amazing pole moves that are taught there. Starting with no previous dance or gymnastics experience, she knows how the beginners feel. Her dance is very sensual and sexy. Nicole was a Corporate Finance Analyst & Associate in her previous life, and is now a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Rebecca is a native Houstonian. She started ballet and gymnastics at the age of 7. She was a competitive gymnast into her teens and also trained at the Houston Ballet Academy. While she took a break from the arts in high school and college to pursue water polo, the craving for dance and acrobatics came back and she tried her first pole dancing class in Montreal in December of 2010. She has been hooked ever since!
Rebecca is currently in medical school at the University of Texas and swears that physical activity, especially pole dancing, is one of the best stress relievers. She loves to teach and see the looks on her students’ faces when they achieve their goals and learn new moves. Try her class and let her show you the awesome things your body is capable of! Watch Rebecca on YouTube
Hailing from New Orleans, Roger has been a dance enthusiast since the age of 12, and after he took his first class at SoReal. Dancing is his “love”, it goes through everything with him and the choreography is just the art of him that is layed out on the floor.
He has been teaching choreography since 2009 and has had the privilege of dancing with a few famous choreographers and dancers like Travis Wall, Andrew Baterina, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Team Millennia, SoReal Cru and many more. He has also had the opportunity to come out in the movie Step Up 4 Revolution! His dancing styles are hip hop, salsa and Latin music. He is a certified CrossFit Trainer and also has a passion for fixing up cars and motorcycles, so you might see his car around sometime.
“Whether your happy, sad, mad or whatever, dancing is a way to turn your emotion into a movement and paint YOUR art on the floor” -Mr. K2 Watch Roger on YouTube
Roslyn Bazzelle aka Roz is the creator and President of PIYOLET, LLC. Roslyn began taking ballet classes at the age of four and continued her dance training with pointe, tap, jazz, and gymnastics for a period of fourteen years. While attending Hampton University, Roslyn broadened her dance background in modern dance courses. Roslyn is a certified group fitness instructor through the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and has received training and certifications for pilates and yoga through AFAA and 24 Hour Fitness. Watch PIYOLET on YouTube
Takeya is originally from Chicago and relocated to Houston in 2014. She went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her bachelors in Chemical Engineering. Growing up Takeya has always been heavy into sports and always had an interest in dancing. But with her heavy sports training, she could never find time to explore it. She discovered Inner Me Studios in early 2015 and has been hooked ever since.
Upon joining the studio, she lost 35lbs and went on to pursue certification to teach group exercise classes. She is extremely passionate about health and fitness for herself and for others. She will use her love for dance and fitness to make her classes high energy and so fun that you won’t even know you are working out.
Trish first came to Inner Me in 2011 when a friend persuaded her to take the Ciara “Ride” video workshop. From that experience, Trish fell in love with the atmosphere and challenged herself with taking hip hop, stiletto fit, chair classes, and other workshops regularly. Almost a year later after her very first class, she auditioned and became one of Inner Me’s instructors. Trish now teaches various class types including Nightclub Cardio, Stiletto Fit, & Chair. Trish wants those taking her class to be challenged, have fun, and to help people find confidence in themselves through dance and music. When she’s not dancing, Trish works as a Commodities and Trade Analyst in the oil and gas industry. Watch Trish on YouTube
Yasmine has been dancing, choreographing and performing since 2008. In college, she performed with the Paul Taylor Modern dance company and at the repertory dance concerts. As a professional dancer, she has experience with performing overseas for the troops as well as cheerleading for the NFL and dancing for the NBA.
She specializes in modern, contemporary and jazz. Yasmine has cheered and served as captain for both the AFL2- Arena Football squad and The Houston Energy. She believes it is important for every person to feel both sexy and beautiful while dancing. In 2015 Yasmine added Zumba to her resume.
Yasmine double minored in Dance and Nutrition and graduated with her bachelor’s degree is in Science. Watch Yasmine on YouTube