Owners & Instructors
The instructors at Fly Together come from a variety of athletic backgrounds and every instructor has had a unique path to discovering pole and aerial arts.
We encourage all instructors to develop and apply their own teaching styles. Nonetheless, all classes follow a standard curriculum, ensuring consistency for students across our classes. Check out our levels and see what classes best suit your skills and goals.
Abby, Co-owner and Instructor. Abby has been in education for over 25 years and is a curriculum writer and teacher trainer for the Boston Public Schools. She began her pole journey at the age of 50. Primarily a marathon runner with no background in gymnastics or dance, she became immediately addicted to both the physical challenge and emotional gratification of pole. She teaches beginner pole classes, imparting a sense of empowerment, community, and accomplishment that makes pole not just a workout, but a passion. Abby is elevateED Level 1 certified and you can find her on instagram @old_dog_newtricks. Abby doesn't have preferred pronouns, but her favorite pronouns are "you, me, & us" - we come in as being "you" and "me", but together we build our community and become “us”.
2019 PSO Northeast Entertainment L3 - 1st Place
2018 PSO Northeast Dramatic L3 - 2nd Place
Alicia (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Alicia is a postdoctoral fellow studying cancer biology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She discovered pole dance in 2012 during graduate school in North Carolina and has been an avid pole dancer ever since. Alicia trained for three years in Los Angeles before moving to Boston, where she has been teaching all levels of pole for three years. Alicia is an elevatED Level 1 certified instructor and loves to create an uplifting environment in her classes to enable every student to fly. You can find her on instagram @theflyingbiologist.
2019 PSO Northeast Entertainment L4 - 2nd Place
Angela, Co-owner and Instructor. Angela is a real estate broker and avid movement enthusiast and traveler who has both performed and taught internationally. Beyond teaching pole, she is also a certified yoga, partner acrobatics and barre instructor with 10 years of experience in physical education. Her passion is conditioning and working with beginners, particularly on building the necessary foundational blocks for a safe and successful movement practice. When not working on mastering the real estate market she can be found either in the air on an aerial apparatus or on the mat at a BJJ gym. Currently, Angela is also serving as president on the board of a local non-profit circus school. You can find her on instagram @fulltimecat.
2015 NEAAPC Doubles - 1st Place
Jenn (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Jenn was a competitive gymnast for over ten years and discovered pole fitness in 2013. She was captivated by the combination of strength, flexibility, creativity, and self-expression involved in pole and was immediately hooked. Since then, Jenn has competed in multiple pole competitions and has taught lyra (aerial hoop) for over two years. She loves introducing students to the world of pole and aerial arts and watching them conquer their fears to achieve things they never thought possible. Jenn is an elevatED Level 1 certified instructor. You can find her on instagram @jqgymnast.
2019 PSO Northeast Championship L4 - 2nd Place
2019 PSO Liberty Championship L4 - 2nd Place
2018 USPDF Amateur - Qualifier
2017 PSO Northeast Championship L3 - 3rd Place
Jenny (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Jenny works in the Office of Student Voice & Leadership as the Student Engagement Coordinator for Boston Public Schools. She has been in the youth development and leadership field for 10 years. Jenny’s fitness journey began as a backcountry instructor where she led week-long trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine and the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Jenny moved to Boston in 2014 and fell in love with Pole Fitness in 2016 when she was looking for a fun way to exercise, but also as a way to cope with the loss of her sister. She has never looked back and is now inspiring her pole students to find their own strength. You can find her on instagram @jennys_chaos.
Melinda (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Melinda grew up doing musical theater and has been dancing for eighteen years, but never considered herself a “dancer” until she started pole in 2014. She has been teaching all levels of pole since mid-2016 and is certified as an elevatED pole and flexibility instructor, and an ACE group fitness instructor. Melinda’s favorite part of teaching is seeing her students progress, get stronger, and gain confidence. When she’s not on a pole, she builds robots and likes to climb rocks. You can find her on instagram @myrilamica.
2019 PSO Northeast Entertainment L4 - 1st Place
Natalie (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Natalie is a healthcare professional with over fifteen years of management experience in healthcare strategy, finance, and analytics. She discovered pole dance in 2012 and immediately fell in love. Natalie is inspired by students and instructors of pole dance over the years and want to provide a similar sense of community and empowerment to others discovering pole for the first time. Natalie is an elevatED certified Level 1 instructor and is also a part-time instructor of Pole Dance Circuit at Boston University dance program. You can find her on instagram @cupid_n_butterfly.
Quinn (they/them), Co-owner and Instructor. Quinn is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and full-time dancer. They first started dancing when they were four years old and went on to compete in a variety of styles. In 2017, after a long hiatus, they re-discovered their passion for dance through pole. Quinn has been teaching since early 2019, focusing on freestyle, low-flow, and sensual movement. Their mission is to teach students to explore, break the rules, and find their own voice through dance. Quinn is an elevatED Level 1 certified instructor. You can find them on instagram @raindazee..
2019 PSO Northeast Freedance - 3rd Place
Rachel (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Rachel moved to Boston in 2014 to begin graduate school in the biological sciences. Three weeks later a new friend convinced her to sign up for an intro class and she was immediately hooked by the athleticism, artistry, and adventure of pole. Today she is an advocate for fearlessly trying new things (especially ones she’ll probably be bad at). In her classes, Rachel’s goal is to create a space for her students to express creativity, feel empowered by their strength, and to decompress and de-stress after work or school. Rachel has 15 years of dance experience, is an elevatED Level 1 certified instructor, and recently continued her teaching education with Roz the Diva's Dangerous Curves course. You can find her on instagram @allpancakes_leadtospatchcocks.
Tamar (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. From curiosity to career, Tamar’s love for pole grew out of a desire to explore both strength and creativity as well as be part of a community of fierce individuals. She was raised in Berlin, Germany where she trained as part of the ufaFabrik children’s circus for twelve years before moving to Boston for her studies. When she’s not on the pole or baking French pastries, she works in education technology. Tamar has been teaching since May 2017 and her classes emphasize core strength and technique that will allow beginners to advance safely and confidently. Tamar is elevatED Level 1 certified and you can find her on instagram @tamarlearnstofly.
Veronica (she/her), Co-owner and Instructor. Veronica was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where she was also an amateur gymnast during her childhood and teenage years. In 2017, her Italy-based Ph.D. program in cancer biology allowed her to carry out her project at Harvard Medical School, and now she is a postdoctoral research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Veronica fell in love with pole dance a few weeks after moving to Boston, while she was looking for a fitness alternative to the gym. With her surprise, she found in pole fitness an amazing discipline, appreciating the incredible mix of dance styles, gymnastics, fluidity, and strength required, supported by the empowering energy from the pole community. You can find her on instagram @pole_and_bench.
2019 PSO Northeast Dramatic L2 - 2nd Place