Sergia is here for two workshops on Tuesday, December 1st
6:30 – 8:00pm – Choreo Repertoire – All levels can learn an excerpt from one of Sergia’s performances. This is a great way to learn choreography, character and musicality. Plus, she is awesome!!
8:00 – 9:30pm – Quality of Movement – All levels. Sergia will share the pole tricks and transitions she is known for. Serigia uses her “Training Wheels” technique to analyze and break-down moves so that they can be grasped by muscle memory before launching into an unfamiliar set of movements. A body geek, Sergia loves to analyze the elmements of tricks so tht each individual has a clear understanding of points of contact and timeing of weight change. Finally, Sergia will focus on quality of movement, which she believes “is why two individuals can dance the same choreography and look so completely different”. Whether it’s straight legs, pointed toes, understanding contrast, dynamics, commitment or intention. It’s these elements that make it an experience for the audience to watch even the simplest of movements.”
$55 each. Reserve from the web calendar.
Recent Pole Titles:
2013 U.S. National Pole Champion
2013 Pole Art Showcase, Finland
2013 IPDFA Choreographer of the Year Nominee
2013 National Aerial Pole Art, Runner-Up
2013 Intl Pole Championship Semi-Finalist, Singapore
2013 Intl Pole Championship Doubles Finalist, Singapore
2012 USPDF Amateur Champion
2012 Pacific Pole Champion
2012 Intl Pole Masters Dbls Runner-Up
2012 California Pole Dance Championship 3rd Place
2012 California Pole Dance Champsionship “Most Flexible”
USPDF Pro Status
Sergia began dancing and performing at a young age in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Theater. After receiving scholarships from New York City Dance Alliance and Tremaine Dance Conventions she was accepted for study at the Alvin Ailey School in New York City, where she focused most intently on Martha Graham technique and classical ballet. At 17, she started dancing professionally and choreographing for Interweave Dance Company based out of Boulder, Colorado, and continued to be faculty for the next 5 years.
In 2007, Sergia turned her focus to salsa, latin hustle and partner dance, and began competing professionally in Theater Arts, Hustle, Cabaret, Salsa, Just Hustle, and Triple-Threat Dance Divisions.In her first year of professional competition in hustle and salsa she took home over 10 titles, including 5th place in the On-2 division at the 2007 ESPN World Salsa Competition in Orlando, Florida. In 2008 she relocated to Los Angeles from New York, and days later took 2nd Place in the 2008 Mayan World Salsa Competition. In 2008 she was honored to be a featured artist in Miami City Ballet’s tribute to dance legends Augie and Margo Rodriguez. Sergia can be seen as Julianne Hough’s back-up dancer in her fitness video “Just Dance”.
In 2010, Sergia was introduced to Pole Fitness. When she realized the incredible mix of strength and artistry it displayed, she was mesmerized. She got the bug to conquer the challenge. She was inspired to use her dance background in different ways, and taking it to the air was an exciting new frontier. She was determined to share this method of fitness with others. “After years of dancing it took pole fitness for me to not worry about what my body looks like, but appreciate what it will do for me.”
Sergia has a BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, where she studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Experimental Theatre Wing and Musical Theatre at Collaborative Arts Project 21. Her New York Theatre credits are far reaching including working with Broadway director Jerry Zaks in City Center Encores! Bye Bye Birdie, and working with Theatre company the PossEble Theater in Den of Thieves. She has also appeared in numerous national commercials including spots for Verizon, Cascade, Chrysler, and has co-starred in TV shows 3 lbs. and ABC’s The Forgotten, as well as acting in the re-ocurring roles “Aurelia” and “Nell” on CBS’s Guiding Light. Her recent films include Tony Tango and The Company We Keep. Sergia is an X-pert certified pole instructor, and has a Pilates Mat Certification through Tone Pilates Dance and Yoga Studio. She has a BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
In 2011, Sergia realized her dream by opening The Vertitude Dance Studio in Woodland Hills, CA where she works with her pole, dance, choreography, and fitness students every day.