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Amie Archut is a trained and seasoned dance professional whose passion for dance is evident in everything she does, from teaching to performing. Amie has been a student of dance since she was just 10 years old, training in Ballet, Gymnastics, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Salsa. She attended the Philadelphia Creative and Performing Arts High School as a dance major and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Florida International University. While living in Miami, Amie discovered the art of Pole Dancing. She began training in pole in 2011 and brings her technical dance background into everything she does. It was also while in Miami that Amie took her first yoga class in 2007 and instantly fell in love. After moving back to Bucks County, PA Amie decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a certified yoga instructor. Amie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training program in the summer of 2014. Along with her yoga certification she is also a Reiki level II practitioner and incorporates this beautiful healing technique into all of her classes. Amie hasn't wasted any time in putting her degree in Education to use, as she has taught a variety of classes including Salsa, Zumba, Yoga and Pole fitness. In 2014 Amie achieved her greatest accomplishment yet, becoming the owner of Elite Pole Fitness. Amie has put her heart and soul into becoming the best teacher and leader she can possibly be, and is constantly striving to learn more about Pole, Yoga, and business. Her drive, ambition, and passion is evident in everything she does.
Rachel Paul began training circus arts in 2008 and has since traveled the US and Mexico to perform as an aerialist. She began her pole adventure in 2014 at Elite Pole & Fitness and immediately fell in love. After only a year, Rachel was invited to join the Elite Pole Teacher Training Program, an extensive pole teaching and assisting program offered to qualified students here at Elite. Since completing her training Rachel has become one of our head instructors at Elite, with the ability to teach all levels and styles! She continues her pole education by traveling the world to train with as many instructors as possible. 
Fifi was drawn to pole dancing because of its grace, flow, and strength. After training for several years she was invited to join the 2015 Elite Pole Teacher Training Program, an extensive pole teaching and assisting program offered to qualified students at Elite. After completing our program, she immediately became part of our instructor team, and has since become one of our most sought after instructors. She recently placed 1st in the 2018 Pole Sport Organization (PSO) Floorwork & Low Flow competition and is also an elevatED Certified Flexibility Instructor. With her students, Fifi hopes to continue growing and sharing her passion for the art of Pole Dance. 
Heather (also known lovingly as 'Chow') started her love of dance when she was just 9 years old. She studied as many styles as she could up until she went to college. After graduating, she wanted to rekindle her love of dance through trying something new. In 2015 a coworker told her about Elite Pole & Fitness, where she took her first class and has never looked back. Heathers dance background helped her advance quickly and in 2017 Heather was invited to join the Elite Teacher Training Program, an extensive teaching and assisting program offered here at Elite. Shortly after finishing the training program, Chow was brought on as a regular instructor on our weekly schedule. She pulls on her knowledge of dance to bring her own unique style and technique to the classroom and performance stage. 
Jessica has been pole dancing for 4 years. Though she's had no previous formal dance training she fell in love with the art and the strength that comes along with this unique and fun workout. Being a working musician has helped with dancing to the rhythm of the music, while being an Army Veteran has given her the determination and strength to keep advancing in her pole fitness journey. Jessica has performed in multiple Pole Showcases and most recently Jessica completed the 2017 Elite Pole Teacher Training program. Jessica brings a fun and lighthearted atmosphere to all of her pole classes.
Karolyn signed up for her first pole class at Elite in March of 2016. She immediately fell in love with pole fitness because she found it to be the most rewarding workout she's ever done and for the amazing friendships she has made along the way. She eagerly attended classes and quickly became an advanced level student. In 2017 she completed the Elite Pole Teacher Training Program. Along with Pole, Karolyn also practices yoga daily. In 2018 she completed a 200 hour training to become a certified Yoga instructor. You can find her teaching both pole and yoga at Elite!
 
When she's not at pole or yoga class, she is busy running her own custom cake business, which she's been doing since 2002. Karolyn is extremely passionate about the power of pole and yoga because of how strong and confident it's made her and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge to help other people feel the same!
Frances Ann is a professional educator with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education/Biology and over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Holding multiple certifications in group fitness, personal training, yoga, geriatric fitness cardio kickboxing and sports conditioning, she is dedicated to helping others achieve their fitness goals. This former NPC Women's Fitness/Figure/Bikini competitor found pole dance fitness four years ago and has been hooked ever since. She has performed in showcases and cabarets up and down the east coast, and has been teaching workshops for local studios Earning professional status this year, Frances placed 2nd in the IPSAF World Pole Art Championships in Torino Italy. She is also a competitor and judge with Pole Sport Organization, and is sponsored by RTN Supplements and Trick-Tac Grip.
Akayla began pole fitness in 2015 and fell in love with it immediately. She was a cheerleader for 9 years and naturally gravitated towards pole after graduating high school. Akayla's cheerleading background has helped her achieve impressive pole strength and in 2017 Akayla completed the Elite Pole Teacher Training Program. She is currently a student at Rowan University where she studies Health and Exercise science and is working towards her personal training certification. She is also a group fitness instructor, helping others to accomplish their weight loss goals. When she's not working or studying she loves to train, eat, read and try new things. In the November of 2017 she participated in her first pole competition. It lit a fire in her and she is excited to keep performing for others in the future. She hopes to continue a lifetime of fitness and fun.
Danielle Carthorne was born and raised all around Prince Georges County, Maryland. She started dancing at the tender age of 6, training in Modern and Jazz. During her High School years, she danced with the Pep Band for Basketball Games, Culture Shock DC, and Multiple Dance Ministries in church. While attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY she performed with the dance team, Universal Image, and was introduced to Dancehall, Soca, and Salsa styles of dance. Once she relocated to the Philadelphia area, she took one Boss Chick class and was hooked. It was in the midst of the class she knew she had to be a part of the company. Danielle hopes she can bring the excitement to other boss chicks as she received from her very first class.
Cindy first began practicing yoga in 2006 when she discovered a yoga workout within the first P90X series. While she did not initially appreciate the 1.5-hour yoga routine, she eventually grew to love it and found herself seeking more yoga knowledge and new challenges. Through her exploration of yoga and her initial self-taught/developed practice, Cindy quickly discovered her love of Vinyasa Flow and her passion for inversions and arm balances. Cindy is also a yoga-anatomy enthusiast and enjoys studying various muscle groups utilized in different poses so that she can create specific strength-building techniques to help make advanced poses more accessible to her students.

When not on the mat, Cindy works as a paramedic and has found yoga extremely helpful in her ability to combat stress and maintain physical fitness so that she may serve members of the community to the best of her ability. Cindy became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2014 in hopes of sharing the many benefits of yoga with others.

Amanda discovered pole dancing a year ago while looking for a way to have fun and get fit. She was hooked on her first class. Amanda was a competitive gymnast for most of her adolescence as well as a competitive tap dancer. She also enjoyed classes in hip-hop, jazz and lyrical. As an adult, Amanda was a student at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts where she studied silks and trapeze. Amanda has been a gymnastics coach for over 10 years teaching all ages and levels. She has also coached all-star cheerleading and advanced tumbling. She has always enjoyed teaching and loves sharing her passion with others.
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