Our Instructors

Stephanie
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Owner-

Stephanie was born and raised in Rustburg, VA. She first discovered dance fitness while in college at VCU. Zumba was Stephanie's first love, and she was an instructor for 3 years before developing her own dance fitness style. She has taught Hip Hop Cardio, Dance2Fit, and Zumba prior to opening The Vibe Studio in 2018.

Now, Stephanie teaches Pole Fitness, TwerkOut, BootyCamp, and Dance Fitness. When she is not at the studio, Stephanie is busy raising her daughter, loving on her two cats and dog, and working on her dissertation for her Doctor of Education. She loves iced coffee, true crime shows, and pizza from almost anywhere. 

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Susan
-Hella Heels Instructor-

Susan comes to us by way of Cincinnati, Ohio. When she’s not at the studio, she can be found hanging out with her cat Felix, plant shopping, or eating pizza. Susan started dancing when she was in elementary school. Over the years, she has studied ballet, tap, and jazz.  She is very excited for the opportunity to continue sharing her love for her dance and to add a new style to her repertoire. You can find her in the pole studio, improving her tricks skills and teaching Hella Heels classes. 

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Jamie
-Pole Instructor-

Jamie was born and raised in Columbia, S.C. She started gymnastics at age 3 and was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader, before becoming a gymnastics coach for 4 years. Moving to Lynchburg, knowing no one in the area, was difficult and she quickly realized how hard it is to make friends as an adult, until she found VIBE. Jamie attended her first dance fitness class in March of 2021 and instantly knew she wanted to be a part of VIBE, where she has made lasting friendships. Jamie fell in love with pole as soon as she started and knew she wanted to help others on their pole journey. When she's not at VIBE, Jamie is hanging out with her two dogs and trying to figure out ways to adopt 100 more. 

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Mercedes
-Pole Instructor-

Mercedies was born and raised in the mountains of Idaho. Then after spending several years in Montana, she and her husband moved to Virginia. When she isn’t at the studio, Mercedies can be found hiking, camping and doing anything in the water. She has a passion for performance and has spent most of her time jumping on a stage. At the studio, you'll find her doing TikToks and teaching BootyCamp!

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Raven
-Twerkout & 8 Counts Instructor-

Raven was born in Lynchburg and raised in Long Island, VA. She loves dance so much, she decided to form her passion into a small business (LLC) M.A.K. - Motivate and Kreate is a creative company that denotes dancing as a healing mechanism. M.A.K. will prove that the expression of dance can cultivate confidence and self-awareness. She has taught dance for pageants, cheerleading, step team, and many more in the last 9 years. Her preference of dance is Hip Hop and Grown & Sexy! When she dances, she feels assertive and unrestricted, which has brought her to love herself beyond measure, and once that music comes on, the rest is history. In her free time, her enjoys writing poetry and music, her artist name is Ravebaee - it's sort of an alter ego. Raven is thrilled for this opportunity and can't wait to witness the confidence boost you'll obtain from her TwerkOut class!

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Courtney
-Hella Heels Instructor-

Courtney is a military brat who has settled in Lynchburg. Dance has been her passion her whole life since she began taking lessons at 3 years old. Before moving to Lynchburg, she performed with and choreographed for a pre-professional ballet company. Her main training has been in pallet, pointe, and jazz and she has absolutely fallen in love with pole dance. She has gained so much strength and confidence with each class and is excited to share that with others in her Hella Heels class! Outside of the dance studio, she also enjoys writing, crochet, and Dungeons and Dragons.

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Kali
-Dance Fitness Instructor-

Kali was born and raised in Northern NY and bounced around the U.S. a bit before coming to Lynchburg at the end of 2020. She first tried dancing during her senior year of high school but rediscovered a love for dance and exercise at the VIBE in 2021. VIBE has helped her build confidence, make friends, and has had a positive impact on her mental health. When she isn't at the gym, she is busy raising her son, has her nose in a book, or is taking care of her plants. 

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Emily
-Chair Dance Instructor-

Emily was raised in a small town in Minnesota. Fed up with the snowstorms, she fled to Lynchburg in 2019 to start a new journey. As a child Emily was always singing and deeply involved in music. After being captivated by aerial arts for several years; she finally took the leap and started taking classes at VIBE in 2020! She quickly became addicted to the atmosphere and the self-love that came from pole dance. She's determined to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone and their bodies. She's a massive nerd with a large heart!

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Lee
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Owner-

Lee was born and raised in Northern, New Jersey but has called Lynchburg home since 2010. Raised by a family of musicians, she's had a passion for music, especially hip hop and r&b for as long as she can remember. She loves challenging herself to try new things and has gotten really into snowboarding, hiking, camping/road tripping, thrifting and now Dance Fitness! Since the first day she found dance fitness at The Vibe, she has been beyond obsessed!  The Vibe has helped immensely with her mental health and confidence. She always looks forward to going to class because of the positive energy and the encouraging community you can find there. When away from the studio, you can find her running her fashion resale business!

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Lyndsay
-Dance Fitness & Booty Camp Instructor-

Lyndsay is from Lynchburg, and she loves dancing and spending time with her family and friends. She started attending Dance Fitness in 2019 at The Vibe Studio to lose a little weight and she was absolutely hooked from the first class! At The Vibe, she's gained accountability, a community of like-minded women, self love/confidence, and lost over 50 pounds. Lyndsay has been dancing her whole life, starting in Tap and continued on into competition Cheer. She's trained at UVA and Virginia Tech dance camps as well as different dance studios around Lynchburg. You'll find her doing TikToks and in Dance Fitness classes all week long!

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Megan
-Pole Instructor-

Megan was born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in Bedford County, VA and attended college at the University of Lynchburg. When she's not working out or at her day job, you can find her hanging out with her husband and daughters! They love being outside and finding new adventures to get into! You can find her in the pole room most days and in her Pole 0 level classes!

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Cooper
-Chair Dance Instructor-

Cooper is from Forest, Va and ha been dancing since the age of 7. She fell in love instantly and started competitive dancing at age 9. Cooper has been a dance teacher on and off for 10 years in Forest and Northern Virginia. Her training includes; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Cheer. Since first discovering The Vibe, she's been hooked from the very first class. She is so excited to be able to join such a fantastic atmosphere full of amazing people! See her on stage for Chair Dance!

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Jess
-Yoga Instructor-

Jessica is a Lynchburg native who found yoga to help with her mental health as a part of the healing journey. She has been a certified 200 hour Yoga teacher for almost since 2017. Jessica also is trained in Restorative and Yin Yoga. She enjoys house plants, breakfast food, dogs, concerts, and coloring. Jessica is dedicated to helping her community thrive and works in social work. You can often find her in colorful clothes and funky patterns in and outside of the studio. You'll find Jess teaching Slow Your Flow Yoga and Club Yoga.

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Brittany
-Dance Fitness Instructor-

Brittany is from Rustburg, VA. She has always been active in sports and after high school she wanted to find a way to stay active that wasn't the traditional gym setting. She began dance fitness in 2021 and hasn't stopped since! When she is not at the studio she can be found at work as a cosmetologist, with her family and friends, at home with her dog or traveling! Brittany loves pole class, making TikToks and organizing!

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Savannah
-Dance Fitness Instructor-

Savannah was born in Kentucky before moving to Lynchburg in 2013. Since then she found her passion in sideline cheer, which she participated in for eight years, and competition cheer, where she spent seven years. After high school she began work in the service and hospitality industry, finding a love for the Downtown Lynchburg area, which is where friends and fellow instructors introduced her to The Vibe Studio. Dance Fitness and Twerk Out reinvigorated her true ocnfidence and background, which she is now so ecsthatic to share and build with her fellow tribe and community! Her positivity is infectious and she promises to always be LOUD!

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Emily
-Pole Instructor-

Kate is a South Carolinian living in Virginia with her beautiful, blended family. She has been dancing ballet since she was 3 and performing in major productions as a “La Petite” company member of Ron Jones Academy of Ballet and Crosby School of Dance. Since dance, Kate has found a love for running and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She, her husband, and kiddos train consistently between two gyms in the area and compete when it feels right.  Kate started pole at the Vibe Studio after seeing another BJJ friend taking classes for cross training and had to try it out! Kate is closing on her second year taking pole classes and is officially hooked to the creative fitness that is empowering women in Lynchburg!

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