Pole Fitness has allowed Marcy to combine her love of strength and athleticism with dance.
She never took any formal dance classes as a kid, and started swimming competitively at the age of 5, but she always loved to dance.
She earned an BS and MS in Kinesiology from IU in 2012 and 2014, respectively, and she uses those degrees everyday in planning workouts and routines for the students of Chrome.
She also holds many certifications including Liquid Motion 1.0 (2017) and 2.0 (2019), Stretching and Flexibility from Spin City (2018), Pole Instructor Certification from Discoveries Dance since (2012), and has been Zumba certified since 2010.
While her true love is performing in the Chrome Fitness showcases, she did compete in the PSO Central competition in May 2019, and won first place in the Junior Level 4 Championship division.
Since starting pole in 2011, she has gained more strength and accomplished more physically than she could have imaged – and she has done it all while dancing to music she loves.
Jamie started taking dance lessons at the age of four and she’s been dancing and choreographing ever since.
Growing up, her biggest dance influences were Michael and Janet Jackson. She joined Cole Academy of Dance in Muncie, IN as a young child.
Throughout her dance company years, she studied various forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop, and she competed and placed in multiple National Dance Competitions.
As a college student at Indiana University, Jamie studied Modern, Jazz and African dance styles. She has always felt drawn to Hip-Hop dancing and has found her passion in teaching it. She is currently teaching Hip-Hop at IUPUI in the Department of Kinesiology and Back It Up!® at Chrome Fitness since its opening in 2014.
Jamie loves being a Chromie! “I’ve met some of my very best friends at Chrome and I couldn’t imagine a more empowering group of women to surround myself with.”
Lauren began her passion for cheer and dance in middle school. It continued through high school and college as she cheered for 4 years at Butler University.
Chrome Fitness has been a home to Lauren since the day it opened. She has been pole dancing since 2012 and has been an instructor since 2013. Her specialty has been teaching chair dancing classes through monthly workshops since 2015. She is also a certified Back It Up! (TM) instructor.
She has been dancing professionally as an Indiana Pacemate since 2014 and is an Algebra teacher at a local high school. In her little free time, she enjoys shopping, napping, and building puzzles.
Elena has been poling since 2015. She has had a passion for dance her entire life. She was on her high school and college dance teams. After considering pole dance for quite some time, she finally walked into Chrome for her first class and hasn’t stopped since. Elena loves that there are always new moves to learn and practice with pole fitness but her favorite pole moves are Ayeshas and anything with a split!
Elena is grateful for all that pole has given her, strength, confidence, and the opportunity to meet great people and make friends! Elena loves teaching as much as she loves dancing. She has taught a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, and hip hop since 2006 to students ranging in ages 3 through adult and in 2017 started teaching pole. She currently teaches pole series, POUND, Twerk workshops, and Booty Bomb (a twerk cardio workout class).
Outside of the studio, Elena works full time as a medical technologist. Other than dance, Elena’s interests include spending time with her husband, dog and family, traveling, crafting, and hanging with the Chromies!
2019 PSO Central – Entertainment Level 4 – 2nd Place
XPERT Pole Level 1 & 2 Certified
POUND Fitness Certified
Jen (stage name Nicole South) first started pole dancing in February 2013 and her first intro instructor (Marcy!) inspired her to continue dancing. Although the studio closed 6 months later, Jen’s love for pole stayed strong and she continued taking group private lessons.
When Marcy opened Chrome Fitness, Jen was excited to meet and train with other like-minded pole dancers.
Jen did a small amount of gymnastics when she was very young and dove in high school. She has always been athletic and in sports – before pole dancing she competed in triathlons.
Her day job is a Cybrarian (Cyber Librarian) for a pharmaceutical packaging company and she loves being outside, home DIY projects and ice cream.
2016 The North American Pole Dance Championships – Midwest Elite Division – Finalist
2015 Miss Indiana Pole Artist – 2nd Place
Angelique, or Ang, has been taking dance classes and performing since the age of 3. She has studied multiple styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, modern, tap, musical theater, and tumbling. She earned a BS from Ball State in 2005 with a major in Dance and Performance. While in college, she took her first yoga class, and found the perfect compliment to her dance and movement practices.
After college, she taught dance classes part-time to children and adults, while she continued to take adult dance and yoga classes whenever she could. She took a few years off from teaching and dancing to have two wonderful children and move to the Carmel area. She took an Intro to Chrome class in 2015, and fell madly in love with pole dancing and Chrome Fitness!
“Pole dancing gave me appreciation for what my body could do instead of focusing on what it looked like or weighed. I also found a freedom in pole dancing that I never found in other forms of dance. I feel more at home at Chrome and with the Chromies than I ever have at any other studio. There truly is no place like Chrome!”
She has been a pole instructor at Chrome Fitness since 2017, and a yoga instructor since 2018. She loves to incorporate her wide knowledge of movement and performance styles into creative and fun classes. She aims to make movement enjoyable and accessible to all.
2019 PSO Central – Championship Level 4 Senior – 1st Place
2017 NAPDC – Intermediate – Bronze
XPERT Pole Teaching 1 and 2 Certification – 2019
RYT-200 (Yoga Certification) – 2018
15 hour Children’s Yoga Teaching Certification – 2019
Sarah-Jean started taking pole classes in 2015 at Chrome after attending a bachelorette party and getting completely hooked despite being completely terrible at most of the moves. She has been attending her pole series class every Thursday since then and gained some really great friendships (and muscles!) along the way.
She became certified in Liquid Motion, a floor work based movement class, in October 2017 and started teaching both Liquid Motion and pole shortly after. You can find Sarah-Jean at the studio most days of the week either teaching, practicing or taking a class. When she’s not at the studio, you can find her at home with her husband, dog, two cats and four chickens although she’s probably still thinking about pole combos or what to teach next.
“Pole dancing taught me to love my body but Liquid Motion has taught me to truly connect with my body. I hope that I can show people how to connect and love themselves through my pole & Liquid Motion classes.”
2018 PSO Central – Exotic Level 3 – 2nd Place
2019 PSO Gateway – Floorwork & Low Flow Level 2/3 – 1st Place
2019 PSO Central – Exotic Level 4 – 1st Place
Liquid Motion 1.0 & 2.0 Certified
XPERT Pole Fitness 1 & 2 Certified