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is an instructor, but also the creator and founder of StripXpertease. Originally
from Austin, Texas, she has lived in NYC for 10 years. Although she is no longer
dancing, she racked up over 10 years of experience as an exotic dancer in Texas,
New York, and New Jersey. She also spent years acting in Texas and New York and
co-owned a NYC based film company. She uses those experiences with acting and
striptease to bring laughter, fun, and education into all of her classes since
2005. She has choreographed gentlemen's club scenes and exotic dancer's routines
for film and theater in New York. She has taught for StripXpertease Austin, Empire
Dance Studios, You Should Be Dancing, Kiki de Montparnasse, and Metro Event Planners
in New York.
ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: I saw the cardio
striptease craze explode, and then pole fitness classes. However, I kept meeting
women who were taking pole classes that couldn't use what they had learned in
their own homes. The pole moves were fabulous, but they wanted more, they wanted
to DANCE, not just pull off tricks. I was so disappointed to see that the women
who were teaching striptease classes HAD NOT EVEN SET FOOT IN A STRIP CLUB!!!
I wanted to teach women sexy moves that they could actually perform for their
lovers... or just for themselves, in the comfort of their own bedroom with no
ON DANCING: Dancing is about expression. I put on a song that has meaning
to me and I can just work it out. If I am feeling happy, sad, sexy, ugly, whatever!
If I put on that song and start moving, it just gets released. I would put that
emotion into dancing and it was like therapy! When I danced on the stage, whatever
I felt before was lost. When I danced in Texas, I wasn't the prettiest girl there,
but I made excellent money because of the way that I danced. It's all about how
you move, how you look at them, and how you feel about yourself, and NOT
about how thin you are or how big your boobs are. When I could see myself moving
like that, it made me FEEL sexy which in turn made me LOOK sexy!
is a classically trained dancer who now teaches for SXT. Naomi has never been
an exotic dancer, which she feels helps her teach, since she can relate to the
students who are learning the movement for the first time.
ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES:
am constantly inspired by what I see StripXpertease classes do for women. I watch
women who are shy, inhibited, and disconnected from their bodies, over the course
of a two hour class, become sexy, confident people. Whether it's to please a loved
one or just to reclaim their own sexuality, women who participate always seem
to get something valuable to take away.
classes make it okay for women to talk about sex and feel sexy and sexual. Those
are areas that are largely considered only appropriate for men. I hope that through
SXT classes and other classes like them, we can make it acceptable for women too!
ON DANCING: I feel so passionately that this form of dance, when used
in the right context, can be incredibly liberating and empowering for women. We
are not a society or gender that is comfortable with our bodies. We hyper-sexualize
them in the media (and in strip clubs), but the average woman wishes that her
body looked different. We have to learn how to embrace who we are and what we
are as being sexy. I think that coming into a studio and being taught a
dance that makes you look and feel sexy is a great way to do that. You
can't dance without claiming your body!
has studied ballet and modern as well as Afro Cuban, hip hop, and African dance.
Since then she has attained several fitness certifications and has been working
as a certified personal trainer. She has always believed that dance heals and
is working towards becoming a dance therapist.
ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES:
The first time I took a Stripxpertease class I took Stripper Strength just as
an alternative to boring treadmill and elliptical workouts. What I didn't know
was how deep the rabbit hole went. I quickly became infatuated not only with exploration
of sensuality but mostly with the POWER! There's some kind of magic that happens
when you complete a workout in 6 inch heels. Totally bad ass, and extremely empowering!
became curious about striptease because clumsy and sexy don't mix very well. And
I was definitely a clumsy one. However, we all deserve to feel sexy, free, strong,
beautiful, desired, and confident. Sometimes it just takes a little practice!
ON DANCING: If it were up to me, I would spend the rest of my life
traveling the world learning different types of dance from different countries
and cultures. I would probably spend a lot of time trying all the food too.:)
Dance is a language all its own. Movement allows me to express things that I could
never say, and to celebrate the moments that we often take for granted.
studied Anthropology and Latin American studied in college. Both of which have
kept her very open-minded when it comes to respecting and appreciating differences
in culture, language, sexuality, and so on. Which she believes allows her to be
a better teacher. She has been dancing salsa for four years and is a part of an
all Ladies performance group which travels to various festivals and events on
the east coast.
VANESSA ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: Ever since
I began taking classes with Stripxpertease, I have been waiting for the moment
to have the opportunity to teach. Stripxpertease has conveyed to me that a perfect
waist, unrealistic curves, manicured hands, and flawless make up aren´t
what make a woman beautiful, or feminine for that matter. It´s the confidence
a woman has for herself. The ability to possess power and control when she wants
to; initiating a sensual dance with flirtatious eye contact, irresistible moans,
and wandering hands. Having the confidence and feeling comfortable enough to take
hold of your own sexuality is what Stripxpertease has shown me to be femininity.
And teaching for Stripxpertease allows me to help women in embracing their femininity.
VANESSA ON DANCE: Every dance has a basic step
and a foundation to learn upon. The same is true for this form of dance. However,
this form is the most intimate and personal dance I think a woman can perform.
I feel this dance allows you to convey any and all emotion through your own moves.
And is psychologically healthy for you and your self esteem.
originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been dancing for over 11 years. This
includes Afro-Cuban Samba, Street Jazz, Hip-Hop and Ballet. Orisha Re' began professionally
teaching and sharing her knowledge and love of dance 4 years ago.
ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES:
Everything happens for a reason. I applied to work with Kimberly and for StripXpertease
4 years ago. I didn't get the position then. The Universe didn't think I was ready
- I agree. I think the time for me to learn from Kimberly and share that knowledge
is now. I feel strongly about a women's need, quest and desire to find her inner
SEXY. SEXY - Strong Empowerment eXuding thru You. Sexy is powerful, fun and exciting.
A woman should feel and be comfortable in her own skin and I would love to help
women SINK INTO THEIR SEXY.
What an amazing way to express oneself. I love movement and the freedom it gives
me. Dance is challenging at each and every turn. I always thought working hard
to hone the craft that I love would alone be positive and fulfilling and then
I began to teach. When you have a room full of children that are beginning their
own journeys of movement and personal expression you then feel joy. StripXpertease
is my new journey and I can't wait to watch you travel on yours.
is a Berlin, CT native and currently lives in Astoria. She has a Culinary degree
and works in the hospitality industry. Though she is not a trained dancer, she
has always used various forms of art to express herself. She often would paint,
draw, sculpt or write poetry. Now she uses dance as her outlet for expression.
ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: I found SXT while looking to change up my
workout routine. I had tried a sexy aerobics class and a burlesque boot camp,
but the classes weren't challenging enough. After my first Stripper Strength class
I was hooked! I soon branched out to try all the other classes StripXpertease
offered. These classes helped me embrace my body and movements and my inner beauty.
My confidence has gone through the roof and it has positively affected all aspects
of my life. These classes allow me to embrace my inner sex goddess and provide
fun and laughter after a hard day of work. I love taking these classes, working
with Kim and all the wonderful SXT Ladies and making new friends. I'm glad I can
share these things with you.
ON DANCE: I'm not a trained dancer. I actually had never taken a dance
class until I moved to New York. Once I started taking dance classes they opened
my eyes and my world to a new art form. Being very artistic as a child I found
beauty in many things, including dance, though I never thought I could make dance
into anything beautiful. I was always a bit awkward and found it hard to make
myself look (or feel) sexy while dancing. Kim has helped show me the way to feeling
and moving through music to understand what it takes to express myself with my
body through movement. Dance has become my outlet for creativity. I feel better,
happier, healthier and more beautiful now that dance is part of my life
who studied Biopsychology in college and continues to work with sensitive populations,
has a a background in various dance forms. Jessica believes that with her dance
experience in ballet, jazz, modern, exotic, and most recently, belly dance, she
finds dance as a form of expression to be the most liberating activity because
of how it makes you feel.
JESSICA ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: I
find the classes at StripXpertease to be absolutely amazing. With the striptease
fitness craze breaking into full stride, classes have become more clinical, extinguishing
the sexy side that came with the original art form. StripXpertease not only maintains
the authentic movements of exotic dancers, it also tells the students, it's ok
to be fit and confident and sexy, and most of all, it's ok to want to please you
partner. Taking class has allowed me to observe how expertise on dance laden with
humor makes it a safe and fun space to learn what no other studios teach.
JESSICA ON DANCING: Though
classically trained in dance, I find the exotic dance style to be the most empowering.
Based in movement that teaches you how to engage your audience, it places the
performer in a position of control, something women often lack from their daily
experience. Dance, like music allows you to take whatever your experiences and
purge the through engaging your whole person; not only healthy for your body,
I find dance to be heathy for your mind.
Check her out in her Jenerations photo
is originally from Queens. She has always enjoyed interacting with others and
helping them in any way possible which led her to the fitness industry, both in
the client service department and leading group fitness classes. Although not
a formally trained dancer, she found her love of dance through Zumba and exotic
SELMA ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: I
had always been curious about taking classes in exotic dance. I saw the offer
for classes at StripXpertease on Groupon and on a whim my friend and I decided
to purchase it. From the first class I was hooked! The nurturing environment kept
me coming back. I found a confidence, inner peace, and love for myself I didn't
know I had. I have never met a more supportive, fun and amazing group of women!
SELMA ON DANCING: I
always felt I had two left feet and would feel unable to fully express myself.
However I discovered that I could dance, I just needed to find the right genres
for me! Anything can be expressed through dance and since everyone has their own
unique style it makes it special. It's great to see each lady take the same type
of dance and truly make it their own.
born and raised in Long Island, has been pursuing her dreams in the Big City since
she moved to NYC at the onset of her college career. Dance has been a prominent
fixture in her life from a young age, having studied Ballet, Flamenco, and other
traditional Latin dances. While in the city she discovered her love for Exotic
Dance, and is excited to share the confidence, strength, motivation, and most
importantly fun that she's found through it with as many people as possible.
JILLIAN ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES: When
I discovered Stripxpertease I was in the process of digging myself out of a HUGE
rut mentally, emotionally, and physically. I was looking for a fun and sexy fitness
class, but what I found was better than I could've imagined. All it took was one
class and I never looked back! I fell head over stripper heels and was in class
more than my own apartment. The classes at StripXpertease are special for two
main reasons, the style of dance and the women who participate in them. Exotic
dance, as taught at SXT, celebrates women's bodies, sensuality, and the natural
power of the confidence that we all have within. You feel sexy because of the
movement, the shoes, and the music, but you feel awesome and empowered because
you're able to progress and learn with other women who encourage you. Kimberly
and the other instructors work hard to teach and create the hottest moves, most
challenging/rewarding workouts, and ridiculously fun events, but they also really
put a lot of care and attention into making sure that their students progress
at their own levels and have a great time. Having taken dance and fitness classes
in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island I can say that treatment like that is
not always a given. StripXpertease has helped me in my journey to achieve a level
of confidence and self assurance that I previously thought was impossible, and
to own and reclaim my sexuality for myself. Everyone can find something different
for themselves at StripXpertease, but everyone will definitely find a great time.
See you in class!
JILLIAN ON DANCING: Whether
dancing in front of my mirror, in a class, or as a member of a dance company I
love dance! Since the beginning of time dancing has been a means for people to
celebrate, express themselves, and share stories and emotions in a completely
nonverbal manner. The concept of that alone is amazing to me. Dance brings people
together from all walks of life all over the world. But what I love most about
dance is that at the same time it can be completely individual and unique to one
person. This is especially true of Exotic Dance. Whether performed for someone
or not, every bit of movement is completely your own. Dance lets you be free to
express how you feel, or who you are, but allows you the control of showcasing
it however you want to. In our hectic lives sometimes shaking your thang in the
mirror at home, or at a dance class, is one of the few moments you get to do exactly
what you want to do, exactly how you want to do it. Dance is a beautiful thing,
and one of the aspects of my life that makes me the happiest.
a women's college graduate and daughter of a single mother, Nikki's goal has always
been to work for a company for women and by women. When she's not acting as Kimberly's
office assistant, Nikki can be found in class perfecting her "Robert &
Lotion" with other SXT clients. She is also a writer for VIBE Vixen- the
sister magazine to Vibe.
NIKKI ON STRIPXPERTEASE CLASSES:
Taking classes at StripXpertease has not only allowed me to get in touch with
my sexy side, it's made me more confident- and not just in my sexuality. Everyday
when I go to work, on the town or anywhere else, there's a certain positivity
that people see in me. Ultimately, that is why I am so proud to be working with
Kimberly and the rest of the girls.
NIKKI ON DANCING: I
took dance classes growing up, but I never felt comfortable because I was always
the odd one out. SXT classes are all about catering to the everyday women and
making us all feel comfortable (and sexy). This beats any ballet, tap or jazz
class I took back in the day!
to shake their tails the sexy way since '94 and '95.
(younger and on the left) and Zoe (on the right) have been around exotic dancers
since puppyhood, but still can't dance to save their lives. Some things just can't
be taught. It
is probably because they actually do have 2 left feet.
Sept 26, 1994- June 20, 2013
16, 1995 - Oct 25, 2013
You are both missed every day.
Express yourself without speaking.
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