Zoja was a gymnast throughout childhood so when she discovered pole in 2009 it was a very natural transition. Both sports require strength, flexibility, and dedication--qualities of which she already had a solid foundation for.
She is a pole dancer, an acrobat, an aerialist, and a burlesque performer among a million other personas! Getting creative with characters, costuming and visual storytelling are her favorite parts of stage performance. You can catch Zoja shimmying her heart out with the Fringe with Benefits burlesque troupe which produces shows quarterly!
When she's not slinking around stage, Zoja's in the studio helping students reach their own personal dance and fitness goals. She gets an enormous amount of gratification from helping students achieve things they never thought possible.