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Meet Our Instructors

All of Twisted Aerial Fitness, LLC Instructors are XPERT CERTIFIED

Jerlyn Johnson

Jerlyn Scott Johnson has been pole dancing since 2009 and opened up Sinsational Pole Dance Studio in Jensen Beach, Florida of March 2010. Pole has been an incredible outlet in her life, and she believes she is a stronger woman and a more confident leader because of Pole Fitness. Jerlyn was a finalist in both the pro division in the 2012 and 2013 Florida Pole Fitness Championships. She was a veteran performer in the 2012-2014 Florida Pole and Aerial Arts Showcase. In the summer of 2013, she performed all over south Florida with the Glamour Goddesses. She worked, performed/co-choreographed in the organization Dance For Food. In 2014 She was a guest Judge for the Southeast Aerial Art Championships. In 2017 she competed in the Southeast Pole Championship PSO Exotic Level 5 and placed 2nd. Jerlyn is an Xpert Pole certified instructor and Aerial Hoop/Lyra Certified Instructor with Aerius Fitness Training. She is a passionate teacher and loves to share her passion of aerial arts with the world.


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Mia Mann

Mia started her pole journey in April of 2017. Never liking working out in gyms or CrossFit facilities, she found a Groupon for pole fitness classes. Committing herself to 5 classes, her love of pole began. The times at the studios became her 'ME' time, allowing her to not overthink or worry about everyday life, to focus on herself physically and mentally and just be happy. She wants the same for all of her students as well. She wants all of her students to see their full potential in themselves that she sees in them. 

In 2018, Mia competed in Orlando at PSO Southeast and placed 1st in the Masters (40+) Champion Level 3 division. Her intent is to compete a few more times in the coming years. 

She is certified with Aerius in Spin Pole level 1 and 2 and has plans to continue her pole certifications on her pole journey.

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Rebecca Wilkinson

Rebecca first fell in love with aerial arts after taking a pole class in college with a friend in 2013. She loved that it felt like combination of the dance and gymnastics training she did as a kid. After a few years of taking pole classes, she ventured into training Lyra as well as silks. She fell in love with the flowing feeling she got while performing on Lyra and decided she wanted to help others experience that same feeling.

Rebecca is certified by Aerius Fitness in beginner Lyra as well as beginner spin pole. 

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Birgit Groell

Birgit Groell first tried pole dancing in 2010, after seeing a pole dance class on a TV show. She then completely fell in love with this sport. She soon became an instructor at PoleArts Austria and started started performing and competing at various showcases and championships throughout Europe. Her achievements include being semi-finalist at the IPSF World Pole Sport Championship in 2015, winner of the WAAPA European Pole Sport Championship in 2016, winner of the IPSF Hungarian Pole Sport Championship (Open category) in 2017, winner (Lyra category) and runner-up (Pole category) at the Slovak Championship of Air Power Athletics in 2019, a 2nd place at PSO Austria in 2020 and a 1st place at PSO Austria in 2023. She was co-founder of the Austrian Pole Sport Association and organizer of the Miss Pole Dance Austria competitions in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

Birgit is a certified Polebatics instructor and certified flexibility coach. She loves to share her passion with students of all levels and to help them reaching their goals. 


Cynthia Vidal

Cynthia began training pole and aerial arts in 2016. In addition to the United States, she has trained at different pole and aerial arts studios in Japan and South Korea. She enjoys sharing her diverse, extensive knowledge and passion for pole, aerial arts, and flexibility with her students.

Cynthia is XPERT certified in Pole 1 & 2 as well as Flexibility Flow. 

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