Our primary goal at Catalyst is to bring out your inner dancer and facilitate your belief in your own movement. All instructors are regarded and respected in the pole fitness and dance community.
David C. Owen
Co-Founder & Instructor
David C Owen began pole dancing in 2009 and began to compete and showcase nationally within less than a year of his initial exposure to pole. He earned several competition medals in the early US competitive pole dancing circuit. Having had studio residencies in multiple cities and spent years touring to guest instruct at countless studios in the US and internationally, David has been instrumental industry-wide in improving the quality of flexibility training, creative combination construction, and explaining the applied physics of how specific pole skills work. He now enjoys teaching pole dancing ranging from introductory classes for persons with no exercise experience, to choreographing competitive routines for other dancers on national stages. He is pleased to be based in Chicago to share his experience at Catalyst Movement Arts, where he continues to grow as a technician and artist.
Movement and sport has been an intrinsic part of Elena's life since a very young age. She studied ballet and other various disciplines of dance, and received her degree in fine arts in 2006. Soon after, Elena was introduced to pole dancing and started teaching in 2009.
Elena has been teaching a variety of pole, flexibility, and dance classes for over 10 years and there hasn't been a day when she was not grateful to be a part of the Pole community!
Andrea specializes in exotic, low flow, sensual movement and freestyle. She has performed in numerous shows in Chicago and around the country. Andrea melds vulnerability and raw sensuality in movement to create intimate experiences with her audiences. As an instructor, Andrea holds space for students to explore and define what sexiness means to them, relentlessly encouraging them every step of the way.