Meet Our Team!
Erin is a competitive pole dancer who began poling in late 2015, and competing in 2016. Originally from Homer, Alaska, she trained under competitive pole pro Tynesha B. in upstate New York, before moving back to Alaska in July of 2016. She earned her XPERTS pole fitness certification in September 2016, and is the gold medalist in Entertainment Level 1 at the 2016 Northwest Pole Championships, gold medalist in Dramatic Level 2 at the 2017 Atlantic Pole Championships, and the silver medalist in Championship Level 3 at the 2017 Northwest Pole Championships.
Erin founded Atalanta's Aerialists in February of 2017, as a way to continue her competitive training and provide technical training in pole sport. She also holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and Animation, and has a passion for art and music. Animating has led her to study movement and helped her develop as a dancer.
Breanna Taggart began her pole journey in 2012. After coming across a video of a pole performance online, it was absolute love at first sight. Initially self taught, she began attending pole classes to improve her practice. She earned her certificate of instruction through the XPole Xpert teacher training program in July of 2015, following a deep passion to share with others the many health and wellness benefits pole dance has to offer, as well as it's unique, inclusive and supportive sense of community. She embraces the sensuality of pole and encourages and celebrates sensual movement. Throughout her career Breanna has attended and instructed at several studio’s within Alaska, self-directed and founded her own pole program, hosted a variety of in-state pole dance workshops and in November of 2017 debuted as a burlesque/pole performer with Pulse Dance Company's annual fundraising burlesque show, Gold Rush Girls, Alaska. She finds incredible inspiration in being able to share her love of pole through instruction, and hopes to encourage women and men to find a means of self-expression and positive self-image through pole dance. She is thrilled to be a member of the Atalanta’s Aerialists pole family!
Jessie discovered contortion in December 2009 while a sophomore in high school. After watching this routine on repeat for hours, he started training and never looked back. Six months later with the help of his dad, he built his own lyra and other aerial apparatus to take contortion into the air. He studied dance at Western Washington University and also became an avid social dancer, competing locally as both a lead and follow. After moving to Anchorage September of 2016, he joined Sweet Cheeks Cabaret and is exploring all the movement arts Anchorage has to offer.
Outside of dance and circus arts, Jessie helps his partner run Alaska Bug Bites, and is into all things farming, foraging, and cooking.