Bios

Jessalynn Medairy's Bio

All Locations

A 5-year veteran of the sport and art of pole dancing, when it comes to pole dancing, Jessalynn means business. She was placed in the ‘Top 12’ US Pole Dancers of 2009 and 2010; competed and placed as a finalist in the Bi-Polar and Polarity Competitions in the East Meets West Competitions of 2010; performed in the 2008 & 2009 Pole Unity Show in the UK; has taught international pole workshops and lessons; and was the October 2008 centerfold and spread for Pole2Pole Magazine. Jessalynn travels the world teaching workshops and classes and performs in competitions and feature shows. She has also judged multiple international pole dancing competitions. Since October 2008, Jessalynn has been seen in more than a dozen Pole2Pole Magazine issues. Jessalynn is a renowned pole dancing judge, an International and national performer and a world renowned pole dance instructor.

*Jessalynn is a USPDF (US Pole Dancing Federation) Pro-Status Winner and placed 4th in the US Pole Dancing Championship in 2010.

*Jessalynn is the owner of Pole Pressure and the organizer of the International Pole Convention.



Crystal McLean

Washington, DC, and Cleveland Park

Crystal fell in love with pole dancing on Feb 14, 2009; she wanted to find a way to work out and have fun at the same time. Crystal was introduced to the world of pole fitness by a friend, and Crystal says it has stuck with her ever since. pole dancing gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem. She truly loves what she does and loves feeling sexy at the same time. When it comes to being an instructor, Crystal hopes to give women the same confidence pole fitness has given her. She currently owns her own mobile massage company and is also working towards finishing her degree at Old Dominion University.



Karri Mae Telford

Leesburg, VA

As an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, Karri teaches several different class formats in fitness centers across Northern Virginia. As an extension of her fitness training Karri was introduced to pole fitness four years ago and quickly became addicted. She has been teaching and performing pole fitness for over two years and opened her own pole fitness studio - Pole Pressure of Leesburg. Most recently Karri won the title of Peoples Choice Champion at the 2012 Southern Regional Pole Fitness Championship and is the current Miss South Carolina Pole Champion, as well as the 2011 Miss Echo and Miss Technical Award winner!! Karri also has performed in other competitions such as the 2012 Pole2Pole Cup USA, the 2012 SRPDF Championship and the 2011 Battle of the Pole Studios. She has also performed in showcase performances with the Rock the Pole Showcase in Hollywood, CA, The Susan G. Komen Pole-A-Thon in Northern Virginia, and the Eye Candy Burlesque Troop in Buffalo, NY. What Karri loves most about pole fitness is the confidence gained from reaching new levels of strength and endurance, as well as the artistic expression.



Rebecca Straszheim

Cleveland Park

Rebecca first started pole dancing in 2006 and fell in love with the sport. The intensity and non-monotonous nature of the workout, as well as the pole dancing community that surrounds it had her hooked at first spin. After moving to the Northern Virginia area in 2008, she took a year off of pole dancing but reconnected with the sport in the fall of 2009 with the opening of Pole Pressure. Pole dancing and its fun but challenging workouts have helped her shed over 40 pounds! She hopes to share the joy of learning how to spin, climb, and flip around the pole with all her clients - as well as victory of a toned, flexible, powerful body that comes as a result of it.



Joanna Chin

Downtown DC Location

Joanna has always enjoyed pushing and challenging herself with new forms of fitness, so it is unsurprising that she’s completely addicted to pole dancing. She loves the constant thrill of learning and sharing new tricks bolstered by the camaraderie in the pole dancing community. Although she enjoys spinning (on a bike), yoga, and running, she finds that no other hour of exercise passes by as quickly as when she’s working up a sweat around the pole. Since starting at the Pole Pressure studio, she’s been astounded by the increase in her strength and flexibility, as well as her confidence in and awareness of her body. As an instructor, she hopes to share her passion for pole fitness and help her students have fun while exceeding their expectations. Because, unfortunately, she can't spend all her time dancing, she works for a nonprofit supporting artists and arts organizations that strengthen civic engagement and progress towards social change.



Kellee Charles

Downtown DC Location

Wanelle Kellee Charles known as Kellee is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor since 2006 by the Ashtanga Yoga Center. She was inspired to share and teach the benefits of yoga and a healthy life style with others based on her teachers and her own experience. Kellee has training in pre-natal yoga, Thai yoga therapy, budokon and anti-gravity yoga. Kellee's yoga classes incorporate hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga. She started pole dancing the ending of 2010 and now cannot seem to live without it. Kellee bring a strong passion to the practice. Be prepared to be push to your next level.




Downtown DC
1322 14th St NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Cleveland Park - DC
City Fitness
3525 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Baltimore - MD
(Inside of Tano Akili Art Studio)
2654 Maryland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218

Ellicott City – MD
(In Quest Fitness)
10039 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Capitol Hill - DC
RESULTS GYM
315 G St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Alexandria - VA
2304A Huntington Ave
Alexandria, VA 22303

Richmond - VA
109 W 15th St
Richmond, VA 23224

Germantown - MD
12619A Wisteria Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Hyattsville - MD
In “My Body Shop”
6001 66th Ave #102
Riverdale, MD 20737