Meet the Team

Trena Graham – Owner/Instructor

Trena Graham

Home Town: Grew up in Lower Sackville, now living in Bedford

Birthday & Astrological Sign: September 26, Libra

Personality: Creative, philosophical and spiritual. Non-confrontational. Humorous – I love laughter and comedy. I am compassionate of others and understanding. Am a believer in fairness and equality. I love seeing the beauty in many things...it brings me the most joy when I experience another person feeling happy.

Daily Grind: First things first – feed and love my 2 cats … in no particular order. I check emails while having a morning tea. I try to meditate every day, even if it means only for 5 minutes. I usually get in a cardio workout every day. Owning a business is hard work but I love the flexibility it allows. I continuously work on business concepts and all things associated with the business throughout the entire day and into the evening as well. When the schedule requires, I look forward to teaching classes at the studio.

Favourite Food: Cherries & Raspberries

Favourite Drink: Singapore Sling

Favourite Movie: I love movies, so this one is so hard for me. Here are some that I would watch more than once: Ghost, What Happens In Vegas, A League of Their Own, Avatar, Dirty Dancing, Charlie's Angels (girl power!), The Shawshank Redemption, Titanic.

Favourite Book: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle.

Favourite Quote: "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." – Wayne Dyer

Favourite Music: I love all kinds of music – whatever the mood strikes. Everything from orchestra/classical, pop, new country, alternative, rock to Aaron Neville and I love Michael Jackson!

Can't Live Without: Laughter, seeing people smile, a good night's sleep, and of course my family.

Teacher For: Classic Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Burlesque, Total Body Workout, Pole Dancing and several workshops.

Teaching Style: Fun and light hearted, yet detail specific.

Reason for Teaching: It was a natural progression. I've loved dance since an early age. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share that love with others. The biggest reward I get from teaching is seeing someone feel good from what they can accomplish.

Alison Shepard

Alison Shepard

Home Town: Hammonds Plains, NS

Birthday & Astrological Sign: December 12th, Sagittarius

Personality: Outgoing, adventurous, organized and a hard worker. I'm friendly and love meeting new people. I like to surround myself with positive people and always try to look on the brighter side.

Daily Grind: I like to get an early start to the day, beginning usually with a big breakfast, followed by spending a couple of hours doing pole – i.e. learning new tricks or trying to nail the ones I almost have. During that time, I also do a separate workout for the entire body. After that I take my Chihuahua to the park for a run. Then its my favorite time of the day.... coming to class to see all the girls!

Favourite Food: Lately, Thai Food seems to be my favorite thing to eat

Favourite Drink: Purple hazes.... Mmm they taste like freezies

Favourite Movie: Pitch Perfect

Favourite Book: PS I Love You

Favourite Quote: Live, Love, Learn. I have it tattooed on me.

Favourite Music: I love almost everything, except for heavy metal. It usually depends what kind of mood I'm in, ranging from country, dance, R&B, dubstep, oldies or pop. I have everything you could ever want to listen to on my IPod, but when I dance, listening to dubstep gets me going!

Can't Live Without: Oh, my family is my number one priority and second would be my friends. I would be nowhere in life without them. My parents have always been there for me and they mean so much to me and life would just be dull and boring without my friends. They make it all worthwhile. And last, BUT not least, is pole. It's my getaway, my vacation from the world...it's ME TIME.

Teacher For: Pole Dance Drop-ins (beginner to intermediate) and bachelorette parties.

Teaching Style: Encouraging, friendly and hands on. I want you to get the most out of the class and have tons of fun while doing it. I'm very patient when it comes to teaching tricks...I'll stick by you and give you the confidence you deserve!

Reason for Teaching: My main reason for teaching is to show other ladies how much confidence you can gain just by taking pole classes. I love pole and everything to do with it! It has helped me so much on a personal level that I want everyone to feel as good as I do. Trena's is an amazing environment with amazing people. How can you not love what you do?!

Twila Creaser

Twila Creaser

Home Town: Halifax, NS

Birthday & Astrological Sign: July 14th, Cancer

Personality: Analytical, detail-oriented and hard working. Nurturing, genuine and dependable in nature. I love to make people feel comfortable even if it’s just helping them feel more comfortable in their own feminine bodies! I like to look for the best in everyone.

Daily Grind: Where to begin? Early mornings are necessary to get the family (including me) off to work/school for the day. Put in a full day at the office, then followed by all those domestic duties that running a household require – homework/activities with the kids, cooking, baking, sewing, housework, home décor, shopping, etc. When I’m lucky, it's off to the studio for PLAY time!! Who'd have ever guessed the analyst by day, was a pole instructor by night?! :)

Favourite Food: Vindaloo

Favourite Drink: hmmmm white wine or Cosmos??...Okay!

Favourite Movie: Dirty Dancing!

Favourite Book: The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Favourite Quote: Never judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes.

Favourite Music: I love a little bit of everything – it all depends on my mood. What's on my iPod? You’d be surprised - Buckcherry, Nickelback, The Trews, Colin James, John Meyer, Lenny Kravitz, Marvin Gaye, NeYo, Rihanna, Usher, Silk, Prince, Christina Aguillera, Nora Jones, Michael Bublé and so much more!

Can't Live Without: My family. I have an amazing husband who is encouraging and supportive and makes me laugh. My children make me smile (and cry sometimes too) but life is fuller because of them. And of course, I couldn’t live without my dance pole either but that’s a given now, isn't it?!

Teacher For: Everything Pole Dance (all levels), Lap Dance, Striptease & Chair Dance

Teaching Style: I hope I'm perceived to be welcoming, encouraging, supportive and FUN too. I know everyone learns at their own pace and has different abilities and strengths. I'm here to help you to feel fit, feminine and fantastic!

Reason for Teaching: To help other women to experience what I have at Trena's. Trena's classes not only are fabulous for becoming fit and firm, but in the process you also become more self aware, self accepting, self confident and oh so sensual! Trena's is a safe place to discover and explore this powerful new you. (Thank you Trena!)

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