Founder, TWRL STUDIo, LMT, RN, -Certified Bungee Workout ™ instructor.
Babs is a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse with an extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and exercise physiology. She loves encouraging people to take a step outside of their comfort zones to experience something truly fun and amazing!
Babs began her Pole journey in 2012 under the instruction of Soy Pizzolato and quickly fell in love with the exciting, unique style of exercise. Today, Babs is bringing her passion to Baton Rouge through TWRL studio. Join her!
Pole fitness instructor
Prior to finding pole fitness, Hope spent 15 years learning ballet, tap, and jazz in Baton Rouge. She also has experience in various forms of ballroom dance. Hope found pole while looking for an exercise that would incorporate the dance that had always been part of her life, but also act as strength training and cardio. More than pole, Hope found a chance to bond with other women in the community and is excited to offer the chance for other women to do the same. She has competed as part of the Pole Sport Organization and hopes to get back on stage soon. When she isn't dancing, you can find her dabbling in other aerial arts (particularly bungee!), riding horses, knitting, or taking pictures of her cats
POLE fitness & Low Flow + Floor werk
A lifelong performer from Orlando, Brittany fell in love with pole dance in 2014 when she started taking classes as a creative outlet after graduating from college. This love turned into a craving for all things upside down and suspended, adding on a love for lyra, chair dance, aerial silks, aerial hammock, and Bungee Workout.
Under Sarah Jade’s training, Brittany found her calling: body waves, glitter, and high heels. Upon moving to Baton Rouge, Brittany discovered TWRL and has been smitten since day one! Brittany enjoys breaking down movement, teaching safe techniques, and seeing the excitement on students’ faces when they nail a move. She also takes any opportunity to get on the stage, having performed at showcases such as Bad to the Chrome, Pole Love: A Benefit for Pulse, and the International Pole Convention. Outside the studio, she is a university librarian with a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. Inside the studio, she is excited to share her passion for pole dance with the TWRL community! Brittany’s favorite styles of pole are classique and exotic and she loves to live life on the lower third of the pole. Some of her favorite pole moves include Dangerous Bird, Ballerina, and Rockstar.
Aerial Hoop, Hammock and Yoga
Erica Mix is a Baton Rouge resident, born and raised. Her Aerial career began back in college at LSU, taking 3 years of Aerial Silks under the guidance of Jennie Guillot and Nick Erickson in LSU's Physical Theater Program. Once graduated, Erica performed professionally with Baton Rouge's Performing Arts Group, Lagniappe Aerial, for two seasons. There, she advanced her aerial skills becoming trained in silks, hammock, lyra, trapeze and more. Recently, Erica has graduated from a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (registered with Yoga Alliance) and now offers yoga classes regularly. She has continued her own self exploration and love of aerial and fitness honoring the opportunity to share her experience and knowledge with TWRL.
Brian Watson is a Louisiana native with dance experience in Contemporary, African Jazz, Jazz Funk and his favorite Hip Hop! In 2009, Brian graduated from Robert E.Lee High School as Best Dancer and won the title Best Dancer on a Carnival Cruise Ship. The next year, while attending LSU, he became a member of LSU Legacy Dance Team where he worked with choreographers such as Terry Beeman (Cirque de Soleil) and Debbie Allen (Producer of Grey's Antanomy). In 2012, Brian was featured on A&E channel Tv series called "BreakoutKings" in season 2 Ep. 3 and 5. This helped kick off his career, and he became a backup dancer for a few southern artists going on tour. He was also cast as a performer for the Louisiana Film and Video Magazine at the New Orleans Motion Picture Studios. By 2014, Brian was cast into "Pitch Perfect 2". This gave him the opportunity to work with Universal Studios directors Elizabeth Banks, Codie Wiggins,and Aakomon Jones. In 2015, he assisted at Showstoppers Dance Convention in Biloxi,Mississippi. That same year, he was hired as the artistic director for MTV Pop and R&B singer Justin Garner. This landed an opportunity for Brian to choreograph in the 94.1 and 107.9 awards show! He then became an asssitant choreographer to local dance productions for two years! He has dedicated his life to teaching kids and is certified as a Performing Arts teacher for the EBR Parish.Brian has won 1st place for his choreography on solos' and duo's at the Streetz Dance Convention, LA dance Magic, and other local dance conventions. In 2016, he has worked with the LSU Dance Program and LSU Tiger Girls. He now teaches at Tari's School of Dance, TokyotheAcademy, and dance instensives throughout the year.