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Pussy Power Hour: Terri Fierce!

Posted on December 15 2016

PUSSY  POWER  HOUR WITH TERRI FIERCE

This week we were lucky enough to interview the beautifully fierce... TERRI FIERCE! We get to ask her what is the most challenging thing about running a studio, what it's like working and living with Partner Michael, and how she met Lisette Krol!

1) We love that you have switched to cruelty free makeup, and it’s always flawless. What are you’re top 3 cruelty free make up buys?

I love it too! I fully support cruelty-free brands and love to know that I am not funding harm to animals because I want to wear makeup! The list of ‘safe’ brands is always changing so I do my best to stay knowledgeable. I currently use NYX, Nars and am dying to try Anastasia Beverly Hills!

2) Who inspires you in the pole world who is not pole-famous?

I am inspired greatly by my students, whether they are Beginner or Elite level. I love the girls who come every week and try every trick, working on their art, doing it for the love of Pole and Fierce! These girls inspire me to train harder to be a better instructor for them.

3) You and Lisette are certainly a force to be reckoned with. What is it like training together, how long have you known each other, and what is the best time you’ve had together (doesn’t need to be pole related)?

I have known Lisette for about 6 years. After Gay Pride in Dublin (I was performing Pole and she was dancing/choreographing with the incredible drag queen Victoria Secret) we decided to skill share. We came together to train and maybe compete. It has been a pleasure to discover new tricks and combos together as well as teach and perform all over the world. Our best time together was in 2013, winning the IPSF World Pole Championships for the first time ☺

4) What’s it like living and working with your partner Michael?

It is the best thing in my life! We make a wonderful team at Fierce and we follow our dream together every day. In the morning we leave for the studio together, teach our classes, break for lunch, train Pole or Trapeze, teach our evening classes and come home to chill together. I can’t imagine our life any other way!

5) Speaking of partners, If you could marry one pole celebrity who would it be? And who would be the maid of honour?

I would definitely marry the absolutely delicious Brandon Grimm! And Jordan Kensley would be my maid of honour :-D x

Terri Fierce Pussy Power Hour

6) What for you, is the most challenging thing about owning your own studio?

It can be challenging to divide yourself into so many pieces – The instructor, business owner, marketing manager, bookings manager, cleaner, athlete, sympathetic ear!! Usually I find that I put myself last and my own training often suffers unless I specifically give myself time to work on my art. You have to stop sometimes and remember why you started! For me, teaching is my absolute favourite thing!

7) How did you begin Pole Dancing?

I took a class in a studio in Dublin and fell in love with the fact that Pole is a combination of gymnastics and dance! Back then, our warm-up was body rolls and 30 sit-ups and Advanced level was an inside leg hang! It was a wonderful time – I never wanted to leave that studio. After about two months they asked me to teach Beginner level for them, and trained me to do that. About a year later I started teaching for other dance companies too. It was so fun ☺ It took me a few years to realize that I could do this by myself, so I opened Fierce in 2009!

Terri Fierce Pussy Power Hour

8) Outside the pole world, what female inspires you and why?

There’s life outside the Pole World?! Haha, sorry, the answer is my Mom! She is always fun-loving and bubbly with a heart of gold. She taught me to find joy in life, and to always get up and dance.

9) If you could be a fictional character, who would you be? 

Hmmm… I actually have no idea! I am happy to be me for now! (I’ll think of someone awesome later, I just know it). 

We think we know, lets just leave this here...
terri fierce creatures of xix

10) You can make one law that everyone in the world must abide by… what is it?

I would make the world Vegan, you know, so that we could stop destroying the planet and all that. :-D

11) As veggies (only part time vegans, we will get there!), we were inspired to create a vegan Pole Heels line when we found out a majority of Pleasers use pig leather on the insole. Which are your fave heels from our vegan range?


Definitely the California King Snake Heel! Damn! They are so beautiful!!

12) If you could be highly skilled in any art, what would it be (not including dance!)?

I would love to be able to sing. I sound like a bag of cats when I sing ‘Happy Birthday’ so I’ve always been envious of anyone with that skill!

13) Outside from Pole, what are you happy to have achieved?

I regard my best achievements in life as being Pole-related, so I’d have to say that ‘Fierce Fitness Dance Studio’ is mine!

14) If you had your own autobiography what would it be called?

‘Fierce’ of course! …Hehe….

15) The attitude that ‘sex is fabulous’ is apparent in the Pole Dance community. Do you feel this ‘sex-positivity’ provides others in the pole community confidence to reclaim words such as ‘slut’, and reject the prude or whore categorisation?

Yes! I feel that the openness we have in our community is unlike anywhere else! We are so lucky to have a beautifully supportive web of women and men who GET that our bodies and sexuality are ours to flaunt as little or as much as we wish. We are not robots and we are here for such a short time on this earth. Why not be sex-positive?! :-D x x x x

Image Credit: Darko Photography

 

When in Ireland, make sure you take a trip to Fierce Fitness Dance Studio, and give their Facebook page a like here!

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