About AK Inverted
AKInverted was originally known as Pole Fitness and Dance, Juneau when it first began in 2014. Alyssa is the owner, operator, and principal instructor, whom began teaching private lessons out of her basement in 2014. By the end of 2014, Alyssa was set up in the Suite907 club-like bar teaching a few group classes a week. In 2016, Pole Fitness and Dance, Juneau was offering classes at Mountainside Wellness studio downtown as well as Suite907.
Eventually Pole Fitness and Dance transitioned solely to Mountainside Wellness. After about a year there, Alyssa relocated to Anchorage, AK for two years for a Masters program. One of the years of which she was again, teaching private lessons out of her home. Eventually, Pole Fitness and Dance came back to Juneau to practice with Mountainside Wellness studio and it was during this time that the name AKInverted came to be. In Feb. 2019, AKInverted invested inbrand new state of the art equipment and supplies and paired up with The Yoga Path in Lemon Creek to create a pole fitness boutique complete with six stainless steel 10ft XPoles.
Suite907 Pole Class
Circus Saturday at The Yoga Path
Meet The Team
Alyssa is XPert Professional Pole Fitness certified in levels 1&2, 3&4 and has been practicing Pole Fitness since 2014 and teaching since 2015. Alyssa has trained Pole Fitness in Victoria BC, Canada and in Anchorage, Alaska. Alyssa has extensive training and experience in multiple genres of dance including Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Alyssa focuses on the Championship Sport genre of Pole as well as the Dramatic Lyrical Dance components of Pole. Alyssa teaches students how to implement Pole Fitness in to their weekly exercise routine to build muscle and increase body awareness as well as self-esteem. Alyssa also helps encourage students to explore their artistic and sensual side through Pole dancing as a strength based technical mode of self-expression. Alyssa also serves her community by working as a Children’s Counselor at AWARE.
Serena Drazkowski was born and raised in Juneau, AK. Her love for movement started young and continues to bloom as she explores different styles of dance and music. Her background includes a large variety of types of dance ranging from jazz, modern, and contemporary, however she has the most experience performing and teaching hip-hop in the community, such as teaching at Juneau Dance Theater in 2010-2012 and most recently during summer of 2020 hosting a hip-hop seminar at the Treadwell Mine Building.
She has spent the last few years dedicated to evolving her movement practice in various ways. Studying over 1,200 hours of philosophies of yoga, dance, and movement as well as mind-body therapy skills and techniques.
Serena feels the knowledge she has gained was exactly what she hoped for in order to share her love for movement with the community. Movement is a way for us all to connect with our individual experience and sense of expression which is an important factor in her teaching style. It is Serena’s intention to hold a safe space for openness and exploration as herself and others move through the process of discovery and growth in understanding our own unique connections with the power of movement.