The Team

Who We Are


Alyssa Coogan

Founder & Owner

XPert Pole Instructor 1-4
Liquid Motion 1 Certified

Alyssa is founder of AK Inverted.  She is an XPert Certified Pole Fitness professional in levels 1-4.  Alyssa has been practicing pole art since 2015 and teaching since 2015.  She has trained in circus arts in Victoria BC Canada, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and has trained with many pole celebrities virtually.  Alyssa is certified in Liquid Motion 1.0 movement.  Alyssa teaches all levels of pole dancing including exotic/heels.  Alyssa's background began in Canada where she trained at Carlsons School of Dance in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and HipHop.  Outside of the studio life, Alyssa works as a Mental Health Therapist at Bartlett Regional Hospital.  

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Serena Drazkowski

Dance Instructor

Serena Drazkowski was born and raised in Juneau, AK. 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. 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.

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Rebecca Hsieh

Silks Instructor

Rebecca Hsieh (pronounced shay or xie) first signed up for silks class back in 2016 and it was true love ever since. Especially after a couple knee surgeries, this low-impact sport was perfect for staying active. 


Rebecca has been teaching private Silks lessons for 4yrs at Juneau's local Rock Dump and has recently joined the AK Inverted team to bring group classes to the community for both youth and adults!  When she's not hanging in the air, she can be found in the classroom, on hikes with her dog, or making art from the comfort of her couch. Rebecca is super excited to share her passion for aerial arts within the community!

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Sabrina Thompson

Silks/Lyra/Contortion Instructor

Sabrina Rose is a cirque performer from Utah, with specialties in aerial lyra, silks, trapeze, contortion and handbalancing. She has many performances under her belt that include 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Tarzan,' even county fairs and university concerts.  Sabrina is USAG (USA Gymnastics) certified and has taught at Champion Gymnastics, Utah COPA Tuacahn, and Project Movement in Kingman, AZ.  We are so lucky and grateful to have Sabrina here with us at AK Inverted!

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Sabrina Thompson

Silks/Lyra/Contortion Instructor

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Jennifer Gross

Twerk Instructor
Roller Skate Instructor

Jennifer is a highly seasoned roller skater and all around athlete.  She is a certified Twerk Technician.

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Kelsey Riker

Tap Instructor 

Kelsey Riker (she/they) is a performing and teaching musical theatre artist originally hailing from Pennsylvania. A transplant living on Áak’w Kwáan territory, Riker has been performing and teaching all around Juneau for the last two years. Highlights include “Voyager One” with Perseverance Theatre, tap classes at The Alaskan, virtual spectacular “From Juneau, With Love,” and making music with her roommate Taylor Vidic whenever possible. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Seton Hill University; holds performance credits throughout PA, SEAK, and NYC; and has continued to hone her craft as a way to uplift marginalized voices and tell compelling stories.
Riker LOVES the art of tap dancing and believes it can truly be for anyone. She focuses on a foundation of rhythm,  articulation, and a welcoming environment for all levels.

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