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Meet the Co-Owners

Beginning May 1, 2023 Dahlia in Florissant transitions to new owners,  Regina “Dark Angel” Sykes and Lenora Lovegood.  Along with the transfer of ownership, the birth of Venus Pole & Fitness comes to be. Collectively the owners bring 20+ years experience of teaching pole dance and movement.  Their desire is to create a studio representative of the beauty and power that women possess and harness. 

Victoria "Lenora Lovegood"

Regina "Dark Angel" Sykes

Victoria "Lenora Lovegood"

Area of expertise: exotic and stripper techniques, belly dance, lyra

Over the years I have learned how to work through multiple skill levels on various apparatuses. My comfort and ability to teach so many levels also helps me to be flexible when teaching others. Regardless of anyone's skill level I'm always able to find modifications or combinations that suit each student.

CPR Certified

Notable Performances:

2015 2nd Place Miss Nude/Miss De Ja Vu Illinois

2016 3rd Place Pole Princess

2017 2nd Place Pole Princess

2019 3rd Place Showgirl of the year

Regina "Dark Angel" Sykes

Areas of Expertise: choreography, chair dance, all levels pole instruction

One thing that makes me unique as an instructor: I am a wife, mother and grandmother who loves showing that you can be both strong and sexy no matter your age or walk of life. 

FiTour Certified Group Instructor
AFAA Certified Group Instructor
CPR Certified

Notable Performances:

2007-2022 Michelle Mynx Extravaganza
Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burlesque Review (Chi, STL, Indy)
Pole Kisses
Pole Through-Chicago
Show Me Burlesque Festival
Wildside: A Badass Pole Show- Chicago
Hidden Treasures of the Lou
2019 - 2022 Pole Con

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