Irishka’s dance and fitness journey began with rhythmic gymnastics when she was a child. She competed in local and regional divisions until the age of 12 at which time she turned her attention to the study of ballet and folk dance.
She has performed with gymnastics and dance groups on the major stages of the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia from childhood until immigrating with her daughter to Canada in 2009.
Looking for a fitness activity that would combine dance and strength training, she discovered pole dancing in May 2014. With her passion for teaching and fitness she welcomed the opportunity to start instructing pole, aerial and flexibility classes at Brass Vixens.
As a medical professional, Irishka is very keen on physiology and conditioning in her classes. As a dancer she combines the best of pole sport with the art and fluidity of dance.