Instructor Spotlight: Ana Clarke
Ana AKA the Booty Whisperer is a sick nasty dancer who knows that "sexy" is all about inspiring confidence. You can expect loud-n-proud encouragement, non-stop full-out dancing, feminine sass and sex appeal in her classes.
Born and raised in Portland, ME, Ana is inspired by her amazing mother, who raised her and her two older siblings all on her own. Crush on that.
Her bubbly energy and genuine connection with clients will have you wanting to come back for more!
First off, how long have you been teaching at ((305))?
1 year; it went by fast!
It really did! How'd you hear about ((305)) and why did you audition?
I saw dance cardio and was super interested, of course. Saw an ad on Craigslist that they were looking for instructors! Submitted my headshot and resume, took class with Tom! I was in love 😍 auditioned and my life's never been the same 💃🏽
When you're not at ((305)), where can junkies find you?
If I'm not teaching, I'm probably at my part time job Cryofuel, seeing a client for personal training or teaching bootcamp at Indeed or Venmo! I have a few jobs. #Hustle 💁🏽
When I get time alone for myself I use that time to SLEEP. Catch up on some shows on Netflix and EAT. I really love food, so if I'm not working I'm definitely most likely eating. 🤷🏽🍔
How do you get in the zone for teaching?
Sometimes I'll listen to the ((305)) playlist on my way to class. Especially if we have new choreo so I know the dances super well! I'm always stretching, doing bridges and planning my toning section before classes while sipping water #Hydrate!
I also love saying hi to everyone before class because It's exciting to see familiar faces in the room.
What are some random facts that most people wouldn't know about you?
- I love to drink pickle juice #Noshame
- I've met and danced in front of Rihanna once
- I've broken 5 bones... I was a wild kid!
What's your current favorite 305 song to twerk to?
"Come Forward" - Kudos to Naimah for always coming through with fun choreo!
What’s your go-to snack?
I love soup! Especially stews.🍲
Who’s a badass that you look up to?
My mama 😉
Who are some people you follow on Instagram for #inspo?
Misty Copeland because like duuuh. And OMFG everyone go follow @jstlbby! she helps me get through them rough days and also cracks me up and is the type of person we all aim to be. Completely confident in her own skin and 100% herself but with that "I have zero fucks given" kinda attitude. 👊🏼
Describe the ((305)) NYC junkies in a few words!
They go off in every class. They're such amazing unique individuals and without them ((305)) wouldn't be ((305)). I love them all! Like dead ass how do y'all do this crazy 55 minute class so many times a week and go full out EVERY TIME?? They're unicorns. 🦄
Finally, if you could dance with one artist on tour, who would it be?