Banana Skirt


( Instructor )

Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan
How can people find you on social media?


IG: @Lena_Drake

Favorite part about Banana Skirt?

Banana Skirt makes me feel like a pop-star. Sometimes in class, when everyone is feeling high-energy and getting into the music, it feels like we are shooting a music video. It’s so empowering.

Favorite music video:

“Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina Aguilera.

How did you get into dancing?

My mom put me in ballet when I was four and I fell in love. Haven’t stopped since.

Favorite pre or post class meal?

I call it the “Lena mash-up.” It’s steak, quinoa, sweet potato, and guac all mashed together.

What do you love most about dancing?

Dancing makes me feel unstoppable. Bringing music to life while getting my adrenalin pumping satisfies both my artistic side and athletic side.

Any other careers/hobbies besides dancing?

I have been learning French and Italian online because I love learning languages.

Dream vacation:

I want to go to Tuscany and eat everything in sight.

Do you have a favorite style of dance?

Jazz funk

Favorite quote:

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. -Oprah

On weekends you can be found:

At LPR, dancing my butt off to 80s jams!

Tell us something random about yourself:

I have watched the movie Just Friends over 100 times. I can quote the entire thing start to finish.

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