The Team

The Team

Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

No, we’re not sisters, but we did partner up to create this incredible company, with the hopes of bringing movement, dance, and fitness that is actually fun to Central Maui and beyond. We strive to teach proper technique, safe and effective progressions, and how to have fun while you work out.

Let’s do this, Maui!

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Owner, Lead Instructor

Felicia has been dancing since she could walk and loves sharing her love of movement with her community here on Maui and beyond. Over the last 35+ years, she has trained in numerous styles of dance ranging from classical ballet, to salsa and swing dancing, to pole dance and aerial, and more! She is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching for 20+ years!

Amanda Furgiuele

Amanda Furgiuele

Owner, Mystery Instructor

Some of you might remember Amanda from her two Westside studios, Body in Balance and The Pole Room. Amanda has just about every certification and training under the sun, but you won’t find her teaching at WD that often. Why? Because she actually owns and runs businesses in other states, too. So, if you see her pop-up on the schedule, don’t miss an opportunity to take a class with her! And if you want to show her some extra love, grab one of her best-selling books online or at the front desk!

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Felicia Chernicki-Wulf

Owner, Lead Instructor

Felicia has been dancing since she could walk and loves sharing her love of movement with her community here on Maui and beyond. Over the last 35+ years, she has trained in numerous styles of dance ranging from classical ballet, to salsa and swing dancing, to pole dance and aerial, and more! She is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching for 20+ years!

Amanda Furgiuele

Amanda Furgiuele

Owner, Mystery Instructor

Some of you might remember Amanda from her two Westside studios, Body in Balance and The Pole Room. Amanda has just about every certification and training under the sun, but you won’t find her teaching at WD that often. Why? Because she actually owns and runs businesses in other states, too. So, if you see her pop-up on the schedule, don’t miss an opportunity to take a class with her! And if you want to show her some extra love, grab one of her best-selling books online or at the front desk!

Meet the Team

Aaron Pardini

Teacher: Adult Musical Theater, Keiki + Youth Musical Theater, Keiki + Youth Jazz, Heels, Splits + Flexibility

Hometown:

Grew up in Montrose, Colorado. Lived in SoCal, Rockland County NY, Maplewood, NJ, and a moment in Houston, TX

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“Instant Crush” (feat. Julian Casablancas) by Daft Punk is a definite favorite.

 

Guilty pleasure:

Chocolate covered strawberries/berries 

 

 

Quote you live by:

“When we strive to become better than we are , everything around us gets better too” – Paulo Coelh

 

Alex Rivera

Teacher: Divine Goddess Movement (ShaktiRize), Coed Community Breathwork Journeys

Hometown:

Alexandria, Virginia

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“Bun Up the Dance” by Dillon Francis

 

Guilty pleasure:

Singing (yelling) full concerts in the car!

 

Quote you live by:

“The strongest position you can be in is complete surrender.”

 

Alexandra Tait

Teacher: ShaktiRize

Hometown:

Bend, Oregon

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

Formation by the queen herself… Beyonce <3 

 

Guilty pleasure:

Fresh baked malasadas 🙂

 

Quote you live by:

Stay Wild <3

 

Crystelle Sharcot

Teacher: Pole

Hometown:

Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“Magalenha” by Sergio Mendes

 

Guilty pleasure:

Harry Styles

 

Quote you live by:

“The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates 

 

Jaimie Johnson

Teacher: Shakti, Inside Flow

Hometown:

Orlando, Florida

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“There Will Be Time” Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal 

 

Guilty pleasure:

Bagels

 

 

Quote you live by:

“L’essentiel est invisible aux yeux.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

Kyle Barker

Teacher: Cardio Barre, Shaktirize

Hometown:

Palm Springs, CA

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

Anaconda by Nicki Minaj

 

Guilty pleasure:

My homemade carrot cake or merengue

 

Quote you live by:

“ This too shall pass” and “Don’t sweat the small stuff”

 

Lauren DuBois

Teacher: Aerial yoga, Flexibility + Conditioning

Hometown:

San Fransisco, CA

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“What a Feeling” by Flashdance

 

Guilty pleasure:

Chocolate covered strawberries/berries 

 

 

Quote you live by:

“When we strive to become better than we are , everything around us gets better too” – Paulo Coelh

 

Lily Campbell

Teacher: Barre

Hometown:

Maui

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

I have so many favorites . I love a good 80s remix or a mashup. I make my class playlist’s available on SoundCloud if you hear a song you like

 

Guilty pleasure:

Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Quote you live by:

“May the Force be with you”

 

Misty Boteilho-Doughtery

Teacher: ShaktiRize, Barre

Hometown:

Wailuku

 

Favorite song to sweat to:

“Level Up” by Ciara (anything booty bumping really)

 

Guilty pleasure:

Randomly booty dancing anywhere and checking it out in any reflection I pass by

 

Quote you live by:

“Do the damn thing and get it done” and “If it’s important enough, you’ll make the time. If not, you’ll make an excuse.”

 

Want to be a part of the Waikapu Crew?

We are always looking for inspiring, motivated, go-getter instructors who want to share their love of fitness and movement with our Maui community. Contact us at info@waikapudanceworks.com for information on future teacher trainings, or to submit your application.

Are you a visiting instructor? We’d love to hear from you, too!