Dakota's ultimate hero is Xena: The Warrior Princess, who inspired her to live a wild, unashamed life as a woman-warrior. A tomboy until her early twenties, Dakota was introduced to pole dance fitness in 2009. She began to mold her background in martial arts to her powerful style of movement both in the air and on the ground, gaining her a large social media following. She has performed, competed and taught internationally, teaching movement & fitness classes since 2003. Surrounded by other strong, inspirational women at her home studio Aradia Fitness, Dakota competed in her first pole dance competition in 2012.