Cleo is a force to be reckoned with, she has an appetite for destruction and will rock you like a Hurricane! Sydney’s very own rock chick ‘Cleo’ is Miss Pole Dance Australia 2012. Having pole danced since 2007, Cleo packed up her life and moved to Sydney in 2010 to teach at the world-renowned Bobbi’s Pole Studio Sydney where her unique ‘pole power’ style was developed, giving her the nickname ‘The Hurricane’ by Bobbi herself.
Lux ATL is a pole dancer with a Ph.D., a former English professor and lifelong exotic dancer turned professional pole performer, instructor, writer, and speaker. She was also recently voted “Best Stripper in Atlanta” in Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta” issue! You can find her pole dancing and spread feminist wisdom all across the United States this Spring and Summer as she tours “Stripcraft,” her workshop for strippers, pole dancers, and harlots-at-heart.
The result of this diligence is Bad Azz, the premiere male pole dancer in the United States. He has been featured on the Dr’s Show. During this notable segment, the cast of The Doctors joked about men getting involved on the pole, and Bad Azz played the role a regular audience member challenged to try a trick or two. He has been a recurring guest on the Jerry Springer Show, again featured as a gifted anomaly to the pole dancing community. He has also appeared on ABC Family, MTV, TruTV, La Hair and his own series of pole instructional videos.
Charlee Wagner’s background spouts from seven years as a competition All-Star Cheerleader where she earned a full-ride scholarship to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. While attending school she discovered aerial arts and fell in love with aerial hammock and pole fitness. With her new love and obsession unfurling, Charlee began training to become an international competitor and thus began overtaking the competition circuit seemingly overnight. She prides herself on creating never-before-seen moves that push the limits of flexibility and strength.
Jeni Janover began her pole dancing career and quickly became hooked. However, her specialty and true love were not the tricks. Sensual movement and fluidity became her passion. Jeni not only loved this for herself she had a unique ability to help other women find their own sensuality and movement. Jeni felt that this fundamental movement was being overlooked and cast aside and people were only focusing on the pole tricks. It was then that Liquid Motion® was born. Jeni is the founder of Liquid Motion®.
Accro Brandon is a freelance Pole Performer and also trains/teaches in Partner Yoga (acro yoga), aerial and stilt walking. Traveling nationally for performances and competitions spreading the love of artistic expression one location at a time!
Karol quickly became famous in the pole dance community for her incredible pole stunts and unique dance style. Attending the first USPDF National Championships in March 2009, she was inspired by so many talented ladies, and excited to meet so many fellow polers that she shared this passion with. In the fall, she entered the USPDF East Coast Regionals and was selected as a competitor. She was so excited to have the opportunity to showcase her skills and share the stage with so many talented ladies. Training for weeks on end paid off when Karol came in 1st place and was awarded pro-status with the USPDF and the title of USPDF East Coast Champion 2009.
Aerial Amy runs a pole-dance focused blog since February of 2011. She updates it daily with inspiration, music, and ideas that she has picked up in her 5+ years of poling and teaching. She is also a writer for the fabulous Bad Kitty blog.
Heidi Coker began pole dancing the summer of 2009. She believes pole is a sport where you can play to your strengths and a perfect arena for creativity and self-expression. Heidi was a competitive gymnast until the age of 21, athletics were a strong part of her upbringing. She enjoys challenging herself with new moves and adding acrobatics on and off the pole. Heidi teaches at Polelateaz in Atlanta.
David C Owen’s life revolves around the pole. He ranked second at the US national pole dance final in 2010 and 2011, and bronze medaled at International Pole Dance Masters Cup in 2012. He got exposed to pole dancing in July of 2009 and has become extremely passionate about it since. Pole dancing has also instilled in him an interest in other movement arts. He teaches pole dancing and flexibility training at Shine Alternative Fitness. He also has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to teach workshops at pole studios in more cities than he can count.
Crystal Lai is proud that her 5 years of training have culminated in her becoming Miss Pole Dance Canada and winning Best Entertainer and People Choice at the World Pole Dance Championships. Crystal also hopes revealing her lack of a dance or gymnastics background will inspire future pole dancers who question their potential; pole dancing can truly stand alone to develop strength and fluidity. With her dancing, she wishes to help progress the technical and performance aspects of her sport.
Annie has competed nationally and regionally in APFC, North American ELite and Masters, PSO Elite and Supershag Elite events. Annie has judged for Michigan pole dance, The Great White North, and PSO competitions. She has showcased for Michigan Pole Dance, Midwest Pole Dance, and Vertical Love events. Annie currently coaches and instructs int he Rochester area, Toronto and the east coast.