Allison

Mimi

Bethlayne

Nia

Cesar

Seanmichael

Judit

Vix

Larissa

Yoko


Allison

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Photo credit Alloy Images

Allison has been an athlete all her life and for as long as she can remember has been passionate about health, wellness and fitness. She grew up competing in all kinds of sports including swimming, golfing, soccer, gymnastics and cheerleading. As an adult, Allison enjoys yoga, snow skiing, spinning, pilates, Zumba, running, weight training, and pole fitness. She began pole fitness in 2010 when her personal trainer shared that she took pole dancing to stay in shape. Allison signed up for my first pole class with doubts and misconceptions, but after the first class, she was hooked! Pole fitness provides a workout environment unlike alternative exercise regimens. She loves how it combines her love for music with feminine sensuality, strength, dance and flexibility all while achieving a higher level of athleticism. In addition, pole fitness provides a safe environment to freely express individual sensuality, to be more confident with your body, to push you to learn new tricks and achieve things you never thought possible all while having fun and getting into better shape. She is honored to share her love and passion for pole fitness with her students.

Most recently she is the GGC Level 4 Championship Bronze Medalist.

@aerialallisoninsfbay


Bethlayne

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Photo credit Alloy Images

@bethlayneeverydamnday


Cesar

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Photo credit Light&Pole

Most recently, Cesar is the GGC Low Flow Juniors Silver Medalist.

@cezarthesuperstar


JUDIT

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Photo credit Alloy Images

Lover of hamsters, coffee and heavy metal rock. Most recently, she is the GGC Exotic Level 5 Gold Medalist.

@coffee_pole


Larissa

Larissa started pole in 2013 and began teaching a year later. She loves pole because it is both technically challenging and a creative outlet. Coming from a gymnastics background, she initially gravitated towards the pole tricks and power moves. Now she loves the challenge of being able to make a move seem effortless, like you're floating in air. But as Larissa continues her pole journey, she is discovering that pole is so much more than the tricks. It combines strength, flexibility, and dance elements to allow the freedom for creative expression and movement.

Larissa loves being able to share my passion for pole through teaching. You develop a special bond with students and get to share in their pole achievements. It is so rewarding to see students progress and know that she helped them along their pole journey. 

@lexieluxdancer

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Photo credit Alloy Images


Mimi Midnight

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Photo credit Tyler Dunham

Most recently she is the GGC Level 4 Exotic, Gold Medalist. She has also competed in Pole Theatre USA.

@mimimidnightx


Nia

Nia is from Costa Rica and is known for her flexibility and delicate lines. With a background in yoga, her Flexy classes focus on active flexibility. She is the Silver Medalist of Aerialympics 2018 and has competed in PSO GGC and Pole Theatre USA. She is also the Pole Art America semi-pro Gold Medalist.

@niamillani

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Photo credit Light&Pole


Seanmichael

 Photo credit Elle Aime Photography

Photo credit Elle Aime Photography

Seanmichael is a pole art performer, competitor, and coach in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His performance experience includes guest appearances at Séduction Féroce, The Hubba Hubba Revue, supperclubSF, Girl Next Door, and Volare Variety as well as a residency at China Rouge.

His competitive titles include:

* Colorado Pole Dance Champion 2015, National Men’s Division Gold Medalist
* World Pole Dance Champion 2014, Men’s Division Gold Medalist
*United States National Champion 2014, Men’s Division Gold Medalist
* Pacific Pole Championships 2014, Men’s Division Bronze Medalist
* Pacific Pole Championships 2013, Amateur Division Silver Medalist

@seanmichael.polaris


Vix

Vix Nolan has been professionally performing on stages all over the country for ten years. With experience in burlesque, performance art, aerial circus arts, and pole dance, she lives for the stage and wants to share her expertise as an entertainer and educator. 

@vix.nolan.aerial

 Photo credit FotoKai

Photo credit FotoKai


Yoko Taketani

 Photo credit Don Curry

Photo credit Don Curry

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently lives in Oakland, California.

She began learning classical ballet from the age of six. Studied ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz dance at Peridance Capezio Center, Ballet Arts, and Steps on Broadway, in New York city from 2001 to 2006.

After returning to Tokyo in 2006, Yoko worked as a multi-media Performance artist, preforming at Digital Video Art Fair, New York, and Arco, Madrid, in 2005; 798 Art Festival, Beijing, in 2007; and Beijing Biennale, Beijing, in 2009, where her performance creativity and originality was quoted as "outstanding" by Time Out Beijing and "next level" by Beijing Today.

Yoko began pole dance training at Studio Polish, Tokyo, in 2009, and has been instructing since 2010.  

Pole performances include: Pink!, the biggest pole dance event in Japan 2012; Djakarta warehouse project, a massive music festival in Jakarta 2012; L'Oréal CGF Global Summit, a Gala Dinner in Tokyo 2013; and Pole Dance All Stars 2013, a DVD production event produced by Victor Entertainment; Japan Pole Exhibition 2014; Miss Pole Dance Japan 2012 & 2014; US National Championship 2013; Pole Theatre Sydney 2014; Pole Classic at Pole Expo 2015; Pole Theatre Japan 2015 Guest Performance; Felix Cane Pole Championships 2015 & 2017.

International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) certified Judge 2014-2015
Pole Theatre Japan 2015 amateur category Judge & Guest Performer
Pole Battle Tokyo 2015 Judge

@yokotaketani929