This world-famous pole athlete was born in Moscow. Without ANY prior experience (no sport, no dance background), Anastasia began pole dancing when she was 18 years old, in December of 2008. She trained at a Moscow School and fell in love with pole dancing during her first class.
In the beginning, this Russian talent, trained 3 days a week for about 6-7 hours. After a couple months, her instructors suggested she become an instructor. She trained all weeks for many hours, paid close attention to detail with choreography, basic tricks and stretching. Her back flexibility is natural and extreme!
In July 2009, Anastasia began preparing for the first Russian Pole Fitness Championship, which was held in Saint-Petersburg. She won second place in the professional category. Anastasia, progressed forward winning first place at the Russian Pole Dance and Fitness Competition. The next step for her was to compete in the World Pole Dance Championship 2010 in Zurich. She went thru to the finals and was competing on the same stage was the amazing Felix Cane and Jenyne Butterfly. This was a historical moment for her.
After the championship, Anastasia started to travel the world teaching , inspiring, and developing pole dance in different countries.
Anastasia continued working on her flexibility, power and dance skills and she was taking private lessons with an amazing Russian circus artists where she worked with aerial silks, ballet, gymnastics, trapeze, contortion and much more.
She aimed to become one of the best artists in the world.
In 2011, she went to one of the most important and artistic competitions; Pole Art. This was held in Helsinki.
This Russian talent took 3rd place. That was a great start. Her video from this competition has more then 4600000 views on YouTube.
One of the most important aspects of her career was winning 2nd place at the Pole World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro.
Anastasia continues to travel the world, inspiring people to believe in them selves.
She has shown the world that it is possible to manifest goals and dreams if you believe in yourself, even if you have little to no experience.
Hard work, patience , and belief in one self, can allow dreams to become a reality.
Brynn Route is a magical fairy, contortionist and Pole Artist based in Los Angeles, CA.
She has over 18 years of a combined background in gymnastics, dance, aerial apparatus and flexibility training.
Brynn discovered circus arts and was immediately hooked when she realized it could combine her childhood training in gymnastics with her love of artistic expression.
Her passion for performance has taken her around the world and has provided her opportunities to collaborate with companies like Guns n Roses, HBO, Seether, Sol Republic, Spike TV and more.
Brynn spreads magic everywhere she goes and she is a hypnotizing performer.
Carly is a pole artist, aerialist, and handbalancer based in Utah.
She has been teaching and training in flexibility and hand balancing for over 10 years, and has been competing and teaching as a pole artist for 4 years.
Carly’s journey never ends, it only changes and evolves; Carly has evolved from back yard flipping, to gymnastics, rock climbing, yoga, contortion, aerial silks, handbalancing, dance, and pole artistry.
Carly’s style is a combination of these elements from her past, creating an animal like movement quality. Never stop exploring and expanding your movement.
2018 USPDF Professional Champion
2017 Pole Theater USA Drama and Overall
2017 Pole Art America Elite
2016 Pole Theatre USA Art professional
2016 PSO Nationals professional
2016 Pacific Pole Championships pro 2nd
2015 National Aerial Pole Art Allstar 2nd
Yoga Alliance 200 hr YTT
USAG Safety & Risk Management
Bachelor in Exercise Sport Science
10 years spotting experience with competitive gymnastics and tumbling
In late 2009 on Claudia’s 21st birthday, she was introduced to pole dancing by a group of friends who surprised her with a lesson. Hesitant, she went and enjoyed every second. After waking up the next morning sore from head to toe, she realized how much of a workout it was and decided to keep doing it. She fell in love quickly after and used it as a means for stress relief and therapy while earning her degree in Nutrition and Small Business Entrepreneurship. She started teaching 3 months after her introductory class and started to build her brand throughout Texas from there.
Today, she is an internationally recognized pole instructor, performer and choreographer.
She’s been the head instructor at the world famous BeSpun in Los Angeles since 2014 and has helped produce many different acts in Pole Show LA.
Claudia has traveled and taught in over 10 countries and known around the world for her captivating performances, especially in the inaugural “Miss Pole Dance America” where she played the character of “Dexter.”
Claudia is also the creator and founder of her 4 Elements Intensive. 4 Elements is a culmination of Claudia's 9 years in the pole industry.
She developed this program with the intention of helping the pole industry grow by reducing the amount of injuries due to poor form and misalignment.
After more than a year of development, she decided that having 4 strong elements to help create the most well-rounded pole dancer would create the most balanced intensive. Earth was created to get dancers grounded in their movement in conjunction with all aerial movement. Wind was created to coach pole dancers on the physics of spin pole and how it works while encouraging them to practice the same techniques with static spins. Water was created after years of questions on how to create fluidity when dancing in proportion with flexibility. Fire was created to summon the inner goddess, confidence, empowerment and stage presence in every pole dance performer.
With these 4 elements mastered, Claudia believes it will create a sensually inspired, injury free pole dancer, ready to take the next step in their career, whether it be performing, competing, teaching, or dancing specifically for personal growth.
She has a passion for creating longevity in pole dancers, building lasting relationships with her students and encouraging innovative organic movement in every mover she works with.
Claudia strives to be a continuous inspiration in the pole community and create a safe space for all of her students to express themselves the way that makes them feel best in her workshops.
USPDF Pro Qualified 2017
Miss Pole Dance America Troupe Champion 2015
Pacific Pole Championships Level 4 Gold Medalist 2014
Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma Silver Medalist 2014
Miss Texas Pole Star "Miss Trickster" 2013
Miss Texas Pole Star Bronze Medalist 2013
Galveston Bay Pole Free-Style Gold Medalist 2013
Galveston Bay Pole Free-Style Crowd Favorite 2013
Miss Texas Pole Star Silver Medalist 2012
Gemma Lux was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, FL. Influenced by her heritage. At the age of 4 she started Belly, Tahitian, and Hawaiian dance at Donna Marie’s School of Dance. She fell in love with the art and danced in these genres for almost 10 years before going on to cheerleading and gymnastics as a teenager.
While searching for a new passion as an adult, she discovered pole dancing classes and became a dedicated student at Impulse Pole Dance Studios.
It didn’t take very long for her to recognize just how incredible pole dancing is.
She started teaching just 6 months into her journey and soon after took a chance to follow her dreams.
She resigned from her corporate life in 2013 to become a full time Instructor and Manager at Impulse Pole Dance, Brandon FL.
Gemma now also competes at a professional level & is USPDF's Miss Sexy 2017. She is a Cleo’s Rock N’ Pole Instructor, performs with Burlesque Troupe Femme’s & Follies as their Pole-esque performer.
Gemma’s personality shines as a teacher who can relate to all types of students. She enjoys helping people reach their goals, find their sexy side (especially), and strives to inspire and enrich lives all over the world.
Jordan Kensley is a California-based pole dancer and instructor.
She discovered pole dancing from a YouTube video in the summer of 2012 and, with no prior movement experience, decided then and there that she needed to be able to “do that”.
From that first spark of interest, her passion for pole has grown and she has become a resident instructor at the world famous studios: Aeriform Arts, BeSpun, Cleo's Rock'n'Pole, and The Vertitude, as well as a touring instructor internationally.
Jordan strives to embody the athlete, the artist, and the goddess in every dance.
Her goal as an instructor is to help her students realize those same qualities in themselves.
The journey through her Pole Dancing career has made her appreciate movement, especially in the form of free styling, heel clacks, and her signature sexy ballistic style. She has met so many inspiring people within this community and is looking forward to meeting many more in the years to come.
Known throughout the world for her emotive style, grace and creative storytelling, Natasha is a late fitness bloomer who took her first pole class at 29 with no prior dance, gymnastics or fitness training.
Natasha teaches at BeSpun in Los Angeles, CA and is a featured instructor with OpenDance Academy and X-Pole TV. She is certified by elevatED, Floor Flow, Pole Moves and X-Pert, and is an X-Pole Athlete and a Brand Ambassador for MilaKrasna, 21 grams Activewear, ADAM.L and Denver Circus Supply.
2018 IPC Pole Art Champion
2015 IPDFA Instructor of the Year
2015 PWN Inspirational Artist of the Year
2014 PWN Female Performance Artist of the Year
2014 PWN Inspirational Artist of the Year
2013 IPC Ultimate Champion
2012 Pole Art Runner-Up
2011 US Pole Dance Champion
2010 USPDF West Coast Champion
2010 California Pole Dance Champion
2010 East Meets West 'Pole-AM' Champion
Phoenix Kazree a is native of Los Angeles, CA.
She is a former gymnast and is trained in classical, contemporary and ethnic dance styles.
Her dance training includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance School, Joffrey Ballet, The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and 2 years on scholarship with Bella Lewitzky.
Phoenix has been been dancing professionally and teaching dance since graduating high school.
For 13 years she traveled the US, Canada, Mexico and Taipei with the touring company of a hit Broadway show.
Phoenix was a finalist in Pole World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, the 2013, 2012, and 2011 Pole Art competitions in Helsinki, Finland in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the the two time vice champion of the 2012 and 2011 American Pole Fitness Championships.
Phoenix was awarded for "Best Show" at Aerial Pole International Competition 2012 in Bern, Switzerland.
She is the 2011 California Pole Dance Champion. She also earned the award for "Pole Athlete of the Year" at the APFC 2011 and La Pole Battle Montreal 2011.
Sasja embarked on her pole journey in December of 2009 as a student and became an instructor after only 4 months.
Having no athletic or dance background, she took to the pole like a fish to water, becoming 2013 California Pole Dance Champion, 2014 National Aerial Pole Art Champion, 2014 Ink-N-Iron Champion and 2017 Pole Theatre Iceland Classique Pro Champion.
This three time consecutive National Pole Champion and now International Pole Champion, has performed at Coachella Music Festival in 2016 with recording artist, Halsey, choreographed a pole dance segment for Christina Applegate on funnyordie.com and appeared on several pole dancing segments for network television including, Telemundo, Lifetime, Justin TV, a Fiat commercial and music video with Fergie.
Sasja has shared her love of pole dance across the nation and abroad, teaching workshops with emphasis on not only technique, but the necessary mental component, as true growth occurs from the inside out.
For someone who once considered shopping her cardio, she now has a deeper appreciation for the connection of body and spirit through the art of dance and fitness. "Every woman should give it a try. Your spirit will thank you for it.”
Tiffany Rose Mockler has dedicated her entire life to combining art with human performance.
She is a former U.S. National Team Member for Synchronized Swimming and has competed, taught, and performed globally since the age of fifteen.
Her love of music, human movement and dance led her to discover pole dance. She fell deeply for this beautiful art form.
Tiffany Rose currently teaches at studios all over California (including the world renowned, San Francisco Pole and Dance) in addition to her work as an Online Instructor for “Cleo’s Rock n’ Pole.” She is a cast member of “Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show” in Hollywood and has performed at the Playboy Mansion, for television shows, and music videos.
Her love and knowledge of the human body and nutrition is where her highest passion lies.
Tiffany Rose is a master certified personal trainer with a specialty in Corrective Exercise. She holds certifications from the American Council of Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She promotes the empowerment of women through plant based diets, sport and Rock n’ Roll!
Titles and Highlights
Current – Cast Member of “Tonya Kay’s Pin Up Pole Show”
2017 – Featured in “Pole Dance: Inside the World of Art as Fitness” Documentary
2016 – Miss Pole Dance America Troupe Division Winner
2016 – International Arnold Classic Pro Championship Silver Medalist
2016 – Featured Showcase Performer at International Pole Expo
2015 – Queen Mary Pole Dance Championship Silver Medalist
2015 – Featured Performer at The Playboy Mansion
2014 – Featured Performer for Alethea Austin’s “Live Dancing Girls.”
2014 – Queen Mary Pole Dance Championship Bronze Medalist
2014 – Queen Mary Pole Dance Championship “People’s Choice” Winner
2012 – Pacific Pole Dance Championship Level 3 Winner