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Nadia Sharif Featured Guest @thenadia33

Nadia Sharif believes dance is the language of the soul. One must first learn words in order to form sentences and then use those phrases to create stories. Finding the vocabulary to describe your being may take longer than a weekend… but with the right guidance and practice everyone’s freedom of expression can be found.

Nadia has traveled all over the globe as an elite pole dance instructor. She is known and admired for her unique and innovative style, memorable performance qualities and her detailed teaching techniques. Nadia invented the instructional method now known as Nadia’s Twisted Intensive. As a former electrical engineer, she approaches teaching from scientific perspective, allowing students to gain knowledge and understanding of the study of motion through various practices, exercises, games and discussions. Nadia’s goal as an instructor is to leave her students with an abundance of information and techniques that encourage them to create and hone their personal styles.


 
Suwasit Featured Guest

In the ever-changing world of Pole and Aerial Arts, Suwasit Ritthiphon is considered the person that professionals go to for proven results. Since 1997, Suwasit has successfully maintained a performance and competition career as well as an in-demand teaching, coaching, and choreography business.

This endearing Artist performs and presents in a class entirely of his own, with a style that is both sensual and dynamic. Suwasit is indeed part of Sin City’s remarkable landscape and history, a true Las Vegas icon as the Strip’s first male pole dancer, as well as the reader’s choice ‘Vegas Sexiest Butt 2012’ for QVegas Magazine.

His extensive dance background with Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (So You Think You Can Dance, Mariah Carey ‘Caesar’s Palace’), Missy Cochran (Michael Jackson ‘Live’), Paul Franklin (EFX at the MGM), and Stephan Miermont (‘O’ Cirque du Soleil), gives Suwasitan insight into being a cutting-edge choreographer.

As an Artist, he has performed in the multi-million dollar production ‘SPLASH’ (Riviera Hotel and Casino), and was the Featured Artist in ‘AZURE’ (Silverton Hotel and Casino). Suwasit’s awards range from PARAGON International Pole Dance champion, seven time U.S. medalist, and winner of Pole Video of the Year.

Mr. Ritthiphon has been and is currently a specially contracted expert for International Pole Convention, Pole Expo, and Aerial Expo. His work has been featured in shows including Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE, The Immortal World Tour, Zumanity, LIGHT Night Club, Franco Dragone’s Taboo (Macau), Fantasy Show, Pin Up Show, Zombie Burlesque, X Burlesque Show, X Rocks Show, Surrender Night Club, XS Night Club, The PussyCat Dolls Show (Las Vegas), and Jubilee (Bally’s).

In addition to providing education to other Performers, Athletes, and Artists, Suwasit broadens his craft with private specialty continuing education through one-to-one sessions with Jenyne Butterfly (1st US Pole Dance Champion), Christopher Harrison (Antigravity Yoga), and Delphine Gaillard (Flexibility Coach, Shine Alternative Fitness).

 

@Suwasit

 

Jeni Janover Founder and Owner of Liquid Motion

Jeni Janover is the founder and owner of Liquid Motion. She has proudly just turned 40 and lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. An XPERT and ElevatED certified pole instructor, Jeni has an extensive background in performing and visual arts, ranging from Classical ballet to sculpture. She graduated at the top of her class in the school of Fine Arts at Syracuse University. She began her pole dancing career in 2010, and was instantly addicted. Jeni created Liquid Motion because she wanted to develop a traveling workshop series that teaches students the fundamentals of movement through basic dance theory and exploration of natural instincts.

Jeni has taught her signature workshops all over the United States, Mexico and Canada. Liquid Motion workshops are a staple at well-known events, such as the annual International Pole Convention, Pole Expo and Great Midwest Pole Dancing Convention. Jeni previously served on the Board of the AERA Dance Foundation and has judged several pole dance competitions throughout the United States. Jeni believes that knowledge and education are the keys to bringing the aerial arts to the forefront of modern culture and is excited to be a part of the ever growing pole dance community.

 

 


 

Amy Henderson
2010 Miss Texas Pole Star Champion BGP Mighty Grip Ambassador @AmyHenderson81

Amy Henderson definitely is a Pepper (One of a Kind) performer. She dreams of performing and sharing her knowledge of pole performing all around the world. She brings face, fierceness, strength, control and shivers every time she hits the stage. Serving C.U.N.T. (charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent) realness, you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what she will bring to the table.

Amy is a self-taught pole performer. She started in 2006 and learned from YouTube watching such stars as Josiah Grant, Alethea Austin, Felix Cane, Pantera and Jenyne Butterfly. Since then, she has competed in many competitions, gained respect from fellow artists and self -knowledge about herself as a person and performer.

Amy has been teaching since 2010 at The Girls Room and Vertical Fitness Dallas where she has touched hundreds of lives through pole. She continues her journey traveling over the country to perform, compete and train.

 

 

 

@AmyHenderson81

 

Amy Guion Founder of Pole Sport Organization & X-Pole Athlete

Amy was a former ballet dancer and holds Bachelor of Science from Loyola Marymount University. She discovered pole dancing by taking a class at BeSpun for her birthday in 2008. Since then, Amy has spent the past 10 years training and competing in pole dance fitness both nationally and internationally. Amy is a U.S. Pole Dance Federation Pro, the USPDF 2011 Amateur silver medalist, California Pole Dance Championship 2011 bronze medalist and creator of the flexibility training program, Bendability Fitness. After co-founding Pole Sport Organization in 2012, she’s moved to producing competitions full time. In her free time, you can find her at the pole studio, doing partner acrobatics, or trying to sit on her own head in contortion class.

 

 

 

@amyguion

 

Torwa Joe aka Fiya Starta

Xpole Athlete, professional dancer & choreographer, pole historian and "twerk: technician. Torwa Joe aka Fiya Starta - named for her being "fire/hot" on the pole. She has been featured pole dancing on Lil' Wayne Concert Tours, Ludacris Performances, The Real Hosewives of Atlanta and the Braxton's Family Values. Fiya Starta is the owner of Vertical Joe's Fitness Studio Atlanta's largest facility for fitness for women and the creative director of The Sexy Circus pole dance production.

 

 

 


 

Karol Helms Online Judge @red_ke71

Growing up in the Charlotte, NC area, Karol Helms loved rollerblading, dirtbikes, and climbing trees. Typical “girly” activities were just not appealing to her. Her mother tried to get her interested in gymnastics or dance, but neither lasted for very long. She was a fearless tomboy and never let the boys out-do her in anything! Always into sports and athletics, Karol was on the track team in Junior High and most of High School. Her love of movement started when a friend talked her into trying out for the new High School dance team with her, and after venturing outside of her comfort zone, she went to tryouts with her friend. To her surprise, she secured a spot on the dance team with her friend and soon discovered how challenging dance actually was. She was immediately hooked! Soon she discovered that she loved performing and dancing was a fun way to express emotion.


In March 2010, Karol geared up to compete in the USPDF Pro National Championship in NYC. Taking the stage with so many talented ladies and friends in the audience, Karol was honored to be one of the competitors in this huge event. Again, her training and preparation paid off when she was awarded runner up and the title of USPDF Miss Sexy 2010. Karol travels all over North America teaching workshops at pole dancing studios and performing at various events. As an attentive instructor, Karol loves teaching others to find confidence and strength through pole dancing!

 

 

 


 

Brian-Wolf Online Judge

Brian Wolf, born in Colorado and now living in Los Angeles, California and is an avid pole athlete in the community. Brian begain poling in 2013, when he was introduced to pole by his mentor & coach Veronica Nichols. Brian is currently the title holder of Pacific Pole Men’s Pro Champion, 2016 National Aerial Pole Art Men’s Allstar Champion, and recently 2016 PSO Nationals People's Choice Winner. Brian has athletic training in: Pole, Hip-hop, jazz, jazz funk, vogue, burlesque, and fire dance. On top of competing Brian has also performed in numerous pole shows in California

 

 

 


 

Roz the Diva ONLINE JUDGE @verticaljoes

NASM certified Roz "The Diva" Mays has dedicated many late nights at the gym to becoming a stronger and healthier athlete. Pole dancing is her sport of choice, followed by TRX, strength & conditioning and flexibility.  Among her finest contributions to the pole world has been creating Dangerous Curves: A Celebration of Plus Size Pole Dancers.  Her talents have lead to a SAG membership for professional stunt work in Law and Order: SVU, The Big C and That’s My Boy.  She loves to teach obnoxiously loud classes at Body & Pole and IncrediPOLE, and trains clients at Brooklyn Fit Lab & Complete Body, all in New York City.  She’s also the subject of Dangerous Curves, a documentary featured by the New York Times.  When she isn’t half naked and sweaty, Diva’s making pancakes with Beyonce.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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