Instructors

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Jenny Bascos

Levels 1-7

Jenny Bascos was first introduced to pole dance at a local gym in New York when she was looking for a fun and challenging way to supplement her training as a professional dancer and yogi. She instantly fell in love with both it's physical rigors and potential as an individual artistic form of expression. Upon retiring from performing as a core member and soloist at the Metropolitan Opera and as a freelance flamenco dancer for 15 years, she moved to Las Vegas in 2010 where she currently resides with her family and shares the joy and expression of teaching pole dance technique and fitness to women and men at Pole Fitness Studio while being a full time mom to her one and a half year old daughter. Jenny's style and technique has been influenced by her teachers which include Fawnia Dietrich at Pole Fitness Studio, Wendy Traskos of New York Pole Dancing, Marlo Fisken of Body and Pole and Jenyne Butterfly.

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
Watching Students take a movement or choreography of mine and becoming creative with it and making it their own. I get inspired by students who enjoy the physical and creative challenges dance offers and who want to push me as their teacher to give them variety and challenge as much as I enjoy pushing them to get stronger and more proficient with their movement and body mechanics.

What pole move(s) are your favorite? 
Scissor climbs are great for strength and endurance. Jade split, twisted split handstand variations, spins on static pole.

Describe yourself in three words:
Disciplined, creative, joyous

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio? 
I enjoy the warm and encouraging environment that comes from the staff as well as the students who take class at the studio.

 

Alter ego: Jett

Quasi-ninja, dancer and athlete, Jett offers an alternative outlook to fitness. Starting off as a dancer w/the Metropolitan Opera of NYC, she later discovered yoga and fell in love w/its restorative properties. In 2008, she was certified through the Jivamukti method. That same year, she also experimented with pole dance and fitness and enjoyed it's athletic as well as artistic potential. Jett currently teaches both pole dance/fitness as well as vinyasa yoga. She encourages students to explore fitness with a playful sense of curiosity while always maintaining a strong technical foundation.


Olivia Black

Olivia Black began dancing professionally nearly 11 years ago. Falling in love with burlesque at a young age, she strives to keep that passion in style. After finding the motivation in the most unlikely of places she began training at the Pole Fitness Studio. Enjoying building the mental and physical strength in a beautiful place with her peers, she instantly fell in love, dedicating herself to extending her knowledge and style. Having moved to Las Vegas 8 years ago, she is excited to continuously live out her dreams surrounded by the talented and wonderful men and women in the studio.   

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
I love the moment when your hard work pays off. Pole fitness and dance have many different obstacles to overcome. They can seem overwhelming and intimidating; but when broken down in a positive environment, become easier to manage. That moment when you finally get it just as perfect as you want is priceless. You're entire face glows with pride and excitement.  

What pole move(s) are your favorite? 
Fireman climb, Butterfly, and SHOULDER MOUNTS! 

Describe yourself in three words:
Adorkable, Silly, Passionate 

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio? 
I have enjoyed every moment I have spent in the studio since the first day I walked in. It's a fun, dedicated, and supportive environment that I'd rather never leave.   


Alli Carroll

Alli Carroll is a choreographer, dancer, urban burlesque performer, video model & fitness teacher.  Originally from Missouri, Alli began training in jazz, ballet & gymnastics at 5 years old. Eventually she found & fell in love with hip hop, which has become her home.  Alli was introduced to burlesque while performing in the Kansas City Fringe Festival. This form of dance instantly became a favorite form of artistic expression, which led to the birth of her urban burlesque persona, AlliZen James. Then she found pole fitness while teaching dance in St. Louis, MO and things got really exciting. Being a woman of many styles & genres, she now travels, teaches & performs nationally combining all of her versatile movements to put on a show & help empower others!  She will  take you on an exhilarating ride that will pull out your grace & beauty, as well as your sass, sex appeal & ratchetness!  For the last three years, she's been teaching Twerkout, Video Vixen, Jazz/Burlesque, Hip Hop, Pole 1 & Sexy Chair classes throughout Missouri, Kansas & Colorado! She's been backup dancing & performing in festivals, drag shows, rap shows & making music videos with artists such as KStylis & Bill"C"Dadon, but she is now in Las Vegas to take it to the next level, as she learns from & teaches with the best in the business! Come take a class with Alli at Pole Fitness Studio!

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My favorite moments as a teacher happen daily but in different ways. Whether it's seeing a woman who came to my class with no self confidence, leave my class walking out like she's Beyoncé or a student really nailing my choreography or a trick & being so excited & thankful that I taught them that. That fuels the fire in my heart. That lets me know that every ounce of hard work I've put into this dance life journey of mine has been worth it. I'm living out my purpose & that humbles me. I grow as a performer because of the wonderful students who inspire me to go hard! 

What are your favorite Pole Moves: 
I'm obsessed with climbing, especially the fireman climb on spin pole! Chair Spins to back hooks are so beautiful & Hollywood's are fast & fun! 

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Mystical, Radiant, Unafraid

Why do you enjoy teaching at PFS? 
The energy of this studio is unlike anything I've seen thus far. It's a family & a beautiful, loving, strong, supportive one at that! Everyone here is encouraged to be who they are & to grow into their beautiful selves. With a leader like Fawnia, how can you not? She is beyond fantastic & I look forward to learning from the best!.

 

Alter Ego: AlliZen James

AlliZen James is an urban burlesque artist who is bold, brave, real, raw, authentic & basically in your face. Combining her hip hop talents with chair, pole, burlesque, Jazz & the art of twerking, she will no doubt pull your eyes on her & keep them there. Her name has meaning behind it. Alli is who she is, but Zen is where she is taking you. She's a blend of hard & soft, edgy meets innocent, feminine & masculine, aggressive yet sensual. She speaks through many forms of her creativity, but every message is bold & to the point. She likes to disturb the comfortable, while she comforts the disturbed, which is where James comes in to play. She choose James after her late brother, who never had a problem saying anything that needed to be said, which is why she enjoys creating choreography that really confronts the injustices of this world. She enjoys making us humans think on a deeper level. She also enjoys just getting on stage & being the Badass High Priestess she is. This Queen has no shame, no apologies & will trap you with her Zen. Watch your eyes, you might be awakened.


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Sam Dubinski

Sam was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada with a passion for dance ever since high school. When she started college Sam wanted to increase her muscle mass, but she hated the idea of going to a gym. Her best friend invited Sam to her very first pole dancing class and the rest is history. She fell in love with pole dancing because of the strength, grace, dancing, and gymnastics involved that kept pushing her to her limits. Sam started pole dancing in 2015 and became an official instructor at Pole Fitness Studio in 2017. As an instructor, Sam focuses on sharing her knowledge of pole dancing moves with smooth transitions and incorporating different genres of choreography. She challenges her students to not only become talented performers, but serious athletes. 
When Sam is not in the studio, you can find her being a full time student on the campus of UNLV in pursuit of getting a BA in dance production and management, which she will be graduating in spring 2019. She also is a member of a hip hop dance team, Culture Shock Las Vegas, which holds multiple performances throughout the year.

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My proudest teaching moment has to be when a student finally accomplishes a move they have been working on and when they feel amazing about themselves! 

What pole move(s) are your favorite? 
Superman, Pretzel spin, and Seahorse! 

Describe yourself in three words! 
Encouraging, Creative, and Dedicated 

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio? 
I love teaching at this studio because the instructors and students are like one big family. Everyone is so welcoming and encourages one another it is such a good environment to be in!
 


Sara Deanna

Sara Doyle started doing yoga when she was 17 years old. She instantly fell in love with the physical aspects of it, but later on decided to get her certification to teach because of the mental and emotional healing aspects of yoga. She knew yoga had something amazing that she needed to share with people. Sara recently completed her RYT 500 hour certification and is pursuing another RYT 300 hour course that covers the psychology of yoga, meditation, and chakra theory.

Sara started pole dancing at Pole Fitness Studio in October of 2014. She started it for fun, but soon decided it was something she wanted to excel at because of the physical and mental challenges it brings. To Sara, pole dancing is empowering and she can't wait to obtain her certification to teach so she can share that feeling with others. 

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My most proud performing moment would actually be when I first decided to stand up in front of people and speak poetry. I was so nervous and thought everyone would hate my poem, but I had people coming up to me all night telling me how much I touched them. I knew that night that I wanted to help people by teaching, sharing and speaking.... and also that I loved being the center of attention (blushes). 

What pole moves are your favorite?
Pretzel on spin pole is so beautiful. I also love inside and outside leg hangs. 

Describe yourself in three words:
Passionate, inspiring, raw

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio?
At Pole Fitness Studio, the teachers make you feel sexy and empowered, but they'll also teach you to laugh at yourself. While learning anything, especially dance, you have to understand you won't be perfect right away. That vulnerability will make you stronger and once you get through the uncomfortable phases of your development, you can really enjoy the feeling of confidence, sexiness and empowerment!


Kerri Ann Friedman

Levels 1-4

Kerri Ann has been a dancer on and off her whole life.  She first experienced dance through ice-skating at the age of three and continued until she was 15.  Intermittently during her ice-skating, she has studied jazz, ballet, and gymnastics.  Her dance experience further extended itself to social dances like ballroom, country 2-step, and ballroom dances as she grew older.  She feels that all of these various genres of dance have not only contributed to her pole dancing and instructional style, but they have allowed her to realize how unique pole dancing is to all of them.

Apart from being a pole dance instructor and soon to be competitor in various national stages for Pole Dancing, she is also the Technical operations manager for Pole Expo.  She is also a successful Entertainment technician and carpenter for various Las Vegas companies including: Cirque du Soleil, The Smith Center of the Performing Arts, PRG, MGM Grand Arena, etc. Her whole life has revolved around performance and entertainment. It’s about time she has taken it upon herself to perform as well!!!

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My favorite pole moment is when I truly help someone discover their abilities in pole.  Pole is difficult and a lot of the time scary, so helping people over come that initial fear and discover their own abilities is rewarding every time.

What pole move(s) are your favorite?
At the moment, my favorite hard move is the handspring dead lift from a climb and handspring variations.  The muscle groups engaged and different bending techniques feel amazing.  My favorite “easy move” is a cross ankle release or any of the cross ankle variations.  They are a beautiful way the rest.

Describe yourself in three words:
Sharp, Feisty, Dedicated

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio?
The girls and boys that come here are humble and sweet. Many are different levels in pole but it’s of no matter.  They all come with the goal to work out and have a great time.  The energy is electric and inspiring.  I've visited other studios and people are not as friendly or welcoming as we are.  It’s almost as if there is a competition between teachers and students occurring.  Pole fitness doesn't do that, and I feel subconsciously we don't encourage that either.  We're a family and we want everyone to be happy with what we provide them as friends and teachers.

 

Alter ego: Kerri N Fuego

Fuego's pole career is the culmination of many disciplines.  She began her dance career as an ice skater and gymnast but only discovered her true calling when her hands found pole.  She combines her developed strength and agility into dynamic movement as a pole dancer.  Her athletic exploration is never ending and is always collaborating with other feets like yoga, ballroom dance, and acrobatics. 


Trixie Lovett

What is your proudest teaching moment?
How can I pick just one, when every day I am inspired, humbled, and proud of my students? It makes me proud when a student steps on the stage in a competition, to be judged by others, and dances her best. It makes me proud when a student performs in front of her family and peers in a showcase, even though she's nervous. It makes me proud when a student goes home and dances for her spouse. It makes me proud when a student says, "I never thought I'd be able to do what I just did." It makes me proud to be a small part of such an amazing studio, that helps empower dancers every single day. 

What pole move is your favorite? 
This is a toss up! I love, love, love a Fireman Spin. I love it for the beauty in its simplicity. It is a foundation move that when you really "get it", it helps you to understand so many other more complex moves. I'll never tire of a well-executed Fireman Spin. My other fave is a Jade Split. The leg symmetry of this move is so clean. It's fun to teach and one of those moves that when it falls into place you feel like a million bucks.

Describe yourself in three words: 
Fun, Loud, Real

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio?  
I love the variety that PFS offers.  As an instructor, I have the freedom to teach so many different classes: from beginning through advanced pole dance, flexibility and stretching, to booty camp and conditioning. The variety helps me hone my skills as a teacher and communicator. The studio also has such a variety of students! Everybody is there for a different reason. And there is no set demographic either. Young to old, short to tall, big to little. Gals AND guys! Each student brings something different to the classroom and that makes teaching so engaging.

 

Alter ego: Madison

Miss Madison is a "shoot from the hip" kind of gal. Always ready for fun, you will find her playing, twirling and dancing. Madison is the unicorn. She is mystical, fun and unique! She will help you see the world of dreams and encourage you to follow your heart. She believes that there is passion to be found in dance. Her enthusiasm and infectious laugh will draw you to start (or continue!) your pole dancing journey. 


Imani Aliyah Montoya

Imani has been dancing all her life. She is trained in Folklorico, Jazz and armature ballet. This Texan has experience in pole but was first introduced to Zumba, Bokwa, Mixxed Fit and the ever fabulous Burlesque the Workout when she moved to Las Vegas in 2013. 

Before moving here, “the gym” and “working out” were words that made her cringe; they were a chores she had to do. But after being lead to the concept of dancing for fitness, her whole world changed. Fitness is now Amazing, Energetic, and Fun! 

It wasn’t long ago that she was an unhappy, unhealthy size 10 shy girl. Now she is a happy, healthy size 2 confident woman. She’s motivated to continue to improve her fitness and skills; Pole Fitness is a big part of that.

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My absolute favorite moments are hearing the words, “Look! I did it!” It’s extraordinary to help someone achieve a goal.

What is your favorite pole move?
The Hummingbird is so much fun.

What’s your favorite form of fitness?
I love Burlesque, but really I’m obsessed with all dance fitness forms from Zumba to Hip Hop- Whoop Whoop!

Describe yourself in three words:
Sexy, Sincere, Supportive

What attracted you to Pole Fitness Studio?
Fawnia has created a “my gym” environment at PFS. From the moment I first walked in I was encouraged to embrace my sensual side while getting fit. The support from the instructors is simply marvelous. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and intimate. Pole Fitness Studio is a unique health oriented experience.

 

Alter ego: Kitty L’Amour

The purrfectly polished yet feisty Kitty L’Amour was born in Paris, and raised in a strict catholic school for girls. Upon graduation she traveled back home to discover the liberating and enticing world of Burlesque. After living in the glamorous lights of the Theatre du Chalet and Moulin Rouge she traveled to exotic Morocco to learn the seductive art of belly dancing. Her adventures brought her here to Fabulous Las Vegas to be certified in a fitness hybrid where dance meets fitness. Now she breathes to inspire the world with her profound motto, “Toutes les belles choses sont sauvages et libres”-All beautiful things are wild and free. Set yourself free in her class, Burlesque the Workout. “Meeow”


Brenda Reese-Quaife

Since the age of three I grew up in my grandmother's and mother's dance studio training in jazz, tap, ballet, acrobatics, contemporary, hip-hop... you name it, I did it! By the age of 16 I became a professional dancer as well as I began teaching my own dance classes in Arizona. Shortly thereafter I moved to Las Vegas and dove further into my professional dance career at the age of 19. Showcasing in 12 shows as well as Go-Go-ing in close to every single night club on the strip. I have been in shows from Jubilee to 'X Burlesque' and everything in between. And have Go-Go danced in party venues such as Wasted Space, Light, Foxtail, Sapphire Pool just to name a few.

After performing in Vegas for just a few years I was picked up to dance in a band called '51Fifty'. We traveled the world! We were sponsored by UFC, Monster energy and Tribal Gear. We toured for seven years where I got to Go-Go dance my booty off! Quite literally with all my twerking lol. 

It didn't take long before I fell deeply in love with not just dancing but Fitness of all nature. I recently hung up the ol' g-string and became a personal trainer and dance teacher. 

I began weight lifting seriously by 20yrs old while still concentrating on my dancing. The two worlds melded together perfectly. After some time I decided to run with my passion of lifting and became AAAI/ISMA certified in training and nutrition. 

Simply going through the movements wasn't enough, I wanted to understand why and how to do everything properly and efficiently. I wanted to be educated on health and fitness. And wow, did my certifications improve my dancing skills!

Being in a cut throat world of professional dancing I learned so much about how to meet the standards demanded on us performers in shows. I found my perfect mesh of dance and Fitness and learned to really excel in both worlds. As the years grow on my passion becomes greater and greater. I now am a professional aerialist and moving into the circus world. Talk about well rounded knowledge on pushing your body in every way possible! If lifting isn't for you, let's dance, if dancing isn't for you, let's hang on things, still not for you, let's get stretching! I've got a number of tricks up my sleeve to make your fitness journey as amazing as mine has been.

It's my pleasure, passion and true drive to help others reach their goals just as I have. And not just reach them but to learn to become as passionate about their health as I am. Nearly 30yrs later and I'm still dancing, lifting and now flying through the air. Come join me! What are you waiting for?! 

What is your proudest teaching or performing moment?
I first moved to Vegas to perform in shows. Go-Go dancing came along there shortly after because it fun and extra money. In the beginning I was not all that good at it. People kept telling me I wasn't sexy, I wasn't cute, stop doing choreography, stick to shows, etc, etc. Something inside me snapped and said I won't let people tell I'm not good. I lived in the moment, stopped caring about the negative energy, or maybe that's what drove me. I danced my butt off to some amazing old school rock and roll jams. Next thing I know I'm picked up to perform in a band with a drummer and DJ. We were sponsored by UFC, Tribal Gear Clothing, and Monster Energy. We toured for about 5+ yrs. Not only was it amazing to break out of my shell and show people I could do whatever I set my heart to. But on that tour we performed in the Philippines for over 20,000 people. They were chanting our band name and each of us individually. Hands down the greatest moment I've ever lived.

What form of dance is your favorite and why?
Lyrical/contemporary. The music can really drive you... adding a contemporary element to it adds a rawness. You don't have to be so by the book. If a lyric from the song makes you feel like concaving into yourself and being ugly then you can and somehow it turns into something beautiful and moving. 

Describe yourself in three words.
Understanding, Energetic, Gemini

Why do I enjoy teaching at pole Fitness Studio?
Everyone is so kind. The moment I walked in for my first class everyone was so welcoming. It was like a family. The amazing energy between staff and student makes you never want to leave. It's an absolute honor to be apart of this family.

 

Alter ego: Dakota 

Dakota is a strong leader. She thrives on passion and strength. While she may be on the quieter side, don't be fooled, she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s simply quiet enough so you feel confident enough to express who YOU are through each of the movements she teaches. She will teach her ways of strength and Fitness while being graceful and alluring with movements led by dance. She wants you to feel just as strong and beautiful as she feels... she will guide you on your journey to express your inner you with each move you make! Let Dakota lead you to the best you possible!

 

 

Ana Regalado, alter ego: Miss Danielle Dee

Miss Danielle Dee was just a quite rockabilly/book worm who decided she was bored and accidentally stumbled into pole! After years of working out at traditional gyms, she started to feel like a hamster on a wheel…..run on the treadmill, weights stairs...repeat over and over....  One day she happened to walk by a pole fitness studio and fell in love with not only the pole community but also the way poles pushed her to explore body awareness. With every new challenge came more physical beauty and grace, and a touch of sexy of course! Ms. Danielle enjoys combining the sexiness of pole with some good old classic rock during practice and dance routines.

Also, now Ms. Danielle Dee doesn’t just go to the gym, she trains at the gym to be a better pole dancer! She hopes that as she improves, she will be able to teach others that they all have a beautiful inner goddess just waiting to have fun and feel sexy in her own unique way! The inner goddess in all of us is our super power!

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
Recently, I had a bachelorette party with three very shy and uncomfortable looking women. They kept making references to their age and body imperfections. I explained to them that no matter what, just based on the fact that they are women, they are FABULOUS! I asked them to truly believe in their beauty and to ignore everyone else in the room. By the end of the class, I could see them enjoying the music and feeling sexy.  Of course this mind set is exactly that made them sexy!

What pole move(s) are your favorite?
I love the Madonna! Trixie (a great performer/instructor her at the pole studio) taught it to me. It’s a simple move that goes a long way!

Describe yourself in three words: Smart, Cute, Curious

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio? 
Because it allows me to remind women that they are beautiful. No matter what is going on outside, at the pole studio, you are beautiful.


Erika Schwarz

Erika was born and raised on stage, hence why she feels like the world is her stage. Her heart for the performing arts developed around the age of seven when she first started to compete in Show choir and perform in musicals such as Annie, White Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and Phantom of the Opera. Along side that she grew up on horses and pursued a variety of sports throughout her life. Around the age of 24 she met Jenyne Butterfly on a night out and was introduced to the new art form of pole dancing. A beautiful friendship and mutual love of pole as thrived on ever since then. Through the years, Erika has developed an other strong foundation of the aerial arts, which propelled her into many shows and concerts debuting her love of pole and aerial arts. She's been a featured aerialist for such shows as "Bite", "Rose Rabbit Lie" and corporate events in venues along the entire strip and country. Moreover, she has been a featured entertainer who's created and performed pole acts and aerial acts for Planet Hollywood's "Sin City Comedy" show, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, award shows for the Cosmopolitan in "the Chelsea", The Smiths Center, Insomniac events, and night club venues such as "Gallery", "Marquee", and "Bond Bar". Now she still performs in aerial programs along the strip, corporate events, and has been teaching aerial classes and pole classes as well as getting back to an old love of singing and taking up a new passion for hand-balancing and acro yoga.

What's your most proud teaching or performing moment?
Many moments stand out to me and have become dear to my heart over the years. However, I would have to say my most proud moments came from being my first show contract that casted me as the principal aerialist in the "Bite" show at the Stratosphere. Other equally proud moments I've had come from being able to teach aspiring aerial and pole athletes that what they once thought were impossible skills are now possible. I love to encourage my students to tell themselves that "nothing is impossible, because I'm possible!

What’s your favorite pole move or combos?
- windmill into Jamilla split into body
Switch into inch worm into iysha

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Loyal, Artistic, Nerd

What do you love about working at Pole Fitness Studio?
Fawnia and the amazing and passionate instructors who put their hearts into everything they touch! Fawnia's energy is beautiful and it sets the tone for the entire studio. I am blessed to have been brought on to such a charismatic team!

 

Erika’s alter ego: Wonder Woman


SUWASIT

In the ever-changing world of Pole and Aerial Arts, Suwasit Ritthiphon is considered to be the person that professionals go to for immediate 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 enamouring 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 Suwasit an 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).

Every year, Suwasit’s sold-out workshops, private instructions, and studio classes total in excess of 1,000 hours of hands on training culminating to approximately 10,000 hours to date.

  • 2014 PARAGON INTERNATIONAL POLE DANCE CHAMPION.
  • The First Male Pole Dancer to be Featured on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • 2014 Pole Sport Organization Championship, Bronze Medalist.
  • 2014 National Aerial Pole Art, Bronze Medalist.
  • 2014 Pacific Pole Championship, Silver Medalist.
  • 2013 National Aerial Pole Art, Silver Medalist. 
  • 2012 American Pole Fitness, Silver Medalist. 
  • 2012 National Aerial Pole Art, Silver Medalist & Winner of Most Artistic Award in competition.
  • 2011 American Pole Fitness Silver Medalist & Winner of Pole Video of the Year.
  • What is your proudest teaching or performing moments?

One of my proudest and rewarding moments in teaching is witnessing my students grow and be apart of their journey to fulfill their goals and dreams. 

What pole move is your favorite?
I can’t favorite just one pole move. I love all of them! 

Describe yourself in three words:
Virgo, single, & available ;) 
Happy, passionate, & free-spirit.


Tara Starr

Levels 1-4

Miss Universal Dream 2013, CF-L1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer Tara Starr was born in Palo Alto, CA, and raised in the beautiful city of Manila, Philippines. A Vegas resident since August 2011, she discovered the art of pole through Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: Immortal” show. “I saw that girl on the pole and asked myself: “What the hell am I doing with my life?”

With an extensive background in performance arts and fitness, Tara’s strength as an instructor lies in her enthusiasm, flexibility, and general badassery. As Miss Nevada Universal Dream 2013, Tara’s platform was "to encourage a healthy self-esteem and self-concept among our youth". This philosophy carries into her teaching style. Tara’s main goal as an instructor is to help her students with their self-esteem and confidence, encouraging them to let out the inner warrior that lies in each and every one of us.

What is your proudest teaching or performing moment?
“In terms of pole? I would have to say that my proudest moment was this one time when I randomly worked the pole at XS while clubbing and these guys threw 5 dollar bills at me. I felt like a legitimate pole dancer then. Hahaha! Like, “Gee, Thanks! You guys really appreciate me!”

What pole move(s) are your favorite?
“Hmm...sounds like a hard one but I would have to say anything that involves doing the splits---pyramid, drop splits from the top of the pole, anything that requires me to spread it. Hahaha! Kidding. Oh and the pinwheel because it’s pretty, and Superman because flying is fun!!!”

Describe yourself in three words:
Goddess, Diva, Comedian

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio?
“Apart from the fact that everyone at PFS is like family to me, I enjoy inspiring people to let go of whatever hang-ups they may have about themselves and their bodies, and teaching them to love and accept themselves for the infinite beings that they truly are :)”

 

Alter ego: Asia

Asia is a former Miss Nevada titleholder, RockTape PMT-certified, and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, in addition to competing and holding a certification in PDIC Levels 1-4. A lifelong jazz and hiphop dancer, it was Michael Jackson's "Immortal" that finally inspired her to delve into the world of pole. Her dance style is best described as "sexy, flexy, and fun", and her favourite pole moves to teach and perform include body waves, hair flips, the Jade split, and the Spatchcock.

 

Jasmine Valencia

Hula Hoop Fitness

Bio Coming! 

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
As a performer, there have been plenty of times that I have missed a trick in front of a live audience. My proudest performing moment is when I can take a slip-up and make it seem as if it was intentional. Everybody makes mistakes but you just have to keep on hoopin'!

What is your favorite form of dance? 
My favorite form of dance would have to be the fine art of ballet. The elegance that ballerinas have in their performance is memorizing to me.

Describe yourself in three words:
Expressive, cheerful, helpful

Why do you want to teach at Pole Fitness Studio?
I look forward to teaching at Pole Fitness Studio because it seems to be a fun loving environment with instructors that are passionate about their art and teaching.
 


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Lauren Levine

Owner of PoleDanceFit, Inc., Lauren Levine actively pursues the development of innovative and effective exercise techniques. Her certifications include ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer & Functional Training Specialist. With specialties in Pole and Aerial, the motivating environment she creates in her classes along with her attention to each student as an individual allows participants of all levels to overcome boundaries and achieve results. Lauren loves teaching classes & seminars and performing while promoting pole and aerial dance as an empowering art form.

My most proud teaching moment:
This is a tough question, over 12 years of teaching I can't pick just one! I have to say generally, I love when a student conquers their first nemesis move.  There's something so special about that victory dance when you've watched them work so hard to achieve that success :-)  However every time one of my students performs or competes I am always beyond proud of the journey they took to get there.

What's your favorite pole move?
Machine gun! Because splits are awesome and this one is not done enough!

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Intense,Compassionate, Authentic

Why I enjoy teaching at PFS:
I love the beautiful studio and the energy each and every individual brings to it! To have a place to truly and unapologetically be yourself breeds the most creative, inspirational and incredible feats and friendships <3


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Jasmine Nyrita

Jasmine Nyrita is a dancer, singer, and full time mother. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where she took up gymnastics for 3 years. When Jasmine moved to Austin, Texas where she became very versatile in every aspect of performing arts. She took theatre, show choir, and dance in high school all 4 years. She went to Austin Community College and got into the dance department as well. She then moved to Vegas with her family and began her journey in pole dancing in 2015 and has been been her passion ever since. She brings a fun personality and a boost of confidence to every class! Get ready to have fun with this choir nerd slash drama geek and dance the night away!

What is your most proud teaching or performing moment?
My proudest teaching moment had to be when I walked out of the room and I heard girls talking amongst themselves about how much the love my class and could not wait for the next class to happen!!! 

What pole move(s) are your favorite? 
Butterfly, Flag, Handsprings, and any type of split

Describe yourself in three words! 
Passionate, Outgoing, and Optimistic! 

Why do you enjoy teaching at Pole Fitness Studio? 
I enjoy teaching because I love to see transformations on the body and mind. It brings joy to my life to see growth and happiness from just having a blast doing what we love to do.