Candi Vastlik is an instructor at Fembody Fitness where she teaches Pole and Aerial silks. Candi has been pole training for 8 years now and can also be found performing as an aerial artist throughout Orange and LA County. Candi enjoys teaching pole and silks to her students, and loves to inspire others in reaching their goals and pushing themselves to their highest potential while in training. Candi has been training at Fembody Fitness for the past three years and has been competing for the past year representing Fembody fitness. She competes on the Fembody competition team as a professional pole competitor and has been nicknamed the “trickster” by her other pole competitors!! Candi loves to bring passion, character and commitment to all of her routines and is proud of the opportunities she’s been given to showcase her ability and love for the Sport. With her choreographer and coach Jessa Mendoza by her side, Candi believes the skies the limit when it comes to the unique style and performance level they are able to bring to everyone of Candi’s competition and performance pieces. Candi is honored to be a part of the “Fembody by Night” cast which is a Pole Show located in Orange County, Ca. and is now represented by J&B Entertainment and Management Company. She is also proud to be joining the International competition circuit and looks forward to continuing her journey with her choreographer and coach and with the love and support of her Fembody competition team family. Candi is now offering workshops to studios and conventions and can be booked at email@example.com
Stacey began pole dancing in 2008, and quickly fell in love with the sport. She splits her time between pole, and the two other loves in her life, her daughters. Stacey is Co-owner of Smoke & Mirrors Fitness in Orange County California, and is a Platinum Stages Sponsored Athlete. She dances as a principal dance member of Kelly Yvonne’s A Girl Next Door~A Pole dance soiree and her new show SEVEN in Hollwood California. She was runner up in California Pole Dance Championship 2011 (amateur division) placed 3rd in National Aerial Pole Art 2012 (neo division) was a finalist for 2013 Pole Classic in Las Vegas and 2013’s California Pole Dance Championship (pro division).
Eva’s background isn’t quite a dancer’s typical history. She started out with Tae Kwon Do at 11 years old. From there, she moved on to boxing, kick boxing, tai chi, Karate, and aikido. She tried ballet in college for a week, but got bored because she didn’t work up a sweat. But when she discovered pole dancing at 19 in Spokane, WA, her idea of dancing was redefined.
A couple months after her pole ventures began, she found Goddess Arts Academy and joined the performance team after just a few weeks. Since then, she has trained with many world renown athletes, performed on many stages with a wide variety of musicians and other performers, and started teaching pole after her first year.
Today, Eva is certified by Pole Moves as an advanced instructor. She owns and operates Cirque de L’Arcane, a dance studio and performance team. She also performs with Velocity Pole Art at a wide variety of events. As a Platinum Stages athlete, she can’t wait to begin her venture onto the competitive stage! Onward and upward!
Christina Aguchi’s career began in 2009 when she won the 2009 spearmint rhino entertainer of the year title. Ever since that day her career as a feature showgirl began. Christina travels 40 to 48 days a year to different venues around the world to perform one-of-a-kind shows which consist of high-level pole dancing, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop, gymnastics, and full theatrical costumes. Her love for the pole began about four years ago, and after she learned her first pole trick it became an addiction after that. Christina competes in both the pole competitions as well as feature showgirl competitions.
I love what I do and smile every moment on stage and I’m very excited to be a part of the Platinum Stages family; with them by my side anything is possible. - Christina Aguchi
Tonya Kay, The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood, is an award-winning actress, pole athlete, pro dancer, burlesque performer, danger artist and long-term raw vegan Chaote. She has acted, danced and performed her specialties on film/tv in the Lone Ranger, The Muppets Movie, Glee, House MD, Criminal Minds, The Voice, The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, Raze and stunt doubling for PINK. On the live stage this Michigan farm girl has performed in STOMP, De La Guarda, NYC/Los Angeles concert dance companies, has toured with Panic At The Disco and Kenny Rogers and hosts and performs her unique brand of dangerous burlesque currently as a Lalas Burlesque company member. Her pole work has appeared with Harry Shum (Glee) on Kev Jumba Takes All and in Luscious Maven showcases. She has been awarded Best Supporting Actress (2011 LA Movie), Best Comedy Ensemble (2012 Indie Intertube), Hott Hottness Award (2013 BMORb) and 50 Best Ecology Blogs (2012 Forensic Science Technician) for her staff writer column in EcoHearth environmental magazine. It is Tonya Kay’s life passion to push evolution, shape reality, exist in love and take the whole wide world along for the ride.
Anna started gymnastics at age 3 & competed most of her life. She began her formal gymnastic training out of Gymstrada and Excalibur in Virginia Beach, Virginia alongside former teammate, now two time Gold Medalist, Gabrielle Douglas. Anna’s life changed dramatically with a hip injury that altered her course of path as an athlete. It wasn’t until a few years later that Anna discovered her passion for Pole Dancing while becoming an “entertainer”. Only five months later she was given the opportunity to join the most successful feature company in the business: A-list features and Continental agency.
Anna Bowman travels all over the country performing at various venues in addition to competing in pole competitions having multiple shows, each constructed carefully to convey a story, using assorted music, costumes, props, as well as aerial silks. One thing that remains consistent through each of her performances: Anna’s trademark entrancing flexibility and acrobatic ability.
While she is home in Raleigh, North Carolina, Anna dedicates her free time toward training in aerial silks, lyra, gymnastics, ballet, and bikram yoga. Anna is currently collaborating with Cassandra Wycko, creator of TML…Turn Me Loose Fitness to develop & coordinating Pole Flexibility Enhancement classes & workshops for women of all fitness levels, which Anna will be instructing.
Words can’t express my excitement to be a part of the Platinum team. I am so incredibly passionate about pole and its development as a sport. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to advocate and continue to pioneer Pole Fitness. At the tender age of 19, I look forward to a long lasting career, filled with success. Thank you Platinum!- Anna Bowman
1st place Fitness division 2013 NPC muscle elite class
5th place Fitness Division at Arnold Sports Festival 2014
1st place MIss Pole Champ USA 2013
Miss VaydaKiss has stepped into the pole dancing community in 2007 when she started doing local competitions in and around the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania. Her very first out-of-state competition was in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Pole Fetish Competition with people like Becca Butcher and Zoraya Judd. She has since been teaching workshops and doing lots of other things to further her career and love of pole dance such as participating in showcases like Albright Colleges’ Kinetic Poetry annual event. She enjoys doing yoga and is in the beginner stages of learning more on aerial aparatuses, and also plans to continue with the competitive side of things whenever possible whether it be judging or competing. Vayda was the proud winner of the first ever Miss Pole Champ USA in 2011 which resulted in an exclusive contract with A-List and Continental Features that allows her to travel as a feature entertainer and put on shows all over the country!
“Accro”, naturally stemming from acrobat or acrobatics, was an identity chosen to define
himself as a DJ…Producer…Entertainer AND his affinity for pole and aerial arts. After
being exposed to the “pole world” years ago and intermittently learning a trick “here and there” it wasn’t until Shine Alternative Fitness opened in early 2012 that he decided to truly dedicate time and hard work into training. With no formal background in dance or gymnastics he works to become another talented male pole artist in a female dominated sport.
Certified pole and yoga instructor, personal trainer for women, and owner of Premier Pole. After making a name for herself on YouTube, Rhiannan’s signature dance style developed into advanced transitions between sexy body movement and physically demanding aerial tricks. Already with an understanding of fitness and the human body through her personal training career, it wasn’t long before Rhiannan began teaching pole fitness at a prominent studio where she fine tuned not only her physical abilities but her instruction skills as well. Rhiannan soon realized that the health benefits of practicing pole dance fitness are just as much emotional as they are physical and her passion for teaching deepened as she was touched by the effect of pole on her students’ lives. The women in her classroom; moms, professionals, old and young, of all body types and fitness levels, were losing weight, getting stronger, feeling sexier, and expressing themselves more confidently. Rhiannan Nichole’s Premier pole is also an online studio.
Celeste Ayers has always been a lover of dance and turned her dreams into reality when in 2006 she started sharing and teaching her love for pole dance to the women in her community. As a mother of 2 she found pole dance to be her escape from reality and couldn’t get enough. She had an Addiction and she needed to feed it. Celeste started looking into other avenues to share pole art in her community and found herself performing in venues such as Good Hurt’s Medicinal Mondays, FLY in Hollywood, CA. and The Playboy Mansion just to name a few. She was in love and wanted more of a challenge, and soon she was excepted to competitions.
Celeste is also honored to be a Platinum Stages Sponsored Athlete, and can be found at several studios in Orange County and Los Angeles; such as Fembody, Romance and Dance, Smoke And Mirrors, and Addiction Salon and Fitness studio. She looks forward to sharing the stage with this year’s amazing Athletes and hopes to meet some of you in class.
Shanyn Pollard is an avid pole dance fitness and aerial arts enthusiast, proud mother, circus school coach and business owner. She currently holds 2 titles for Best Pole Tricks 2010-2011, 1st Runner Up 2010, Best Performer 2011, Miss Pole Dance Canada 2011 and World Pole Dance & Fitness Championship Finalist 2011.
For as long as she can remember, Lulu has been dancing. She danced anywhere and everywhere. When softball didn’t work our, her mom signed her up for cheerleading. This is where she excelled, cheerleading involved dance, gymnastics and a loud voice. She fit all these qualities. She is a two -time National Cheerleaders Association All-Star Cheerleader. She has won multiple competitions with her cheer squad – Gridiron Rebels.
She discovered her new love of dance in 2006 – pole dancing. She was hooked from first spin. From there she competed in the very first Ms Xpose Fitness Preliminaries. Even though she lost, she was proud of what she had done and decided to show everyone that this isn’t just for the skinny gals. After posting her first 3 performances on You Tube, word spread like wild fire about her and the talent she’s got.
She’s been featured in Pole Dance Magazine Online and has had 2 interviews with Pole Skivvies. Along with other media outlets such as Inside Edition, Daily Mail UK, Closer Magazine. She had also appeared on Season & of the hit NBC show Americas Got Talent. She plans to make as much press as she can, spreading the love of not only Pole Dance/Fitness but body confidence and embracing the female figure of any size!
Heidi began pole dancing in the summer of 2009. Having been a gymnast until the age of 21, learning pole felt like a natural transition. She began competing in October of 2010 in the USPDF East Coast Regionals, placing 2nd and earning PRO status. In 2011, she participated in her 2nd USPDF competition this time as PRO. Later in the year she took 3rd place in APFC and earned Artist of the Year. Heidi then traveled to Finland to compete in Pole Art and shortly after flew to Hong Kong for the PPS Aerial Tournament placing 3rd. In 2012 she again traveled overseas to Switerland for the Aerial Pole International, earning the Best Trick Award. Pole has allowed her an avenue to explore strength, creativity, unique dance, agility, personal expression and a chance to travel the world. This year she has earned a spot yet again the APFC stage. What an amazing opportunity this sport has presented and many thanks to those who have supported her in the journey.
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