SO! I took Felix Cane's workshop today and she is SUCH a sweetheart (and hilarious, to boot)! She broke down the "Spatchcock" for us and voila! I did it!
The International Pole Convention was amazing! A HUGE thank you to United Pole Artists for hosting my artwork & products. I'm exhausted and I have no idea why I'm up doing this rather than sleeping. I'm still so excited! I also took Oona Kivela's workshop today and man -- what a warm up! :D So many good tips to practice.
I can't wait to share the techniques with my pole friends. Look! A photo! Big smiles all around! <3
Don't forget to enter in the button & art giveaway!
The instant I walked through the hotel doors, I ran into Lori Myers! She was so kind and sweet to me and we sat together for many of the performances.
Brynn Route is the cutest thing ever!
Kelly Maglia has been a great friend. Have you seen the collections on her website, yet? She designed many costumes for award winning pole dancers like Nadia Sharif and Natasha Wang! (I love being her website mistress as all her costumes are just AMAZING.)
Tiffany Hayden is the creator of Glitter Heels. These shoes are like candy for every pole dancer. At the convention, I bought my own pair.
I love this inbetween moment I shot of Phoenix Kazree
Natasha Wang wowed the crowd with what she told me was the "Jenyne Twisty Split."
A beautiful Jade split by Natasha Wang
Natasha wows the crowd with her beautiful Russian Split.
Bailey Hart descended the pole in this lovely pose. It ended up being one of my favorite shots.
I love Kelly Yvonne, owner of The Choreography House and head of Girls Next Door: A Pole Dance Soiree! Her classes brought me out of my shell.
NAGA-san from Japan can do a full routine in a SUIT! I have a soft spot for men in suits so my jaw hit the floor during his entry of the Spins & Trix battle!
Aijiro Tanaka a.k.a "I-G" is such a cutie! Sexy shorts and he did a SPATCHCOCK! Wowed the crowd!
Two of my pole heroes striking an amazing pose! Nadia and Mina!
AnneMarie Davies of United Pole Artists did a hilarious stand-in routine for Laura Martin. Napoleon Dynamite!
Karol Helms did a beautiful routine in an elaborate costume.
I ran into the beautiful Alethea Austin!
Oona Kivela righteously kicked my ass during her workshop. She is super human!
Felix Cane is the cutest being in the entire world. She should have a pole dance themed comedy routine! I adore her to bits and she got me the spatchcock!
After the convention, tons of workshops are still going on around Los Angeles. At Metamorphosis: Mind, Body & Pole, Kyra Johannesen taught a "pole swan" workshop. It was a challenge but lots of fun! (I am not a natural dancer. Boo!) And look! Marion Crampe and Mina Mortezaie came to class too!! (Thank you to Mina & Veronica for the large group shot.)
On 6/25/12, I took a workshop with Michelle Shimmy at The Choreography House! I love her blog and I love her style! Thank you to Kelly for the large group shot.