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Claire is currently competing as an IFBB Professional Athlete which is the most prestigious body in the fitness Industry. Claire a former WBFF European Champion recently won IFBB Amateur Champion taking both the CLASS A and OVERALL titles. With 14 years PT experience, Claire takes real pride in her client’s results and thrives on this passion which she demonstrates in her PT sessions. Whether it is weight loss, muscle building or simply improving Physical appearance, for Claire this is not just turning up at the gym, this is a lifestyle choice providing her clients with additional tools in dietary and mental stability. As a multi skilled performer and global dancer, Claire is not only a skilled fire performer, angle grinder, stole walker and podium dancer, but a champion competitive boxer. She plans to further her skills in stunt training, expanding her sports and fitness portfolio further.
World Champion Anna was engaged in artistic gymnastics for 13 years, winner and prize-winner of many All-Russian and International competitions. Master of Sports of Russia in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
1st place - World Pole Arts Championship 2017,
Italy 3st place - World Pole Champioships 2015,
China 1st place - Pole Fitness Hungarian Open 2014
Anna opened two schools for pole sports in Russia (Krasnodar).
World champion Mario Turco is an internationally renowned performer, coach and judge. His journey began in 2012, when he studied circus arts such as aerial silks and trapeze. He is best known for his spectacular shows which often include provocative themes of social justice. He also represents a new era in both pole championships and entertainment industry. Mario Turco is also one of the most accomplished and acclaimed pole artists in the world. His most recent titles include:
- 1° Place Drama & Overall Winner Pole Theatre Italy 2016
- 1° Place Mr. Exotic Moon 2017
- 1° Place Drama & Overall Winner Pole Theatre UK 2017
- 1° Place Classique Winner Pole Theatre Ireland 2017
- 1° Place Classique Winner Pole Theatre World 2017
- 1° Place Paranoia Pole Show 2017
- 1° Place Single/Double Expert and "Exotic King" at Exotic Pole Dance Contest 2017
Amy Greenley Aerialist and Acro Yogi is known as Amy Inspiral. 24 years old, born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, Amy has been an avid hula hooper for over four years, as well as a professional visual performer and instructor for the last 2 1/2 years. She also dabbles in other Flow props such as contact staff, dragon staff, poi, and fire fans. Amy is not only a keen performer, but also coaches children's gymnastics.
Kate Linsell is a pole athlete, Fitness Coach, WBFF Pro Fitness Model & Yogi. Kate loves being strong through her weight training and pole, whilst keeping bendy through stretch & yoga. Kate has 6 first place fitness titles including recently winning the WBFF UK Championships as a Fitness Diva Model. Pole was her first passion and has trained pole for just under 10 years at her pole studio & gym in Greater Manchester, UK. Kate also loves Wink Designs 💕💕💕
Jekaterina Oborina from Latvia, currently living in Denmark, Copenhagen has been pole dancing for 5 years with a 13 year dance background and 2 years figure skating. Poledance was her love at first sight! Currently Jekaterina is the vice president of the Danish Pole Sports Federation.
2018 Pole Emotion - Supreme Exotic finalist
2018 Exotic Generation Israel - 3rd Place
2018 Pole Theatre Greece- Winner Professional Classique
2017 Pole Emotion Riga - Winner Professional Exotic
2016 Pole Teatre Scandinavia - Winner Semi Pro Classique
2016 Pole Dance Competition Denmark - Winner Semi Pro Entertainment
Josiah Grant "Bad Azz"
Josiah Bad Azz is a world renowned pole artist that is gifted with an amazing talent on the pole. Starting from the age of 7, Bad Azz would often sneak away from his scheduled gymnastic assignments to experiment with an unprecedented routine all on his own. Bad Azz secretly purchased his own vertical, retractable pole for his bedroom at the age of 16 as a self taught pole dancer, where his artistic flow took him where no male before him had gone. He studied insatiably to improve his craft.
Hip hop, gymnastics, ballet, and contortion lessons filled his high school roster of events, before and after class hours.
Bad Azz has been featured on the Doctor's Show. During this notable segment, the cast of The Doctors joked about men getting involved on the pole, and Bad Azz played the role a regular audience member challenged to try a trick or two. He has been a recurring guest on the Jerry Springer Show, again featured as a gifted anomaly to the pole dancing community. He has also appeared on ABC Family, MTV, TruTV,La Hair and his own series of pole instructional videos, and countless brief television appearances and interviews.
2015 National Aerial Pole Art Champ, 2013 North American "Elite" Champion, 2010 PoleCon Spin & Tricks, 2010 "3rd Place " American Pole FitChamp
4 times World Pole Dance Champion and fitness model Natalia Tatarintseva started gymnastics when she was just four years old. All throughout this time, Nataliia trained and competed in rhythmic gymnastics, and was awarded both champion of the city and a regional champion in her discipline.
She was awarded a Master of Sports in Ukraine Rhythmic Gymnastics, was 7 times Ukraine champion, and the winner of both the European and World Championships. Then in 2010, she started to teach flexibility at one dance school, and this is where she tried Pole Sport for the first time. The following year, Natalia Tatarintseva started to compete nationally, winning the People’s Choice Award for one of the competitions. In September 2011, she competed in Miss Pole Dance Ukraine 2011 and took out First Place. She then moved on to win many titles and also her own schools in Ukraine!
Sam King Mr Pole Fitness 2016 started poling 6 years ago without any dance, gymnastics or aerial background but since a friend dragged him to his first pole class he became obsessed and now spends as much time as he can upside down!
Sam is an official X-pole boy representing the company at a host of fitness conventions and was crowned Mr Pole Fitness UK at the 2016 October competition.
Sam has performed all over the globe at both corporate and private events, performing front of names such as Kate Moss and Simon Cowell! He has even appeared on BBC3’s show Bad Education, been featured on an item for BBC South East new, as well as in two music videos. Sam is a well-known name on the competition scene holding a host of titles and trophies.
Ashley Fox, 28, is the Owner of Foxy Fitness and Pole Training Studios in New York & New Jersey. She is a competition coach, instructor, and cho
reographer. She has won 1st Place in the 2016 Paragon, New England Pole, Titans of Pole, and Atlantic Pole Championships. As well as the 2015 Atlantic Pole Championships, and the 2014 Pole Classic at Pole Expo. She strives to spread love, health, and empowerment through pole dancing.
World Champion Galina Musina was born in Tula, Russia in 1992. As a child, she started attending rhythmic gymnastics, music and dance.
In 2010, she went to study in Moscow, where she lives at the moment. In Moscow, she teaches kids rhythmic gymnastics and beginner pole dance lessons for adults. In 2012 she attended her first pole dance class, and now its been one and a half years since she's into it. During this period, she successfully performed in Russian competitions. Won first place in the Championship of Russia and the CIS in 2013. In 2015, she became the World champion.
The Winner of the World Pole Sport Championship 2015 (Beijing, China)
Winner of the 5 Cup of Russia on air sports Equilibrium 2013 category pole art.
2nd runner up in the Pole Sport International 2013 (St.Petersburg)
Winner of the Superiority of Russia and CIS air sports equilibre.
The Finalist of the World Pole Dance Championship 2014 (4th place).
Blaine Petrovia, 2017 US National Pole Champion and full time nightlife performer is based in New York City. In addition to performing in venues throughout the country, Blaine also hosts and produces his own show ‘Filthy Pony’, a circus variety show that travels throughout NYC. Trained in several styles of dance including Dancehall, Hip Hop and Contemporary. Aerial training includes aerial silks, aerial hoop (Lyra) and Pole Dancing. Available internationally and domestically for private lessons, workshops and performances. Instagram: @blainepetrovia
MoNika Ell an Albanian Cambodian mix athlete, performer and artist was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, USA.
His athletic history consist of: Pole fitness, aerial acrobatics, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, cross-fit, yoga and Pilates.
In 2013 he was awarded best male performer in Portland Oregon, 2014.
2nd at the prestigious Pole Passion "World Pole Dance Sport and Fitness Championship" in the United Kingdom.
1st at the Florida Pole Fitness Championship and 1st at The National Aerial Pole Art Championship.
He currently teaches: Pole, aerial and Pilates in Arizona his home base but also travels nationally and internationally to teach and perform.
International pole champion, 2 time national pole champion and 3 time state pole champion Gracie Buntine is a true dancer and has been involved in the dance industry for over 10 years on numerous levels. Gracie has been a featured pole performer all over the globe and has had features in documentaries, magazines, chat shows, music videos and tv shows. Gracie has become a globally well known and respected performer and instructor within the pole industry after only a short time. Her titles are:
2012 Australian Pole Fitness Champion
2013 Professional Victorian Pole Champion
2013/14 1st runner up in Miss Pole Dance Victoria
2013/14 1st runner up Miss Pole Dance Australia
2013 Miss Ink Victoria
2014/15 Miss Pole Dance Victoria Champion
2014 Aerial All Stars Champion
2015 1st runner up Aerial All Star
2015/16 Miss Pole Dance Asia Pacific Champion
2015/16 2nd runner up Miss Pole dance Australia
2016/17 Miss Pole Dance Victoria Champion
Ava Madison attended ballet, pointe, gymnastics and modern dance classes from a young age and began pole dancing at the age of 33. Deeply tied to the arts, Ava’s roots always desire the creative process. When not dancing she can be found creating one-of-a-kind dance and aerial related jewellery and treasures for the dance community. Ava creates all her works from her home studio and loves representing the home-poling community. Self taught aerialist, entrepreneur and mother of two, Ava Madison combines her experience, love for dance and her talent in the arts to inspire others into pursuing healthy living and expressionism through the movement arts.
Brian Wolf has been poling for about 3 years and trains at numerous studios around southern California. He has a background in Vogue, Burlesque, and Fire Dancing. Brian is also an international touring artist, sharing his craft and finesse with students around the world. One word to describe Brian would be "fierce" as he puts in his heels and dances his unique Russian Exotic style of dance. Brian trains closely with his pole coach and mentor Veronica Nichols and together he has taken titles such as 2016 Pacific Pole Championship Men's Professional Winner, 2016 National Aerial Pole Art Men's All-Star Champion, and The title of being the FIRST ever Mr. pole Dance America. Brian is excited to come on board with Wink Designs and loves to share his passion with the pole community around the world.
Mimi is 12 years old and started pole at 6 with Ruth Vass at Spin City Brimpton, she now also trains with IPAAT 2018 Winner & MPD UK Winner Daniel Rosen at IFA Pole and Aerial.
Winner of the Cheshire Aerial Championships Youth Category 2016 & 2017.
British Pole Superstar Youth Winner 2017
British Pole Superstar Competition runner up 2016 and Best Entertainer 2016.
Pole Theatre USA Pro finalist 2017
Guest Performer and first child to perform at Pole Expo in Las Vegas 2017
Guest performer at UKPPC 2015 & 2017
Certified Xpert level 1&2 beginner and intermediate Pole Instructor with Xpole
Guest Performer at Miss Pole Dance 2015 & Miss Pole Dance Pro 2017 - first child to perform
Guest Performer at IPAAT 2016 and first child to perform
Guest Performer at Pole World Festival 2016 & 2017 and first child to perform
Mimi hopes to continue training hard and she is loving her pole journey and she is excited for her future.
Donna Jane Walton has always had a passion for dance and fitness and with over 12 years of dance and fitness instruction continues to share her passion worldwide.
Her genuine drive and passion have lead her to work with major companies such as Nike Japan, Nike Women, UPN television network and a large listing of a major global recording artist.
Donna Walton has won titles in numerous fitness competitions including 2 x USA Pro Ms. Fitness, 2 x Natural Olympian, 6 x PNBA Pro Fitness Champion, 3 x Bikini Diva Champ.
Donna has taught all over the United States of America and currently holds the Northwest Bronze Pro Pole Division Title and Gold in Pro Division for Pole Dance America.
Donna also has sat on the judging panel for two of the biggest competitive pole competitions in the industry, both Pole Sport Organization and Pole Dance America.
Emma has been teaching Pole Dance since 2006, and also runs Aerial Classes; Silks, Hoop and Trapeze, Strength and Flex classes, Dancercise, Hula Hoop and Pole Aerobics.
Emma hosts her own International Pole and Aerial competition IPAAT in the UK.
Emma is best known for inspiring women worldwide with her amazing strength and pole ability and has had several TV and media appearances.
Emma got through to the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and wowed the judges with her amazing performance, please click on the link below:
Phoenix Kazree is a former gymnast from Los Angeles and is trained in classical, contemporary and ethnic dance styles.
Phoenix has been been dancing professionally and teaching dance since graduating from high school. Phoenix's latest accomplishment is earning the title of Pole Art Italy 2015 Champion.
Phoenix was also 1st Runner Up at 2014 Pole Stars Championship.
She is the 2011 California Pole Dance Champion, and the 2nd place winner of the 2011 and 2012 American Pole Fitness Championships.
She was a finalist in the 2011 and 2013 Pole Art, and placed 4th in Pole Art 2012.
Phoenix was also a finalist in the 2014 Pole World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Phoenix was awarded for "Best Show" at Aerial Pole International Competition 2012 and also earned the award for "Pole Athlete of the Year" at the APFC 2011 and La Pole Battle Montreal 2011.
Daniel Rosen winner of Mr Pole Fitness UK 2013 is known for his combination of flexibility, strength and grace.
Daniel wowed the judges on Got to Dance in 2014 with Kimberley Wyatt saying he has serious skill on the pole, she is in awe of his strength but he made it look graceful at the same time.
As the owner of IFA Pole and Aerial, Daniel now hosts workshops up and down the country as well as his own UK Pole Dance competition Heir to the Chrome.
David Skowronek was born in Poland 1983. All his life he loved music and dancing and in 2008 he decided to move to Ireland.
With a passion for expressing emotions and feelings through dance and without any professional dance background, he got himself into a hard training after seeing a pole dance show with friends.
In 2012 he decided to become a pole dance instructor and open his own studio in Dublin, followed by workshops throughout Europe.
- The All Ireland Pole Dance Championship 2012 – 1st place Male Category.
- UKPPC Grand Final participant 2012 - Professional Category.
- BPSC - British Pole Stars Championship 2013 – 2th place Male Category.
- UKPPC Grand Final participant 2013 - Professional Category.
- The All Ireland Pole Dance Championship 2013 – 2st place Male Category.
- Polenastics Championship 2013 -1st place Male Category.
- Mr Pole Fitness UK 2014 - 1st place Male Category.
- IPAAT - Grand Final participant 2015 – Champions Category.
- Miss and Mr Pole Globe Grand Final participant 2015.
Judge experience : POLE POSITION Italian Pole Dance Contest - Italy 2013 & 2014 - Pole Art of Poland - Poland 2014.
Sky Sports Dance Team
We were honoured to be approached by the Sky Sports Dance Team who have recently been touring wearing Wink! The girls said "This is the first time in ages that we've been excited about receiving our dance kit!"