Sunday, 18 December 2011

Pole Files Interview 8: Kelly Yvonne Pole Dancer/Choreographer

Today we we have interview with the creator and director of Girl next Door 
a Pole Dance Soirée Kelly Yvonne. She Choreographers routines for some of the best pole dancers.

Check out the website.

Lets here a bit more about Kelly.

Quick bio.

My name is Kelly Yvonne and I am the creator, director, choreographer and producer of Girl Next Door - a pole dance soirée (GND) and Hide and Seek - a pole dance speakeasy. I am also a classical trained dancer who had retired before discovering pole!

GND is the first and longest running pole dance revue in the nation and will be expanding to other cities throughout 2012, including San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and San Diego.

I recently opened The Choreography House, which is a pole dance rehearsal and training facility located in North Hollywood, CA. This studio is operated and instructed by current members of the casts and provides a space for them to train and teach.

Lastly, I have also choreographed award winning pole dance routines for top pole athletes, including Natasha Wang, Laura Martin, Amber Richard, Karri Telford and Charley Crystal.

How long have you been doing pole dancing?

I have been pole dancing since 2009.

The moment you realised you love pole dancing?

I loved it before I tried it. I attended a studio recital and immediately saw the immense possibility of the art form. Over the next few weeks I signed up for classes at four different studios. Three months later, I launched Girl Next Door - a pole dance soirée!

Describe your style.

My personal style is lyrical, contemporary movement meshed with profound storytelling and a wee bit of acting. 

Favourite move?

Currently I am in LOVE with anything on spinning pole!

Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?

A few months ago it would've been Firm Grip but I am a recent iTac convert!

Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?

Choreographing other forms of dance. I am currently working on a musical for a web series produced by Subway Corporation and I am having so much fun teaching actors movement.

Can't live without?

My computer (I know...lame!)

Growing up I wanted to be a.....

Choreographer and Entrepreneur (tada!) It's amazing how our passions develop within us at a very young age. Ask any of my childhood friends and they will tell you that 1) I made them perform my choreography in my fake shows and 2) I was creating business models in elementary school. 

Favourite things of all time:

The Fountain

TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Musician: George Michael

Album: On the Jungle Floor by Van Hunt

Song: *right now* Work Out by J Cole

Book: The Tipping Point

Magazine: ANY fashion, design or architecture magazine

Food: Coffee or anything with caffeine

Designer: Alexander McQueen

Thanks Kelly, Love your work:)


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