Monday, 20 February 2012

Pole Files Interview 18: Mary Kolacinski (Mary Aston) Pole Dancer

The 18th Pole interview is with the amazing Mary Aston Kolacinski. Mary was recommended to me by my 1st pole interview, Crystal Gibson. I started researching Mary and was instantly impressed. I went thru her youtube page and found some great videos of her pole dancing.

So lets hear what Mary has to say.

Quick Bio.

My name is Mary Ashton Kolacinski! I am 22 years old and married to an amazing man named Justin! I have been pole dancing for 4 years! I am trained in traditional styles of dance such as ballet,jazz,hip hop and contemporary. I placed 3rd in 2011 California Pole Dance Championship and I am a principal cast member in Girl Next Door LA.

The moment you realised you love pole dancing?

was during my first class ! I fell in love right away! I loved how challenging the pole was ... It kept me coming back for more!

Describe your style.

My style is more on the artistic side. I like to incorporate my dance experience to make it different ! 

Favorite move?

I love so many different things... 
Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?

Hmmm ... DRY HANDS! Firm grip! And I just recently found out how amazing iTac is! And MUSIC of course but that's a given!

Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?

I like excercise in general, working out is definitely my hobby. But I am also a hairdresser and I really enjoy my job ! I recently learned how to crochet so i have been making beanies and scarfs and things on my down time ! It's so fun !

Can't live without?

I can't live without Oreos ! Haha they are so good I can't resist.

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

a professional dancer in New York!!!

Favourite things of all time:

Movie: OK! I'm a HUGE movie buff ! I can't possibly pick one .... But if I must!!! Hmmmm.... Anchorman!

TV Show: I watch alot of the food channel lol... But my favorite sitcom is probably King of Queens

Musician: Adele!!!! Gosh she is awesome! I want to dance when her music comes on...

Album: Right now probably 21 (Adele haha )

Song: so many favorite songs ... I love anything that tells a story I can relate to and gives me chills ! 

Book: I don't read alot of books unfortunately. I read The Shack about a year ago and it was pretty amazing... 

Magazine: I don't have a fav

Food: I love FOOD! Anything... Mexican, Italian, Japanese yum yum ! 

Designer: haha I don't know! anything cute ... It doesn't have to be a designer !

Thanks Mary it was been great getting to know you better and look forward to seeing more great videos from you.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Pole Files Interview 17: Kimmi Kay Pole Dancer

Today I am interviewing Kimmi Kay. She is absolutely full of energy and excitement, she has an amazing positive aura about her. I have been so lucky to be able to train with her and learn from her.

So here is some more about Kimmi.....

Quick Bio.

My name is Kimmi Kay and i am 27 years old and am the advance instructor for
Polarise Dance Fitness Studio In Newcastle. I am the 2nd runner up in
the Newcastle Pole Championships 2011. I do many competetions because
I just love performing and love hearing the cheers and claps of an audience.
I also love meeting other pole dancers to learn new skills and make new friendships.

How long have you been doing pole dancing?

I have been doing pole dancing for 4 years and teaching
for the last 3 years

The moment you realised you love pole dancing?

Oh my god i was addicted the very first day i started 
I wanted to learn so much so quickly and 3 days of pole
a week wasnt enough for me haha so i decided
to buy myself a pole within 6 months of starting!! i was hooked

Describe your style.

I love dancing sexy and exotic. I have a background
dancing jazz ballet and latin so it makes it easy.
In my routines i usually do a gypsy, belly dancing or a bikey
chick theme. 

Favorite move?

Its usually the move ive been working on. But my signiture move is
serpintine and the iron cross (finally got that move haha)

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

Dew point and Dry hands!! oh and my pole girls of course!!

Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?

Love going to the gym. Love hanging out with my pole girls.
Love going out dancing non stop at a club. Oh and my family 

Can't live without?

My family- They mean the world to me, been with my husband for 12 years
and have a beautiful 4 years old boy.
Poledancing - I dont even want to think about the day i stop poledancing it is my life my passion and is the love of my life
Chocolate - who can live without chocolate?? 

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

I wanted to be a famous dancer....i dreamt of having my own studio and be proud to see my students succeed when competing and

Favourite things of all time:

Movie: AVATAR especially in 3D, Silent Hill, Resident Evil

TV Show: True Blood!! 

Musician: Christina, Britney, Rhianna, Lady GaGa, Katie Perry omg the list is endless

Album: Christina - burlesque

Song: Theres too many i dont have a favourite....anything with a good beat  

Book: Anything Stephen King

Magazine: "Take 5" and "Thats Life" Its nice to read real life 
stories from everyday people....

Food: Sushi i looove sushi ....spend way to much on it so i
taught myself how to make it  now i can have it whenever i want it 

Designer: dont really have a designer....anything that shows off my figure,
something eye catching 

Thanks so much Kimmi, look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Pole Files Interview 16: Sass Kirkham Pole Dancer

I have had the great pleasure of interviewing Sass Kirkham from New Zealand. She wears beautiful costumes when performing, I think truly adds to the performance.

Here more about Sass.

How long have you been doing pole dancing?

It will be 5 years this coming April I think.

The moment you realised you love pole dancing?

I think it snuck up on me really. By the time I got up to three classes a week, had a pole at home, went to every show and comp I could here in NZ, and offered to be in the pole shows put on by people I knew, I knew I was completely and irrevocably hooked

Describe your style.

My practice and freestyle style is a bit different to my performance style because when I’m in the studio mucking round, it’s just for me, while I feel it’s important to take an audience and their potential needs into account when you’re doing a show. My stage persona is called Sassy Minx (there’s a fanpage on facebook, if you can find it) and that’s what I generally try and embody on stage – something a bit sassy, a bit fun, maybe a theme or a prop included. I particularly like using older music that maybe people haven’t heard before or certainly haven’t heard in this context – Dean Martin, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore.
I’m starting to explore more lyrical routines though; my last show routine was a slow one and my next one for a show in March is to another slow, melancholy tune. 

Favorite move?

Ooh there’s favourite moves to do and favourite moves to watch! For both though, I don’t think you can go past a well-executed extended butterfly; great lines, great extension, beautiful

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

I am a recent convert to Tite Grip and I LOVE it!! I went for several years without using anything but I wasn’t confident at the best of times with some of the aerial moves. I started using Mighty Grip, and then moved on to Tite Grip. I also need music that moves me!

Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?

I’m a keen runner (not fast, but keen) too. I like travelling as well when I can.

Can't live without?

My pole, running, and gym. My friends and family and partner. And chocolate

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

an author then an archaeologist. Or maybe both…

Favourite things of all time: I find these questions really hard to answer because I like different things at different times!

Movie: I have different movies I like at different times so this is tough to answer! I do love 10 Things I Hate About You though.

TV Show: At the moment, Supernatural for drama, New Girl or Community for comedy

Musician: Probably Bic Runga or Brooke Fraser (both are beautiful Kiwi songstresses and musicians)

Album: I can’t pick one!

Song: Fields of Gold by Sting

Book: I’m a fan of junkie books and they’re very easy come, easy go in my memory so I can’t cite a fav recent book 

Magazine: I don’t really buy magazines

Food: Chocolate 

Designer: I guess I'll seem hopelessly gauche to say this but I’m not really into designers because most fashion I see round flatters so few people and I’m a firm believer that people should wear things that look good on them, regardless of what everyone else is wearing.

Its been a pleasure hearing your story Sass:)

Pole Files Interview 15: Suzie Q Pole Dancer

Interview 14 is with the absolutely amazing Suzie Q. I had the pleasure of attending a class with Suzie Q last month. She walked into the room and you could feel her positive energy, I was totally inspired after the class. The way she works with her partner Toby J is truly inspirational.

Lets hear from Suzie.

Quick Bio.

Suzie Q is an internatioanlly renowned pole teacher and performer. She recently won the title of "Best Australian Performance Artist" in the prestigious Eros Shine Awards. A frequent finalist in the Miss Pole Dance Australia competition, she is now the proud co-owner of Suzie Q Pole Studio in Sydney and creator of "PoleCandy" Australia's only Semi-Professional level pole competition. Together with her partner Toby J, they form the stunning aerial and acrobatic duo "Allure" - Winners of the Open Pairs division of the Asia Pacific Pole Dance Championships in 2010 and featured on the 2011 season of Australia's Got talent. 

How long have you been doing pole dancing?

12 years

The moment you realised you love pole dancing?

The first time I turned myself upside down on a pole and got a huge cheer from the crowd in the club I was working in

Describe your style.


Favorite move?

Anything were I can spin nauseatingly fast.

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

Metho and my Spiderman cloth (a face washer with Spiderman on it). If ever you see me backstage, I guarantee I will be clutching it like a security blanket

Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?


Can't live without?

Toby J

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

"An exotic dancer"... Seriously, I looked up my "memory book" the other day and that was what I wrote under "Ambitions" at the tender age of 15!

Favourite things of all time:

Movie: Tank Girl

TV Show: Glee

Musician: P!nk

Album: Maybe Enya's "Memory of Trees"

Song: Walking in Memphis

Book: Lord of the Rings

Magazine: Women's Health

Food: Sushi

Designer: Ummm... I mostly shop at markets or thrift stores...

Thanks Suzie!!!