Polegood presents Anastacia Timoshenko, sensual and talented, tells us part of her story, how she approached Pole Dance, her triumphs and the important moments of her artistic career. A story to discover. We invite you to meet her.
Anastacia, would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?
It’s a strange story. It was almost the end of my University life. I had already worked like hell for about a year in the office and did not have a lot of free time and energy for myself in everyday life. My dear friend Helen looked at me and told «Stop behave like you’re on retirement. Your life looks so boring. Add new colors in it. Try pole dance, for example». I said “yes” and forgot about it.
Some time after she went to a free tango class. It was so boring for her and being frustrated after the class on her way to the metro, she found pole dance studio. It was a momentous moment. Immediately she tried 1st pole dance class and have bought her 1st (and the last, as I can see) monthly pass. She came to me in the evening and shared her impressions. Then I’ve bought a monthly pass at the same studio (it was @elena_marso_school). Since that, I changed several studios, tried different pole dance directions, had some breakes in pole dance for 0,5-1 year, but that story I still remember.
How is your life outside of sport?
I am a Tax Manager in a huge holding company with assets all over the world (USA, Europe and Russia). As my hobby, I also sing and play the guitar when I have free time.
Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?
- 1st pole dance class – I still remember those uncomfortable feelings/elements/1st trainer as it was yesterday.
- 1st pole at home – the best purchase ever, “must have” for every pole dancer. Now I got 2 x-poles.
- 1st split – it was October, I was in vacation. For a long time I tried to reach my split goal and finally did it. After that step I thought that everything is possible. And I am not just amateur in sport. I am serious. I am more than an office worker – I’m a worker who can do split )))
- 1st pole dance camp – #MyPoleCamp (www.instagram/PoleDanceCamp). Only pole dance, you and nature – nothing more. We had very intensive classes with the best pole dancers from Russia and Europe. It is a great practice and wide experience. We were far from home, from everyday routine. I really recommend to everyone to dive into such adventure and let yourself to open your new sides and wake your inner demons.
- 1st deep hurt feelings – Negative moments also make us grow. I had a cold. And somebody was laughing at me while I could not get into pole element. After that, I was crying like a baby for a half of the night. I wanted to go away, never come back to pole classes ever. Then I breathe in. Breathe out. And told myself that I do not care what other people say.
- 1st performance – really huge step out of a comfort zone.
- 1st participation in commercial sport project – when you see the other side of the sport, you have chance to imagine the whole picture of this sphere. It was not especially pole dance project, but in close relation with sport. Really good experience.
- 1st championship – you are entering the next level. You try yourself again, mobilize your resources and share with the world a piece of you, the best you can do at the moment of preparation for the champ.
According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?
There are many benefits. Nevertheless, if to tell about the one – it is self-confidence. You start appreciate yourself and open yourself like a flower.
How do you see the development of the discipline of Pole, in Russia?
As many of us know, the pole sport is coming closer to classic sport disciplines and I think this direction has a serious future, equal to other type of sport.
About other pole directions (pole exotic, pole art, etc.) – I think, it will be deeper and deeper integrated into our live as part of performance as aerial acrobatics and dance. Already now, we may see aerial acrobatics performances as a part of huge important events on TV, etc.
Who knows, may be something even more creative will happened in the pole dance sphere.
These trends are relevant for Russia as well as worldwide, I think.
With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?
Dance classes without pole, classical stretching and sometimes I may add some circuit trainings. All the above is to improve my pole dance skills. It helps me to opens new horizons in learning new elements and add more beautiful lines during the dance. Recently I opened for myself frame up and strip dance – I really like it and try to add it to my dance on the pole.
A message that you want to leave us?
I would like to tell to beginners in pole dance:
- 1st steps – the hardest. Step by step it will be easier.
- If you started – never stop. When you come back – you’ll always will think that you’d better don’t stop.
- Fix your results from the beginning. After some time you will look back and see how amazingly you have grown. It will provide you a more energy in trainings and also serve as a good example for others who don’t believe in themselves.
CREDIT PHOTOS: Yuriy Bote PH.
Name: Anastacia Timoshenko @anastaciavictorovna
Where were you born: Russia, Tyumen region, Rainbow town.
Where do you live: Moscow.
Zodiac sign: Gemini.
Thank you Anastacia, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.
Vanesa S. Zylinski- Polegood Magazine.