She displays sensual movements while the audience applauds admiring her figures.
Beauty and style; the combination that characterizes her. From Australia, POLEGOOD presents Aurelie Marleene.
Aurelie, would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?
I started pole dancing in July 2014 because I was tired of going to the gym. I had always been looking for something fun and challenging that would keep me fit. One day I saw a pole dancer at a strip club. She performed a drop from the top of the pole and stopped right at the base of the pole. It was so unexpected, I was amazed. A couple of weeks after that, I went to my very first beginner pole class without knowing anything about it. I could not do the splits and was scared to lift myself upside down, but I was so hooked right from the start that I never stopped training since that day!
How is your life outside of sport?
I am a graphic designer with a passion for Typography. It makes my life quite busy but balanced: designing by day and dancing by night.
Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?
My biggest highlight was definitely being invited to compete at Miss Pole Dance Australia after winning the Queensland state heats in 2016. I had only been pole dancing for two years and I was up against my biggest pole idols. I was terrified, but it felt like a dream. That is when my love for performing on stage was born!
Any phrase identifies you?
Never stop learning.
According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?
There are so many benefits, but for me I would say it was finding something that would motivate me to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am so in love with what I do that I do not need to force myself to eat healthy or get a lot of sleep. It comes naturally. I used to struggle a lot with my nutrition.
With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?
I am already quite strong, so I do not do any strength activity outside of pole. But it takes a lot of effort to maintain my flexibility. This is why a practice contortion and stretching for about an hour during each pole session.
What would you say to all those people who do not yet know the discipline of the Pole?
To anyone one that does not know what pole dancing is, I would say that is not what it used to be. It is a sport that is evolving so quickly and is so versatile that you cannot give it just one definition. I strongly recommend giving it a try if you are thinking of starting. Chances are you will become addicted and you will find your own style that suits you.
A message that you want to leave us?
Do what you love and do it with passion.
Awards, mention them:
Miss Pole Dance Australia 2016/17 and 2017/18 – Finalist
Miss Pole Dance Queensland 2017/18 – 1st Runner Up
Miss Pole Dance Queensland 2016/17 – Winner
* Full Name: Aurelie Marleene
* Birthdate? 08/07/89
* Where were you born? I was born in New Caledonia, a small island in the Pacific.
* Where do you live? I live on the Gold Coast, in Australia.
* Zodiac sign? Cancer
* Music you prefer? I can listen to any style of music if I think it is good!
Thank you very much Aurelie, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.
Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine