The tricks enshrine with a subtle energy, each figure seems to float in an atmosphere without gravity, and at the limit of balance, her body draws that flight that unleashes admiration. Today Polegood interviews Miss Filly.
What motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?
My sister wanted to start Pole Dancing and as she is 7 years older than me, I copied everything she did. I went along with her we were addicted from the very first class.
How is your life outside of sport?
I work many different jobs within the one industry – I am a competitive pole dancer myself, I work full time as an instructor at Pole Divas as well as a specialized competition coach. I am also Director of Training for Pole Divas and train up the new instructors and write class syllabus. It keeps me busy! I love to go away for weekends in the country when I can, and when, I tour I like to see as much of the country as I can.
Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?
Winning Miss Pole Dance Australia for the 2nd time was a highlight! It was a long journey to the stage with all kinds of challenges but it all came together in the end. The process taught me a lot!
Any phrase identify you?
“Balls deep”. It´s a motto my friends and I have that means “going all in”. You have to be passion. When you want something enough – go balls deep in it!
According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?
Pole Dance teaches you a lot about how you deal with fear, with the unknown and with stress. You can find the most amazing strength within you in pole classes or walking out onto a competition stage- strength that you might not have known you ever had! It teaches you how to listen to your body and trust in what your body can do and that is a very powerful thing.
How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in Australia?
Australian pole has come a long way! We are inventive, creative and have a great standard of competition nation wide. As more disciplines influence our craft the more varied the styles become and we are very accepting of both exotic styles and contemporary styles – as well as everything in between! It´s a great place to be ?
With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?
I pole dance both barefoot and with heels as I find both techniques very different – I will alternate training just floor work with pole combo training as both load my body in different ways. I stretch outside of pole as well as body weight conditioning at my partners boxing gym.
What does the Pole mean to you as an artistic expression?
Pole is cathartic – the best way to vent your feels, to show gratitude, happiness and excitement, and to fall in love with your own sexual energy and creative powers. The shows you can create can be for you or for your audience and both are validate by a supportive audience and community.
A message that you want to leave us?
Regardless of skill or studio, we should lift each other up, support the different and unique styles each of us bring to pole and celebrate our achievements as a community. #unitedbypole.
Awards, mention them:
Pole Championship Series (Arnold Classic) – WINNER 2018
Australian Pole Championship – WINNER 2017
Victorian Pole Championships – WINNER 2017
Pole Championship Series (Arnold Classic)- Women´s 2nd Place 2017
Australian Pole Championship- 2nd Place 2016
Miss Pole Dance Australia SOLO WINNER 2017
Paragon- International Pole Dance Competition WINNER 2015.
Australian Pole Championship – 3rd Place 2015
Victorian Pole Championships – 3rd Place 2015
Miss Pole Dance Australia SOLO WINNER 2015
Miss Pole Dance Australia Doubles WINNER 2014
Miss Pole Dance Victoria Solo WINNER 2014.
- Full Name: PHILIPPA RASIDI. @missfillypolediva
- Birthdate? 7th June 1987
- Where were you born?: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
- Where do you live?: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
- Zodiac sign?: Gemini.
- Music you prefer ?: Soul / Funk / Rock.
Thank you very much Miss Filly for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.
Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine