MARLO FISKEN. A brand with style.

 

      “When you feel comfortable, it’s because you found your own style” … are the words of MARLO FISKEN, who with more than 10 years of experience in the discipline of Pole, tells us how she fell in love with the activity, and in what way It keeps its successful image in the world. 

For POLEGOOD, from the United States of America, MARLO FISKEN.

 

Marlo, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

Initially, about 11 years ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she went to a pole class and I thought that sounded interesting and it mostly sounded interesting because it sounded like sexy, it sounded like a place to explore a type of movement that I didn’t usually get to explore which is the more erotic sensual movement, I was a professional dancer at that time and go to the dances that sometimes you might do in a class, I have some sort of sexy element there, they’re not really what I wanted to explore and that I had often been told as a dancer that I needed to tone it down because I was little bit too much in that area so it seemed like the right place for me, so ultimately I was motivated because I wanted to I have a place where I can play with this sexy and exotic movement and studying.

 How is your life outside of sport?

well my entire life is based around my love of movement, I’ve been teaching movement for 18 years and I basically spend my free time learning about things related to moving and teaching, I find reading about various areas of interpersonal psychology which is very relevant to how you would teach a class or I am studying anatomy something because all of those things I’ve been very passionate about and they just feed my career teaching so my life outside of it’s a sport I don’t really consider what I do is bored at all it’s just I love to move and my life is based around it, that’s there isn’t much outside of it. which might sound sad to some people but when you really your absolute passion is your work it’s hard to say when you’re doing it or when you’re not because it feels like from every meal I eat nourishing me in a way that would allow me to perform my faster going to bed early so I have enough energy to be fully present and focused and vibrant the next day and it gives me framework in the motivation for the choices I make in all areas of my life that doesn’t mean that it’s strict I’d people often ask me if I have some sort of strict diet of balance and perspective and my relationship to moving and dance has given me a sensitivity and an awareness for how I should take care of myself to be the best possible.

 What were the best moments of your artistic career?

Well…if you ask other people that usually say it was my 2011 Ariel Pole National routine or the Boston Ballroom performance which happened I believe the next year and because those performances I think at the time they did push pole dance up a level because I brought in motion and flow ultimately to both to are in the ground and was regularly introducing shapes  that were new to the world at the time I like to think that the my best moments of my artistic career that it’s that there aren’t just moments that stand out that’s how it feels for other people like they have favorites but for me, the best moment of an artistic just anytime that I’m so excited about what I’m creating which likely happens a lot when I’m home.

   According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

I think for a lot of people it provides motivation and a source of passion which is really important that there’s something in your life that you are passionate about and that motivates you, because without that you feel lost and so pole dance for a lot of people just help them become more connected to them self. Of course there’s benefits such as being stronger, more flexible, but I mean you can do that through a lot of different modes of movement, but pole dance is a generally a solitary activity like it’s one person at a time on a pole, of course there’s doubles but, the that focus and it makes people challenge themselves and learn to pay attention to what they’re doing on the downside of that I think that pole dancing we have this community where there’s lots of pole dancers but I actually don’t spend enough time working together in classes and that’s something that I try to encourage because we can get very attached to  like this is my space and this is my pole and that is my move and that is unhealthy movement throughout human history has been something to communal it’s something to be shared and to celebrate it be celebrated together. Honestly I am alone most of the time I’m traveling I’m with can my partner but like we are alone or I am home alone training and it can be sad at times it can feel like I wish I had some friends around 2 just to be with and to move and so when with working relationship with their friends at something that I value and I think that it’s an important part of also the benefits of pole dances finding people who understand you feeling understood is also very important.

 How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in USA?

Well… I started before there was even a pole competition outside of a strip club; I went to the first pole competition that was outside of the strip club as a spectator in the audience, and the movement forms have diversified a lot since then and you can see people moving in many different ways with the pole which I think is great. There’s I think that a lot of people big head grumpy over the like the one with the way the sport evolved or how it gets divided and I think if you need to look outside of pole dance and look at other movement forms martial arts dance things that have been around a lot longer and you have innumerable approaches and that is okay it makes it rich you can be friends with people who pursue movement in a different way than you do, and you can respect what they’re doing even if you’re not interested in doing it yourself is absolutely no need to disparage or say negative things about the way other people approach their movement.

  With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I am just moving all the time, I go to the playground, I hang on the bars, I roll on the floor, but it’s in some ways I don’t look at mine on pole movement as separate from my whole movement I am a mover who is constantly learning studying going to dance workshops I’ve been dancing for 30 years and down Ike the desire for me to be a student until learn has never stopped so if I see someone who looks like a wise teacher who’s who moves in a very intelligent they’re using movement patterns that are sustainable and they’re based on very natural connections in the body rather than something that looks like it could be a bit too aggressive or damaging long-term that I’m interested in learning and studying.

  A message that you want to leave us?

…Well… first thank you for messaging me I think the messages that I like to share about pole or the people are sometimes too focused on finding their own style and sometimes that we like mystify style meaning that it’s like it’s something to search for and to look for but the reality is that it’s style is just what happens when you’re really comfortable with something, so when we see people that appear to have a very well-developed style, what do you see? You see practice, you see that they’ve spent a lot of time doing what they’re doing, doing their thing and not a lot of time spent trying to copy others so sure you might learn something in your practice it but the majority of the development actually comes from your own rather than trying to match what you’re doing to someone else when our focus is on what everyone else is doing then you’re moving into maybe a less authentic way of moving and also potentially a way of moving that’s not right for your body and I  don’t like it when I see people having serious and chronic injuries from pole or because they’re doing a lot of competitions their attitudes towards training are ultimately negative, I think movement and pole dancing you know it should be the happy place and if for some reason it’s not being is not a happy place for you right now it’s a good idea to step back, think about why you’re doing it and find a way to enjoy it, make it pleasurable move and shoes to pole dance in a way that is pleasurable for you if that means you stay on the floor the whole time cool, that means you never touched the pole, cool ,and also love being able to take pleasure in the movement means that you’re taking care of yourself outside of pole if you only pole dance if it’s a exercise taxing on your body because the nature of it is in balance we need other movement to keep us optimized for our dancing, so I can be seen at Marlo fisken on Instagram, flow movement of course.

   Awards, mention them:

Them they’re all old I was the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion, the 2011 Aerial Pole International Champion, and I was IPDFA Instructor of the Year couple years ago, but those are all like I said a pretty long time ago I think that my ability to maintain a consistently successful teaching career in this industry for 10 years and travel the world and I’ve taught in 70 countries now that to me seems like the biggest award that I’ve received because that’s shows work, hard work for a long period of time.

 

CREDITH PHOTOS: Kenneth Kao, Pole Ninja Photography.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

MARLO FISKEN

 

  • Where were you born?: I was born in Virginia
  • Birthdate? My birthday is June 1st
  • Where do you live?: I live in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Zodiac sign?: My zodiac sign is a Gemini
  • Music you prefer ?: The music I prefer is anything that makes me feel like dancing.

 

 

Thank you very much Marlo, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

OLGA LEFTEROVA. Ukrainian Style.

“Train not for honors and medals, train for pleasure and health”…These are the words of Olga Lefterova, a beautiful Ukrainian girl who combines the discipline of Pole Dance with her profession and her family. An artist with style … Ukranian style. We invite you to meet her, OLGA LEFTEROVA for POLEGOOD Magazine.

Olga, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

I was motivated by the fact, that for a long time I was training fitness but internally feel that something’s wrong, than I’ve tried dancing. And again it wasn’t completely mine, unfortunately dancing didn’t give me enough physical activity. For me pole dance became an ideal symbiosis of creativity and development in dance, and complex physical activities.

How is your life outside of sport?

I’ve graduated as a graphic designer, I work as a freelancer, and with pleasure combine these two professions. And the most important thing in my life is that I am a mother of a three-year-old child and a happy wife.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

If we talk about social networks, I’m publishing things related with the trainings mostly; I don’t like to share my daily personal life.

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

For me, pole dance is a very multifaceted sport. That’s the coolest advantage! Everyone can find something special for themselves. There are dance, plasticity, strength, endurance, flexibility… You can always find directions, wherein you can develop all the time.

How do you see the development of the discipline of Pole, in Ukraine?

Over the past few years Ukrainian pole dance has reached a very high level. I look with admiration how tremendously it’s mowing forward, especially in children’s sports. And I understand that children who are performing at the Championships now, in a few years will move to the category of professionals and soon it will take the form of professional sports at the Olympic level.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

Regularly I have stretching classes, and I want to add choreography lessons in the nearest future.

A message that you want to leave us?

Train not for honors and medals, train for pleasure and health, if you like the process, results will always be!

 

http://https://youtu.be/UciNhGq56iI

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Olga Lefterova

Where were you born?: Kyiv, Ukraine

Birthdate: 25.07.1987

Where do you live?: Lublin, Poland

Zodiac sign?: Leo

 Awards, mention them:

2013 – 3 place Ukrainian Pole Art Championship 2013

2016 – Certificated instructor Pole Dance Ukraine Pole Sport Federation

2017 – 2 place World Championship Air Power Athletics 2017 (category Pole Sport Professionals Women – A)

2018 – Finalist “Pole Art Experience” Category Professionals Women

2018 – Finalist “Pole Dance Show” Category Professionals

2018 – 2 place “Vertical Fit Championship” Category Semi-Elite 2

 

http://https://youtu.be/ygBQ50wZ6Ng

 

Thank you Olga, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- Polegood Magazine.

 

 

 

 

AURELIE MARLEENE. Beauty and style.

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

PERSONAL INFORMATION

* 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!

http://https://youtu.be/rb3IGGC-GoE

 

Thank you very much Aurelie, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

 

 

When the style comes from Latvia … ALYONA AMBER.

Beauty and style…

From Latvia, Alyona Amber tells us how she got to Pole Dance, and what this discipline means to her. Champion in different Exotic championships, invites us to know more, in an exclusive interview!

 Amber, would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?

I danced for many years and once agreed to a contract in a circus like show-dancer. Acrobats in the circus inspired me to try pole dance.

 How is your life outside of sport?

My whole life is a dance. At the moment I’m working on two works related to dancing. The rest of the time I sleep and eat. The situation is saved by travel. Traveling helps me relax and find inspiration.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

Two of the brightest moments:

My first performance at the competitions. I performed with the number of the snake at Pole Emotion competitions in Latvia and worried until competition day about 3 months. I will never forget how I sat on the stage and took a deep breath and gave myself to the dance.

Workshop invitation to Brazil. I never thought that I would travel so far. I was excited very much and this trip will stay in my heart forever. It’s very cool that the pole dance unite the dancers from all over the world and that there is an opportunity to meet everyone.

Any phrase identify you?

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

 According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

Any dancers and athletes have an advantage over people who did not do anything like that. Because they know their body better and are able to control it. But this does not mean that pole dance is not available to everyone. You just need to start and work hard. Pole dance is a very grateful sport. I see it watching my students.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I attend dance classes of different styles.

Awards, mention them:

3 ° place – “Zodiac Championship” Category Stars (Moscow) 2018

Grand Prix Winner – “Pole Emotion” Category Pro Exotic Show 2017

1 ° place – Semi Pro Classique& Overall Winner “Pole Theater UK” 2017

1 ° place – “Exotic Generation” Category Flow (Moscow) 2017

1 ° place – “Exotic Generation” Category Flow (Italy) 2017

1 ° place – “Pole Emotion” Category Semi Pro Exotic 2016

 

   

PERSONAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME: Alyona Amber

Where were you born?: In small and cozy city of Latvia called Rēzekne.

 Where do you live?: I live in Latvia, Riga city.

Zodiac sign?: Libra, but my astrologer says that this is not true

Music you prefer ?: I love all styles of music. At home I listen to classical music and Indian mantras.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” (Alyona Amber)

Thank you very much Amber, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine