2017 FINALISTS

The following competitors have been chosen based on submission videos that were scored by a panel of online judges. This event will include two divisions: Amateur and Professional.

AMATEUR DIVISION

KAT O.

Kat fell in love with pole dance in 2010 after growing up in both dance and gymnastics. Since then she has escalated and has become an XPert and AFAA certified instructor and has been teaching since 2011. She is currently instructing at Lotus Fitness Studio and is a National certified judge for the IPSAF. She has recently placed first in the Exotic level 5 division at PSO’s Southeastern Pole Championships has performed at the Orlando Fringe Festival in the 2016 run of ‘A Pole Dance Revue’ and co-produced the 2017 production of ‘The Rocky Horror Pole Show’. She loves all things pole, science and pho!

CHELLE VIOLET

Chelle began her dance journey in 2013, when she decided to branch out from the circus world and try a pole class. She was instantly smitten and pursued pole dancing at full speed, eventually converting her entire living room into a two-pole dance studio. Today, her favorite aspects of pole dancing include the analytical process involved in movement and the satisfying flow state that comes with intense practice. She is known for her fluid, sexy, heel-clad style and her prowess on the spin pole. As a dancer, Chelle spends her time performing, competing and teaching at Dollhouse Pole Dance Studio in Minneapolis.

 

JENA CLOUGH

Jena Clough is a pole dancing mama from Cape Cod, MA. She is the owner and instructor at DreamFyre Pole Fitness and is a full time mom of two. Jena has been on her pole dancing journey for over 7 years and is enjoying every minute of it! Jena’s first competition was in 2016 at the inaugural Dance Filthy USA and then competed for her USPDF Pro Card in CT in 2017. She was also selected to perform in Bad to the Chrome 2017. You can catch her in the upcoming Northeast Pole Championships in Boston or traveling around Massachusetts teaching her technical style of pole tricks and exotic workshops. She is so thankful to be here and hopes to delight you with her performance.

BAILEY ELIZABETH

Bailey Elizabeth has been pole dancing just over 2 years, training and dancing at both Muse Pole Fitness in Columbia, MO and Mynx Academy in St. Louis, MO. She loves performing, but is particularly inseparable from her heels and sexy style. It is a dream come true for her to get to compete in Dance Filthy USA, and can’t wait to be a part of such an erotic night of pole dancing. You can find Bailey on Instagram at @bailey_el_.

BRITTNEY SPRINGTIME

Born and raised in Miami Florida, Brittany always gravitated toward the arts. She grew up drawing and painting and was attending magnet art schools where she studied Fine Art and Fashion Design. She discovered Pole a few years ago when she came across a video online. She bought a pole and taught herself the basics at home using YouTube. Soon after she found a Pole Studio, and her love for pole grew. What started out as a hobby has turned into her life’s passion. Brittany is a Classique Style Pole Dancer and loves the sexy, showgirl side of pole. She was part of the St.Barths Aerial Arts Show in 2016. She is a certified pole fitness instructor with XPERT Pole and Aerial Fitness and is currently teaching at several studios in Miami.

MADDY FRECHETTE 

Maddy Frechette is a pole dancer from Toronto by way of Detroit! She has been dancing on and off since 2012 and has always been a fan of exotic style. She teaches at PoleFIT Revolution in Madison Heights, MI and has traveled to perform and compete within the Midwest. She is very excited to put on a sexy show for the crowd at Dance Filthy USA 2017!!

PRINCESS JAE

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Princess Jaé has always had a love of music and the arts. Her interest in fitness and dance led her to Foxy Fitness Studio & Pole in Ocoee FL, where she regularly hosts twerk workshops. She has performed alongside a stellar cast in a consistently sold out show at the Orlando Fringe Festival, with her list of performances growing monthly. Princess Jaé also teaches chair classes and various styles of pole classes at Foxy Fitness Studio, with her favorite being exotic style.

LIZ HANSOL

Liz started dancing since she was a little girl, it was always a great way to express her feelings or just to escape from reality. As she is a very curious person, always wanting to learn new things, she tried a lot of dance styles. She took a few pole dance classes in Belgium, where she grew up. Liz moved to Miami last year and started taking classes at Pole Dance Miami. She likes the challenge and the way it makes her look and feel better. She became addicted and fell in love with pole.

RACHEL LANEY

Rachel started pole dancing in 2012 hoping to gain some upper body strength. She fell in love from her first class and has never looked back. Her love of choreographing and performing was quickly discovered, and she began to perform and compete in small events late in 2012. She currently teaches as an apprentice-instructor at Sheer Inspiration in Knoxville, TN.

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PROFESSIONAL

LYNDI RONGISCH

Lyndi Rongisch AKA @PoleFitMom is a self taught pole dancer and the Owner/Lead Instructor at Aerial Bombshell in Omaha, Nebraska. Like many women, after having children, she was self conscious in her post baby body. Lyndi discovered pole dancing in March of 2010 when she purchased a pole and started teaching herself in her basement. Her pole journey has been one of self discovery, self love, and something that has changed her life. She has been a featured performer in Pole Show LA, Pole Show LA Las Vegas, Live Dancing Girls, and has competed in The Great Midwest Pole Competition, PSO Central, and Miss Pole Dance America. Her experience as a Stay At Home Mom & Homemaker has inspired this performance for Dance Filthy USA!

BRITTNAI P.

Brittnai is originally from Seattle, WA and began her pole journey over 5 years ago. She is proficient in both power pole and basework. Her favorite moves are anything dynamic and surprising – bring on the drops, tumbles, and sassy heel clacks! Brittnai is proud to be a Pole Art USA world finalist, USPDF Pro Card holder, and two time Dance Filthy USA finalist.

ARCHER

The ambitious and excitable Archer is an instructor at the world famous Vertical Joes Fitness Atlanta in Atlanta. She started her pole career in 2009 and has since built her brand IPOLEPLAY in coaching and developing up and coming polers by giving them a place to learn, play and develop. She is also creative developer of H20 water based floor work. Archer loves pole dance in all aspects and invites all to come learn and play with her!

LEAH FRANKLIN

Leah has been a performer since she was very young. After graduating with a BFA in dance, Leah went on to become a freelance choreographer but she was still looking for something more. Leah discovered pole in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. She is currently the studio manager and an instructor at Muse Pole Fitness in Columbia, Missouri. She has been competing for three years and is the 2016 World Erotic Pole Champion as well as the third place title holder in the 2016 Dance Filthy USA. Leah loves to push the boundaries with all of her sensual routines and cannot wait to get filthy again!

JORDAN MAZUR

Jordan Mazur is a professional dancer from Columbia, Missouri, owner of Muse Pole Fitness, and co-producer and choreographer of Vertical Desires. She has performed and competed in many shows and competitions throughout the country and is excited to return for the second Dance Filthy USA.

PHEONIX RAINE

Phoenix Raine Dance Filthy USA

Phoenix is a former gymnast and Orlando based dancer. She specializes in lyra as well as gymnastics/ contemporary dance adaptation to pole dance performance. Phoenix teaches various aerial apparatuses, hand balancing, and stretch and flexibility classes at multiple Orlando gyms. She has recently founded the Sempiira Performance Troupe, comprised of aerialists, gymnasts, and dancers of every style, which she hopes to use to expand opportunities for local dancers of every background, size, shape, and discipline. 

LUISA D.

Luisa studied modern, jazz, belly dancing and salsa in Zurich, Paris and Rome before moving to NYC and going to Broadway Dance Center. After taking a break from dancing, Luisa fell in love with the sensual side of pole dancing and feels most comfortable doing sexy moves on the floor and around the pole. Luisa won 2nd place in Exotic level 4 last year at the Northwestern Pole Sport Championships. Luisa teaches Exotic Pole and flexibility at Work It Dance and Fitness in CT and is the proud mom of her handsome two year old son.

LIN TUTU

Lindsey (AKA Lin Tutu) is originally a Ballet Dancer. She’s been dancing for over two decades, and has her technical degree in Dance. Lindsey went to the “dark side”, when she visited a strip club one night, and fell in love with not only Pole Dance, but also the art of stripping. She competes in Pole competitions both inside and outside of the club, is a mommy to three children, and is also the writer of the blog (and upcoming book) “From Pointe To Pole, A Dancer’s Journey”. Her piece is dedicated to the raw emotion felt when stripping for an audience, as well as how it feels to get off on being watched…and watching.

ASHLEY MARIE

Ashley Marie is a Pole Dancer from Miami, Florida. She has danced all her life, and began pole dancing in 2013. Shortly after she became an instructor at Pole Dance Miami and was addicted at always challenging herself. Ashley enjoys not only the artistic side of pole dancing but also the exotic aspect of it which lured her into entering Dance Filthy. She currently works with entertainment companies as well as attending the university and is planning on competing in the next year. Her Instagram is: _elasticity_