Shaina has had a multitude of training in both dance and pole. She is the 2014 United States National Pole Dance Champion. She is known for combining her unique contemporary dance style with the beauty of fluid strength and grace.
Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Shaina has studied various forms of dance for over 25 years. Her professional training began in high school when she was selected to attend the VA Governors School for the Arts. After performing in numerous productions, Shaina decided to further her knowledge of dance and its history by attending Old Dominion University and obtaining her BA in Dance Performance. While in college, Shaina continued to hone her technique and performance abilities with Virginia-based contemporary ballet/modern dance companies from 2004-2009. In 2010, Shaina made the move to NYC in search of new opportunities in the dance world.
In October of 2012, Shaina took her first pole dance class at Body & Pole taught by a friend from her high school dance days, Marlo Fisken. She immediately fell in love with the combination of athleticism and grace and was selected to participate in the 2013 work/study program at Body & Pole of NYC. After completing the program, Shaina joined the Body & Pole staff as an elevatED-certified pole instructor. Known for her “legs for days” and stylized contemporary pole dance choreography, Shaina shares her passion through the aerial dance company AERA, her competitive performances and with her students.
- 2014 United States National Pole Champion
- 2014 Atlantic Pole Champion 1st Place – Professional Division
- 2014 Florida Pole Fitness Championship 3rd Place – Professional Division
- 2013 Super Shag Pole Fitness Championship 2nd Place – Level 3
- 2013 United States National Pole Championship 2nd Place – Level 3
- 2013 Atlantic Pole Championship 2nd Place – Level 2
Signature Flows – Intermedite/advanced $65 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Purchase this Workshop
Have you watched one of Shainas videos and are dyeing to learn something from what you have seen? THIS is your workshop!! Shaina will have a plan as to what will be included BUT if there are any requests she will gladly take them!! Students will leave this workshop having learned individual tricks that they have seen Shaina do in past performances.
Contemporary Floor Work – Beginner/intermediate $60 2:45 – 4:15 pm Purchase this workshop
Do you have trouble figuring out what to do when you are not on the pole? Whether you are working on trying to get from one pole to the other or just want to add some floor work to your repertoire for freestyle purposes, this is the workshop for you!! It will start with a 30-minute warm-up including some across the floor shoulder rolls of different variations and dive into a full-fledged contemporary dance floor workshop. (students are encouraged to bring pants/leg warmers/socks to this workshop) This workshop is OK for beginners and those not currently a pole student.
She is also available for privates at 120$ an hour for private or 150$ for a semi private (up to 3 people). Email jane at athena vertical dance for time slots.