Crystal Castruita, a Colorado native, studied dance as a child and continued in the performing arts as she grew up. In 2012, while in Oregon, feeling drained by her day job she longed and searched for something new to give her a better purpose in life. She went on a blind date with pole dance expecting to like it, but not expecting the healthy long-term committed relationship it has become. She performed with and choreographed pieces for the Ecdysiast Pole Dance Company for five seasons and has won titles in professional pole competitions. Her love affair with aerial arts continues to flourish since moving to Las Vegas in 2016, performing in shows and expanding her aerial exploration to include additional apparatuses.
Born into a circus family, Ginger has been on stage since she was two-years-old; by 11 she began pursuing a career as an aerialist. Ginger’s goals took her from her family’s circus school in Toronto Canada to Circus Chimera, Pop Circus, LA Circus, multiple television shows, films, industrial gigs, and music award shows. In 2002, Ginger landed a pivotal role as an aerialist for Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba. Since 2002 Ginger’s solo aerial silks act has been featured in four different shows with the iconic Cirque du Soleil where she also contributed as a coach and choreographer both on the shows and at international headquarters. Ginger has partnered with some of the finest coaches, choreographers and artistic directors in the world. She brings with her not only an eye for technical perfection but an artistic sensitivity, not many posses. Although she is best known for her work on the aerial silks, Ginger is a multidisciplinary artist, coach and acrobatic designer with a strong systematic approach and the ability to deliver dynamic content.
Jamilla Deville is a pole original, a pioneer of the pole industry and the creator of the best-selling and multiple award-winning series The Art of Pole, which has "changed the game" for everyone from beginning to advanced instructors. From winning the Miss Pole Dance Australia Championships to releasing her groundbreaking series and creating her own studio in Sydney, Australia, to her work internationally today, Jamilla is a world-renowned touring instructor, winning Instructor of the Year three times (IPDFA, Pole Spin Magazine), and also Pro Poler of the Year (UPA).
Renowned for her strength, athleticism and grace as a performer, Jamilla’s understanding and mastery of such crucial elements of pole dancing as safety, body alignment, aerial fitness and balance set her apart as a leader in her field, making her offerings as an instructor invaluable to dancers the world over.
A multiple feature pole star at Pole Expo USA in the Showcase of the Stars as well as in POLE LEGENDS, a star of Mighty Grip and Merçville's The Pole Dancing Chronicles and featured athlete for CrossFit, Jamilla's legendary expertise and talent has inspired dancers the world over.
Champion pole dancer and aerialist for 17 years, Jenyne is one of the innovators of the industry and an award-winning instructor. Originally from Seattle... Jenyne began her love for circus after taking classes with the Aerialists, a group she began performing with after only a few lessons. She discovered pole dancing in an exotic club and quickly bought one for her home to begin teaching herself. In 2005 youtube was born... her videos were being posted and she inspired an entire movement. She relocated to Las Vegas and performed in Le Reve in 2006 then started her company, Mariposa Entertainment Artists to book talent at special events. She won the first US Pole Dance Federation championship in 2009 and earned silver in the world finals. Jenyne has now toured 54 countries instructing master classes, judging competitions, and performing. Cirque du Soleil called in 2012 and Jenyne created the Dirty Diana act on the first curvy pole apparatus for Michael Jackson ONE where she performed 5 years. She has been seen in music videos, movies, commercials, and on billboards, magazine covers, performed live with world famous DJ's such as David Guetta, Tiesto, and Paul Oakenfold. Jenyne also created the first ever aerial pole. Jenyne's talent and experience is unparalleled and her passion shines through in all that she does.
Lesley Vaughn was born in Mammoth Lakes, California and grew up in South America. Her family started a ministry, called ‘For His Children,’ that cares for abandoned children in Quito, Ecuador. After attending the University of California Santa Barbara, she moved to Los Angeles to work as a professional dancer. Soon there after she discovered aerial and fell in love immediately. She has since done live performances with Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez; worked on productions for Justin Bieber, Hiedi Klum, Daft Punk and Vitamin Water. She has appeared on various TV shows such as HBO’s Big Love, The Doctors, Hip Hop Abs and Disney’s Shake it Up. Lesley has had the incredible opportunity to have a resume of multiple Cirque shows including: ‘Zumanity', 'O' and currently 'LOVE'.
The lovely Luba hails from Moscow, and was originally trained in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet. She gained the title of ballerina at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy before making her way to the U.S. and becoming a famed and sought-after aerialist, with specialties in aerial straps, aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial duo hammock, and bungees. Before becoming a featured aerialist on Michael Jackson: The IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil, she was also an aerial soloist in Zumanity. Currently Luba performs with Mystere Cirque du Soleil production and other multiple companies throughout the world. She also teaches aerial disciplines to her students. She loves sharing her passion and skills with whoever is eager to learn the magic of flying
Leila has been practicing Anti-Gravity Yoga for four years. She got her Fundamentals to Anti-Gravity Yoga Certification at Christopher Harrison's Antigravity Yoga Lab in New York City. She then traveled to Los Angeles where she earned her Restorative Yoga certification from Master Anti-Gravity Instructor Trainer, Salina Bartunek-Andrews. More recently, she has been certified in Anti-Gravity Fitness Level I and Anti-Gravity Aerial Yoga I, studying again with Salina Bartunek-Andrews. Leila enjoys teaching all levels, and she hopes to have the opportunity to teach anyone who would like to try. All levels of fitness and experience are always welcome!
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Mathieu Bolillo is a highly skilled performer with 30 years of athletic and acrobatic experience and an insatiable drive to further his skill and push the human body to new limits. He has been featured at special events and television shows worldwide.
Winner of the 2016 US Aerial Championship in Innovative & Unique Apparatus, he made his Las Vegas debut in Cirque Du Soleil’s Ka and has continued showcasing his exclusive act for venues all over the world.
The performer, Sabrina Russo embodies enchanting charm and grace that began its shape at a very early age. A child of Italian parents - she was born in Switzerland and at the tender age of three years began her career as a classical ballet dancer. She was distinguished with numerous prizes and won a scholarship to the London Dance Academy at age 14.
At the age of 17 years, she received an engagement in the ensemble of the English National Ballet and danced as the "Youngest Swan" in the biggest Swan Lake production at the Royal Albert Hall Theater for the British Royal family. Sabrina extended her classical ballet and artistic skills to a unique performance with hula-hoop rings.
Now, Sabrina combines her elegant Hula Hoop act with a sensual performance while seamlessly changing costumes throughout the stage presentation. Her artistic skills, beauty, and charm will definitely entertain and leave one yearning for more.
Shyamtara took her first trapeze class in Wellington, New Zealand at the fledgling 'Circus House' and she was forever hooked!
When she moved to London she took every aerial class available in static trapeze, rope and silks at the Circus Space, which is now the National Centre for Circus, one of England’s leading circus schools.
On relocating to Las Vegas she was lucky enough to train alongside incredibly talented and generous people who encouraged her to excel and hone her skills.
She has performed a myriad of acts including duo straps, aerial silks, aerial hoop, trapeze, rope, bungee, group acts, solo acts, festivals, traditional circuses, cruise ships and nightclubs.
She worked with companies including Celebrity Cruises and Delyria, a Spiegeltent cabaret show, and had the pleasure of performing with Cirque Du Soleil’s One Night For One Drop in 2016.
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Victoria has been in the fitness industry since her teenage years 20+ years ago, starting out taking aerobics classes and soon after as an aerobics instructor herself. She has lived the fitness lifestyle ever since, always working out and being active, whether taking classes in the gym, at Shine Fitness, or weight training. Victoria also enjoys outdoor activities, from rock climbing and hiking, to anything else that challenges her physically. She even had a brief but highly successful period competing in fitness bikini competitions, earning her professional card in 3 different organizations.
She began taking cardio kickboxing classes 20 years ago, and 6 years ago became a certified “X-Treme Kickboxing” instructor, after which, she took over Shine’s “X-Treme Kickboxing” cardio class from its creator. She has a committed cult following of students dedicated to getting their butts kicked by her! She brings high energy and spirited personality to every class!