thankyouAfter a month and a half of touring the world, I’m home! I’ve had the honor of meeting amazing pole studio owners, instructors and students from studios in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, and Norway. I’m blessed to be able to have the traveling adventures that I do! With thanks to everyone who welcomed me so warmly and to my management, Poles On Tour, who take care of everything I can’t keep a handle on when I’m flying every other day.

While I’m home I will be teaching at Shine Fitness, and over the coming months I will also be touring the US, including feature performances at Ink’n’Iron Nashville, a return to Femme Fatale, OH, a first visit to Enchant Vertical Dance, WA, and a Crossfit/ Pole mix up at Steel Monkey, MS! In late August I will be setting off again, this time for Central and South America. For more details, see my online schedule. To book me for your studio or event, please contact my manager Kristy at Poles On Tour.

Whilst in Las Vegas, I am offering Online Skype Lessons. These are one on one classes in strength & conditioning, pole training, and flexibility, for students of all levels. For more details, contact me here!

Jamilla Touring Australia & New Zealand

Not long now until I set off for my home country! I can’t wait to see my family & pole friends again. Below is my schedule. Make sure you book in quickly (with the studios – links are below) as the final places in my workshops are going fast! I am also available for private lessons whilst in Sydney, at Studio Exclusive in Chatswood. Book in for private lessons in Sydney here. Check out Extend Yourself for the next level of performance training: May 5 & 6 at Studio Exclusive. Book in here!

April 24, 25: Pole Blitz, QLD

April 26, 27: Pole Play, QLD

April 27, 28: Studio 27, WA

April 30: Studio Exclusive, NSW – Private lessons only

May 2, 3: Dynamite, NZ – Workshops & Hell on Heels Art of Tease Show

May 4: Studio Exclusive – Private lessons only

May 5, 6: Studio Exclusive – Extend Yourself Professional Pole Training

May 7: Studio Exclusive – Private lessons only

A Week In the Life of a Pole Dancer and Crossfit Athlete, Part Two

One thing I’ve learned in my time as a professional pole artist is that as creative as we are, we are also athletes. And being a successful athlete is as much about how you feed, mobilize and rest your body as it is about your tricks and achievements on stage and in the studio. There is no health, no longevity, without balance. I mix up my pole training with Crossfit and Strength classes at CrossFit Max Effort here in Las Vegas, along with as many flexibility classes as I can manage at Shine Fitness and Pole Fitness Studio. Pole and Crossfit BOTH require a level of commitment to achieve and maintain a high level of performance. The last year or so has been all about finding the balance of both, plus mobility, plus nutrition, plus rest. I can honestly say that what I have put myself through is only enriching what I have to offer as an instructor (I can’t wait to get back on the road again!). Here is a taste of my last week, which brought its challenges as well as its victories. But no matter what, each new day is a chance to take on the world yet again, and each evening is a chance to reflect on how damn lucky I am to be living here, surrounded by so much talent and passion, living my dream.

I am available for specialty workshops at your studio! For all tour bookings, please contact my manager Kristy at Poles on Tour.

Merry Christmas!

From sunny but chilly Las Vegas to all of you around the world, hoping you are with the ones you love for this holiday season. I’ll be back in the studio from tomorrow teaching Pole’Ography and Pole Fitness 2, as well as all through the weekend. Next week will bring rehearsals for a very special New Years Eve party here on the Las Vegas strip. It may be cold outside but I’m keeping very warm! Merry Christmas everyone!

A Window into a Pole And Crossfit Athlete’s World

Over the last week I recorded some of my pole classes and Crossfit training sessions. I have mixed highlights together over a short video clip for you to have a glimpse into a pole and Crossfit athlete’s world.

I have been a professional pole artist for over 14 years. Crossfit is relatively new for me, as I have barely a year of experience under my belt so far. This one year, however, has made a world of difference to me as an athlete on many levels – not just physically (though the changes in my body have been incredible too). I find the parallels between the two intriguing: both have a “reputation” in the media and broader public, a myth as it were, that not everyone is willing to explore or search beyond. The myth is EXACTLY why I stepped into these worlds and a big part of why I love them so much. Stepping outside what’s deemed “safe” inevitably brings more scope for growth on so many levels. Doing “just sports” is not for me. I don’t just want to excel at a particular movement. I want to be able to take that movement, and a whole bunch of others besides, and make them into a story of their own. I’m an artist at heart, with a love for physical expression. Along with that is a fascination for the possibilities and marvels of the human body, and how the mind and body are intrinsically connected. Both pole dancing and Crossfit challenge my mind every bit as much as my body. If my mental game isn’t on, my body won’t be up for breakthroughs that day. But if I can find that groove, that zone, that focus, then game on!

I hope you enjoy this minute and a half or so of my two happy places! If you’d like to see more of my adventures, please Follow me on Instagram and Facebook.