| UCLA alumna’s pole dancing company defies gravity and expectations
Alumna’s contemporary pole dancing company redefines the aerial art in upcoming showFor UCLA alumna Jessica Anderson-Gwin, the pole is another form of the ballet bar.
Anderson-Gwin began taking pole dancing classes while simultaneously enrolled in the world arts and cultures program at UCLA and saw the moves on the bar as a form of balletic expression and, most notably, as an art.
|Cover of pole 2 pole magazine December 2009American Pole Dancer Mina Mortezaie
Mina Mortezaie from LA is the latest Pole Star to feature in Pole2Pole Magazine. This month Pole2Pole interviews Mina to find out how she became involved in pole dance, what she loves about it and where she thinks it will take her in the future.READ MORE
|United Pole Artists Dancer of the Month: January 2010 Mina comes from a background in Dance and Gymnastics. She has been Pole Dancing for over 2 years. She brings grace, strength, and flexibility to the pole. As a proud member of the Vertigirls, Mina performs in showcases all over Los Angeles and was recently featured in the LA Times.|
|“Get A Grip, Seriously”LA Times, May 24, 2009Review of the weekly pole show, Medicinal Mondays, at the Good Hurt in Los Angeles. The story features four professional pole performers, including Mina Mortezaie.|
|Pole Dancing: It’s Not Just for Strippers AnymoreWomen are Finding Pole Dancing to be a Wonderful WorkoutI’ve seen my fair share of Broadway shows and rock concerts, even the opera and philharmonic. But the other day I attended for the first time a pole dancing competition.|