Instructors

Polecats
Amaya Gonzalez Christina Dy Cleiza Fule
Duds Ignacio Georgina Rovira Hannah Villasis
Kyla Ortigas Kayleen Ortiz Kris Isaac – Flojo
Leeanne Arnaldo Margaret Chua Lao Myla Santiago
Nikki Dizon Nielsen Chua David Victoria Velasco
Guest Instructors
Sheng Belmonte Aira Bermudez Marga Llanera-Alaguia
Kiara Tesoro

Christina Dy

CD started pole dancing in 2007, and realized the need for a safe and more systematic way of teaching pole dance. She formed Polecats Manila in 2009, and together, sought to uplift pole dance education in the Philippines. CD together with the Polecats developed a curriculum that made sure that there is a right class for each student’s level. Pole dancing has dramatically changed CD’s life. She lost 20 pounds since she started and has never looked this fit and good. She is a teacher to celebrity students like Iza Calzado, Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin.

  • Viva Vertical IPDFA Instructor Certification by Emily Tan( August 2010)
  • Hong Kong China Pole Championship Judge (October 2012)
  • IPDFA Professional Member
  • Yoga Teacher Training: Yoga for Aging Gracefully by Leslie Kazadi (October 2013)
Workshops:

  • Hoop and Silk classes under Aerial Arts Academy (2010) Signature Moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Polesque Workshop by Crystal Lai (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Zen and the Art of Pole Dancing with Greta Pontarelli (December 2013)
  • Sexy Chair with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Femme Pole with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop with Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Yin Yoga Workshop: Stretching from the Yin-side Out with Victor Ching (May 2014)
  • Aussie Pole Styles with Amber Ray (September 2014)

Amaya Gonzalez

Amaya first tried pole dancing because of a new years resolution to start exercising. She found it to be the only work out that kept her interested and constantly looked forward to her classes. She took everything very quickly and six months later, she already started teaching regular classes. Today, she is considered to be one of the strongest members of the group.

  • 1st runner up – Singapore Pole Challenge Pole Fit category (2012)
  • Semi-finalist – IPDFA International Pole Competition Doubles Category (2012)
  • Finalist – IPDFA International Pole Competition qualifying round (2010)
  • XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training program by Marlo Fisken (2012)
  • Aerial Hoop and Silk Teacher Training by Symone Dolai of Pole Paradise Studio HK (2012)
Workshops:

  • Silks 1 and 2 by Symone Anastasia Dolai (March 2012)
  • Zoraya Judd (March 2012)
  • Signature Moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Pole Wish List by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Improv and Choreo Workshop by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Rotations: The Art of Spinning on a Static Pole by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Flexibility for Pole Artists by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Advanced Aerial Hoop and Silk Workshops by Ruby Karen of Orange County Aerial Arts USA (2013)
  • Beginners Foundation by Crystal Lai (April 2013)
  • Poetry on the Pole by Natasha Wang (April 2013)
  • Intermediate Tricks and Combos by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Polesque Workshop by Crystal Lai (May 2013)
  • Flexibility and Strength Training by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Signature Tricks Private class with Natasha Wang (May 2013)
  • Doubles Tricks and Transitions Private class with Crystal Lai and Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Private Class with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Private Class with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Future Flows with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Pure Spin with Nadia Sharif Doubles Workshop with Nadia Sharif Yin Yoga Workshop: Stretching from the Yin-side Out with Victor Ching (May 2014)
  • Lap Dance workshop with Amber Ray (August 2014)
  • Stretch and Flex with Amber Ray (August 2014)

Cleiza Fule

Clei started pole dancing in August 2011 at the newly opened 360 Fitness Club Makati. Pole dance was simply an item she wanted to tick off her bucket list, but she got hooked and continued to take classes. After an intensive apprenticeship program, she was invited to join Polecats Manila as an official member. She now balances her time as a banker in one of the top local banks in the country, pole fitness instructor and performer.
Workshops:

  • Pole Dance Technique by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Aerial Hoop Workshop by Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • Aerial Silk Workshop by Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • Improv and Pole Choreography by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Rotations: The Art of Spinning on a Static Pole by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Flexibility for Pole Artists by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • First Aid And Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Static and Spinning Pole by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Polesque Workshop by Crystal Lai (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Future Flows with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop with Nadia Sharif (December 2013)

Duds Ignacio

Duds got introduced to pole dancing through the Polecats 2nd Anniversary show, Polarity. When the second men’s pole workshop was announced, he did not hesitate and signed up. In less than a year, Duds got into the Polecats Apprentice Program and was one of the first applicants to pass. Duds formally debuted as an official member at the 3rd Anniversary Show of Polecats last November 3. Recently leaving his corporate work, Duds now follows his passion and continues to spread pole love as one of the instructors of Men’s Pole. Outside the studio, he also teaches yoga and does freelance market research.
Workshops:

  • Get off the Floor Workshop by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Pole Groove Workshop by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Zen and the Art of Pole Dancing with Greta Pontarelli (December 2013)
  • Femme Pole with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Future Flows with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Private Class with Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combinations with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop with Nadia Sharif (December 2013)

Georgina Rovira

George, started pole fitness out of curiosity last September 2012 after witnessing POLECATS Manila performed on an event. Ever since she has been taking classes under them. Pole fitness taught her to be persistent and it also gave her confidence. When POLECATS Manila offered Instructor Qualification Program for the second time, she enrolled and got her certification. Her main goal as a pole fitness advocate is to spread the benefits of pole fitness; may it be on pole and off the pole.

  • First Runner Up, Vie and Vault Amateur Division – November 2013
  • Champion, Polestars Malaysia Women’s Open Amateur Division – November 2014
Georgina Rovira
Workshops:

  • Poetry on the Pole by Natasha Wang (April 2013)
  • Flexibility and Strength Training by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Flexibility for Pole Artist by Marlo Fisken (Nov 2012)
  • Spins on Static by Nadia Shariff (Dec 2013)
  • Femme Pole by Steven Retchless (Dec 2013)
  • Future Flows by Steven Retchless (Dec 2013)
  • Dominatrix by Steven Retchless (Dec 2013)
  • Pure Spin by Nadia Shariff (Dec 2013)
  • Spins and Tricks by Amber Ray (Sept 2014)
  • Masterclass Tricks and Combinations by Marion Crampe (Dec 2014)
  • Pole Physics: Tricks and Fluidity by Josh Taylor (May 2015)
  • Pole’ography by Josh Taylor (May 2015)
  • Stretch, Activate and Open by Josh Taylor (May 2015)
  • Front and Back Lever Development by Yukari Cooperstock (May 2015)

Hannah Villasis

After 3 years in the banking industry, Hannah Villasis traded her corporate heels for training shoes. She became a freelance Digital Entrepreneur so she can have more time to travel and dance again. Hannah was a cheerleader in College and participated in Philippine Literary Dance Competitions in High School. Missing the challenges of dance rehearsals, and the euphoria of dancing on stage, Hannah sought for dance classes to get her back on track. On April 2011, Hannah attended a class at Polecats Manila for a blog feature. After a class, she finally found her heart’s desire and since then, became consistent in attending classes. In 2013, Hannah got invited to be a Polecats apprentice and became a member in 2014.
Workshops:

  • Champion, Vie & Vault 2.0 Duo Category (November 2013)
  • XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training Program by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • First Aid Training (April 2014)
  • Acroyoga with Poncho Cottier (May 2014)
  • Performance Workshop by Nadia Shariff (December 2013)
  • DominaTrix by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Femme Pole by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Pure Spin by Nadia Shariff (Dacember 2013)
  • Finalist, Vie & Vault Competition by Big Shift Studios (November 2012)
  • Get off the Floor Workshop by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Pole Wish List by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Melody Pole Studio workshop with Anh Le (Dirdy Birdy)
  • (Hong Kong – April 2012)
  • Aerial Silk workshop with Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • Aerial Hoop workshop with Symone Dolai (September 2012)

Kyla Ortigas

Kyla Ortigas has been a trained Artistic Gymnast since she was 8 years old. She dedicated her life to gymnastics and won a few medals in Palarong Pambansa until she was 17. After dabbling in cheerleading, wall climbing and flag football, Kyla still felt the need for a bigger challenge. In 2011, she found Polecats Manila and it was exactly what she was looking for. After a year and a half of training, she was invited to be part of the company. Constant training with Polecats Manila and international pole stars kept her passion alive. She won her first amateur pole dance competition in 2012 and she hopes it wont be her last.
  • Runner-up – Big Shift Vie & Vault Amateur Pole Dance Championship (2012)
Workshops:

  • Get off the Floor by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • First Aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Static and Spinning Workshop by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Poetry on the Pole by Natasha Wang (April 2013)
  • Future Flows by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Pure Spin by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)

Kayleen Ortiz

Pole found Kayleen year 2009. During that first encounter, she knew for certain that something amazing was waiting to happen. Fate took its course and today she teaches regular pole and aerial classes at Polecats Manila, a place she now calls home. Kayleen takes pride in sharing the truth that women possess the power to take charge of their own body regardless of whatever existing prejudice or stereotype. She believes that each class is an opportunity to learn new ways to fly and to conquer that which you once thought to be impossible.

  • Aerial Hoop and Silk Teacher Training by Symone Dolai of Pole Paradise Studio HK (2012)
  • XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training Program by Marlo Fisken (2012)
  • SemiFinalist – IPDFA International Pole Competition (2010)
  • 1st Runner up Pole Art Singapore Pole Challenge (2012)
  • Contemporary (Modern Dance) training at STEPS Dance studio.
  • “Panaginip” collaboration piece with AirDance choreographer Mia Cabalfin
  • Champion Doubles Category 2014 SG Pole Challenge
Workshops:

  • Pole Workshop with 2010 IPC Champion Mai Sato Viva Vertical, Malaysia (2010)
  • Silk classes with Tessa Yung Aerial Arts Academy HK (2011)
  • Signature Moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Get off the Floor Workshop by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Pole Rotations workshop by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Improv and Pole Choreography by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Masters Class on Improvisation with Genevieve Carson and Drea Sobke (AirDance, 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Advanced Aerial Hoop and Silk Workshops by Ruby Karen of Orange County Aerial Arts USA (2013)
  • Handspring Workshop by Natasha Wang (April 2013)
  • Beginners Foundation by Crystal Lai (April 2013)
  • Flexibility and Strength Training by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Polesque Workshop by Crystal Lai (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Signature Tricks Private class with Natasha Wang (May 2013)
  • Doubles Tricks and Transitions Private class with Crystal Lai and Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Dominatrix Workshop and Private Class by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Private Class with Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Performance by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Yin Yoga Workshop: Stretching from the Yin-side Out with Victor Ching (May 2014)

Kris Isaac – Flojo

Kris started pole dancing back in 2009 out of sheer curiosity. CD was a good friend and heard that she was an instructor, so Kris took her class and it was love at first spin. The curiosity turned into a deep love for the dance form. She found amazing changes not just in her body, but in her emotional and mental well-being too. She began teaching because she wanted every woman to feel the changes that she felt. The main goal of every class she teaches is to allow women to discover something amazing about themselves for the next hour, and to love what it is they discover. Sexy is not a body type — it’s a state of mind. And every woman deserves to own that.

  • Finalist – Singapore Pole Challenge Singles Category (2011)
  • Semi-finalist – IPDFA International Pole Competition Doubles Category (2012)
  • XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training Program by Marlo Fisken (2012)
Workshops:

  • Signature moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Basic Aerial Silk by Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • Improv and Pole Choreography by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • Rotations: The Art of Spinning On Static Pole by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Beginners Foundation by Crystal Lai (April 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)

Leeanne Arnaldo

Wanting to push her limits and challenge herself, Leeanne tried her hand at pole dancing in 2011. After a few sessions with Polecats Manila, she was quickly addicted to the sport and loved the benefits pole dancing had to offer. Amidst a community full of encouragement and acceptance, she developed newfound confidence and a stronger, more flexible body. After a year of continuous classes, she became a member of Polecats Manila in December of 2012.

  • Finalist – Big Shift Vie & Vault Amateur Pole Dance Competition (December 2012)
Workshops:

  • Pole Dance Technique by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Rotations: The Art of Spinning on a Static Pole by Marko Fisken (November 2012)
  • Aerial Silk by Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • Aerial Hoop by Symone Dolai (September 2012)
  • First Aid and Injury Preventions for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Static and Spinning Pole by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Pole Artistry by Crystal Lai (April 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Future Flows by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Pure Spin by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos by Marion Crampe (December 2013)

Margaret Chua Lao

Margaret first started pole dancing last July 2009 and started performing shortly after that. Margaret’s stunning stage presence and gracefulness have made her Polecat’s favorite solo performer. With more than 20 years of ballet experience from Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and Quezon City Ballet, Margaret likes to incorporate a lot of ballet moves in her performances. Aside from ballet and pole, Margaret also does a lot of yoga and running to complete her training.

  • Finalist IPDFA International Pole Competition qualifying round (2010)
  • Finalist Phil Pole Art competition (2010)
  • Best Tricks Winner Singapore Pole Championship in Singapore (2011)
  • 4th Asia Pacific Dance Competition in Singapore (2nd runner up- classical solo open category) – (2002)
  • Champion Doubles Category 2014 SG Pole Challenge
Workshops:

  • Hollywood Dance Master Classes – Ballet (William Harris), Burlesque (Denna Thomsen)
  • (2012)
  • Basic Silks Class by Symone Dolai of Pole Paradise Studio (September 2012)
  • Signature Moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Zen and the Art of Pole Dancing with Greta Pontarelli (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop with Nadia Sharif (December 2013)

Myla Tan – Santiago

Myla started pole dancing in 2009 and instantly fell in love. With her background in gymnastics and cheer dance, Myla never thought she can find another sport that she can excel in at her age. Myla loves teaching and learning. She likes to travel and take classes in different countries because she believes that in order to continue being a good teacher, you have to continue learning. Some of Myla’s celebrity students include Ciara Sotto and Aira Bermudez. Myla currently works for one of the Philippine’s largest retailer. She balances her day job with her family life and her passion for pole dancing.

  • XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training Program by Marlo Fisken (2012)
  • Viva Vertical IPDFA Instructor Certification by Emily Tan (2010)
  • Finalist – IPDFA International Pole Competition qualifying round (2010)
  • IPDFA Professional Member
Workshops:

  • Advanced Tricks Pole Workshop by Emily Tan (June 2010)
  • Private Hoop and Silk Class with Tessa Yung of Aerial Arts Academy (January 2011)
  • Private Silk Class with Rebecca Choi of Pole Paradise Studio (September 2011)
  • Hand balancing Movement workshop by Ido Portal (November 2011)
  • Signature Moves by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Oona Kivela (March 2012)
  • Flexibility for Pole Artists by Marlo Fisken (November 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Flexibility and Strength Conditioning by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Doubles Pole Workshop by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)

Nikki Dizon

Nikki has had an on-and-off affair with pole dancing. She began lessons in 2007, but shortly stopped to make way for family life. But as the adage goes, love will lead you back. And so Nikki was led back to pole dancing in 2012, and in 2013 was invited to join Polecats Manila.The breadth of her dance experience comes from having been an active member of school dance organizations throughout her life. She strives to hone her skills by attending aerial classes both locally and abroad during travels. She is testament that a life of fitness is possible at whatever stage you are in life. Her passions are her family, aerial arts and her career in a multinational FMCG.
Workshops:

  • Pole Dance Technique by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • First aid and Injury Prevention for Pole Dancers by Kristine Warren (February 2013)
  • Poetry on the Pole by Natasha Wang (April 2013)
  • Static and Spinning Pole Tricks by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Polesque Workshop by Crystal Lai (May 2013)
  • Instructor Training and Spotting Guidelines by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Future Flows by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Doubles Workshop by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Lyrical Pole with Amber Ray (September 2014)

Nielsen Chua David

Workshops:

  • Zen and the Art of Pole Dancing with Greta Pontarelli (December 2013)
  • Performance by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Finalist – Big Shift Vie & Vault Amateur Pole Dance Competition (December 2012)
  • Champion Doubles Category – Vie & Vault 2.0 | Asian Pole Championship (December 2013)

Victoria Velasco

Victoria Velasco has been pole dancing for five years and was one of the Polecats’ first students before being welcomed as a company member in early 2014. She currently balances her training and teaching schedule with pursuing another dream, a handmade crafts business.

  • Finalist – Vie and Vault Pole Completition 2012
Workshops:

  • Poetry on the Pole by Natasha Wang (March 2012)
  • Intermediate Tricks and Combos by Estée Zakar (May 2013)
  • Conditioning and Flexibility by Estée Zakar (May 2013)
  • Aerial Hoop by Symone Dolai (September 2013)
  • Aerial Silks by Symone Dolai (September 2013)
  • Future Flows by Steven Retchless (December 2013)
  • Performance by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Master Class by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Stretch and Flex by Amber Ray (August 2014)

Sheng Belmonte

Sheng Belmonte is a Recording Artist With Viva Entertainment. (some of her songs include Walang Natira with Gloc-9, Gigil and Single), Performer and Actress (Theater and Film) who fell in love with fitness and health as she discovered and honed her Pole dancing skills. She started to train with Polecats manila in 2010. Since then, her passion for Pole Fitness became stronger and she decided to train as a teacher, she has succesfully completed the Xpert teacher training program. Now a certified Pole fitness instructor she teaches at Polecats Manila studio. She incorporates her pole dancing routines with her singing at Corporate shows and events, pole dancing and singing at the same time. Sheng has also featured Pole Dancing in several of her music videos. Aside from Pole Fitness she is also active in yoga and belly dancing, to maintain her all round fitness, stamina and body toning.

  • Xpert Pole Fitness Professional Training Program
  • Red Cross first aid course
Sheng 1
Workshops:

  • Pole wish list workshop by Natasha Wong
  • Get off the floor workshop by Natasha Wong
  • Flexibility and conditioning workshop by Estee Zakar

Aira Bermudez

Aira Bermudez, “The Dancing Warrior” Started dancing when at 11 Joined Sexbomb at 16years old Group gained popularity in the noon time show Eat bulaga, Currently the group’s leader, Choreographer and Manager One of the casts of 1st Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition Showtime Mentor & Hurado Choreographer of Trenderas, the newest musical show in TV5 Guest appearances on different TV Networks like TV5, ABS-CBN and GMA 7 Taking on new a challenge by learning pole and aerial silks
Aira

Marga Llanera-Alaguia

Marga used to be an avid gym-goer, but eventually got bored of it and fell out of fitness for a few years, until the year 2012 when she found pole – and she hasn’t stopped flying since then. Having no background in gymnastics or dance, she found it amazing that flexibility can be still developed regardless of age – and is proud to say she now has a split. She is also an intermediate aerial silks student, which she also aspires to be able to teach someday. Aside from pole and silks, Marga does yoga and also dabbles in other fitness activities, like parkour, gymnastics, circuit training, and crossfit. She believes the body is amazing and is capable of infinite things – all it takes is dedication and commitment.

  • ElevatED Flexibility Teacher Training by Marlo Fisken (November 2015)
Handspring Variation (final)
Workshops:

  • Flexibility & Conditioning by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Intermediate Tricks & Combos by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Spins on Static by Nadia Sharif (December 2013)
  • Flexibility and Contortion by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Master Class Tricks and Combos by Marion Crampe (December 2013)
  • Polecats Manila Instructor Qualification Program (February 2014)
  • What Comes Up Must Come Down by Jennifer Kim (September 2015)
  • Contortion by Anastasia Skukhtorova (October 2015)
  • Power Pole by Anastasia Skukhtorova (October 2015)

Kiara Tesoro

Kiara has been on a creative journey since her teens, when she studied at the conservatory of music in high school and studied Fine Arts in university. This artistic spark has led her to choose fitness as her outlet. She started with straightforward cardio and strength training, then graduated to more mentally challenging pursuits such as yoga, for which she competed and placed twice. Her progression in body awareness pushed her to take up pole in 2010 and quite recently aerial silks which dares her to master strength and grace in movement.

  • First Runner Up, Women’s Division – Philippine Yoga Asana Championship November 2010
  • 5th Place, Women’s Division – Philippine Yoga Asana Championship November 2009
  • Red Cross First Aid and Basic Life Support Aug 2014
Kiara Tesoro
Workshops:

  • Alignment Workshop
  • Aerial Silks Workshop by Symone Anastacia Dolai (Sept 2012)
  • Rotations Workshop by Marlo Fisken (Nov 2012)
  • Pole Artistry by Crystal Lai (April 2013)
  • Intermediate Tricks and Combinations by Estee Zakar (April 2013)
  • Flexibility and Strength by Estee Zakar (May 2013)
  • Poledance Workshop by Adam Tan (Nov 2013)
  • Spins on Static by Nadia Shariff (Dec 2013)
  • Contortion and Flexibility by Marion Crampe (Dec 2013)
  • Dominatrix by Steven Retchless (Dec 2013)
  • Masterclass Tricks and Combinations by Marion Crampe (Dec 2013)
  • Polecats Manila Instructor Qualification Program Feb 2014
  • Acroyoga+ by Christopher Ekelund and Lisa Marie Nielsen (April 2014)
  • Backbends and Inversion Workshop by Poncho Cottier (May 2014)
  • FitFlowFly – Masterclass, Standing on your Head, Intro to Flight, ABCs of the Inverted Yoga Practice,
    Art of Back Bending, Inverted Flow Practice by Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida –Klein (Aug 2014)
  • Aussie Pole Styles by Amber Ray (Sept 2014)
  • Aerial Silks by Ruby Karen (Sept 2014)
  • Beyond Balance – Master Class, Strength Balance and Core, Flexibility, Get Acro by Dylan Werner (October 2014)
  • Feel the Floor; Find the Pole by Josh Taylor (May 2015)
  • Stretch: Activate and Open by Josh Taylor (May 2015)
  • Pole Acrobat by Yukari Cooperstock (May 2015)
  • Pole Innovation by Yukari Cooperstock (May 2015)
  • Front and Back Lever by Yukari Cooperstock (May 2015)
  • Pole Master Class by Jennifer Kim (September 2015)
  • Contortion by Anastasia Skukhtorova (October 2015)
  • Power Pole by Anastasia Skukhtorova (October 2015)
  • Flexible Tricks by Anastaslia Skukhtorova (October 2015)
  • Off the Pole Inversions by Marlo Fisken (November 2015)