Pole is my passion and my art. It’s a part of my life now. I opened a studio with my partners in crime last year and it’s the best decision so far! I’m so proud of my students and I want to be an inspiration for them! Championships push me to work hard and I love it!


Micki has been dancing since she was a child, performing in many large scale shows and studying styles including jazz, ballet and contemporary. She first discovered pole dancing through a drop-in class, while pursuing a Masters degree in Wellington, New Zealand. She was instantly hooked to the sport and began teaching two years ago at Tantra Fitness in Vancouver, BC. She loves the sport for continuing to push her to be stronger, for making her more confident, putting her more in touch with her sexuality, and continuing to develop her world view. This is her third time she has competed in a CPFA competition, and her first nationals event. She loves learning new and challenging routines and continuing to develop as an athlete.


Kathryn Lauvstad (Love-sted) grew up outside of a small town in Northern Manitoba but moved to after high school to pursue her education. She trains out of ClubMynx in Saskatoon, Sk. Her early years were spent figure skating but she started pole dancing after apprehensively trying out an intro class because a friend just wouldn’t stop talking about how amazing it was. It was love at first class as she loved the way that pole, like figure skating, mixed power and artistry.


Betty is a student and instructor at Aradia Fitness in Edmonton. This will be her 7th competition! She is passionate about pole fitness, Aerial Hoop, coffee and cats. She is excited to see everybody’s performances, and to be on stage again!


Jane is a full-time realtor and single mom with four children: Alexandra (22), Leif (11), Sienna (9) and Ever (7). Jane started pole dancing 4 years ago and was immediately hooked. As a realtor and busy mom, she spends most of the year wishing she could attend more pole classes – so she’s thankful that competition season forces her to find the time to train and get into the studio. It wouldn’t be possible, of course, without Tantra’s front desk staff opening the studio early and allowing her to train outside of regular studio hours. Thanks Peta! This is Jane’s third year competing at the Canadian Pole Fitness Championship – and her first time competing on the national level!


Danielle is now going onto 3 years of being involved in pole fitness and has gained so much confidence, strength, and beauty. She is the reigning National Champion of Canada in the amateur division and has been invited to compete at Nationals this year as a Semi-Pro. She also won her division down in Seattle at the Northwest Pole Championships. She is always interested in learning new skills and getting challenged in practice. One of her goals is to eventually compete at a World stage level. She has decided to step outside of her comfort zone and put together a more emotional routine something completely different than what she is used to. Confidence and power is all yours it's up to you with what you chose to do with it.