do you have what it takes to be professionally sexy?

Vertical Desires is returning to Columbia, MO on Friday, August 23, 2019 with a brand new theme: City of Lights.  If you are interested in being cast in the show, you must be available to perform in Columbia that weekend and follow the information below.

local performers:

Casting for Vertical Desires VII: City of Lights will take place at Muse Pole Fitness on Friday, June 14th at 6:00p.m. Please arrive early to register and warm up; a warm up will not be provided in the audition. Any selected dancers must be available to attend weekly rehearsals based on your submitted availability at Muse Pole Fitness leading up to the show. Please bring heels to the audition.

Auditions will be leveled by the following times:
6-7:30 – Calico + (performers should be comfortable performing shoulder mounts and aerially inverting)
7:30-9:00 – All levels (advanced performers should plan to stay)

If you are interested in being cast in group choreography but are unable to make the audition date, please e-mail for instructions on submitting a video audition. 


soloists and guest acts:

We are looking for the top sexy pole artists in the nation to feature as soloist performers or guest acts. There is a very limited number of soloists, duo, or trio guest acts for Vertical Desires VII: City of Lights. Guest performers will receive performance pay plus a travel stipend.

Vertical Desires VII will be themed City of Lights, with all acts centered around any and all things Las Vegas, in addition to the show's typical theme of sexy. Applicants must submit the following by Thursday, June 13th at 11:59p.m. CST: 

  • A performance concept for your proposed piece for Vertical Desires VII.  Please include the title of your song and artist, your theme or character, and any potential props.

  • One 2-4 minute video demonstrating your "professionally sexy" style in development of your theme. While this does not have to be finalized choreography nor a completed piece, this should be performed to your proposed song and demonstrate the style you would like to bring to the Vertical Desires stage. We accept all styles of sexy, and are looking for exceptional performance quality that makes you stand out.  All videos must be submitted upright via YouTube or Vimeo, have adequate lighting, keep applicant(s) in the frame, and must be of a single continuous performance.  Multiple videos may not be spliced together

  • A $10 application fee that can be completed here. You will need the Transaction ID from this payment to complete your submission. This fee will go toward receiving detailed feedback on your video and application.

Submissions are now closed. All casting decisions will be sent out no later than Jun 18