VERTICAL Desires ViI Cast
Brian Wolf, born in Colorado and now living in New Orleans, LA and is an avid pole athlete in the community. In wasn’t until 2013, he was introduced to pole from his mentor Veronica Nichols who is a highly respected pole dance coach and instructor at Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. His athletic training is: Pole, Hip-hop, jazz, jazz funk, vogue, burlesque, and fire dance.
Brian currently trains at his home studio Luscious Maven Pole Dance in North Hollywood, California with his full time pole coach Veronica. Aside from training Brian is the current title holder for 2016 Pacific Pole Championships Men’s Professional winner, 2016 National Aerial Pole Art Men’s All-Star Champion, and newly crowned the FIRST ever Mr. Pole Dance America in 2016.
In 2017, Brian was selected to compete in Alex Shchukin’s world-renowned Pole Dance Championship in Barcelona, Spain. Brian competed and took the title home of being the People’s Choice Winner. In 2018 Brian took home titles of Pole Theatre USA Classique Champion, Runner Up Pole Expo Classic Men’s Pro Division, and was the first male winner of Dance Filthy USA Pro Division.
Lyndi Rongisch is a self taught pole dancer and owner/instructor at Aerial Bombshell, as well as being a stay at home mom who loves spending time with her husband and two young boys. Lyndi discovered pole dancing in March of 2010 when she purchased a pole and started teaching herself in her basement. Lyndi’s passion for pole dancing led her to The Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition in 2011 where she placed 3rd in the Elite Division. She opened Aerial Bombshell in 2013 to provide a space for dancers to express themselves in the art of pole and aerial work. She has also performed in Pole Show LA, Miss Pole Dance America, and Alethea Austin’s Live Dancing Girls. Omaha, NE. In 2017 Lyndi was crowned the Dance Filthy USA Professional Champion.
Jordan Mazur is the owner of Muse Pole Fitness and creator of Vertical Desires. She fell in love with pole while in her classical dance journey, and after turning to pole dancing full time she wanted a way to mesh what pole had to offer by creating a fully sexy professional show. Jordan has many competitive titles including 2018 North American Pole Dance Champion, 2018 Pole Theatre Canada Pro Art Champion, 2017 GPC Floorwork and Low Flow Champion, and 2017 CPC Exotic Champion. She cannot wait to bring this new, sexy edition of Vertical Desires to the stage.
Leah Franklin is a Columbia, Missouri native. She grew up dancing and graduated with a BFA from Stephens College. Leah went on to purse the career of a professional choreographer for a few years until she fell in to pole as a recreational activity. She has since become hooked and turned pole dancing in to a full time job. She has traveled the world competing, performing, and teaching. Her most memorable titles and performances include opening for the Suicide Girls, winning the 2016 World Erotic Pole Championships, wining the 2017 Professional Classique division at Pole Theatre Canada, and placing second in the 2018 Dance Filthy USA. She is the co-choreographer for Vertical Desires and is excited to continue bringing this magical show to life.
Shay Williamson has taken on the pole community with ambition and grit. She is the owner of Kairos Fitness, a successful pole and aerial studio in Ogden and Centerville Utah; and the owner of Dew Point Pole, a premium grip aid for pole and aerial performers. She is also the founder of Aerialympics, a fast growing pole and aerial competition. She has placed in numerous competitions, most notably being named Miss Sexy at USPDF in 2018, and Pole Theatre Canada Classique winner and Overall winner in June 2019.
Mel Hyde is a regular Jill of all trades. She’s best known for her jaw-dropping show-stopping slinky pole performances, but is far from a one-trick pony. She’s a stand-up comedian, a femcee for the Alley Cat Cabaret at Skulls Rainbow Room in Nashville, a burlesque performer, and the creator and producer of The Brass Menagerie: A Pole Dance Revue. Though she calls Nashville her home, she’s regularly on the road gracing stages all over the country.
“We are Charlee and Aaron, together as Duo Lila. The name Lila (lee-lah) comes from the Sanskrit word that is loosely translated as "divine play" or "the play of the universe." We feel this fits well with what we do, since we consider our art, and life, a form of play. We foster a connection of communication and trust that is necessary when relying on another in this field of entertainment. Through our endeavors, into our performances, we connect to the audience through acceptance, unity, love and joy. We hope to inspire, to spark awe and passion as we share ourselves with whomever may be observing.”
Texas native, Dalton Rhodes, has been dancing and teaching for over a decade but it wasn't until 2016 when he stumbled into a pole dancing studio that his trajectory changed. Since then he has been performing, competing, and teaching pole across the United States and holds various titles in Pole Sport Organization events. He is currently teaching and training in Chicago at The Brass Ring and Fly Club.
VDVII GROUP PERFORMERS:
Abby W, Becky D, Caitlin P, Chantelle E, Corey E, Dan A-O, Dana W, Heather H, Hilary J, Jasmine W, Jenn F, Jordan M, Kaitlyn G, Kelsey L, Leah F, Paige W, Rachelle M, Rebecca H, Rose T, Ruth S, Sessaly R, Shannen N, Susie E, and Sydney S
Previous soloists include:
Alethea Austin, Anna Kia, Brittnai Pytlar, Bunni Thompson, Danielle Violet Carroll, Dark Angel, Elizabeth Carmine Black, Elizabeth Tuazon, Gemma Lux, Highly Unstable, Hilary Jade, Jordan Kensley, Jordan Mazur, Karol Helms, Kirstie Ellerbe, Kyrsten Grimm, Leah Franklin, Lisa Michelle, Mel Hyde, Melissa Schrader, Michelle Mynx, Morphine Contortion, Rachele Ribera, Sarah Jade, and Shay Williamson