Shaina Cruea is the 2014 US National Pole Champion
Shaina is the 2014 Atlantic Pole Dance Champion
She is originally from Va Beach, VA where she studied dance form the age of 8 through her college years. She attended the Governors School for the Arts (Dance Dept) throughout high school. After high school graduation she performed in various local contemporary ballet/modern dance companies from 2004-2009. In 2010 Shaina made the move to NYC in search of a full time dance gig. After countless ballet/contemporary auditions she began to seek other forms of dance beyond what she was already familiar with. It was not until October of 2012 that she found pole dance/fitness and took her first class at Body & Pole with Marlo Fisken. She immediately fell in love with the way dance was intertwined with pole dance/fitness. She has since found her own style of contemporary dance and is able to seamlessly combine it with pole fitness.
Since beginning her pole journey, Shaina completed the 2013 work/study program at Body & Pole in NYC and is currently a full time elevatED certified pole instructor. She has performed as a pole artist with the aerial dance company AREA and competed and placed in five pole competitions nationwide.