How do you prepare for pole dancing?

It takes time and is very time consuming, with you being at the arena everyday, rehearsing and choreographing yourself to a certain standard. You may think that as an extra you just have to do that a thousand times in a year, but you never really learn. It is something we do for life, to the point that it is like our routine. You learn to make your body work at the same time, that the same movements work for you every time. You need to learn how to move to dance like a pole dancer. Some people think you just have to learn to do the moves and that’s it. It can take anywhere from one to 15 years, with every day being different. You have to train for a while. So, at the beginning of the year I am in a really good mood and ready to go. I am in the best shape of my life, I am going to the gym for the first time, the first time of my life and am having fun in the best way possible.

How much energy do you put into your pole dancing?

I can be the most relaxed and happy person I have ever been, because I am able to do what I love! I find myself in a good mood pretty much every day. I make sure the energy is there and I don’t need to do anything. If I want to go down on one of the people I am dancing with, I can. A lot of people don’t know that a lot of the girls in the pole dancing industry are actually in the music industry. The energy that we put in is not for the show. I feel very relaxed and have the energy of a 19 year old. It is a great feeling.

How do you relax when you are at the pole dancing arena?

What I love most is seeing our fans have such a positive impact on each other. It’s so easy to be selfish and let the other people down but there is so much love and support there. It’s amazing to see these fans. Even when my dad was here and I was doing my first show it was very emotional to make the connection with these fans I never thought I would. It’s something that keeps you going. I’ve known some of my other fans for years and to see them still so happy and having a positive energy is something that I never thought I would experience. It always reminds me that it is ok to smile, to make someone else smile and it’s really important to show others what