We are starting back up our Pole Files Interviews……….
We are so excited to announce our first interview is with the AMAZING Suwasit Ritthiphon. We meet in at Pole Festival in Qld Australia. Suwasit has a beautiful personality that is larger than life. We were inspired by him with minutes of meeting him. We wanted to share a bit about him with our amazing Rarr Tribe.
In the ever-changing world of Pole and Aerial Arts, Suwasit is considered the person that professionals go to for proven results. Since 1997, Suwasit has successfully maintained a performance and competition career as well as an in-demand coaching and choreography business.
This endearing Artist performs and presents in a class entirely of his own, with a style that is both sensual and dynamic. This POLE LEGEND is indeed part of Sin City’s remarkable landscape and history, a true Las Vegas icon as the Strip’s first male pole dancer, as well as the reader’s choice ‘Vegas Sexiest Butt 2012’ for QVegas Magazine. His extensive dance background with Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (So You Think You Can Dance, Jennifer Lopez ‘Planet Hollywood’), Missy Cochran (Michael Jackson ‘Live’), Paul Franklin (EFX at the MGM), and Stephan Miermont (‘O’ Cirque du Soleil), gives Suwasit an insight into being a cutting-edge choreographer.
As an Artist, he has performed in the multi-million dollar production ‘SPLASH’ (Riviera Hotel and Casino), and was the Featured Artist in ‘AZURE’ (Silverton Hotel and Casino). Suwasit’s awards range from PARAGON International Pole Dance champion, seven time U.S. medalist, and winner of Pole Video of the Year. Suwasit has been and is currently a specially contracted expert for International Pole Convention, Pole Expo, and Aerial Expo.
His work has been featured in shows including Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE, The Immortal World Tour, Zumanity, LIGHT Night Club, Franco Dragone’s Taboo (Macau), Fantasy Show, Pin Up Show, Zombie Burlesque, X Burlesque Show, X Rocks Show, Surrender Night Club, XS Night Club, The PussyCat Dolls Show (Las Vegas), and Jubilee (Bally’s). In addition to providing education to other Performers, Athletes, and Artists, Suwasit broadens his craft with private specialty continuing education through one-to-one sessions with Jenyne Butterfly (Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE, 1st US Pole Dance Champion), Christopher Harrison (Antigravity Yoga), and Sarah Romanowsky (Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular, Chevy Super Bowl Ad featuring the Cast of GLEE).
Every year, Suwasit’s sold-out workshops, private instructions, and studio classes total in excess of 1,000 hours of hands on training culminating to approximately 10,000 hours to date.
How long have you been doing pole dancing?
I don’t remember. I’ve been working professionally for over 21 years in the entertainment business and I found pole some where in between those years.
The moment you realized you love pole dancing?
My love for pole grew over time. Unlike most pole dancers, pole was not my love at first spin. That said, pole is the love of my life today & forever.
Describe your style?
Sexy, dynamic & graceful.
Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?
Music, heels & of course THE POLE.
Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?
Traveling, photography, music, good food, wine & spirit, going to the movies, sun bathing on beautiful beaches, creating new acts, designing new costumes, choreograph a new dance, aerial arts & dance. I do my best to take myself out on a “creative date” at least once or twice per week.
Describe how it feels to be performing and competing amongst some of the best pole dancers in the world?
Honestly, I feel nothing. I never view performing & competing like that. Instead, I view it as being blessed to be able to share my passion & express myself in my own unique way. And I’m humbled by that.
What does your training schedule look like?
Due to my super busy schedule of touring, teaching, coaching, judging & performing; I don’t put myself on a “training schedule”. I train every chance I get.
Can’t live without?
My art. I love it more than my life.
Growing up I wanted to be a…..
Happy & free.
Favourite things of all time:
TV Show: Wendy Williams.
Book: The Four Agreements.
Magazine: Sports Illustrated (swimsuit addition).
Food: Mom’s cooking.
Designer: Christian Siriano (Dream) & Target (Reality)
Thank you Suwasit 🙂