My next interview is with the highly talented Sasj Lee, amazing pole dancer and fashion designer.
Lets hear what Sasj has to say.
How long have you been doing pole dancing?
I have been pole dancing for exactly 3 years.
The moment you realised you love pole dancing?
I realized I loved pole dancing when nothing else was a priority. My friend had dragged me into a pole dance studio and I literally gasped. Girls in booty shorts and heels was not my idea of a work out. And look at me now. After that first class, I never missed one. And, I now have a walk-in closet dedicated to my pole shoes ONLY.
Describe your style.
My style is still under development. I love dancing to rock music, pushing myself to MY physical limit, and the idea of attacking the pole; though, I’ve been told I move very slowly and gracefully. In the next year, as I explore and train in other avenues of dance, I will incorporate with pole; therefore further
developing my style.
At present, my favorite move is anything that causes me great pain the morning after, but takes the audience by storm. Any variation of a shoulder mount, twisted-grip, or suspension is just plain, wicked! And I simply adore spinning at 20mph on static pole.
Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?
Support from my comrades, music I can feel, and firm grip.
Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?
In addition to pole dancing, my passion is fashion. I started my own line of women’s swim wear; Sancia Rose (www.sanciarose.com). It is the best feeling to create from a single idea, and not only watch that creation grow before my very eyes, but enjoyed and appreciated by others.
My number one hobby is eating. I have a special relationship with food, especially Louisiana Crunch Cake. I also enjoy lying on the sand under the Malibu sun for hours, shopping, and more recently, yoga.
Can’t live without?
I can’t live without my sense of humor. I laugh more than some people care to understand. I laugh at myself with ease. My sense of humor has saved my life many times over.
Growing up I wanted to be a…..
Growing up, I either wanted to be a Solid Gold Dancer, or Psychologist. Go firgure.
Favourite things of all time:
Movie: Oh, please don’t make me choose my favorite movie. I have too many. “Sense & Sensibility”, “The Departed”, “Apocalypto”,”Michael Jackson’s, This Is It”, and “Gladiator”. Notice how completely different they are. Yes, I’m a Gemini.
TV Show: My favorite TV shows are: “Rachel Zoe Project”, “Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. You got your creativity, Sarcasm, and drama all on one network…almost. Reality TV puts a smile on my face, and I’m unashamed to admit it.
Musician: My favorite musician is Bob Marley. And no, not because I’m Jamaican. I can’t choose a
favorite song of Bob’s. I love them all. One hell of a human being, clearly chosen to touch the world through music.
Song: I think we should live in a world where we don’t have to choose, ’cause I also love all of these books: “Choosing Happiness-Live & Soul Essentials” by Stephanie Dowrick, “Boys Life” by Michael McCammon, and “No Less Than Greatness” by Mary Manin Morrissey. Spiritual growth rocks!
Magazine: Vogue. Bam!
Food: My favorite food is anything Jamaican. I also love Italian, Mexican, and Thai. I’m sure if they were all thrown together in a bathtub, I would be in my element.
Designer: Yay! I love and have a strong admiration for Valentino; a self-taught, ridiculously talented man. I also love Dior, Sass & Bide, Dsquared2, and Stella McCartney.
The world of pole dancing has taken me on one hell of a ride. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it, including the wonderful opportunity to teach at Evolve Dance Studio in Los Angeles and exchange energy with my students. They are the best. I look forward to growing with this art form and challenging myself along the way.