The 25th interview is with Bonnie Black a absolutely strong individual. Bonnie has a studio in New Zealand check out there website
I have enjoyed so much looking thru all her you tube videos and check out her amazing, amazing moves. I love the Ayesha jumps, very inspiring.
Lets here what Bonnie has to say…….
I have studied dance, Ballet and American Jazz for fourteen years, prior to starting pole, as well as gymnastics and various other sports.
I started pole in the clubs, but when I went to Australia I saw how they had developed it as a sport and this is when my interest was really taken with it. I competed in Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2008 and came 2nd runner up, then was given the opportunity to compete inn the finals against Felix and Suzie Q. I was ranked 11th in Australisia. After that I came back to NZ and opened Vertical Aerial Dance. I have since been a finalist Asia Pacific Championships (unable to compete in finals due to the ash cloud that grounded airlines), World Championship semi finalist 2010 and 2011 singles as well as 2011 doubles and made finals preselection wih Amanda McCrae and runner up NZ pole Championships 2011.
I have successful studio with my students winning and competing in National and international competitions.
How long have you been doing pole dancing?
I have been pole dancing for about 5 years.
The moment you realised you love pole dancing?
I realised I loved pole earl on when I was dancing in the clubs and saw what some of the others girls were doing on the pole and wanted to learn more, it just got addictive from then on.
Describe your style.
My style is grace with strength and then the odd piece of insanity. I studied ballet for years so I have the fluidity of a dancer, but I am exceptionally strong so alot of my moves are holds. Im also a bit of a nutcase when it comes to tricks, so in amongst all the pretty transitions all of a sudden I’ll do a drop or a flip of some insane kind
Favorite Pole move?
Favourite move is a tough one. Love the Iron Cross because its so hard and I am able to hold that one forever. Also, strangely enough I like shoulder mounts and holds.
Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?
Can’t live without Titegrip and iTac. Don’t need wax on a pole but I need to know my body is sticky and my hands are dry
Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?
Outside pole I exercise racehorses and break in the babies. It is great exercise that helps me with pole. Thats about all I can fit in my day.
Growing up I wanted to be a…..
Growing up I wanted to be a dancer and a horse trainer, so I am fulfilling my dreams.
Favourite things of all time:
TV Show: NCIS
Musician: anything with a good beat
Song: to dance to, Russian Roulette by Rhianna and Roxanne chicago.
Book: the Mortal Instruments series
Magazine: don’t really read them
Thank you Bonnie so much it has been a pleasure hearing about your story.