My Next interview is with the beautiful and talented Lisa D. I find her to be an absolutely amazing performer, her performances are mesmerising she knows how to work the stage.
Lisa has performed at many of Australia’s major competitions and the Asia pacific too.
You must watch her latest video from the ACP, her performance is brillant. The way she has captured the audience with her unique style and subtle humor.
Let here Lisa’s Story………..
Quick Bio on yourself…..
I have been pole dancing for about seven years, and over that time people have often told me they remember me for my “Lisa-ish” style of movement, my passion onstage, and my love of unusual tricks and combos. I’ve got a background in gymnastics, martial arts and circus, and have performed on trapeze, tissu and with hula hoops, but pole will always be my first love.
1st place, Miss Pole Dance Queensland 2008
3 time finalist in Miss Pole Dance Australia, 2008, 2011 and 2012
2nd place, Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2011
3rd place, Asia Pacific Pole Championships 2011
Performer, Encore Sydney Pole Show 2012
3rd place, Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2012
2nd place, Australian Pole Championships 2012
Performer, Encore Sydney Pole Show 2013
Roughly seven years.
The moment you realised you love pole dancing?
When I made up my first unique trick on the fireman’s pole in a children’s playground late one night when I had gone for a walk because I couldn’t sleep.
Describe your style.
It’s hard to describe yourself. Passionate, unusual, stronger than I look, musical. Fluid, but not clasically so.
One I made up and called the Triangle.
Tools of the trade, what can’t you live without when pole dancing?
Dry Hands for the hands, iTac for the body, and metho for the pole!
Any hobbies or passions outside of pole dancing?
Reading, eating out, playing with my cat, writing, talking on the phone (wow, I sound like a 16 year old!)
Can’t live without?
The feeling that my direction is mine to choose and that there are many possibilities available to me.
Growing up I wanted to be a…..
I didn’t know, and I lied to the adults about wanting to be a lawyer or writer. Probably a musician or a dancer if I had realised those things could be your job!
Favourite things of all time:
Movie: Solaris, Edward Scissorhands, In the Mood for Love, Leaving Las Vegas, Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander, Lust Caution, Punch-Drunk Love, Anchorman.
TV Show: Deadwood.
Musician: Too hard!
Album: Run Come Save Me by Roots Manuva, Like Swimming by Morphine, Picture Book by Simply Red, Hell Hath No Fury by Clipse.
Song: Use Me by Bill Withers, Zombie by Fela Kuti, Afro Blue – the John Coltrane version, People Everyday by Arrested Development, Witness by Roots Manuva.
Book: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Magazine: Love a good gossip rag. I could look at bad plastic surgery all day long.
Food: Sushi, Japanese in general, Korean, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai.
Designer: I don’t care about clothes, but for dance shoes I like Pleaser, and for walking shoes Naot or Trippen.
Thank you Lisa for taking the time to do this interview, it has been an absolute pleasure.