5. Fawnia 2014

Fawnia Mondey

Canadian born Fawnia Mondey is the pioneer of pole dancing instruction as she produced the world’s first instructional video on how to pole dance. Since her start in 94 Fawnia has produced seven instructional DVDs, taught thousands of women worldwide, and owns ‘Pole Fitness Studio’ with two locations in Las Vegas, NV. USA.

Fawnia is respected judge for pole competitions around the world at the highest of levels including the World Pole Dance Championships, the World Pole Sports Championships by the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) and the International Pole Championships (IPC) hosted by the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA).

With over 20 years experience teaching, Fawnia’s certifications include Personal Training, Group Fitness Instructor with AFAA, plus iKick, Zumba, and PiYo. Seeing the demand for safe and effective pole dancing instruction, Fawnia created the Pole Dance Instructor Certification (PDIC) which is a complete training program and guide for running a safe, informative and successful pole dancing school. Fawnia wrote the forward for The complete Idiots Guide to Exotic and Pole dancing Illustrated (Paperback) in 2007 and was voted The United Pole Artists Pro-Poler of the year 2011. In addition to teaching at Pole Fitness Studio, Fawnia instructs pole dancing workshops at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV) and also offer education lectures at UNLV’s “Dance 103: Sex, Dance and Entertainment” class. Fawnia is on the board of directors for the Pole Fitness Association (PFA) and on the Olympic committee for the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) as an Elite Athlete with efforts towards the pole being in the Olympics. The Pole Dance Community (PDC) awarded Fawnia with the PDC Pioneer Award in 2012. During the International Pole Championships (IPC) in Singapore Fawnia was awarded the IPDFA Industry Leader of the Year award for 2014. Locally she was awarded Las Vegas Top 100 Women of Influence for 2014 & 2015.

In 2011 Fawnia created Pole Expo and hosted the first Pole Expo in 2012 in Las Vegas. In 2016, the 5th annual Pole Expo has grown to be the largest event of its kind, welcoming 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. You are invited!

“Where would we be without The Pole? Thank you “The Vertical Pole” for you gave us a unique way to express ourselves as we discover how strong, beautiful and talented we really are!”

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