Post Podcast Interview :: Nikki St. John

Have you checked out Nikki St. John (aka the queen of Pole Dance Nation's) interview on the podcast? It's good. Real good. If not, check it out here, then read more from Nikki below!

Where did you grow up, and what is your current home town?
I grew up between East Providence, RI and San Diego, CA. I moved to San Diego when my mom re-married and I moved back to Rhode Island the day after my high school graduation. The east coast has always felt like home to me. That’s why it’s crazy that I now live right outside Los Angeles, in Burbank. I swore up and down I would NEVER move back to California. Just goes to show … never say never.

Can you share a favorite pole dance photo of yourself?

And a favorite non-pole-life photo?

What’s your go-to pole move?
I really love the Ayesha and any kind of Ayesha variation. I can’t even tell you how long it took me to master that move. I’m such a baby when it comes to learning new tricks. I get so nervous. Really! So now that I have the Ayesha down, I want to learn all the variations.

Give us a sexy floorwork song.
I typically dance to trap music. I like anything that makes me want to hit the club and turn up. But for some reason, I love dancing to any song by The Weeknd. There is something about his beats that are so hypnotic and sexy. Rihanna has a lot of great songs, too.  I just choreographed a chair routine to Needed Me. Maybe I need to put that one online. LOL.

What’s a YouTube pole dance video we should check out?
One of the first pole dance videos I ever watched was of Anastasia Skukhtorova dancing to Hallelujah. First of all, I love the song. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pole routine choreographed to go with a song so perfectly. It was like her body became an instrument and that instrument became part of the song. No one could have done it better.

Give us a song that makes you want to immediately strip off your clothes and jump on the pole.
Right now … I would have to say, New Bae, by Vic Mensa. That song reminds me of a Weeknd track. The beat is everything! Did I mention I’m really into slow music that’s dark and twisted?

Who should we follow on Instagram?
You know this is a SUPER HARD question. I see so many amazing pole dancers every day!

@maiiitecs @redpandacontortion and @amberwolfpole have super human flexibility that translates into insanely bendy pole tricks. @yungpolemaster @jameelis and @amberprowl are classically trained dancers who bring an incredible sense of musicality and flow to their pole routines. @doublepoletrouble is a great page to follow if you want to learn pole partner tricks. @kristysellars is a freakin’ powerhouse! I would love for her to have a starring role in my on screen adaption of my Pole Dancer book.

None of these accounts have any where near the number of followers they should have. Don’t think any of them have more than 13k followers.

And make sure you follow my new page for my twerk based web series - @TwerkWerksLA!

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Who would you like to see interviewed on the Pole Parlour Podcast?
I would love to see an interview with Isis Diamond and figure out how she got so damn strong! It would be cool to talk to Kristy Sellars and find out how she discovered the Keys to Training. Have you interviewed Kelly Yvonne from the Choreography House? Would like to pick her brain and see how she runs a studio and puts together pole productions around the world! (Note from Minxxxy: Yes! You can check out Kelly Yvonne's interview here!)

Thanks so much, Nikki! MUAH!