Pole Parlour 2017 is a go! And we are kicking this year off right with none other than freaktastic Aussie babe, Michelle Shimmy! On this episode, we talk about how Shimmy transitioned from corporate law to professional pole dancer; what inspired her and her sister, Maddie Sparkle, to create two of the world’s most entertaining pole competitions; her view on feminism and pole dance; her deep love of the pole community; and dealing with haters on social media. Check out the full episode here, then read more from Shimmy below!
Where did you grow up, and what is your current home town?
I grew up in Sydney, Australia and I still live here. I live in Bondi Beach, my favourite place in the world.
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 love a good jade split! It’s always been my favourite :-)
Give us a sexy floorwork song.
My all time favourite sexy song is Two Weeks by FKA Twigs. I’ve danced to it sooooo many times and I’m still not sick of it!
What’s a YouTube pole dance video we should check out?
If you haven’t seen OG Felix Cane in this performance, you haven’t lived!
Give us a song that makes you want to immediately strip off your clothes and jump on the pole.
Two Weeks by FKA Twigs! I just love it haha
Who should we follow on Instagram?
@maddiesparkledancer for pretty spins and flexibility
@timberbrown for crazy flips
@talldarkandhandstand for yoga and laughter
@titojane one of my favourites for great, interesting combos!
@thepyramidarchitect for soulful inspiration
Who would you like to see interviewed on the Pole Parlour Podcast?
Thanks so much, Shimmy! XXX