Katie took her first pole class in April 2011 and was immediately addicted. Since then, she has taken every chance to improve her skills, including competing in the Florida Pole Fitness Championship in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as competing in the National Aerial Pole Art Championship 2014 where she placed 4th and Pole Theatre USA 2015. She won Pole Sport Organization’s Southeast Aerial Art Championship in 2014, earning her a spot to Nationals 2015 where she placed 4th. In 2016, Katie won the USPSF Women’s Professional Division, placed 3rd in the Florida Pole Fitness Championship, and placed 4th in the professional division of Pole Sport Organization’s Southern Pole Championships. She began teaching pole in 2012 and has a background in ballet and is AFAA certified. Check out Katie and her routines on her website at www.katiepoles.com. Check out Katie and her routines on her website at www.katiepoles.com. Katie is also a member of the Relevé Aerial Dance Team at Bittersweet Studios and is co-owner of Bittersweet Studios Palm Coast.