United Pole Artists is excited to announce Ania (Anna) Przeplasko as 2013’s Pro-Poler of the Year!
ANIA (ANNA) PRZEPLASKO was born in Poland to a sports and art-oriented family. She is a graduate of both the School of Sports Champions and Fashion Design College. She has participated in the Polish Youth Olympics and her eye for fashion has taken her around the world. However, it was in Japan where she worked as a photographer and fashion consultant that she later discovered the artistic and fitness value of pole dancing.
With her education and experience Miss Przeplasko founded the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA). At the forefront of the pole dance industry, the IPDFA is widely recognized for supporting pole dance schools and professional competitions, accrediting and training instructors, providing a network for current and future instructors and most importantly, organizing the International Pole Championship (IPC).
It was through the IPC that Miss Przeplasko was able to open the international stage to both men and disabled competitors, making pole dance truly an activity for everyone. Well respected in the pole dance community, Miss Przeplasko sits on the board of the International Pole Sport Federation, the main advocacy body in promoting pole dance to be included in the Olympics. She was also recently named Head Judge at the first World Pole Sport Championship – a competition designed to meet Olympic standards.
A woman of many talents, she is a consultant for the first pole judging software e-polejudge.com, creator of the “Pole Position” Book – a photo guide of pole moves, and creator of dance fitness programs including Pole Dancing, PoleFit, PoleCardio, Cabaret and Burlesque Tease which have been incorporated into existing fitness schools and centers. Miss Przeplasko is also co-founder of Aerial Arts Academy in Hong Kong, a training centre providing aerial dance and fitness classes on a professional and recreational level.