Miss Amber Ray
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Amber took up dancing at a young age and progressed over time to include a wide rage of dance styles, including Lyrical and Tap, with a large focus on Classical Ballet and her favorite, Jazz. As professional dancer, Amber also took up pole dancing in 2006 to add another
“It is probable pole dancing started in America in the 1920’s depression with dancers in traveling shows using a tent pole as a prop. The relationship to Chinese poles is unclear, Chinese troupes performed in Barnum and Bailey’s circus from 1914 but they did not perform on poles.” Read the full Wikipedia entry I
*Mina comes from a background in Dance and Gymnastics. She has been Pole Dancing for over 2 years. She brings grace, strength, and flexibility to the pole. As a proud member of the Vertigirls, Mina performs in showcases all over Los Angeles and was recently featured in the LA Times. You can also see Mina
Read Mina Mortazaie’s blog post on Bad Kitty’s website. She mentions UPA!!
These are pictures from a workshop with Jenyne Butterfly! The students are Vikki, Anjel, Mina and myself, A.m. and we’re at Evolve Dance Studio in Los Angeles, Ca. We were very lucky to have a smaller workshop and get all the J.B. attention we needed! I hope you enjoy the pics. 🙂