Marlo Fisken and Steven Retchless
Marlo Fisken: Marlo, the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion, has 23 years of dance training, and is a Wilhelmina Fitness model. Her credits include commercials for Nike, Lâ€™oreal, and Sobe Adreniline Rush. Also, she performed in industrials for Matrix, GM, Nike, and W hotels. She has performed with artists such as Diddy, Nelly, Pharell, Don Omar, Pink Floyd and Fabulous on MTV and VH1. For the past 10 years, Marlo has been leading group exercise classes and has extensive knowledge of yoga anatomy, holistic nutrition and strength training. She holds multiple certifications in Personal Training, Pilates, and Yoga instruction and has contributed to publications such as Fitness magazine and Self. Marlo started pole dancing about four years ago out of curiosity, and developed a style that draws from contemporary dance, yoga, hip-hop, dancehall, and acrobatics.When she is not performing, competing or teaching internationally, Marlo trains and lives in New York City. She teaches at Body&Pole and is a Master Trainer for the X-pole X-pert certification program. Steven ‘Princeton’ Retchless: As a Performance Artist Steven Retchless was appropriately born in Las Vegas, Nevada but was ingrained with his sultry move-mentality from his experience growing up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Steven returned to the USA to attend High School at the “Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts,” majoring in Dance. After graduating with Honors he subsequently was accepted to the College, “California Institute of the Arts,” where he furthered his classical dance technique and composition skills. He has been featured on PerezHilton.com for his performance in Polesque 2010 and most recently on PerezFit.com for his performance in The American Pole Fitness Championships, where he took home “1st Place Male Competitor.” Steven has also performed for New York’s Museum, PS1 MOMA, in a Site Specific Pole Art Instillation. Steven has performed in wide array of dance forms, from Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Burlesque, Jazz and Pole Fitness. His style fuses the lightness of the air with the power of being rooted to the ground. He has a flare that is exposed through the sensual fluidity of his movements. Whether dancing in the sky or twirling on the floor Steven Retchless has an extraordinary Talent for Dance. Steven currently reside in New York City choreographing and performing original works of Art and Competing in Pole Dance competitions around the world.