Zoraya was born into a Latin home. The extent of her “dance” background came from family gatherings and parties where she socially Latin danced. At age 15 she got into fitness and has been a consistent gym goer ever since. She loves all types of fitness and enjoys to workout and push her body to new heights. Zoraya loves a challenge and pushes herself to accomplish them until she conquers her goal. She got into pole shortly after the birth of her second son. She attended core pole classes once a week for the first 4 months, then twice a week. At 6 months She began teaching and immediately jumped into competing. Her studio owner entered her into the competition and notified her two weeks prior to the competition. This was the first time that Zoraya started training on an everyday basis. Up to this point it was only two times per week as the advanced instructor and just for fun. Her husband reached out to the biggest names in pole and was able to establish a relationship with them insomuch as Zoraya was able to again receive instruction and the challenge she needed to push herself. Z says, “My first competition was “Miss Pole Fetish Utah 2009.” I placed 1st in the advanced division. Shortly after, I was one of the 12 girls chosen to compete in USPDF West Coast Regional 2009 Competition, where I received my “Pro Status.” Competing became addicting and nerve racking at the same time. Other competitions I have done are Vertical Pole Challenge, where I secured myself a spot in the Finale, and USPDF National Championship 2010 in the Pro Division. I have performed with Jenyne Butterfly, who has been a big inspiration and coach to me as has Felix Cane who I have also performed. Felix Cane and I just recently got done teaching duo workshops and privates in Southern California.”Zoraya’s goal is to continue to show people the fitness side of pole. She absolutely loves everything that has to do with pole, But for her it is the strength, control and flexibility that she finds so beautiful and intriguing.