Mariana first heard about Pole Dancing through a Brazilian soap opera. One of the main characters was a Pole dancer, and the badass tricks she performed on screen made Mariana wish she could do the same. Life got in the way, and the desire to learn Pole became a dream stored in her heart.
When she finally got a chance to jump into a class, it was love at first touch. She knew right away that the Pole would become a partner for life. Growing up, Mariana was bullied continuously due to being overweight, and during Pole classes, she found the key to regain self-confidence and self-love.
Without any prior athletic or exercise experience, the challenge that the pole represented was the reason she kept coming back. There was always a new move to master. Besides the physical challenge, Mariana also found peace of mind and was able to regain her self-confidence. Pole Dancing class was where she could love herself without restrictions and worry about what other people thought. It was her moment!
After multiple competitions and endless amounts of training, Mariana felt confident to open her studio to teach this work of art and follow her burning passion for pole dancing to new creative heights.