- Intro to Pole Workshop
Laura Marie was first drawn to pole dance in 2010 following a series of major life changes. Searching for a creative outlet, Laura began dancing in early 2011. After a year of self-taught exploration she entered her first pole studio and became immediately fixated on the sensuality and freedom in the dance styles she saw demonstrated. Curious about growing her new found passion, Laura entered the competition circuit in 2013 at Pole Sport Organization’s Pacific event. Laura also began teaching pole in Los Angeles in 2013 and continued to push herself by training and teaching at many pole studios throughout Southern California. Eventually Laura established Inversion Dance Studios as her home studio in 2014.
Laura Marie’s competition experience includes Pole Sport Organization’s Pacific Competition in 2013 and again in 2017 as an “Exotic Category” Professional, the Queen Mary Championships as an X-Pole and Professional PCS competitor in 2014, and is the Southwest PSO 2016 Exotic Champion. Laura’s stage experience also includes Pole for a Purpose in 2013 as a soloist, Hypnotize Charity Fashion Show in 2014 as a soloist, included as a solo performer in Alethea Austin’s Nashville production “Live Dancing Girls” in 2017, as well as a cast member in the 2014 short film “Kimi Kabuki”.
Laura is thankful every day to have found a safe environment for self-discovery, as she is more connected to herself not only physically, but emotionally and mentally. Laura is excited to be a pole instructor, helping students liberate themselves through dance, developing movement by cultivating individual style without judgment.