Name: Crystal Lai
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Best Entertainer & Peoples Choice 2010 World Pole Dance Championship
Miss Pole Dance Canada 2010
Miss Pole Dance Northwest USA 2008
Crystal Lai fell in love with the art of pole after her first visit to Brandi's in Vancouver. Soon after, she started her pole journey at Tantra Fitness, where she learned from Tammy Morris. With no dance or gymnastics background, Crystal is proud that her 5 years of training have culminated in her becoming Miss Pole Dance Northwest USA 2008, Miss Pole Dance Canada 2010 and winning Best Entertainer and People Choice at the 2010 World Pole Dance Championships.
Crystal enjoys bringing her bubbly personality to upbeat routines, but can also demonstrate grace and control to more melodic music. Crystal hopes revealing her lack of a dance or gymnastics background will inspire future pole dancers who question their potential; pole dancing can truly stand alone to develop strength and fluidity. With her dancing, she wishes to help progress the technical and performance aspects of her sport as well as use her platform to educate the public about the sport and art of pole dancing.
Aside from her pole dancing journey, Crystal graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She is currently back in school to obtain her second degree in Accounting and transforms into a pole fitness instructor at night. When she isn't pole dancing, she enjoys spending time with her friends and planning her next adventure.