Name: Mina Mortezaie
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Mina comes from a background in Dance and Gymnastics. She has trained in lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and modern jazz dance styles and performed with multiple dance companies. In addition to training in gymnastics she has coached children’s gymnastics for over 8 years. Her fitness background also includes: core fusion training, yoga, surfing and aerial fitness. Mina has been Pole Dancing for over 4 years with experience from a number of different studios and styles. She brings grace, strength, and flexibility to her pole dancing. With a degree in Communications from UCLA, Mina’s resume includes experience in broadcast journalism and digital marketing. Mina’s biggest joy lies in the empowerment of women through the beautiful, strong and seductive art of Pole Dancing.
Mina graced the December 2009 cover of Pole 2 Pole magazine where she was featured as Pole Star of the month. Other press Mina has been featured in includes an article in the LA Times titled: “The pole vaults into a new role.” The LA times described Mina by saying her “forte seems to be perfectly executed vertical and inverted split maneuvers.”
Mina has also been seen on national television teaching pole lessons to adult film stars in “The Secret Lives of Women” which airs on the Women’s Entertainment channel.
Mina’s clientele includes teaching the girls next door/playboy playmate twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon at the playboy mansion.
Mina says: From my first pole dancing class I instantly became addicted and couldn’t get enough. The movement is an incredible workout and a powerful boost in confidence. I definitely recommend this for all women; not only will it tone up your body, but it can transform your life.
Mina’s titles include:
- 2010 USPDF Amateur Champion
- Pole Vixen Los Angeles Champion
- East Meets West Doubles Champion (with partner Nadia Sharif).
Mina currently teaches at Evolve Dance Studio and Be Spun in the Los Angeles area.