Natasha Wang is considered one of the most influential pole artists working today. Based in Los Angeles, Calif. and born-and-bred in Austin, TX, Natasha is a true “pole citizen of the world” and spends a large part of the year traveling around the globe as an in-demand teacher, performer and competition judge.
In 2015, Natasha was named the IPDFA “Instructor of the Year”, and in 2014, she won “Female Performance Artist of the Year” and “Inspirational Artist of the Year” at the PWN (Pole World News) Awards. As a competitive pole athlete, she has taken home the titles of IPC Ultimate Champion 2013, Pole Art 2012 Runner-Up, US Pole Dance Champion 2011, USPDF West Coast Champion 2010, California Pole Dance Champion 2010, and East Meets West Miss Pole-AM 2010.
As a performer and pole personality, she has appeared on “The View” on ABC, “Good Day L.A.” on FOX, “Amazing Dance” on Hunan TV, and “Day Day Up” on Hunan TV, China’s #1 TV show with over 300 million viewers. Natasha has also performed across Mainland China as a solo artist, including at China Rouge at the Galaxy Macau. In June 2011, Natasha performed with the Doug Aitken art-theater project “Black Mirror” starring actress Chloe Sevigny, which premiered in Athens, Greece.
Known throughout the world for her emotive style, grace and creative storytelling, Natasha is a late fitness bloomer and took her first pole class at the age of 29 with no prior dance, gymnastics or fitness training. Natasha instructs at BeSpun in Los Angeles, CA, was a principal dancer with Kelly Yvonne’s “Girl Next Door Show” from 2010 – 2015, and made her debut in its sister production “Seven” in 2015. Natasha teaches at BeSpun in Los Angeles, CA and is a featured instructor with OpenDance Academy. She is certified by elevatED, Floor Flow, Pole Moves and X-Pert. She is also an X-Pole Athlete and a Brand Ambassador for MilaKrasna, 21 grams Activewear and Denver Circus Supply. www.natashawang.com
A graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Advertising and a BA in French, Natasha left a nine-year career in public relations in 2011 to pursue her pole dreams, and has never looked back. She is also a published poet and speaks fluent Chinese and French.