Writer, nerd, and pole dance/aerialist extraordinaire in training. I love to spin!

Pole. Aerial. Contortion. Movement.

Age 22. Living and loving in Colorado. Started poling from the ground up in late March 2012. No previous dance/gymnastic experience. Or any physical activity, actually. This is me derpin' around, for the most part. Enjoy!

 

Here is the video of my 3rd place and People’s Choice performance last night at the second ever Colorado Pole Championships. I have so many thoughts about this experience but I will save them for another day. For now I am just thrilled to have so much support and I had an amazing time performing. I never believed I could have placed, but I guess crazier things have happened!

Colorado Pole Championships

3rd place! And People’s Choice Award!

I am on Cloud Nine

An amazing shot by @ninapoles from my very recent performance (45 minutes ago :P) SO GLAD I’m not judging this thing, I’ve been blown away by the talent #cpc14 #coloradopolechampionship #bouldertheater #boulder #colorado #pole

An amazing shot by @ninapoles from my very recent performance (45 minutes ago :P) SO GLAD I’m not judging this thing, I’ve been blown away by the talent #cpc14 #coloradopolechampionship #bouldertheater #boulder #colorado #pole

Tonight! So excited to have the opportunity to perform on this stage! I never would have dreamed! #coloradopolechampionship #bouldertheater  (at Boulder Theater)

Tonight! So excited to have the opportunity to perform on this stage! I never would have dreamed! #coloradopolechampionship #bouldertheater (at Boulder Theater)

Spiiiiinnning! #aerial #lyra #dance #spin (at Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.)

Check out the alignment improvement in my handstand. Also: I’m finally learning trapeze #protracklife #aerial #handstand #trapeze #trap #aerialist

Check out the alignment improvement in my handstand. Also: I’m finally learning trapeze #protracklife #aerial #handstand #trapeze #trap #aerialist

Sulto in helicopter. Huzzah, for my helicopter has improved. This is the least stupid it’s ever looked #aerial #aerialist #aerialsilks #silks #fabric #drop #trainhard (at Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.)

Week 1- Survival

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Journal from the first week of pro-track

By Meri 

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Hey guys! I’m journaling during my time in a professional aerial dance training program, so check it out if you like :) 

Been trying to make an effort with training a more anatomically responsible backbend and keep it out of my lower back as much as possible. Not perfect but I’m working on it. This is just a quick comparison video to how I might have done it before.