Rafaela Montanaro

Copyright: Rafaela Montanaro
Date of Birth: November 6th, 1984
Born in: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Occupation: Pole Athlete Instructor
Favorite City: Miami, Florida
Favorite Food: Skittles!
Favorite Drink: Caipirinha
Favorite TV Shows: Two and a half men
What do you do for fun: Walk the dogs, video games

My Life as a Pole Athlete

Dance Background: I was a gymnast from 3 to 12 and during that time I had to take ballet classes as well. Then I went to Jazz and Modern Dance.
First time Pole Dance: I saw a video of Felix Cane by the end of 2008 and wanted to try it. Only found a teacher in May 2009.
Favorite Pole Trick: Handspring.
Most inspiring Pole Athlete: Felix Cane. Cuz she was the first one I saw and she´s everything I´m not!
Training Times: When not traveling 5 days a week, 3 to 4 hours a day.
How I define Pole Dance: Just like Chinese Pole but more flowy and on a more slippery pole.
Pole Dance is...: Workout, Fun, Challenge
Pole Dance vs. Pole Fitness: I don´t really see a difference… I think people should find their own way to express through dance and not worry about labels.
Be a Dancer or Judge: Dancer!
Titles I hold: Brazilian Champion 2009-2011, Miss Pole Dance South America 2009-2012, Pole Fit Champion 2010-2012, 3rd Place and Best Tricks at Miss Pole Dance World 2010, 2nd Place at the Pole World Cup 2011.
Reason to quit Pole Dancing: Only if I had a major injury.

Get in touch

Official Website: www.rafaelamontanaro.com.br
Official Facebook Site: www.facebook.com/rafa.montanaro.1
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