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Instructors

Get acquainted with the heart and soul of Team Basework – our exceptional pole dance instructors. With a shared passion for movement and self-discovery, our team is dedicated to guiding you on an exciting journey through pole dance. From diverse backgrounds and styles, each instructor brings a unique perspective to help you uncover your inner strength and confidence.

Whether you’re stepping onto the pole for the first time or aiming to refine your technique, our instructors are here to inspire, empower, and lead you towards your dance goals. Let’s explore their stories and embark on a transformative path of self-expression through movement.

Ready to fully embrace your pole dance journey? Become a Team Basework member. Elevate your skills and experience pole dance classes from world-class instructors all over the world. Join us and take the first step towards a stronger, more confident you!

Owner/founder

USA

Cat

USA

MEXICO

SWITZERLAND

BRAZIL

SEA

MALAYSIA

CANADA

USA

Instructors

Team Basework brings you the best instructors in the business. Learn from our basework experts all over the world, from anywhere in the world.

Owner/founder

Cat

USA

SPAIN

MEXICO

SWITZERLAND

USA

BRAZIL

SEA

MALAYSIA

CANADA

USA

Claudia RenÉe

USA

Claudia started her career in the Pole Dance Industry in 2009 and it was love at first sight. She knew after her first class that dancing her way around the world was her new life goal. Fast forward and she’s done just that. Claudia has trained celebrity clients including, Victoria’s Secret Model, Bianca Balti, and actresses, Lily Rose Depp & Constance Wu. She was also a hired pole trainer on the film Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez. From working on movie sets, choreographing pole pieces for various clients, and traveling to over 15 countries to teach her craft, Claudia has made a name for herself in the community. Aside from all of her accomplishments, she has a true passion for teaching Basework, which involves dancing around the base of the pole with fluidity and precision. She launched her passion project,Team Basework in April of 2020 in hopes to bring some joy into people’s homes by teaching virtually during such a hard time where most of the world was quarantined. Slowly, her Team grew and she now has over a dozen instructors that span across the globe who teach on the platform monthly. Her hope is for Team Basework to continue to grow and be accessible to people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds.

Abbey Eff

USA

Abbey Eff is a goofy gal who loves to travel, pet cats, dance & snack. She’s been doing the performance, competing & teaching thang for 10 years now & has explored all the styles but has found herself most attached to the sultry, badass, & sexy side. Her style was recently described as a combination of butter & strength. She loves combining unexpected, hard hitting moves with a contrasting melty flow. She’s the most recent Dance Filthy USA 2021 Champion & she spent a few years traveling and training pole in Australia where she won the 2018 Dance Filthy Australia Champion title.

Cat

USA

Cat Liang (she/her/hers) is a dancer, yogi, mixed martial artist, and psychotherapist. She has been pole dancing since 2013, and teaching pole since 2015. Cat has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Her research focus is on the use of dance and movement therapy for survivors of trauma. It’s her dream to one day open a center for holistic wellness, a place where psychological healing meets somatic healing.

Dalton Rhodes

USA

Texas native, Dalton Rhodes has been dancing and teaching for well over a decade but it wasn’t until  2016 that he experienced a newfound love and passion for the erotic art of pole dancing. Since then he has traveled the world teaching, performing, and competing. He holds various titles including multiple PSO gold medals, ExoGen USA’s Men Champion 2019, and Mr. Pole Dance America 2020. Dalton specializes in low flow styles of pole dancing with a strong focus on connectivity, flow, and sensuality.

Denise

Spain

Denise is a Puerto Rican pole dancer based in Madrid, Spain. She defines herself as a sensual movement explorer and she believes in empowerment through the discovery of our body and motion. 

Denise began her pole journey in Madrid and later moved to LA where she started as a BeSpun protege and later became an instructor. She is currently teaching and performing in Madrid, constantly looking for different mediums where to translate her sensual flow. During lockdown, she rediscovered the chair and is now translating all her pole flow, floorwork and dancing vocabulary into this element to create a new language.

She was part of the C.Tangana´s Idolo Tour and she has performed in Spanish Series like Nelflix´s “Sky Rojo” and “El Embarcadero”

Elena Anishchenko

USA

Elena was born in the  coldest and toughest region of Russia – Siberia.  She  believes, that snow, freezing temperatures and harsh climate made her disciplined and strong in her daily tasks. She was fond of dancing and playing various sports since an early age and competitively played volleyball in high school and college. She became a certified fitness instructor and spent 5 years in fitness industry teaching step, airobics, slides and cycle. 

She realized her true passion has always been dancing and has dedicated her time to developing essential skills and eventually pursue dancing carrier professionally. My favorite styles at that time were Jazz Funk, Jazz Modern and Hip-Hop.

And than it happened… I took my first pole dance class about 14 years ago and I became completely infatuated with it. Soon, I realized that pole makes my imagination fly far above and beyond and simply making me a happy person.

Estefanía

Mexico

Estefanía is an old-school-style pole dancer. Her signature style has been taught around the world to places like Asia, Europe, and all throughout the U.S.

Her most memorable performances include, Pole Show LA 2018, Polesque Show Saint Petersburg 2019, Pole show Brazil 2019, and Rise the night 2020.

She won the “Sexiest Legs In The Industry” and “Up and Coming Artist” 2017. 

Her style combines sexy traditional stripper style with dance. 

She specializes in musicality and choreography, flexibility, leg movements, and extensions with a heavy focus on technique. She is most known for her mesmerizing leg movements and will teach you to do the same!

Jazzy K

Switzerland

Jazzy is a pole dancer from Zurich, Switzerland. She has taught pole for over 10 years and is a trained fitness professional. Her heart belongs to heels and she loves to share her knowledge with others and creating shows for the stage.

She is a real nerd when it comes to movement techniques and detailed explanations. Jazzy is excited to join Team Basework and meet all its students.

Medusa

USA

Medusa is a passionate mover and lover of all things serpentine and sensual. She has been teaching pole dancing and working as an exotic dancer since 2015, and all of her experiences have crafted her unique style that she teaches today. She has performed and competed across many stages over the years, and has a dying love for sharing these experiences with others. Medusa cherishes movement exploration, and strives to help students reach their fullest and most authentic potential within their own journeys.

Technicality wise, Medusa carries elements from her studies in twerk and belly dance within her pole dancing style, and also focuses heavily on linework, leg/arm play, musicality, connectivity, and sprinkled on top is the magical essence developed in years as a stripper. 

Pole Kitten

USA

Kathryn Moorhead was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, USA. She was classically trained in Ballet from the ages three to seventeen and began Pole Dancing Fall 2016. Moorhead quickly realized how challenging this art form was and became fully dedicated to self teaching. She began performing and competing in clubs early on in her career but did not take a Pole Industry stage until January 2020. Moorhead placed first in the Semi Pro division at MNPC 2020 and was a finalist at Exotic Generation Russia 2020. She is very passionate about teaching and credits a large portion of her growth to her students and supporters. Moorhead loves technical work due to her background in Ballet but also encourages experimentation to remain innovative. Whether you are interested in learning something new or refining something old, she will always do her best to help you execute the vision you have for yourself as an artist.

Renan leal

BRazil

Renan Leal is an Exotic World Champion based out of Brazil. He made a name for himself around the world after winning Exotic Generation in Russia in 2020. He is known for his musicality, endless energy on stage and always keeping an audience entertained. Renan has a unique sexy style which showcases his athleticism, flexibility, dynamics and his Brazilian roots.

Sea

Sea

Malaysia

Nature, music and movement have always been staples. In a rickety fashion of travel she has had the pleasure to spend time with an array of characters and creatives. Deeply inspired by their hungry curiousity and creative minds, she almost left university to pursue music. She thought better of it and so went on to finish her studies as a veterinarian before becoming a full time pole dancer. She owes the beginnings of body awareness to a certain Iyengar teacher and her studies of animal anatomy, which led her to pursue her own curiosities in physiology and movement science. The emotional awareness came from some sticky personal times, as they do. Nature has been there throughout the journey and continues to teach her much about flow.

Currently she has docked in Malaysia and incidentally birthed Pole Dance Movement studio. With her gentle and meticulous nature, Sea aims to guide students through body awareness and breath to honing their craft, while inspiring their own expression, creativity and flow.

Tia Jax

CAnada

As a child, Tia was trained professionally in the dance forms Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acro, and Lyrical. She started her dance teaching career at the early age of 16 years old. While continuing to train as a dancer and teaching, she began pole dancing in 2013. She instantly fell in love with the art of pole dance. From 2013 to 2020, she began competing and performing at various events in the U.S and Canada which led to more recognition. She is known for her slow and sultry style. You can find her workshops and intensives by following her on Instagram and can also view her daily teaching schedule at @vitalitypdf.

Toni

toni

USA

Toni is a dancer based out of California, USA. Toni has been freestyle dancing for 10 years. She found pole dancing in 2019 and instantly fell in love. As she continued her journey exploring the world of pole she came across dancing in heels and fell in love. Today she teaches several types of movement in heels. With heavy inspiration from foreign styles of dancing, she has found herself pursuing several styles in heels and strays from limiting herself to one style. Toni is constantly adjusting, growing, improving, and most importantly creating for the love of pole.

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Presents
August 30th-September 1st, 2024

Hosted By Shine Fitness Studio
in Fort Worth, Texas

Doris Arnold – Claudia Renée – Abigail Humphries – Jakub Kolasa – Tia Jax – AnnaKia – Dalton Rhodes