2016 JUDGING PANEL
PARAGON is proud to welcome the following professional pole dancers and industry leaders to judge the 2016 International Championship! This diverse, talented group of women have traveled from various parts of Northern, Central and South American countries to provide their feedback to the athletes. Join us on Saturday, October 22nd to learn more about each of these amazing ladies!
Presenting the 2016 PARAGON JUDGING PANEL
ON-LINE JUDGING PANEL
ARLOA RESTON Concept and Theater Advisor
Arloa has been pole dancing since 2011. She is a cast member of the internationally renowned “Girl Next Door-A Pole Soiree” and is an instructor at The Choreography House (2013 International Studio of the Year) and at Luscious Maven. She is also a certified instructor for all levels and is a Master Trainer with Pole Moves.
Arloa’s pole titles include:
- 2016 Winner-International Grand Masters Division, North American Pole Dance Championship
- 2014 Winner-Masters Entertainment, Pacific Pole Championship
- 2014 Winner-Story Telling, United Pole Artists’ Poler’s Choice Awards
- 2014 First Runner Up-Masters Division, Paragon International Championship
- 2014 First Runner Up-Masters Division, Pacific Pole Championship
- 2014 First Runner Up-Masters Division, Pacific Aerial Arts Championship
CHRIS SEA Pole Choreography Advisor
Chris Sea is a dance instructor and choreographer from Los Angeles, California. She is known for her unique, story-telling choreography both on the pole and off the pole. She has competed and judged various competitions and continues to teach workshops in the U.S. Chris Sea grew up in the world of competitive martial arts but found pole dance much later in life. She fell in love with the emotional connection and beauty in the movements. She then explored other forms of dance and surrendered herself to the art. She believes anyone can dance and move beautifully even without at dance background, as long as it comes from the heart.
ELLE HAWKE Concept and Theater Advisor
Elle Hawke graduated from University of Colorado Denver with a degree in Theatre, Film, and Television Production. She currently works as Production Manager for Kelly Yvonne Productions assisting with planning, stage management, and production of live pole events and music videos. In 2015 she placed 2nd in PSO’s National Competition-Dramatic Level 3.
Instagram: L.E.Hawke | website: LeahJWatson.com
JIMMIE SMITH Scholarship Student at The Choreography House
The Choreography House Scholarship Program aims to bridge the gap between pole dance as a Hobby and pole dance as a Career by providing Dance Instruction and Mentorship. 2016 Recipient Jimmie Smith selected Coaching and Choreography as his Scholarship Major and will serve as a Judge-In-Training for the 2016 PARAGON International Pole Dance Championship.
NINA CASTELLO Scholarship Student at The Choreography House
The Choreography House Scholarship Program aims to bridge the gap between pole dance as a Hobby and pole dance as a Career by providing Dance Instruction and Mentorship. 2016 Recipient Nina Castello selected Live Shows: Performance as her Scholarship Major and will serve as a Judge-In-Training for the 2016 PARAGON International Pole Dance Championship.
When not training at The Choreography House, Nina enjoys cooking vegan meals for her and her husband and cuddling with her six dogs. She has been pole dancing for two and a half years and is currently a Scholarship Student and Instructor at The Choreography House. She absolutely loves the enthusiasm and energy her students demonstrate and is always re-inspired by them.
NYANCY Pole Technique and Execution Advisor
Bio Coming Soon!
TILLY ERIKSON Pole Technique and Execution Advisor
Bio Coming Soon!
The PARAGON judges looked for performers with a balanced, dynamic submission video. The routine choreography included a mix of physical agility, artistic integrity and conceptual intention. The submission video performances were evaluated on the following components:
- POLE DANCE Difficulty Level, Variety of Tricks and Dynamic Movement on Static and Spin Pole
- CHOREOGRAPHY Composition, Transitions, Dance Variety, Continuity and Intentional Use of Props (where applicable)
- MUSICALITY Effective Musical Interpretation and Appropriate Song Selection
- EXECUTION Technique, Form, Control/Placement, Intention, Timing/Rhythm and Lines
- SHOWMANSHIP Facial Expressions, Projection, Eye Contact and Confidence
- CONCEPT Demonstration of Clear Concept and/or Articulated Storyline