Tia has been pole dancing since 2013. As a trained dancer (jazz, tap, ballet, acro, modern, lyrical, hip hop) and dance teacher of 12+ years, she had adapted to pole dancing quickly, especially being that her first teaching opportunity was at age 16. Surprisingly she taught Erotic Dance and Chair Dance classes for a local women’s fitness facility.
Tia started as a Student at Brass Vixens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Five months into her pole journey she had been qualified to compete in the Ontario Regional Canadian Pole Fitness Championships. Competing in an amateur division, she won 1st place, champion.
Tia started pole dancing for the sport of it but then soon found a passion for Erotic Pole Dance. Just one year later in 2014, she decided to compete at TGWN (The Great White North) Pole Dance Competition. She had won 2nd runner up in a Semi-Professional division.
By this time Tia was now a top instructor and was getting noticed and popularized for her Erotic Choreography both Pole Dance and Chair Dance. Tia has created curriculums/teacher training-manuals for Erotic Chair, Erotic Pole, and Flexibility classes.
In 2015, Tia competed in Chicago, Illinois for the Midwest’s NAPDC (National American Pole Dance Championship) and won 2nd place in the Erotic Division. It was there that her talent was beginning to be recognized.
In 2016, Tia competed at Ontario’s TGWN Pole Dance Competition in the Erotic Division and won 1st place.
Also in 2016, She was qualified to compete in Orlando’s Dance Filthy Pole Dance Competition being viewed by International Pole Stars Michelle Shimmy and Maddie Sparkle. Though she didn’t place, Tia was honored to have been chosen and was elated to have shared the stage with such talent.
By 2017, her popularity was blossoming, eminently after competing in the Pole Sport Organization (PSO) Competition in Los Angeles, California where she won 2nd place in the Level 5, Erotic division. She was recognized by many dancers and studio owners.
Tia offers her signature workshops, internationally. She loves to travel whether it is to train for herself or to train others. Additionally, she is the proud Ambassador of 123 Poling and Polehearted Activewear.
“My style of erotic dance combines physical strength, stamina, and flexibility. It requires a sense of grace and technique. It promotes mental strength and confidence. I feel the most powerful when I can be sensual/sexy, not for any man, FOR ME.” -Tia Jax