Pole Art Technical Committee

Elena Gibson (UK):

Elena Gibson is a multi disciplinary movement educator and artist across dance, fitness, health and wellbeing disciplines. Since 1995, her career has taken her worldwide, travelling to Europe, North America and South America as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance instructor. Having worked in the dance health and fitness industries for over twodecades, her dance background feeds into and inspires her signature style movement based classes.

Elena is the founder and company director of London’s premiere Pole Dancing School, creator of the instructional DVD series “Elena Gibson’s Pole Dancing Technique”, author of the “Instructors Development Courses” certifications, international judge, photo model and mother. Amongst Elena’s pole dancing career achievements are: first ever crowned as World Pole Dancing Champion 2005, 1st UK Pole Dancing Champion 2005, winner of the “Instructor of the Year 2012” awarded by the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA) and amongst the first officially awarded the “Pioneer Award” for the United Kingdom by the PDC.

Working on improving various aspects of the dance community, Elena is a member of the prestigious International Dance Council CID-UNESCO, member of the entertainment trade union Equity since 1995 Canada and 2003 UK, Level 3 member of UK’s REPS, board member of the IPF and member of the artistic team of the IPSAF.
Recognized for her specialised expertise Elena has been invited on the panel of judges at numerous competitions, having accepted the following: Miss Aerial Pole Switzerland Germany and Austria 2010, Hamburg, The Irish Pole Dance Championship 2010, Dublin, Pole Art 2010, Stockholm, Aerial Pole International 2011, Bern, Pole Dancing Universe 2011, Denver, The Italian Pole Dance Championship 2011, Rome, Miss Pole Dance Brazil 2011, Curitiba, Pole Art 2011, Helsinki, UK Professional Pole Championship 2011, Birmingham, Aerial Pole International 2012, Bern, Ukrainian Pole Dance Championship 2012, Odessa, World Pole Sports Championship 2012, London, French Pole Dance Championship 2012, Paris, European Pole Dance Championship 2012, Rome, Pole Dance Cup 2013, Warsaw, Australian Pole Dance Championship 2013, Pole Art 2013, Helsinki, French Pole Dance Championship 2014, Paris, Swiss Pole Championships 2015, Geneva, Miss & Mr Pole Dance UK 2015, French Pole Dance Championship 2015, Paris, Pole Art Italy 2016, Milan.

Elena is the Head of IPSAF Pole Art Committee.



Natasha Wang (USA):

Natasha Wang is an L.A.-based performer and instructor who has won the titles of IPC Ultimate Champion 2013, Pole Art 2012 Runner-Up, US Pole Dance Champion 2011, USPDF West Coast Champion 2010, California Pole Dance Champion 2010, and East Meets West Miss Pole-AM 2010. In 2015, she was named the IPDFA “Instructor of the Year” and in 2014, she won “Female Performance Artist of the Year” and “Inspirational Artist of the Year” at the inaugural PWN (Pole World News) Awards. As a guest performer, she has appeared on “The View” on ABC, “Good Day L.A.” on FOX, “Amazing Dance” on Hunan TV, and “Day Day Up” on Hunan TV, China’s #1 TV show with over 300 million viewers. She has also been a soloist across Mainland China, including Macau’s famed China Rouge inside the Galaxy Hotel.

In 2011, Natasha performed with the Doug Aitken art-theater project “Black Mirror” starring actress Chloe Sevigny. Natasha instructs at The Choreography House and was a principal dancer with Kelly Yvonne’s “Girl Next Door Show” from 2010 – 2015, and made her debut in its sister production “Seven” in 2015. Natasha is an elevatED certified instructor, and her brand sponsors include X-Pole and Kelly Maglia Couture.



Barbara Palmaffy (HUNGARY):

Artist , coach and poledancer.
Owner of Pole Artistic Hungary.
When she finished the Hungarian Ballett Academy she started to work as contemporary/modern dancer.
In 2010 have met poledance and it was love for the first sight!
From the begginings shes mission was to improve poledancing to the theater live.


  • Hungarian champion individual
  • 2 times world champion as double
  • European champion as double.
  • Finalist at world pole sport and fitness championship individual
  • Swiss Poleart finalist individual.
  • First poledancer in Hungary who acclimatize poledancing at theathers.