Photo by Cecilia De Bucourt

Photo by Cecilia De Bucourt

Dance Training

Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Shaina has studied various forms of dance for over 25 years. Her professional training began in high school when she was selected to attend the VA Governors School for the Arts. After performing in numerous productions, Shaina decided to further her knowledge of dance and its history by attending Old Dominion University and obtaining her BA in Dance Performance. While in college, Shaina continued to hone her technique and performance abilities with Virginia-based contemporary ballet/modern dance companies from 2004-2009. In 2010, Shaina made the move to NYC in search of new opportunities in the dance world.

Pole Training

In October of 2012, Shaina took her first pole dance class at the infamous Body & Pole of NYC. She immediately fell in love with the combination of athleticism and grace and was selected to participate in the 2013 work/study program at Body & Pole of NYC. After completing the program, Shaina joined the Body & Pole staff as an elevatED-certified pole instructor. Known for her "legs for days" and stylized contemporary pole dance choreography, Shaina shares her passion through the aerial dance company AERA, her competitive performances and with her students.


2014 United Pole Artists Contemporary Category video challenge 

2014 United States National Pole Champion
1st Place - Professional Division

2014 Atlantic Pole Champion
1st Place - Professional Division 

2014 Florida Pole Fitness Championship
3rd Place - Professional Division 

2013 Super Shag Pole Fitness Championship
2nd Place - Level 3

2013 United States National Pole Championship
2nd Place - Level 3

2013 Atlantic Pole Championship
2nd Place - Level 2