Michelle Stanek is the 2012 USPDF (United States Pole Dance Federation) Champion! She lives in New York City and instructs at Body & Pole and Crunch Gyms. Crunch is where Michelle created and launched classes including "The Hot Seat", "Pole Power" and "Poleography". Michelle is a founding member of the aerial dance company, AERA, and has performed pole, silks and contemporary dance with AERA at PS1 MoMA, Pole Convention, Pole Art and various venues throughout NYC. As a dancer, Michelle is known for her body awareness, clean lines, extension, unique choreography, powerful movement and captivating performance quality.