2018 Florida Pole Fitness Championship



Talia Jade Marino

Talia Jade Marino, born and raised in Miami, has been in the entertainment industry for 19 years now. She has a bachelor of Art in Dance Education with a minor of sociology graduating from Florida International University. Her versatility as a pole artist, aerialist, and dancer has led her to starring roles in production shows for Cirque du Soleil, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, Motley Crue, Rita Ora, Zombie Burlesque, Monika, One Drop by Cirque du Soleil, and Royal Caribbean International. You may have also seen her on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, Iheart Radio, along with television shows, commercials, and movies.
She has competed Nationally and Internationally in the Pole Community in which she has placed and even won such as NAPA, MPDA, and Pole Classic and she is currently the PPC 2017 Women’s Professional Champion for Pole Sport Organization. She is an athlete for X-Pole. She is also certified in the Barre Method. She is currently living back in Vegas, getting certified in Pilates, designing her athletic clothing line “Talia Jade”, and continuing her love for Pole- training, coaching, and choreographing in our Pole community. www.taliajademarino.com

Hsiang Jones

Hsiang began her pole journey at the end of 2009 when searching for a new fitness regimen. Without any formal training in dance or gymnastics, she was able to build strength, grace, and flexibility through her passion for pole. After taking the title for the very first Florida Pole Fitness Championship in 2012 and competing in various other pole competitions, Hsiang decided to focus on helping others empower their inner queen by opening her own studio, Queen of Hearts Fitness in Tallahassee. Her mission is to spread self-love and confidence to others by helping them discover the individualized benefits of pole, dance, and fitness!

Follow her on instagram and YouTube:
IG @hsiangshimmer


Svetlana Semenischeva

Svetlana is originally from Russia, resides and works in Miami. Svetlana started pole dancing in early 2013 in south beach pole studio with no prior dance, gymnastics or fitness training and as for many pole became her passion and obsession. Florida Pole Fitness Championship 2014 was the very first big stage experience for her, where she competed in Amateur category after just several months of training. Last year Svetlana became FPFC Professional champion and this year she is truly honored to have an opportunity to judge and perform on the same stage again!

Svetlana is Arnold Classic 2018 finalist, USPDF pro qualifier and a proud ambassador for Mila Krasna body and pole wear. She is certified with XPert pole fitness program and currently teaches in Milan Pole Dance Studio Miami on a regular basis.