Natasha Wang is one of the most influential and popular pole artists working today. Based in Los Angeles, California and born and raised in Austin, Texas, Natasha is a true “pole citizen of the world,” traveling the globe as an in-demand teacher, performer and competition judge.
In 2015, Natasha 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 PWN (Pole World News) Awards. As a competitive pole athlete, her titles include 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.
As a performer and pole personality, 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 a viewership of over 300 million. Natasha has also performed across China as a solo artist, including a 30-show booking at China Rouge at the Galaxy Macau Hotel & Casino. In June 2011, Natasha performed with the Doug Aitken art-theater project “Black Mirror” starring actress Chloe Sevigny, which premiered in Athens and Hydra, Greece.
Known for her emotive style, grace and creative storytelling, Natasha is a late fitness bloomer who took her first pole class at the age of 30 with no prior dance, gymnastics or fitness training. Never one to see this as a liability, Natasha reminds men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages that anything is possible with passion, dedication, blisters and hard work. Natasha is certified by elevatED, X-Pert, Pole Moves, and Floor Flow. Natasha’s brand sponsors include X-Pole and MilaKrasna. She is also a featured pole instructor with Open Dance Academy.
A graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Advertising and a BA in French, Natasha left a nine-year career in public relations in 2011 to pursue her pole dreams. She is also a published poet and speaks fluent Chinese and French. In 2016, Natasha co-founded X-Purr with fellow pole athlete Arloa Reston. X-Purr designs premium pet toys and accessories that merge her two loves – pole fitness and cats. The duo launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in September 2016.