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Alena Downs

Alena Downs

  • + Type: Chair Director
  • + Location: Alberta South

The owner and lead instructor of PoleJunkies.
Being termed as the "Original PoleJunkie", Alena has taken her love and passion for the pole from the stage, and created PoleJunkies to share with others worldwide.


More about her:

Known as one of Canada's Top Feature Performers for over a decade, Alena is renowned for her dance style, routine ability and pole dance skills.  She helps to put a personal twist on Pole Dancing.  She focuses on safety, body mechanics and graceful movement, and by applying personal style and creativity to safely practiced pole techniques...PoleJunkies was born.

At the age of 35, Alena decided to retire from the main stage, but was not willing to give up her pole!  Turning her years of experience of stage performance of pole and floor routines into step by step instruction...adding fitness and safety factors, Alena is able to pass this wonderful information onto her students, so they may all learn the art...safely, at their own pace.

With a home base in Calgary, Alena has advanced her instruction to include Fitness and Fun for men and women of all ages...from basic swings to aerial artistry.  Whether in the studio, or online in the comforts of your own home, Alena will make you feel comfortable again in your own skin!  She personally designs classes to accommodate the needs and requirements of her students.

A warm hearted mother of 2, Alena enjoys teaching people from all walks of life.  Her ultimate goal is to see the art of pole dance attain the level of attention and respect it deserves.


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