Pole dancing is a form of performance art that brings dance and acrobatics into the mix, but has long been stigmatized and associated with stripping, a professional career that has been perverted by the media. However, more people have come to understand and respect pole dancing as a unique outlet for fitness, and among the most recognized names in the industry today is professional pole dancer Anamaria Bozga.
Anamaria Bozga is a professional dancer, dancer trainer, and studio owner based in Rosenheim, Germany. Anamaria was living in Italy when she ventured into pole dancing at 24 years old after reading about it on the internet. Her interest grew into a passion and it wouldn’t take long before she started practicing. Three months later, she would participate in her first competition in the beginner’s category.
Her career would bring her to Germany, where she established her pole in a nearby gym to train herself. The girls there grew interested in her practice and more started reaching out to ask her for a mentorship. At the time, Anamaria had no formal training, but having been through the same curiosities, she decided to help them.
“I started giving amatorial classes, trying my best to explain the tricks and figures,” she explained. The classes proved to be successful, and more girls started to join. At some point, the gym could no longer provide the space for Anamaria’s classes, prompting her to seek out a new venue. After searching for months, she found the perfect fit in Rosenheim, opening its doors to students in 2016. Anamaria’s studio ran successfully until the global pandemic forced her to close it down for 8 months.
“That was, for me, a very scary and stressful period,” shared the dancer. “I tried to offer online classes, but from this point of view, I was way behind a lot of other instructors because all my energy was 100% concentrated on the studio and on every day classes. I haven’t had a program and I haven’t concentrated enough on social media to be able to use it for online promotion.”
Since then, Anamaria Bozga has prioritized Instagram and social media, giving her the idea to start a second business to provide income. As a result, the professional dancer created a notebook and calendar designed to suit the needs of a pole dancer called the Pole Planner.
After a year of hard work and investing time and money, Anamaria was able to produce the work tool for pole dancers. The Pole Planner is filled with stunning illustrations and motivational quotes to help other pole dancers endure these difficult times. Each page is interactive and scribbled with helpful information and plenty of space for writing everyday. Recently, Anamaria updated the planner to improve it for next year’s release while creating a second “Pole Dance Training Tracker.”
Without an end in sight for the global crisis, Anamaria Bozga plans to concentrate her efforts on social media to create an online platform. “I want to create a unique teacher-training online as a help for all instructors to better structure their classes and courses,” she revealed. “I will also concentrate my energy on the Pole Planner, creating a marketing strategy and making sure it reaches as many pole dancers as possible.”
Learn more about Anamaria Bozga by following her on Instagram.