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Liz Naguib first discovered pole in July 2014 and brings with her an extensive background in classical and commercial dance and over 18 years of experience as a dance educator.. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a B.A in dance, and has held personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and in Turbokick and P90X group fitness instruction.  

 

She was the only UCI undergraduate selected to perform at Rick Odum's Festival of Solo's and Duets in Paris, France, and co-produced the largest undergraduate show in the university's history to date. 

 

She has been awarded scholarships to Dance Educators of America, Defore Dance Center, U.C. Riverside, and Barebones Dance Theater, as well as being a 2 time UROP Grant Award recipient.  

 

Liz has worked as a pre-production assistant on Saturday Night Fever for Jean-Anne Ryan Productions, as well as Jason Winters (SYTYCD Australia) rehearsal assistant for his NYC based contemporary company, Omen. She has done industrials for Smashbox Cosmetics, Children of the Night, CBS Studios, and the Little Bra Company. 

 

Most recently, Liz has performed in Pole Show L.A., Pole Classic, and Luscious Maven’s Celebrate Freedom Showcase.  She was also the gold medalist for Pole Sport Organizations 2017 Pacific Pole Championships Level 5 Dramatic Division and National Pole Championships in Level 5 Dramatic and Level 5 Entertainment categories. She placed 3rd in Aerialympic Professional division this last March and just obtained her USPDF Pro Card this year in June.  Liz is also the resident Pole Sport Organization brand ambassador, aka: "Unicorn" for Smoke and Mirrors Fitness.