ANIA (ANNA) PRZEPLASKO was born in Poland to a sports and art-oriented family. She is a graduate of both the School of Sports Champions and Fashion Design College. She has participated in the Polish Youth Olympics and her eye for fashion has taken her around the world. However, it was in Japan where she worked as a photographer and fashion consultant that she later discovered the artistic and fitness value of pole dancing.
With her education and experience Miss Przeplasko founded the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA). At the forefront of the pole dance industry, the IPDFA is widely recognized for supporting pole dance schools and professional competitions, accrediting and training instructors, providing a network for current and future instructors and most importantly, organizing the International Pole Championship (IPC). It was through the IPC that Miss Przeplasko was able to open the international stage to both men and disabled competitors, making pole dance truly an activity for everyone.
Well respected in the pole dance community, Miss Przeplasko sits on the board of the International Pole Sport Federation, the main advocacy body in promoting pole dance to be included in the Olympics. She was also recently named Head Judge at the first World Pole Sport Championship – a competition designed to meet Olympic standards.
A woman of many talents, she is a consultant for the first pole judging software e-polejudge.com, creator of the “Pole Position” Book – a photo guide of pole moves, and creator of dance fitness programs including Pole Dancing, PoleFit, PoleCardio, Cabaret and Burlesque Tease which have been incorporated into existing fitness schools and centers. Miss Przeplasko is also co-founder of Aerial Arts Academy in Hong Kong, a training centre providing aerial dance and fitness classes on a professional and recreational level.
International Pole Championship Pte Ltd Director
Jameson Chow Co-Founded International Pole Championship Pte Ltd in Singapore together with Anna Przeplasko (founder of IPDFA) to manage the International Pole Championships which were held annually since 2008 in countries such as Tokyo (2009-2010) and Hong Kong (2012). He is presently the Director of International Pole Championships Pte Ltd in charge of IPC 2013. In this assignment he is strongly involved in the management and logistics for this major event to be held in Singapore.
Prior to joining IPC Pte Ltd, Jameson worked for 3 years in Acroproductions where he managed the Event and Artiste Management division, where he worked in many event projects involving international and local companies, and also Artiste Management for International and Local Talents in Pole fitness as well as Aerial.
From 2011-2013 He was actively promoting women’s health and fitness by supporting events such as EZY Health forum at MBS and POCC(Power Over Cervical Cancer) with Pole fitness.
Jameson graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore in 2011 with a Diploma in Business Management. And was under the tutelage of Ming, Founder of Acro Polates, one of Singapore’s Leading Pole Fitness Schools.
IPDFA Training and Development Specialist
From London UK with over a decade of experience – Master Trainer, Coach and Choreographer to Champions of Pole Stars and the International Pole Championships, Vee is a specialist of Acrobatic Pole, Aerial Fabric and Hoop as well as a designer of recreational, fitness and performance courses for multi national Academies and Institutions. Vee is an ambassador of Aerial Arts Association Asia and Pole Dance Fitness Associations, pioneering the ‘Collision Arts Asia’ movement with international troupes such as the ‘Aerial Angels’, ‘Viva Circus’ and ‘Circus Arts International’.
Vee is the founder of Viva Vertical in Malaysia and UK, co-founder of Aerial Arts Academy in Hong Kong, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Media Practice from London Westminster University as well as Level 3 Assessor qualification by AIQ UK in the leisure and fitness industry.
Shiva is in the hospitality & tourism industry. His involvement with the pole dance community has been in assisting at events in Malaysia and Singapore, including IPC 2013. He lends his support by dealing with hotels for room and conference needs, managing arrangements for delegates, dealing with competition venue on vendor matters, facilitating hospitality sponsorship and support from tourism bodies.
IPC & IPDFA Coordinator
Originally a graduate of fashion design, Justyna’s background was initially designing clothing, directing photos and producing fashion shows. After several years of travel she has expanded her experience to include working on TV and movies in front and behind the camera ( Marine 2, Hangover 2 , Impossible ). She hopes to use her knowledge to help in the successful running of this year’s IPC.
She has joined the team since 2011 as the IPC and IPDFA Coordinator and she love the challenge.
IPC Visual Designer
International visual designer and artist Axel Morgenthaler has collaborated with many of the top dance companies in the world including Ballets Béjarts Lausanne, Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York, Les Ballets Monte Carlo and LaLaLa Human Steps from Montreal. He also designed the lighting for Cirque du Soleil’s permanent show ZAiA at the Venetian Casino in Macau. Besides his passion for designing for dance he also designs, creates and consults for musicals, opera, theatre and architectural projects.
Kristin Boesenberg is a stellar comedian, MC and presenter from the harbour city of Sydney, Australia.
He’s presented thousands of times to everyone from executive boardrooms to boxing rings.
His unique style of comedy has delighted audiences across Australia and most recently in Germany. He can’t wait to bring his hairstyle and energy to the floor in hosting the International Pole Championship 2013.
IPC Celebration Party Officer
Cecilia, former Events and Business Development Manager at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, is the CEO and Managing Director of BCBG Party by Cecilia, based in Thailand.
Born and raised in France, Cecilia has partied in over 32 countries and decided to make her passion her job by starting her business, BCBG Party, in 2007. As the founder of the most popular and stylish themed beach party in Thailand, the monthly G Session, Cecilia found her profile and popularity grew and has since organised a number of parties around Asia, including boat parties, charity events, and fashion shows to name a few.
Cecilia is also working as an up-and-coming model and in movie-film production.