In 1999, Pantera‘s pole passion was immediately ignited when her journey began after discovering strip clubs and the art of exotic dance. Becoming one of the first people to turn pole dance into vertical gymnastics, she was honored her first year to compete in the original and only national competition in pole history, Deja Vu’s P’Olympics. Continual experimentation, practice, witht the help of her favorite grip aid Mighty Grip, and the development of her own particular style led to the national finals the following two years where she captured the title.
Continuing in her efforts to bring top notch instruction and challenges to the people of the pole industry, Pantera challenges herself to gain more knowledge and experiences through alternative avenues. It is this persistent determination that brings her concepts and approach to the next level. Often duplicated but never replicated: Pantera Blacksmith.