Posted on 01 January 2017
INTRODUCING DEZ RAVEN!
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
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Dez took her first pole class in 2008 and was immediately smitten. In 2011, after a few years of a pole lessons and a handful of life lemons, Dez decided to pursue the teaching of pole fitness, as means of starting a new chapter. She discovered that in the face of personal chaos, the pole community, her students, and her passion were her stability, clarity, and salvation; the second she stepped into the pole studio, nothing else mattered. To this day, Dez views her teaching as an opportunity to empower others and give back, by providing a safe place to explore, reflect, and transition through dance. With the many opportunities that pole has granted her, Dez has also discovered an outlet for personal creativity and storytelling, through competitive pole opportunities. Some of her competitive accomplishments include:
2013 Miss Texas Pole Star Ultimate Finalist
2015 PSO Southwest Level 4 Dramatic Runner Up
2016 Miss Pole Dance America Partner Competitor
2017 PSO Southwest Level 4 Dramatic Winner
2017 Melee on the Bayou Freestyle Winner
Currently, Dez teaches a variety of movement classes around Austin, coaches competitive pole athletes, and performs pole and contortion around town. She is so excited for her 2018 journey with Artista, as a Brand Ambassador and as the Regional Sales Area Manager.