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Wendy Traskos

Wendy has been pole dancing for 16 years and is current owner of New York Pole Dancing located in New York City. Completely self-taught, she was hooked at first spin; discovering it was a great form of expression in addition to being a great resistance training workout. Her style is marketed by her athleticism, sensuality and her passion for dance as a form of self-expression. Her success as a studio owner has created such a buzz in the industry that she was brought in as the pole dance expert for Germanys version of Americas next top model hosted by Heidi Klum. She was also recruited by tony award winning Jerry Mitchell as a pole dancing consultant for Peep show and she has been a guest on the Montel Williams radio show as a pole dance expert. Wendy is also an AFAA and IFPA certified personal trainer with 15 years of experience. She is a teacher and motivator for private clients around NYC and celebrities such as Montel Williams, May J Blige and Mya. She has won first and second place titles as a fitness competitor in the ESPN fitness America Series, ESPN nationals and the NPC Eastern Championship. She has also been a fitness model for Gorilla Wear, Hot Skins and Everlast. Lastly, Wendy is the founder of the USPDF which began in 2008.

Tracy Traskos -USPDF Board

Tracy Traskos

Tracy has been involved in athletics since early childhood. Competitive in gymnastics and track until 18, these experiences served as a springboard into the health and fitness industry. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors in Community Health Education, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Master Trainer for Climb and Spin Pole Dance Education. Tracy has been leading group exercise classes and personal training for major health and fitness clubs since 1995.In 2001 she earned her Pro Status as an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding) Fitness Competitor. She worked as a judge for local and regional National Physique Committee shows in Michigan and assisted in show preparation for many athletes. Tracy discovered pole dancing in 2005 and became a Pole Dance studio owner in 2010. She believes pole dancing is the best work out and form of expression for women looking to combine dance and resistance based strength.

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Diane Parmagiani

Diane Parmigani has been in corporate management for over 12 years. After 6 years trying to meet the stressful demands of the corporate world, she knew something had to change. She began to try different forms of fitness from weight training to kick boxing. Nothing really stuck until she tried pole dancing. She knew she enjoyed pole dancing, but didn’t settle on a pole home, until she found NY Pole Dancing. With her new love of pole dancing, and great enthusiasm she attended the 2012 US Pole Dance Championship to support some of her favorite instructors. After attending this epic competition, she knew she wanted to be more involved with pole dancing. Merging her love of pole dance with her corporate background, she joined the USPDF board in 2016.