Pole World News Announces Inaugural PWN Awards to Honor World’s Best Pole and Aerial Artists

Kym Johnson of Dancing with the Stars to Host Black Tie Affair Celebrating the Athleticism, Dedication and Originality of the Pole and Aerial Arts

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pole World News is thrilled to present the first annual PWN Awards, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, March 21st, 2014. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars winner Kym Johnson, this exclusive red carpet event will feature performances by world-renowned pole and aerial artists, high-profile attendees, interview opportunities and more. The event will be streamed live beginning at 6:00 pm PDT, and can be viewed here: www.ustream.tv/channel/pwn-awards.

“Pole and aerial arts are more than just athletically challenging sports; they’re a source of empowerment, inspiration and motivation for people everywhere.”

The PWN Awards, sponsored by Elite B Inc., will honor the top pole and aerial athletes from around the world. Over the past few years, pole and aerial sports have grown into international phenomena. It’s estimated that there are over 180,000 pole and aerial athletes and more than 1,200 studios in at least 70 countries. Their popularity is growing so quickly that a movement is currently underway to get pole and aerial sports officially into the 2016 Olympics.

“The PWN Awards is the first ceremony of its kind to honor the unbelievable talent, courage and athleticism displayed by world’s best pole and aerial artists,” said Eileen Shoals, Psy.D, L.M.F.T and co-founder of Pole World News. “Pole and aerial arts are more than just athletically challenging sports; they’re a source of empowerment, inspiration and motivation for people everywhere.”

The evening will feature 12 theme-based performances by celebrated artists including: Anastasia Skukhtorva, Evgeny Greshilov, Natasha Wang, Sarah Romanowsky and more. PWN Awards will feature 24 awards in three categories: Public Picks, Peer Picks and PWN Picks.