[Rachel Lau | Global News]

“It felt surreal. It took a while to sink in.”

When it comes to pole fitness, Jazzy Alix is one of Quebec’s elite.

In fact, she was just been crowned the 2016 elite North American Pole Dance Champion in Chicago, Illinois, which took place July 15-17.

“It was a mix of happiness and relief – the relief of knowing that the public and jury appreciated my work, since it was not as technical as others, and the relief of knowing that my work and that of my support team paid off.”

The 27-year-old “impressed the judges and audience with an incredibly expressive routine that was close to flawless,” according to a statement by Milan Pole Dance, where she teaches.

“The challenge was to blend dance and technical pole elements to create a choreographed number, rather than a gymnastic number. I wanted to present something that embodied me.”

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