Meet our Team: Rain Rose

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Rain Rose (26, she/her; they/them) is a dancer, choreographer, Pole dance & Burlesque teacher and performer.

In 2016 she graduated from University of California’s Dance department (B.A.) and since then has been teaching dance and performing in various venues mostly in LA. Back in LA she also received her certification as a Pole Dance instructor (XPERT teacher training) as well as a professional Yoga teacher certification (200HR Yoga Alliance Certification).

Last year she took a brave decision to move to Berlin (lucky us!) and since then she has been teaching in Pole Flow Berlin. Rain teaches a variety of different classes – from Exotic Pole Flow, to Pole Tricks in all levels, as well as advanced flexibility skills. Her classes are filled with creativity, patience and playfulness.

But how much do you really know about her?

We sat with Rain to ask her a few question about her pole journey and pole teaching story. Curious to hear what Rain had to tell us? Scroll down to read the full interview >>

In 2016 Rain Rose graduated from University of California’s Dance department (B.A.) and since then has been teaching dance and performing in various venues mostly in LA.

When did your relationship with Pole first began?

I was always interested and excelled in the aerial arts since my introduction to them in university. Funny enough, I visited a strip club in Vegas around that time and was absolutely entranced by the dancers and how they managed to grip the pole and do all the fun and crazy moves. I became more seriously interested when I first met Nadia from Twisted Movement at a movement workshop in Los Angeles a few years ago. Some months later I decided to try the Intro Offer at Leigh Ann Orsi’s BeSpun LA because my circus friend convinced me to do it with her. From that moment, I was hooked!

What was your motivation you to become a teacher?

During the two weeks of unlimited classes I took 22 classes. I was immediately hooked when I tried it. I decided I wanted to teach because I loved the way my instructors made me feel in class. I had been teaching various styles of movement (modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance, yoga, etc.) for years. I started performing and competing dance at the age of 5 years old – and I had not found a form that made me feel so empowered and free as Pole Dance had.

What do you like the most about teaching Pole? Which class do enjoy teaching the most?

The best part is feeling the space that has been created in class. A space where students feel free to embrace their bodies, sensuality, creativity, mobility and strength. I really love all the classes that I teach. I cannot pick one, two or even three. I like the variety that is offered at pole flow, which allows me to share many parts of myself and my experience.

Rain teaches at Pole Flow every Tuesday (18:00-19:00 Spinning Pole Beginners: 19:15-20:15 Spinning Pole Intermediate; 20:30-21:30 Pole Flow) and Thursday (19:15-20:15 Spinning Pole Beginners; 20:30-21:30 Exotic Pole Flow)

What is the most challenging part about teaching pole?

Silly… but I find the music used for class so important! I love the playlists that I make, yet I play them so often that I can get sick of some music so quickly. The somewhat constant need to find more music is tedious (and made somewhat easier thanks to Spotify’s radio-based-on-this-song feature).

How has your experience as a teacher affected you as a pole dancer?

Being a teacher has helped me to connect with many other pole dancers and artists at the studios where I work and have worked. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with many individuals thanks to my work as an instructor. My only drawback to teaching is that it is a challenge to make time to train on my own and push my training to greater heights. However, teaching (in any form) always makes me a better student when I do take class.

Rain and Annie perform their duet at Pole Flow Berlin Showcase 2019

You have recently decided to move to Berlin. What made you choose to move here and how is it like in compare to life in Los Angeles?

I moved out of LA to ‘open my mind’, but I didn’t consider Berlin at first to be where it would happen. While working as a professional dancer in Los Angeles, I would search opportunities for performance, research & development, choreographic residencies and more. Most of the opportunities were based in New York or cities across Europe. I made a pact with my friend Lyla Palmer that we would move to this continent after living in LA under a year and being unsatisfied with our growth and opportunities. Of course, a year later, I grew tremendously as well as received & created many opportunities in LA.. This made it VERY difficult for me to make the decision to leave, but I am so happy that I did.

What is your #1 tip to students who are just starting with pole?

Tough question! I would say to be kind to yourself, don’t take yourself too seriously. More than any other movement practice I have come across, pole will push you to do things you didn’t think were possible at a rate that you did not think was possible. Take note of the achievements when they come, big or small.

What other activities do you enjoy doing Off the Pole?

Aside from performing and teaching in all its glory, I deeply enjoy creating! Specifically telling stories through video. I used to create videos as a child with my siblings and cousins when webcams first hit the market. Later, as an adolescent, my friends and I would constantly use MacBook Photobooth or Flip Video Camera to create the most nonsensical and/or fantastical videos. I have recently gotten back into the practice thanks to online performances during the Corona Virus Pause. Rediscovering this passion has been very fun and surprising.

How has been your experience teaching at pole flow so far?

Teaching at pole flow is one of my favorite things about living in Berlin. The community of pole flow is diverse, inclusive, vibrant and loving. I feel unbelievably lucky to call pole flow my home.

Thank you Rain! We feel incredibly grateful having you as a teacher at Pole Flow Berlin

To find out more about Rain you can check her IG account @chunkysandwich or enjoy her classes in person every Tuesday and Thursday at Pole Flow Berlin!

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Coming from Greece, Christina started her pole journey back in 2017. She has been a member of the group ‘DaDaDolls’, with whom she participated at Pole Theatre World 2019, as well as in various projects such as ‘KARMA’ in collaboration with Marion Crampe.

In the past years, she has been teaching in various studios around Greece.

At the same time, Christina has been studying Modern dance Education at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.), while attending the contemporary & ballet advanced program at the ‘Pas Par Tu dance center’.

In her classes expect to see a lot of dance technique mixed with pole skills, various learning methods, loudness and enthusiasm!

Huong (she/her)

Huong has been dancing since she was a child.

At the age of 8 she joined a Vietnamese dance group based in Berlin and performed at various events (e.g. Karneval der Kulturen). She then moved on to dance Hip Hop for a year and paused to focus on school and college after. During her studies in 2015 she randomly stumbled upon a pole dancing video and immediately looked up pole classes not knowing how much this step will change her life. From then on she fell in love and took all the pole classes she could afford in Berlin until she started teaching others in 2018. She now focuses more on how to improve as an instructor in order to provide a safe space for everyone who joins her classes.

Dance style:
– Heels flow
– Sensual flow
– Freestyle improvisation
– Spinning pole
– Flexibility

– ElevatED Pole Level 1 Teacher Training
– Spin City Stretching & Flexibility for Pole and Aerial

Valeriia Melnyk

Valeriia is a professional Pole Dancer from Kyiv, Ukraine who has relocated to Berlin. She has over 8 years of experience as a pole dancer and is a certified instructor by the Ukrainian Pole Sport Federation. She has also participated and made it to finals in numerous Ukrainian championships and festivals.

‘’Dance is an expression that comes from inside. I am convinced that everyone can learn to live their feelings, explore their emotions and reach heightened states through dance. I am ready to share with you my knowledge, energy and, of course, my sensual choreography.’’

The focus of classes will be about sensual embodiment and the feeling of the dance. Valeriia will show you how to create lightness, airiness and beautiful aesthetic lines while dancing. We will focus on turning our attention inward, listen to our bodies and feel how the body wants to manifest itself through dance. It will be sensual, lyrical and feminine“.


Luigi is an Italian pole dance coach, teacher and performer. As a child he studied classical ballet in Bergamo and ever since he has been interested in mastering body expression techniques.

He has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for years, working on both flexibility and acrobatic movements. Additionally he studied contortion techniques with Sofia Venanzetti as well as acrobatics in the Gymnastics school of Treviolo in Northern Italy.

Luigi discovered pole dance in 2016 and it was love at first sight. Soon after this, he became a pole instructor and, after winning multiple national and international competitions, he became one of the members of the Italian Pole Sport National team.He also mastered the flying pole (a Chinese pole suspended on the ceiling) and performed with it in the aerialist circus company “Acrovertical.”

Luigi teaches pole sport techniques, contemporary pole movements and dynamic/acrobatic transitions on the pole.

“Art is a powerful form of expression. In my life, I often couldn’t find the right words to express my deepest emotions. Pole dance gives me the freedom to really be myself, by helping me to find the strength to cope with my fears. As a teacher, I like to enable my students to overcome their limits, discover new skills and polish flowing moves, without ever forgetting that it is a way to express ourselves.”

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Born in 2000, Mateva is a rising Pole Dancer and Pole Dance instructor originating from Italy/Germany. Pole Dance has become her big love since 2017 and she has been sharing her passion through teaching in Vienna, Bavaria and now finally in Berlin, where she is rocking her best pole dance life.

“Teaching gives me so much joy and inspiration. Since I started with no background in dance or sport, I know that pole dancing is for everyone and anyone. I am here to show you how much fun the learning process can be!”

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Maria has recently joined the PFB team as a pole dance instructor and is happy to share her passion with her students.

“I fell in love with movement when I experienced firsthand the mental and physical benefits of working out. In 2017 my passion drove me to start a Fitness and Health Youtube channel, which allowed me to broaden my knowledge through content creation and research. Curiosity kept me learning about new forms of movement until I finally tried Pole Dance in 2018, and I was hooked immediately. Imagine coming from a very repressive, conservative, chauvinistic country and suddenly stepping into a place where nobody is shamed, where sensuality is celebrated, diversity is honored, and also… people are STRONG AF!!! I was in awe!

Since that day, pole dancing has been helping me connect with my body, reject old belief systems and reframe my own ideas of sensuality, sexuality, and freedom.

I got the opportunity to become a teacher in 2021, and I feel blessed to provide that same safe and encouraging space for others to get stronger, shine bright, and enjoy movement.”

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Trisha is a professional pole dancer and teacher, originating from Bavaria and since 2022 based in Berlin.

‘’I started my dance journey as a kid taking ballet lessons. My ballet journey lasted roughly 10 years and built the base of my movement as of today. After all those years I got sick of the rigid rules of ballet and wished to explore more. After finding Daria Che on Instagram in 2018 I started taking pole lessons in Munich, where I was based. It started as a hobby but quickly with the love for pole turned into a profession.

Since then I have developed my skills in heels, spinning pole and static flow/ static rotation. I have taken classes with highly skilled trainers such as Estefania Jimenez, Marion Crampe, Lorenza Perrone and of course Daria Che as well. Now I am excited to share my knowledge with my students. I love to focus on details, instead of wild tricks and complicated shapes. I love to keep it playful yet clean and accurate, even with the most basic climbs. Let’s explore and play with the details. I can’t wait to dance with you!’’

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Annabel Paran is a visual artist, performer and teacher. 

Dancing is her happy place and she has been engaging in various dance and body work practices for over 15 years. She is certified as APDT pole dance instructor, flexibility instructor and Contrology 34 mat Pilates instructor

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Seliquere, Latin for “to be fluid”, lives up to her name by oozing across the floor, up and down the pole, and into your heart. She combines flowy and drippy movement with high-energy bursts of fun and dynamics. 

With a movement background in dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics, and a theoretical background in physiology, anatomy, and kinesiology, Seliquere places great importance on understanding the interaction between our body (muscle, bone, tendon, ligaments) and the movement we create. She emphasizes safety and longevity when it comes to dancing, and hopes all her students can continue to create beautiful art for decades to come. 

You’ll find lots of enthusiasm, texture enunciation, and fluidity in her class, as well as a safe place to explore new movements, make mistakes, and ask questions. A proud member of the queer community, Seliquere asserts that pole, sensual movement, and dancing is for everybody, every gender identity, and every sexual orientation. There is no greater joy than authentic self-expression, and she hopes you can find that joy with her during class.

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Amissa is a mover, performer and monkey at heart. They lived their early human-years always dancing and playing in youth theater groups.

Amissa’s love for pole dancing started when they just arrived in Berlin. After just the first class they were immediately in love. Now, they realize it has meant a lot more than just finding an amazing hobby. It also made them find their way back to dancing, performing, creating. It opened doors to a new world, such as the world of aerial arts and circus arts in general. Amissa is very driven to live their life exploring movement in its broadest sense. They are always eager to learn more and more!

As a teacher, Amissa is passionate to pass on what has brought them so much joy. Every class, the students should feel good about themselves. Creating a safe(r) and wholesome space is much more important than pushing students to do difficult tricks!

Movement education:

  • Certified Advanced Pole
  • Dance Instructor by Le Chat Noir
  • Basis Program at Motion*s Berlin (ongoing)
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Sarah has been teaching Pole Dance since 2014. She just recently moved from Würzburg to Berlin and is super excited to share her love for Freestyles, Sensual Flows and Trick Technique with you. She joined Pole Flow in October 2021 and loves the studios focus on the sensual, sex-positive and community-building aspect of Pole.

Sarah is fascinated by freestyles, movement research and flows. She has been teaching Pole Dance since 2014 and loves how the sensual aspect of Pole empowers the students, brings them back into their bodies and also allows them to process emotions.

“Pole Dance changed me. It helped me to feel more at home in my body and to reconnect to my femininity and sensuality, made me become more confident and connected me to a beautiful community. Seeing these changes happen to my students fills my heart with so much joy and gratitude.”

Movement education:

  • XPert Level 1 & 2
  • Xpert Children
  • Elevated Flexibility
  • Spin City Flexibility
  • Freestyle Intensive with
  • Tracee Kafer
  • Fluent Body (on going)
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