What's In Your Dancebag?

Alex Michelle

  • Michelle / Photo courtesy of Michelle

Lacrosse ball

I use this to get a little deeper into those spots in my back and shoulders that can get tight from training and stretching.

Leg warmers

In pole most of our work is done with short bottoms in order to grip the pole, so leg warmers are great to wear when warming up before a training session.

Pole grip

I use Dew Point for added body grip, especially on cold days!


Spinning around can give you a tangly do, so I always carry a brush.


Alex Michelle has been performing since she was three years old – taking dance lessons, getting involved in Windsor, Ontario’s theatre community and attending an arts school. She has been training in pole and aerial for almost five years now and has competed all over southern Ontario and also in Ohio. As co-owner of Vertika Pole Fitness Studio, Michelle enjoys experimenting with styles and genres of music to find innovative ways to move and connect to her art.


This article was originally published in the November/December 2018 issue.

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