Marlo Fisken

Marlo Fisken has been passionately instructing movement for the last 15 years. She has 25+ years of dance training and 12 years of experience teaching mind-body fitness. Marlo is a Wilhelmina fitness model, a former NYCDA Senior Outstanding Dancer, an alumnus of the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Program, and graduated with degrees in Anthropology and Public Relations from the University of Miami. She has developed and taught group exercise classes for many major health clubs and presented at fitness conventions such as ECA, IDEA, The South Beach International Festival, and Festival de Fitness in Rome. She is certified many times over (ACE, AFAA, AAAI, NSCA, KANE), is a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff's Anatomy of Yoga advanced study course and has extensive knowledge of alignment, strength and flexibility training. Her credits include commercials for Nike, L'Oreal, and Sobe Adrenaline Rush, as well as ad campaigns for The Vitamin Shoppe and Dick’s Sporting Goods. She has performed with artists such as Diddy, Nelly, Pharell, Kid Rock, Wyclef Jean and Fabolous on MTV and VH1.Marlo started pole dancing in 2007, and developed a style that draws from contemporary dance, yoga, hip-hop, house dance, bellydance and capoeira. Her pole skills have taken her around the world, and landed her a full page spread in The New York Times, appearances on America's Got Talent, The Colbert Report, Law & Order, 30 Rock, and a role in the feature film "Rock of Ages" starring Tom Cruise, choreographed by Mia Michaels. She is the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion and 2011 Aerial Pole International Champion. She is also a 2013 Webby’s Winner in the category of Online Film and Video for “The Last Goodbye.” Most Recently, she was named the International Pole Dance Fitness Associations Instructor of the Year for being a prominent industry innovator and educator. Marlo has created content for Shape, Self, and Fitness magazines, and hosted fitness DVDs for Pilates Power Gym and Prevention Magazine. Marlo continues to study holistic nutrition, exercise science and anything related to animal behavior and anthropology. She recently co-authored a new training program for pole fitness and flexibility, elevatED. Marlo is the creator of the innovative dance and fitness brand, Flow Movement® .