Hi, I am Cyd Sailor! I am a french pole dancer who lives in Bordeaux, where I teach and perform pole dancing and burlesque.
I started dancing at 5, when my obsession with the movie « Singin’ in the rain » convinced my mother to sign me up for ballet classes. I hated it at first (I thought dancing would include a lot more of turning on myself and twirling my skirt around me), but I was not allowed to quit, and had to participate in the show at the end of the year. From my first time on stage, dressed as a little chinese girl with sticks in my hand, I was hooked. I kept doing ballet for 8 years after that, almost only for the thrill of the spotlight every year.
I decided to try pole dancing in Paris in 2008, and fell in love at first spin. At about the same time I discovered burlesque and also started taking classes. I was obsessed, but for a long time did not think I could make a career out of it, until I had a « revelation ». While I was interning in the marketing department of a yeast industry (so sexy, I know), I said « F… this, I’m going to be a pole dancer! ». I moved to New York where I got a Bachelor in Communication, and more importantly, trained intensively at Body & Pole. I also started performing and competing there.
I moved back to Bordeaux in 2011, and with my friend Diane, we opened Bordeaux’s first pole dancing school, « Electrick Pole Studio ». I also joined the Burlesque troupe « Goody-Goody on Fire ». That same year I competed for the first time in the French Championship, which I have done every year since, and even placed second runner-up in 2013.
Since then, I have been working more and more, I am often on the road teaching workshops, performing, or competing. I have won the « Pole Dancing Show » in Montélimar in 2013, and in 2014 I have won Pole Theatre Paris in the Comedy Category, and Pole Theatre Uk in Pole Classique, with my mermaid routine (video). In October 2015 I won the title of French Champion at the French Pole Dancing Competition, with this routine.
With this blog, I want to share with you my passions for pole dancing, burlesque, retro musicals, and all things glittery.
With love and rhinestones,
They talk about me!