About CDW

the founder

Shaina Cruea has studied various forms of dance for over 25 years. Performing professionally in contemporary ballet/modern dance companies, she discovered pole in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the combination of athleticism and grace.

Known for her long lines and stylized contemporary dance, Shaina quickly made a name for herself in the pole industry, competing and placing in pole competitions world wide. The monumental step forward in the pole industry for Shaina was when she became the US National Pole Champion in August of 2014. As a recognized and passionate instructor, Shaina travels the world teaching workshops and judging pole competitions, while keeping her home base in New York City teaching at Body & Pole.

the brand & style

contemPOLEary DANCE was born when Shaina’s extensive dance training merged with her naturally, fluid strength on the pole. CDW (contemPOLEary DANCEWEAR) was created to support the expression of dancers and non-dancers alike with athleisure wear styles that easily shift from movement class to everyday life.

With an emphasis on comfort in material and style, all pieces are designed for maximum range of motion thus allowing complete freedom of expression. contemPOLEary DANCEWEAR’s designs are intended to enhance ones movement. Whether on the pole or off, CDW is here to compliment the way YOUR body moves!