Mitya Staev 

 

1998-2012 Ballroom career. 

2012-2016 -Russian Academy of Art and Culture. Balletmasters bachelor. 

2014/2015 Russian National Pole Sport Champion(IPSF). 

2015/2016 Finalist of a Russian  TV dance show “Танцы на ТНТ” aka “So you think you can dance”. 

2018 American Pole Art Champion, +New World Record final score. 

2017 Finalist- Charlton and Woolwich short film festival.London. Director+ Music composer.  

2018 Performer /Music composer for the Annual Benefit and Auction in  Watermill Center residency. Watermill. NY

Ahimsa

Remember when you were a child, you are living completely authentically. We feel all the signals of our bodies and we follow them immediately. We are totally present and honest with ourselves. Growing up we start using our body as a self-value-building mechanism, we start ignoring body wisdom and manipulating it in a very violent way. When we want to scream we can’t, when we need support we are afraid to ask, we control ourselves too much and lots of our problems just because of that. Losing the connection with the body, we can feel lost and stuck, anxious, suppressed, full of fear... 

Based on the natural body wisdom movement can heal, and the body could be the eternal source of pleasure. The value of the deep connection with the body is priceless, and we can create or rather come back to this awareness level and freedom as in childhood.

Ahimsa is a unique movement therapy session created by Mitya Staev. It is opened for everyone. All ages, genders identity and body awareness levels are welcome for this session.  

If you tried to release your problems working with peripheral life aspects, it’s time to go directly to the source. This journey is full of primal knowledge which we used to ignore in a postmodern society. Mitya invites you to come back to your genuine relationship with the body, play the games such as contact improvisation, acro yoga, and be brave enough to simply Relax, Trust and Follow.

 

 

 

 

 

POLE

Pole workshops are classic pole training sessions.  Practicing spins on a static pole,  exploring flow technique, fluid combination on a dynamic pole, power tricks, and authors' shapes. Basically, you will learn how to turn your movements into Dance on a pole.  This class is giving a deep pole dance base for amateur polers and new approaches and inspiration for professionals. 

Workshops available for two levels:   Beginners/Amateurs and   Intermediate/Professionals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TANGO with POLE 

 

Tango with Pole dance discipline was synthesized by Mitya in 2015. His 15 years of ballroom dancing background was mixed with Tango Argentine and Pole dancing. Rapidly this dance style got known around the whole world, viral videos, lots of workshops and performances. Many people describe this niche as an elegant, confident and contrast dance, releasing emotional memory and beauty of your body. Classes available for all levels of participants, the material sometimes is hard enough, but everyone has to reach your better version, enjoying the present.   

 

 

VOGUE

Vogue class is definitely for all who want to accept and enjoy your own beauty, making you feel 100% confident. Vogue workshop by Mitya is pure hypnotic femininity, based on control and relaxation, influenced by wild nature and couture world. 90 minutes to feel your sexual power and release it through the body. 

 

 

 

 

POLE ART

This class is for everyone who wants to find new ideas, new inspiration, explore yourself through a pole mirror, through your body and mind. Good for pole performers, and artists who need a new point of view on themselves.

We are going to work on new forms and positions of the body, improvisation techniques, creating artistic images, playfully working in pairs, disclosing creative capabilities in meditative dance and much more…

 

 

 

 

POLE FEMME 

 

Mix all feminine dance styles in one elixir, such as High heels, Frame-up, Burlesque, Vogue, Exotic dance, Traditional folk woman dance and spray it on a pole.  Derive all your feminine power and open it up in the natural flow. 

 

 

CONTACT IMPROVISATION

 

As Mitya often says: “Contact improvisation workshops are for everyone who wants to be just happy”. Your body is going to teach you how to relax, trust and follow, or playfully control your movements. Working in groups, pairs, trios in contact with your bodies, flowing improvise in a continuous story. Different techniques will help you to prepare for this process. Some exercises will teach you how to relax your controlling mind, trust in unknown processes, follow/make impulses, and just enjoy the present moment. Contact improvisations workshop is not required any dance experience, it is for everyone.

 

 

 

AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT

An authentic movement workshop is a therapeutic practice for your mental and body health. This technique is giving you a connection with your unconscious, releasing a lot of patterns, mental and physical blocks from your body. This class based on psychological approaches and helps everyone harmonize and balance all inner processes of your body/mind system. Participants works in pairs, one of them is a mover - person, with closed eyes, who following any impulses of his attention, responding to them through movements or sounds, allowing themselves to move as it goes, without judgments and directorial commands. And a witness - a person who watching a mover and observing how his act is reflecting through his own feelings, and thoughts. This workshop is a complex and at the same time simple system, with priceless benefits for every one human being.