We are proud to present our four world-renowned judges who will be with us, to score the efforts of all contestants.

During the competition, our judges are going to perform for us,so be ready for spectacular showcases! Also do not miss the opportunity to particapate in their workshops during their stay in Athens!


Dmitry Fedotov

Education: V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, The department of international economic relations and tourist business
Sport background: 2 years of modern dance classes, 3 years of sport gymnastics, 8 years of pole dancing
Info: in love with sports of any kind. But my favorite are acrobatics, equilibristics and pole dancing. On pole I specialize in power moves and acrobatic tricks, such as flips, regrips etc. I took part and succeed in many regional and international championships and competitions. I believe that human abilities depend only on his imagination and always try to persuade my students of that fact.



Anna-Maija, originally coming from Finland and currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, came into pole dance by a happy accident in 2012. With a background of competitive cheerleading she fell immediately in love with the challenging combination of strength, flexibility, acrobatics and grace. Besides her work in finance she works as a freelancer pole artist teaching, performing & judging all around the world. Anna-Maija is known for her powerful flowing style on pole.


Mario Turco

“World champion Mario Turco is an internationally renowned performer, coach and judge. His journey began in 2012, when he studied circus arts such as aerial silks and trapeze. He is best known for his spectacular shows which often include provocative themes of social justice. He also represents a new era in both pole championships and entertainment industry. Mario Turco is also one of the most accomplished and acclaimed pole artists in the world.”


Olena Minina

Born in 1992 in Kiev, Ukraine, Olena Minina started her career at the age of 3 with sport gymnastics. The result of more than 10 years hard trainings are some national titles and Candidate Master of Sport degree.

Olena Minina is World Champion, multiple winner of national/international pole art and pole sport competition. She teaches the workshops in Ukraine and worldwide.