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Photographer Credit Cecilia De Bucourt

With an impressive two decades of dedicated training and performance experience encompassing a diverse range of dance styles such as Jazz Funk, Ballet, Modern, Street Styles, Heels, Yoga, Fitness, and Acro, Steven Retchless stands as a seasoned dance professional. His contributions to the pole dance community extend to his role as the visionary behind the acclaimed Steven Retchless ONE Pole Retreat in Costa Rica and Puerto Vallarta.

A true trailblazer in the world of pole dance, Steven has earned distinction as a pioneering figure and a globally recognized Pole Technique Instructor. His expertise has led him to serve as a discerning judge in multiple International Pole Competitions, specializing in the Artistry Category, where his discerning eye and commitment to quality have left an indelible mark.

Steven's journey in the performing arts commenced at the esteemed Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and continued with his education at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts. His enduring passion for creation, performance, instruction, and competition within the Pole Community underscores his unwavering commitment to the art form.

Hailing from the illustrious city of Las Vegas, Nevada, Steven Retchless emerges as a seasoned ShowGirl, with roots deeply embedded in the entertainment capital. His claim to fame extends to his remarkable journey as a Semi-Finalist on Season 6 of NBC's renowned competition, America's Got Talent. Moreover, Steven has showcased his exceptional talents as a competitor in esteemed events including the American Pole Fitness Championships, Pole Art, Aerial Pole International, International Pole Championships, and Pole Theatre USA.

His prowess has not gone unnoticed in the industry, earning him the distinction of being a cover model for prestigious publications such as Pole Spin Magazine and Vertical Magazine, in addition to garnering features on influential celebrity blogs like,, and TV Guide. Steven takes great pride in representing acclaimed brands such as Mighty Grip, XPole USA, and Badkitty, solidifying his status as a respected figure in the pole dance community.

Furthermore, as a Performance Artist and Dance Instructor, Steven's talents have graced events such as the International Pole Convention and Las Vegas Pole Expo, further cementing his position as a luminary in the world of pole dance.

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