MEETMARLO

Hi, Marlo here.  Thank you for taking the time to explore my site.

My entire life has been immersed in movement. When deciding where to train, the first question I ask is, "Is there space to move?" and when deciding what to wear, I ask, "Can I move in it?"  My desire to learn about the structure, mechanics, and incredible potential of the human body has been my constant guide.

I've studied dance for over 25 years, and have taught professionally (not just to the neighborhood kids) for over 15 years.  I've practiced dance styles from around the world including: African; Caribbean; Brazilian; Arabian; contemporary; jazz, ballet; and hip-hop.  

I always knew I would incorporate fitness with dance; I celebrated my 18th birthday by taking my first group fitness exam.  I've since taught group exercise classes for dozens of major health clubs and presented at fitness conventions such as ECA and IDEA. I hold certifications from ACE, AFAA, and NSCA for fitness and strength training and I graduated from both the KANE school mat Pilates program and Leslie Kaminoff's Anatomy of Yoga course.

While my dance career began in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and led me to the University of Miami where I earned a degree in anthropology, and later New York City, I'd only dreamed that it could take off and bring me all over the world.

But eight years ago I did something that changed my life.  I started dancing on poles....I'd liked what I saw on YouTube.  It was an edgy dance fitness activity requiring significant strength and flexibility.  I found that I could go high, play with momentum, and create. I could be sensual, I could be an animal, I could train myself silly. I spent a lot of time observing myself and experimenting. Gradually, I developed a style that was different and....me.

I won US and International First Place titles.

I found myself in movies, music videos, commercials, TV shows and newspapers.

My young dream of traveling the world to teach and dance came true.

The dream has grown.

In 2012, inspired to combine my passion for wellness and health, athleticism, and creativity, Flow Movement was born.  What you see before you is the nurturing of ideas that is fast building into a community.

Welcome to Flow Movement.  I look forward to meeting you all.


Awards

2013 International Pole Dance Fitness Associations Instructor of the Year
2013 Webby Awards Winner in the category of Online Film and Video for “The Last Goodbye"
2011 Aerial Pole International Champion
2010 American Pole Fitness Association Female Champion


Assorted Performance Credits

 

Commercials/Infomercials:
Nike
L'Oreal
Sobe Adreniline Rush
Pilates Power Gym
Bosu Ball

Print:
SHAPE Magazine Feature
Shape Magazine
Fitness Magazine
Self Magazine
Oxygen Magazine
"The New York Times"

Ad Campaigns:
Dick's Sporting Goods
The Vitamin Shoppe

Fitness DVDs:
Flow Movement
Prevention
Pilates Power Gym 2-in-1 Video

TV shows:
"The Colbert Report"
"30 Rock"
"Law & Order"
"Americas Got Talent"

Film:
"Rock of Ages"
"Bolden!"

Videos:
Diplo's "Set It Off"
 

Performed with:
Diddy
Nelly
Pharell
Fabolous
Kid Rock
Wyclef Jean
Don Omar
General Motors
W Hotels
MTV
VH1
Univision

To connect with my athlete/dancer social media pages:
www.facebook.com/marlofiskenathlete
www.instagram.com/marloathlete
www.youtube.com/marlodancer
www.twitter.com/marloathlete

Sample of my freestyle work as a dancer, featuring the Basic Flow Pant on the left and a choreography pole routine on the right: