In a city with the most strip clubs per capita, it isn't easy for an exotic dancer to break away from the pack. Athena Aura has done much more than that. With over 6 years experience, she is considered the most competitive and one of the most recognized showgirls in the Portland scene. Her innovative theme sets, acrobatic pole tricks and plain hard work have managed to win her titles such as Miss Nude Oregon 2005 and NW Top Female Entertainer 2006. Cover girl for local industry magazines such as Exotic, SFX and SX. She gained national recognition through a spot on Playboy TV which helped her become a rising star on the national circuit.
Ready to take herself to the next level as a feature dancer, Athena recently moved to San Francisco where she is focusing on new dance techniques for upcoming national competitions and teaching pole workshops to the ladies of the Bay Area. Athena is also helping launch the San Francisco version of the Blackbook!
"My favorite thing about my job is not only the high I get performing but the connections I get to make with people. Whether I am on stage or in a private dance I make sure I am 100% present and in the moment. This not only makes it more fulfilling for me, but also for clients. Truthfully, I get off on the energy exchange! I love my job! I feel privileged to be an exotic dancer and have such an awesome career. Though the industry has some challenges, thanks in part to other dancers sharing their wisdom, I have had almost entirely positive experiences in my career. As a result, I feel it is my duty to share my knowledge and help the industry become more positive as a whole."
~ Athena - Miss Nude Oregon 2005
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