Meet the managers at MPDS around the world: find out more about Krystel and Noemi (Milano), Donata (Dubai), Celeste and Tracy (Singapore), Stephanie (Montréal) with our Q&A.

What is your name and last name, age, profession.
Krystel Arbia, , 35 years old, Laywer.
Noemi Uzzo, 27, (can you really tell I am “working” here?!?) I’m a Sociologist and Milan Pole Dance Studio Manager.
Donata Anderloni, 39 years old, strategy consultant.
Celeste Wang, age 34. Marketing & PR professional in commercial aircraft trading.
Tracy Mak, 35, headed the Asian division of a Petrochemicals business in an MNC in my “previous life”.
Stephanie McLellan, age 36, Director of Membership Welfare for a Union

KRYSTEL

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio? Coffee, staff meeting, some pole training…?
I disturb the instructors training or chat with reception. I love to start the day with some pole gossip!!!

Any studio obsession?
Mirrors: they have to be spotless. Even following a stormy exotic dance class.

Your favorite thing about your job?
It’s creative & fun. The global Milan Pole Dance Studio family is soo amazing, inspiring and united. We are putting our force together in the same direction with strong values and lots of passion to make each studio special.

Funniest moment?
During a party… the champagne & macaron party two years ago. It was soo fabulous and fun. We were totally drunk and happy. Life is beautiful.

Most difficult moment?
Life is full of challenging moments. You need to overcome them one by one. I value honesty, integrity and generosity. I believe in karma. Treating people just the way you want to be treated.
And if a person disappoints me, I move on and grow stronger from the experience.

NOEMI

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio?
When I arrive at the Studio, I drink a coffee, talk to the team & reception and then I start with my Skype calls, emails, phone calls with Krystel: we are like girlfriends☺. After that, I enjoy my day at the Studio among the girls, listening to music and spending time with teachers that are alsays such fun!

Any studio obsession?
Order, order, order!!!

Your favorite thing about your job?
MPDS has changed my life. I wake up smiling and knowing that I am working in a creative, dynamic, inspiring place. Every day is about learning, growing up, having fun and sharing my own life with amazing people…nobody knows that magic moment when I open the studio and nobody is there yet, that beautiful light coming from our windows… and sometimes you simply see Marion spinning: how couldn’t I be crazy about MPDS?!?!? …I know: I am obsessed☺

Funniest moment?
Every time teachers and staff are in the Studio…we laugh a lot. And I cannot forget that day when me and Giada (Accorti) tried to teach italian to Magnus!

Most difficult moment?
There is no difficul moment, sometimes it is hard but it’s always a way to improve and become stronger. The really important thing is knowing that your team is happy.

DONATA

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio?
Normally I’m already at the phone.. say hello to everyone and start to answer to questions:)

Any studio obsession?
Hairs on the floor and smell..

Your favorite thing about your job?
Having people around and interact with a lot of different profiles.

Funniest moment?
Durning our tweaking class and when i run my yoga pole class.

Most difficult moment?
Get the license and manage all the fit out process

CELESTE

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio?
Drop my stuff, change into pole wear and check the toilet condition…which gets us to the next point.

Any studio obsession?
I am fastidious with the toilet – sink and floor must be PERFECTLY dry, and hand towels displayed nicely!

Your favorite thing about your job?
I get to work with the most inspiring people in the world – and my job includes watching amazing pole dancing videos!

Funniest moment?
Tracy nailed it – video bombs! Is it unique to the singapore studio or what?

Most difficult moment?
It’s been challenging with the competition locally, but i have the most awesome partners and team around (all the way to milan/montreal/dubai!!), so nothing’s too difficult to get through!

TRACY

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio?
Turn up some nice music and get to work!

Any studio obsession?
Making sure all the Yoga Mats are cleaned and rolled perfectly (the reception team can attest to this!)

Your favorite thing about your job?
That I get to work with the most amazing talents the world over, and make a real impact on the pole community in Asia! Of course I get to be in cool pole wear and leggings all day!

Funniest moment?
Too many! We have many epic photo and video bombs in our studio it’s almost become a religion!

Most difficult moment?
There have been several difficult moments since even we before we opened the Singapore studio, but as long as we stuck to our philosophies, we always came out stronger as a team!

STEPHANIE

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Tell us about your work routine, what it the first thing you do when you get in the studio?
When I arrive at the studio, after I give everyone kisses, I put my stuff behind the counter and check the temperature! If Mélyna or Prana is around, I will definitely play the bum-drum at some point lol.

Any studio obsession?
I am obsessed with keeping everything clean and in order…I always make sure the hand towels are fresh!

Your favorite thing about your job?
My favourite thing about being part of the MPDS family is working with and meeting the most fabulous people from Montreal and around the world. I also have the privilege of coordinating the Summer Pole Camp which is something I look forward to every year…8 months and counting!!

Funniest moment?
The day Mélyna charmed me like a snake (remember Prana!! ndr) and the day we asked the firemen to take a pic with us as compensation for keeping us out for 3 hours for a gas leak in the next building!

Most difficult moment?
The behind-the-scene is never easy! Difficult decisions need to be made every day in any business…but how many people can say that they get to kick off their shoes, strip down to their under-polewear and hang upside down…at work!?!

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