Polina Syniachenko: Balancing Medicine and Pole Dance | Exclusive Interview

Polina Syniachenko: Balancing Medicine and Pole Dance | Exclusive Interview
Written by Vertical Wise

Polina Syniachenko, a Rheumatologist hailing from Ukraine, has been making waves in the world of Pole Dance since 2010. In this exclusive interview, learn how she balancing Medicine and Pole Dance From founding her own studio to organizing championships and even creating her sportswear line, Polina’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

Pursuing a Passion: Polina’s Journey into Pole Dancing

Polina Syniachenko has an impressive list of accomplishments in the world of pole dance. She has organized prestigious events such as the National Pole Dance & Sport Championship in Ukraine from 2012 to 2014, captivating Pole Shows, thrilling Competitions, and the renowned Ukrainian Pole Camp. As a true innovator, she has also developed an instructional course for Pole Sport and holds the esteemed position of president at the Slovak Pole Sport & Art Federation (SPSAF).

Despite facing challenges, Polina’s determination shines through. In 2014, due to the war, she had to close her studio. However, she didn’t let that setback dampen her spirits. In 2015, she made a bold move by relocating to Slovakia and opening her new studio. Her ability to navigate through these experiences is truly remarkable.

With such an impressive journey in such a short period of time, it’s hard not to be in awe of Polina Syniachenko’s accomplishments. To learn more about her inspiring story, we invite you to read her exclusive interview at Vertical Wise, where she shares her insights and experiences firsthand.

1. When did you first decide to take up Pole Dancing and what prompted you in this choice?

I started Pole Dancing in 2010. Since I have already dance experience, it was very inspiring for me to combine dance with complex acrobatic elements, tricks etc.

Polina Syniachenko: Balancing Medicine and Pole Dance | Exclusive Interview

2. You are a Doctor. Why did you choose Pole Dancing for your profession?

I did not choose Pole Dance – Pole Dance chose me :))) In fact, I combine medicine and sport, and I am able to do it perfectly. I write scientific articles published in medical journals in the intervals between training with students and championships.

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3. How do you balance such a full program? What’s your secret?

There is no secret. Even the great philosopher Confucius said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life“. Everything I do brings me pleasure, so why not do something that brings joy to me and others?


4. Sexy or Fitness?


5. Can you be an instructor and competitor at the same time?

Of course, I train and prepare students for the championship and I get fully involved with them. I am also an accredited judge of championships, the author of manuals for pole & fitness trainers, a teacher, a doctor and a good wife (as my husband says)!

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6. What triggered you to establish a Federation?

My desire is to develop the Pole Activities in Slovakia and bring it to a higher level.

7. How can a Federation help the Pole Dance community on a national level?

Our Federation is recognized by the Slovak government – the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. With the support of the Federation, we organized a national championship in Slovakia, the winners of which will represent the country in World championships.

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8. What will you change to make the Pole Dancing experience/community better?

The Pole Dance community would be much better if all the participants could appreciate the achievements of each other and were less jealous.

10. How about your future steps?

I have a few new projects… stay tuned  🙂


Thank you, Polina, for sharing your incredible story of balancing medicine and pole dance. Your dedication, passion, and accomplishments are truly inspiring. We look forward to witnessing your future projects and continued success in both fields.

You can also read Polina’s tips about memorizing choreographies here

We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on Polina Syniachenko’s inspiring journey of combining medicine and pole dance. Share your thoughts below and join the discussion!

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Vertical Wise

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