Candace CaneHawthorne, CA

Pole Champion|Entertainer|Instructor|Model

Seattle born and Los Angeles raised Candace Cane has been an active being since birth. As a child she participated in many activities including dance, yoga, karate, basketball, baseball, swim team,and synchronized swimming. Having been a dancer for most of her life, Candace Cane was a natural when introduced to the pole. Over the years she has built up her strength and flexibility through training in modern, ballet, jazz, lyrical, & hip hop dancing. She found herself taking pole classes in February of 2012 after seeing pole athlete Anjel Dust perform at a nightclub in Hollywood. With the mentality of "I can do that!" she started her journey at the Secret Pole Dance Studio where she graduated from student to instructor and has taught there since. Candace eventually made her way into performing at some of LA's hottest nightclubs and venues just as her inspiration did. Pole World News featured Candace as one of their calendar girls for the year of 2014. That same year Candace was bitten by the competition bug and has since competed three times, placing each time; 2015 PPC Professional Bronze, 2014 USNPC Level 4 Jr Championship Gold, and 2014 PPC Level 3 Jr Championship Gold. Before her first competition Candace decided to cut out meat in order to lean out and feel light on stage. With the help of a body building raw vegan friend, she made the transition from meat eater to vegetarian and eventually to vegan. Candace's passion for pole dancing landed her several gigs where she displayed her talents in music videos for artists such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Rihanna, Tank, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Ed Sheeran & more. Candace is a cast member of Tonya Kay's Pinup Pole Show as well as resident host and choreographer for the Secret Pole Dance Studio biannual showcases.

Pole dance athlete that specializes in weight loss, toning, flexibility, and eating vegan as a pole athlete.

Areas of Expertise: Toning, Weight Loss

Services: Personal Training

Availability: In person

SS: What made you go vegan and why? I became vegan after cutting out meat in order to prepare for my first pole competition in February of 2012. At first I made the choice to cut out meat for aesthetic reasons. I wanted to lean out and look good while on stage. After a couple of months without meat I decided I could live without any animal products. Turns out I was right! I began doing research on how veganism can help preserve our world and precious animal counterparts and with that information I proudly transitioned into being fully vegan.

SS: Has it been difficult for you? If yes what was difficult and did it get easier?

SS: What are some animal rights related things that you participate in?

SS: What are your favorite animal rights organizations?

SS: What would you say to somebody who is considering going vegan?

SS: Do you have any memories that stand out in your mind about someone saving an animal? Or relating to an animal in a unique way?