POLE THEATRE ICELAND will be held for the second time on September 21st 2019. The competition offers all national and international pole dancers a unique opportunity to perform in the land of ice and fire. The country's first of its kind, Pole Theatre centers around the performance as an art form. The focus in each performance should be about delivering a captivating and inspiring show that leaves the audience thrilled, shocked and begging for more. 

Pole Theatre Iceland is divided in to two divisions:

  • Amateur- for pole dancers who have never competed in a pole dance competition before, or who have entered but have never won an amateur competition. Pole dance instructors can enter amateur provided they have never won an amateur competition.

  • Professional - Anyone who has placed top 3 in a national or international competition, is a touring pole athlete or otherwise classifies as a professional pole dancer. 



Competitors must nominate one category that they wish to enter. A winner will be announced in each category, and an overall winner will also be announced. The categories are:

  • Pole Art

  • Pole Comedy

  • Pole Drama

  • Pole Classique

​Above all, Pole Theatre is not about the most difficult tricks or the bendiest limbs. Think about bringing a compelling performance. Make the audience laugh, or cry, or inspire them. Show them you are a performer capable of captivating their gaze. If you can tell us your story in a compelling way, that is all we want. 

Margrét Erla Maack - Hostess

Margrét Erla Maack is an Icelandic entertainer. After living and performing in New York in 2007 she is a pioneer in Icelandic burlesque and performs mostly with Reykjavík Kabarett in Iceland and at The Slipper Room in New York. Maack is also a known media personality in Iceland.

She’s been an advocate for body positivity and is a popular columnist and essayist. She’s been teaching bellydance, Bollywood dance, Burlesque and pop choreography at Kramhúsið dance studio since 2004 and has choreographed music videos and commercials. She also a part of the fun and flare duo Hits & Tits with her best friend, Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir, and they host DJ events, karaoke and cabarets

Photo credit: Kaspars Bekeris

Guest performance