Estefany Marquez is an international pole instructor from Venezuela who moved to Egypt in 2019. At the age of 5, Estefany was a volleyball player and ballerina and continued being so up until 2016. Having always been an active person, she was naturally feeling down when she quit volleyball in 2016, and that’s exactly when her story with pole started. A friend invited her to try pole one day, which was a bit out of her comfort zone, but it was there that she found her passion. Estefany has now been practicing pole for 4 years and teaching for 2.
Being a normal student in a normal class was not very easy, given her competitive nature. She was always looking for “what’s next?”, so when her coach offered that she compete the next year, it was out of question. Estefany had big shoes to fill and would train for at least 2 hours every day, commit, and practice discipline to become a pole athlete in time and get to the same level as the rest of the girls in the team.
While competing in national and international competitions, Estefany made quite a few rankings: IPSF 2017 1st place amateur category, VPC 2017 2nd place amateur category, Pole creative 2018 1st place semi-professional category, IPSF 2018 3rt place pole art professional, and VPC 2018 2nd place professional category. After moving to Egypt, she participated in Pole Theater Egypt 2019.
The moving decision was a hard one, but with the support of her family and her studio Project Pole Egypt, it became one of the best decisions she ever made. She started to focus more on teaching after the move and is eternally grateful to all her students for helping her become the person she is today.
Her inspiration comes directly from her students; it is they who motivate her to never stop training, to have something new to teach, to better her techniques, and to have answers for all the crazy questions they always seem to have. Teaching is everything to Estefany; to her, coaching means giving a part of yourself to your students and proudly seeing how they grow with it. She is so proud of each student of hers and can’t wait for the day she forms an Egyptian team that competes in the Olympics.