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Maine (Pole & Burlesque) captivates audiences every time she hits the stage. Coined the “Triple Threat of Burlesque” (dancer/actress/singer) she’s performed domestically and internationally, from MGM Grand*s Studio 54 in Las Vegas, Le Bus Palladium (Paris), Buddha Bar (Beirut, Lebanon) to Dragon-i in Hong Kong. Energetic, sensual, and wildly charismatic, her uninhibited rhythmic style and sense of humor blend an ensemble of samba, belly dance, African, improvisation and contortion, and pole dancing into a movement she’s defined as *Burlesque Fusion.*

Maine, known on stage as “The Maine Attraction”, landed her first professional dance job as a teenager for MTV's Fight For Your Rights Campaign. Since then, she has performed alongside a number of greats including legends James Brown and Lionel Richie, pop sensations Jessica Simpson and Pharrell Williams, and burlesque divas Dita Von Tease and Gentry de Paris. Her tenacious spirit has helped her become one of New York's most celebrated burlesque performers. A muse for numerous visual artists, she has collaborated with conceptual photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and multimedia extraordinaire, Matthew Barney, the infamous DJ Tiesto and performed for exclusive fashion events hosted by icons Patricia Field and Marc Jacobs. Her ability to transform herself into a myriad of characters gives her the opportunity to play roles that are left of center, and fuse the elements of sex, comedy and drama effortlessly.

Known for playing herself in Focus Features’ highly anticipated “Pariah”, Maine has also played leading roles in indie features: “Miente” (Cannes, Havana Film Festival), comedy-horror sensation “Nefertitty”, “Nefertitty In Space” and Lower East Side coming-of-age drama, “My Normal”. Her role in “Million In The Mirror”, a PSA for breast cancer research, recently won The Viewers Choice Award on the Lifetime Channel. She was scouted as a featured burlesque performer for an episode on a season of Royal Pains (USA Network). Most recently she was a featured dancer for the 2015 Grammy Award Winner Cheek To Cheek PBS Special with Lada Gaga and Tony Bennett. Maine Anders evokes the type of naughty but cheeky glamour in her burlesque, stage and film performances that garner the well deserved comparison to the extraordinary Josephine Baker. She’s a rising star in musical theater, television and film and will continue to grace any stage where she can let her creativity ride.

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"I had a lot of fun with our teacher Maine. Maine was really interactive, accommodating, and helpful. My pole skills are extreme beginner level and Maine met me there. She also incorporated some twerking moves into the pole work, which was helpful and fun. She had good tips and I practice them every time I walk pass the mirror in my house lol! "

"Maine was our teacher, and I would personally ask for her again! She is smart, funny and really knows how to grasp the vibe of a group and work with it. She taught us great moves that she eventually strung together into a whooolle big sha-bang move and when i take these moves out to the floor, mens be saying, she-bangin'. "

"Maine was awesome :) Her sassy sexy attitude was super fun and she was patient and encouraging throughout the class.!

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