Doris Arnold

Professional dancer of ballet, modern, African, hip-hop and ballroom, Doris Arnold has also worked as a stripper in the realm of nightlife for ten years.

In 2008 she discovered pole dancing could be an art form and started teaching it. As one of the French pioneers, she decided to devote herself entirely to her passion by creating her first studio in 2010 and travelled to the various studios abroad in order to pursue her training.

She has won the 2013 French Pole Dance championship, and became European championship runner-up, got titled multiple times in international competitions and was even a finalist in the 2014 world pole dance championship. She is renowned internationally for her unique style mixing strength, fluidity and


Nowadays, Doris doesn’t compete anymore but takes part to pole and exotic dance events as showgirl, judge and guest performer.

In order to perfect her Art and complement her technical skills in pole dancing, Doris Arnold took to other disciplines inspired from circus acts such as aerial hoop and hammock, contortion, handstands… as well as fitness and contemporary dance.

In 2015, she chose to open a brand new studio: Le Studio Françoise which enables her to teach all the disciplines she enjoys in the same place. She chose to surround herself with a team of experts in order to pass on her passion in the best conditions.

Her past as a stripper and her passion for the erotic arts have led Doris Arnold to make fun, body positivity, self-confidence development, sex-appeal and the respect of differences the main tools for teaching and motivation, whatever the discipline she teaches.

In that state of mind, she decided to create “Athlète atypique” in 2017, and now offers training and professional teaching intensives focused on diverse fun disciplines, rather uncommon in Europe.

Her goal is to offer a new vision of sport and the art of movement in which effort is used to develop well-being, self-confidence and entertainment.

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