A spectacular premier championship featuring Australia’s
best pole dancers.




Created by Chilli Rox.

Chilli Rox has over 17 years experience as a professional showgirl, choreographer, pole dance instructor, studio owner and emcee for national and international pole competitions.
For her contribution to the pole dance industry, Chilli was voted Australia’s Number 1 most influential person for 3 years running and was recently awarded the title “Dame of Influence”.
Chilli has competed professionally winning many pole titles including Pole Theatre Professional Champion twice.
Among her other achievements, Chilli is the artistic director/choreographer of the Miss Pole Dance Australia opening numbers.
Chilli co-produced the hugely successful charity event ‘Dance for a Difference’ with fellow pole icon Dallas Dee at the Enmore Theatre which raised over $46,000 for Spinal Cure.
Chilli’s impressive resume includes The Big Day Out festival, Eminem’s after-party, Enmore theatre Miss Pole and Dance for a Difference, and Television appearances including Underbelly and The Today Show.  


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About the Big Top Sydney
at Sydney’s Luna Park

Alyssa Edwards

Guest Performer & Judge

Alyssa Edwards is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer and television personality Alyssa was selected to compete on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and catapulted to fame with her glamorous style, candid testimonials, and outrageous tongue pops. In 2012 Alyssa was invited back to compete in Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 where she cemented her superstar status. With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe Alyssa Edwards has become a household name. In between performing to fans all over the world Alyssa owns and runs Beyond Belief Dance Company which is the centre piece of her Netflix Original Docuseries Dancing Queen produced by RuPaul and Wonder of the World. The iconic Alyssa Edwards will judge and guest perform at the upcoming premier championship Pole Icon.

Live Performance

iOTA is a critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, actor, writer, composer and voice-over artist. His feature film credits include roles in The Great Gatsby and Mad Max: Fury Road.  In 2021 he played to packed houses in the Sydney Festival hit, Rapture directed by Michael Kantorfeatured on the line-up for Gumball Festival in April, and was a Special Guest in Adelaide Tonight for Adelaide Festival, hosted by Bob Downe.He has a shimmering track record of writing and starring in hit solo shows; Slap and Tickle and The Average Joe (Fringe World Festival, Perth) and Young, Hard & Solo (SOH). He co-created and starred in the 2010 Sydney Festival sensation Smoke & Mirrors and musical rock-odyssey B-Girl (SOH). Other theatre credits include: LazarusPigalleHedwig and the Angry Inch (his theatrical debut); playing Frank ‘n Furter in The Rocky Horror ShowBerlin for Sydney Dance Company; The Turquoise Elephant for Griffin, Bowie tribute shows ZiggyDavid Bowie: Nothing Has Changed, Bowie Orchestrated, and Queen tribute show Bohemian Symphony: Queen Orchestrated. iOTA has released seven successful albums, the most recent being Wolf Number 9. He recently featured as a soloist on the cast recording of new Australian musical Dubbo Championship Wrestling. In 2020 iOTA was chosen to participate in Eurovision: Australia Decides.  He is the singing voice of Walter the Blue Slug in Beat Bugs, the animated children’s series.  His unique and extraordinary talents have been recognised with an ARIA Award nomination for Best Album and four Helpmann Awards, as well as Green Room and Sydney Theatre Critics’ Awards. 

Maxi Shield

Contestant on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. She’s one, twice, three times a lady- even on heavy days! Maxi Shield is Sydney’s drag de jour. Perched above that perfectly styled synthetic hair that frames her face, Shield wears a myriad of hats: performer extraordinaire, pole dancing compare, anti-violence safety ambassador and rugby union mascot, to name but a few. Largely, however, Shield is known as the good girl of drag. Enormously respected by the gay and lesbian community at large for her generous spirit and sense of community, Shield isn’t afraid to run a ladder in her stocking or chip an acrylic nail to help out when her community calls on her boundless talents to raise cold hard cash for charity. Flying in the face of the seven foot tall drag stereotype, this pocket rocket of a performer knows a high kick from a shimmy and gives great lip……sync. She has closed a straight Olympics and opened a gay one. She has performed at Mardi Gras, Sleaze and pretty much anything worth its weight in glitter in between. Whether its on the Aussie shores or International shores, Maxi has been wowing them for over a decade, with a personality as big as her chest, you will know when Maxi is in the room. Sharing the stage with local and international celebrities…..but no one likes a bragger…

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The Black Light
Jealous by Nature
Vertigo Photography


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