• the Bendy Beast

    Liz Kinnmark a.k.a. "Bendy Beast" loves big theatrics, big heels, and big oversplits. With a background as a nationally-competitive rhythmic gymnast, discovering the world of Pole Dancing let her reconnect as an adult to a her passion for movement and performance. She trained in New York City at Body & Pole and Incredipole for 6 years, before moving to Memphis in 2016. As a competitor, she's graced the stage at Pole Theatre USA and Paragon International Pole Championship Australia. As a show producer, she runs Poleluminati and Queer Pole.

  • Upcoming Shows

    Catch me performing in Memphis, TN, and elsewhere around the country.

     

    Poleluminati 6: Bruises & Battles

    Day & Time: Saturday, April 28th, 5:00 - 6:00pm

    Location: Pipkin Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds

    Address: 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN

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    Poleluminati will be performing as a pre-show and halftime show for the April 28th Roller Derby bout. Pole dancing, aerial arts, breakdancing, ballet, and all of the disciplines we practice have one big thing in common with our Derby friends - and that’s that we bruise, bleed, and sometimes even break practicing what we love. And we heal up and do it all again. 💪

    “Fighting and dancing are the same. Both are the art of moving without hesitation at the right time.” April 28th. Be there for a one-time-only unforgettable experience. 🎟 Tickets will be $10 at the door for both the show and Derby.

     

    International Pole Convention: Queer Pole Showcase

    Day & Time: Friday, June 1st, 9:30 - 10:30am

    Location: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

    Address: 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL

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    The 2018 International Pole Convention will be held in Orlando, FL from May 31 - June 3, 2018. For the first time ever, we will be bringing a Queer Pole showcase to the stage! We've been talking since the summer about what it means to us to be queer within the greater pole community. Here's the chance to tell our stories the way we tell them best: on the pole.

     

    PlayThink FlowCase

    Day & Time: Friday, June 15th, 6:15pm

    Location: Homegrown Hideaways

    Address: 500 Floyd Branch Rd, Berea, KY

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    PlayThink Movement & Arts Festival is a summer adventure in the Appalachian Foothills that will transform your heart. Since its inception, we have created a community of visionary artists, performers, musicians, teachers, and so much more. People from all walks of life have come to PlayThink and built the rich experience that you can enjoy today. Whatever your flow may be, there is a home for it at PlayThink!

     

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