About Me

  Talia Jade Marino, a Miami native, began her dance training in ballet and jazz at the age of 6 training at The Miami Conservatory, Ballet Academy of Miami and with Maximum Dance Company. Her passion for dance years later lead her to pursue a degree in dance education from Florida International University with a minor is Sociology. During her time at the University, in addition to dancing, she also competed in the Miss America System and the Miss USA system in which she won 3 titles.

      

    After Graduation, she has taught in numerous prestigious Dance Studios in Miami, Fl as well as being the dance team coach for Gulliver Academy in Miami. During her tenure as a teacher she became top 25 female on So You Think You Think You Can Dance season 3. She then realized how much she missed the stage and went back into Entertainment and moved to Los Angeles, Ca where she was a performer in The Toledo Show, Charo’s Back-Up dancer, and was seen in the promo for Nip Tuck Season 6 working with award winning Marguerite Derrick’s. During her new adventure, she developed a love for Aerial Arts.

       

    In 2009 she was selected as a feature dancer and aerialist for the original cast of the newest Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production, Viva Elvis. She was elated to be working with Vincent Patterson, Bonnie Story, Allister Booth and later on Napoleon and Tabitha (a.k.a. Nappytabs) on this creation.  She was invited to perform on Dancing with the Starts, So You think You Can Dance, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Strictly Come Dancing in England, and in the Newest Cirque du Soleil’s 3D movie “Worlds Away” as a showgirl.  Not only was she a feature dancer but During her time with Cirque she explored more in the art of aerial movement as She was featured in a specific aerial act, Spin Poles, that was created specifically for the Viva Elvis production as well as learning and perfecting the wedding night ring duo act.

After the closing of Viva Elvis, she began teaching The Barre Method at Barre Las Vegas and she became the Pole artist, Aerialist, and dancer at The Act Las Vegas in the Palazzo; as well as freelancing in Las Vegas specifically Pole and Aerial work.  

   Talia then moved to Macau to be the feature Aerialist/Specialty Act, Acrobatic Pole  and Aerial Hoop artist, for Franco Dragone Entertainment Group in their newest Show Taboo. She finished her contract in October and traveled through out Hong Kong and Mainland China performing her art forms as well as over seas to South Africa. 

     

    Beginning of 2014 Talia rejoined Cirque du Soleil again for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour as the Feature Pole Act Back-up as well as a feature dancer.  Tour US cities as well as Mexico. After the tour closed in September 2014 she then moved back to Las Vegas and continued her love for Pole and aerial arts and began coaching at Shine Alternative fitness and performing for artists such as Motley Crue, Monika, Missy Cochran Entertainment, Broadway Bares in NYC, and the cast of Zombie Burlesque, choreographed and directed by Tiger Marina, David Saxe Production, as an aerialist, Pole Artist, Tissu Artist, and dancer as “Carvin Miranda.” During the time in Las Vegas she competed Nationally in the pole community; Some of her accolades in the Pole community include her winning 1st place at Pole Sport Organization Pacific Pole Championship 2017 Woman’s Professional Division! She has also placed and competed in National Aerial Pole Art placing 4th in the Allstar Pro Division, Pacific Pole Championship Level 4 Championship placing 1st, Miss Pole Dance America placing 6th, and Pole Classic International Competition placing 6th . Since then she has become an X-Pole athlete representing the company as one of their own Pole Artist. She left Zombie Burlesque to take a Guest Artist position for Royal Caribbean on Oasis of the Seas as the Feature Aerialist in the production show “Come Fly with Me” as well Lyra act for Oasis Parade. She had her pole on board to not lose her training and perform her pole act at Special events during her contract for Royal Caribbean, Almost port days either training on pole or coaching pole, on board the Oasis of the Seas; or at Lotus Fitness Studio in Orlando, Florida.  

    

     After she fulfilled her contract for RCL, She returned to Vegas where she was contracted to be one of the aerialists in Rick Martin’s  “ALL IN” tour doing single point bungie. She finished out his tour at PARK MGM Las Vegas in June of 2018. She finished out the year coaching pole and judging pole competitions. 

   2019 she worked at Mandalay Bay Pool cocktailing and as well as performed as one the resident Pole Artist and Dancer at Iconic Nightclub. Nightly you see small production shows as well a well known Drag Queen, and Celebrity Impersonators. Soon After she performed Pole for Snoop Dog at House of Blues in Las Vegas. NV.

      

    At the end of the year, she was asked by Tabitha Duma and Johanna Sapakie to join the Jennifer Lopez  camp to assist in coaching JLO on pole for Superbowl 54 halftime show, Feb 2, 2020 in Miami, Fl; as well as assist in choreographing the pole section and perform in the halftime show as one of 6 pole dancers. She graced the stage at Superbowl 54 halftime show and her life long dreams came true. 

 After her return from Miami, FL,  she currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. She will continue her love for pole coaching, teaching, choreographing, and performing on pole. She has a few workshops lined up for the year in various places across the United States. She continues to be an X-Pole Athlete for the company X-Pole US. Take a look at her Instagram (taliajade_m9) or her website (www.taliajademarino.com) for more information regarding where her workshops are located and where she will be performing next! 

      

      

Height: 5'3"

Weight: 117

Eye Color: Light Brown

Hair: Long Black 

Build: Athletic

Las Vegas, NV

2010 - present
Film

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Film

Motley Crue/I-Heart Radio/Yahoo/Girls Girls Girls/2014

Feature Pole Artist

Jennifer Lopez/Super Bowl 54/ Halftime Show/2020/Pole Artist

Cirque du Soleil/One Night for One Drop/Amazon 2016

Feature Pole Artist

Cirque du Soleil/World's Away/2012

Showgirl 

Television/
Commercials

Jennifer Lopez/Super Bowl 54/ Halftime Show/2020/Pole Artist 

Cirque du Soleil/BBC/Strictly Come Dancing/Viva Elvis

Feature Dancer 

Cirque du Soleil/FOX/Dancing with the Stars/ Viva Elvis

Feature Dancer

Cirque du Soleil/FOX/So You Think You Can Dance/Viva Elvis

Feature Dancer

Cirque du Soleil/ABC/Jerry Lewis Telethon/Viva Elvis

Feature Dancer 

FX/Nip Tuck/Season 6/Marguerite Derricks/Busby Berkeley

Dancer/Talent

Stage

Jennifer Lopez/Superbowl 54/Halftime Show/2020/Pole Artist

Ricky Martin/All IN Tour/Park MGM/2018/Aerialist

Cirque du Soleil/Viva Elvis/2009-2012

Feature Pole Aerialist

Feature Dancer

Cirque du Soleil/Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour/2014

Feature Pole Act

Dancer

Rita Ora/Missy Cochran Productions/2015

Feature Pole Artist

New Years MGM/Missy Cochran Entertainment/Kelly Clarkson/ 2014

Feature Pole Artist

Royal Caribbean/Come Fly With Me/2017

Feature Aerialist

MoniKa/Missy Cochran Entertainment/2015

Feature Pole Artist

Zombie Burlesque/David Saxe Productions/2014-2017

Feature Tissue Artist

Feature Pole Artist

Feature Dancer (Carvin Miranda)

Franco Dragone/Taboo/2013-2014

Feature Pole Artist

Feature Lyra Artist/Aerialist

Aveda Congress/Michael Lanphear/2015

Feature Aerial Pole artist

Broadway Bares NYC/Armando Farjan/2015

Feature Aerialist-Chandelier

Pole Competitions & Awards

Pole Sport Organization/Pacific Pole Championships-Women's Professional Division 2017

1st place Winner

National Aerial Pole Art/All-Star Women's Pro Division/2015

4th Place

Miss Pole Dance America/ Top 10 of America/2016

6th Place

Pole Classic Championship/Top 10 Internationally/2016

5th Place

Pole Sport Organization/Pacific Pole Championship/Level 4 Championship/2015

1st Place Winner

Special Skills

- Pole Instructor at Shine Alternative Fitness- Las Vegas

- Certified Barre Instructor

- Aerial Hoop Instructor

- Dance Choreographer- Ballet, Jazz. Contemporary

-Pole Choreographer

-Pole Fitness Instructor

-Clothing Designer - Athletic Wear

-Certified  Open Water Diver

2010 - present