• Sarah Jade Claussen is a pole dancer and instructor from Florida.
• She founded her own pole dance studio, Buttercup Pole Dance, in 201•
• She was married to actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista from 2015 until 2019.
• She has two pit bulls and is a patron of several dogs at Dog Bar St Pete.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $300,000.


Sarah Jade, an experienced pole dancer and instructor from Florida, woke up famous after becoming the third wife of Dave Bautista, a popular actor and former WWE wrestler, who is known for his role as Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. However, the couple announced they were separating in early 2019.

Early life and family

Sarah Jade Claussen was born on 12 December 1987, in Bradenton, Florida USA, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. Sarah is the only child of her parents, who are of Jewish descent. She spent her childhood in her hometown, playing a lot of football, and being a member of her school orchestra – she played the cymbals.

Educational background

Sarah matriculated from Bayshore High School in 2005. After her matriculation she worked for a couple of years to earn enough money to enter a college, as her family business had to close due to bankruptcy. In 2007 Sarah enrolled at the University of South Florida, and in 2011 she graduated from there Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology.

After focusing on her pole dancing career, she took some training classes from Zoraya Judd, another skillful and experienced pole dancer.


Starting pole dance career

In 2006 Sarah worked as a bartender in one of the local strip clubs; it was then that she felt an interest in pole dancing for the first time, as she was impressed how fit, sporty and beautiful the pole dancers were in the place she worked. At first, she made pole dancing one of her hobbies, as she was fit enough due to her football past. She was also inspired by such pole dancers as Karol Helms and Alethea Austin, watching their video tutorials on YouTube. Then after a couple of years, Sarah became a pole dance instructor, and then in the same year that she graduated from the university, she founded her own pole dance studio, Buttercup Pole Dance.

In 2012 and 2013 Sarah was titled as “Most Athletic Pole Dancer” in the Pro Division of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship. In 2016, Sarah got the title of Miss Pole Dance America, and she also became the ambassador of such brands as Bad Kitty and Pole Dancewear. From 2017, Sarah has performed at Miss Pole Dance America as a special guest, and could also be seen performing at such events as Pole Show L.A., the Florida Pole & Aerial Arts Showcase, Ink-N-Iron Showcase of the Stars, and many others. Sarah also works as an ambassador and elite athlete of Grata Designs fitness wear.

Buttercup Pole Dance

In 2010, Sarah met her pole dance idol, Alethea Austin, who encouraged Sarah to submit for the US Pole Dance Federation.

In 2011, when Sarah founded her own pole dance studio, she instantly picked the name for it – ‘My great-grandmother, grandmother, and my mom owned an antique store from the time I was 4 years old until I was about 17. It was called Buttercup Cottage. And I wanted to pay homage to the three generations of female business owners before me’, Sarah shared in one of her interviews. Alethea visited the studio shortly after it was opened, and wished Sarah good luck, making her believe she could develop her school in something big.

As of 2020, Buttercup Pole Dance has eight instructors, including one male, who teach various kinds of pole dance, such as polexotic, etc; Sarah also hired a couple of aerial instructors to enlarge the variety of the classes in her school of 4,200 sq/ft.

Sarah Jade

‘10 years later, I still wake up excited to go to work!’, Sarah shares her emotions on working as a pole dance instructor, and the owner of her business. In 2019 Sarah represented her school at Metal Pole Mayhem.

Personal life, husband Dave Bautista. Have they separated?

In October 2015 Sarah married popular actor Dave Bautista. She became his third wife, as Dave was first marriedto Glenda in 1990, but after eight years of marriage, divorced from her to marry his second wife, Angie. Dave has three children from his previous marriages, named Keilani (born in 1990), Athena (1992), and Oliver in 2000. As Dave’s eldest daughter is already a mother of two, Sarah legally became a step-grandmother to Dave’s grandchildren.

Sarah hasn’t given birth to any children.

However, Dave and Sarah separated in early 2019, and as of 2020, Sarah has removed all their mutual photos from her Instagram account, and already shared the news on her new boyfriend she travelled with to Las Vegas in June 2019. As to Dave Bautista, he hasn’t shared any updates on any new affairs. The couple hasn’t officially divorced; no news on either of them filing for official divorce has emerged in the media yet.

Who is Dave Bautista?

Sarah’s husband (at least, they are still legally married), David Michael Bautista Jr. was born on 18 January 1969, in Arlington, Virginia USA. He started his career as a nightclub bouncer and lifeguard, but soon switched to his bodybuilding career. In 2000 Dave signed a contract with World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and won his World Heavyweight Championship in 2005, keeping the title until 2008.

He also won several championships in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE); however, in 2012 he decided to pursue his acting career after he appeared as Brass Body in RZA’s movie “The Man with the Iron Fists”, starring Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe and Rick Yune. In 2014 he appeared as Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the role which made him famous worldwide, and later he could be seen in such movies as “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), “Ip Man” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). He briefly returned to WWE, but now has retired from his wrestling career, focusing on his acting. He is about to film the third part of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and several other upcoming projects, including “Groove Tails” along with Jamie Foxx, “Army of the Dead” and “The Killer’s Game”.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Sarah’s favorite hobbies are travelling, shopping and reading – her dream travelling destinations are Miami and Hawaii. Her favorite actor is Tom Cruise, and favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence. Sarah likes to visit Dog Bar St Pete, which is a bar and an “off leash dog park” at the same time; she is also a patron of several dogs there, and holds a long-term membership of the club. Her pit bull named Franklin Beans is fighting against cancer, undergoing chemotherapy as of May 2020. She also has another pit bull named Jane.

Sarah often uses the services of masseuse and chiropractor; she also found rolfing to be the best massage technique for her body.

Appearance, clothing style

Sarah has long dark brown hair which she often dyes various colors, such as blue, pink and grey. She is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 34-26-35. She has a lot of tattoos all over her body, mostly old school roses patterns; she also has a tattoo on her right shoulder depicting her dog, a pit bull named Sadie Seal, which she lost in 2019 from cancer. Sarah loves wearing high heels; her favorite shoe brand is Nightshade Designs.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Sarah’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000; her husband Dave Bautista, whom Sarah separated from in early 2019, reputedly has a net worth of $16 million.

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