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Our Instructors

Anita:


When did you start teaching?
I’m not completely sure, but I think it was around 2015/2016. Approximately 6 years ago.
My favourite pole move:
Anything pretty, but I’m also quite partial to a Death Drop simply for the audience shock factor.
My favourite pole class to teach:
I love teaching Tricks classes just for the sheer joy of seeing a student achieve something they have worked towards. I also really enjoy teaching Freestyle, because it’s just FUN!
Why did I start pole?
I did my first pole term on one of those Groupon vouchers in the city at The Pole Gym with my sister. She decided it wasn’t for her, and I was hooked. Fun Fact: Tiff was my very first Instructor.
What do I love about teaching?
I love the friendships and support within the pole community. I love seeing the confidence that so many women gain through this sport and knowing that I have helped to contribute towards that.
Favourite Food:
Ummm, probably cheese or anything Italian
Muggle job:
I work in book publishing.
My number one teaching tip:
Point your toes, everything looks prettier!

Bec:


When did you start teaching?
2016
My favourite pole move:
Bow and Arrow
My favourite pole class to teach:
Tricks and conditioning!
Why did I start pole?
To try something fun and different
What do I love about teaching?
I’ve always loved the sense of accomplishment I feel when I get a trick and my favourite thing about teaching is working with my students to give them that same feeling.
Favourite Food:
Hot chips!
Muggle job:
Advertising Executive
My number one teaching tip:
It’s all about consistency. Don’t let a bad week stop you. They happen to all of us.

Charlie:


When did you start teaching?
2012
My favourite pole move:
Elbow hold lever split
My favourite pole style:
Strength/dynamic moves, sensual sexy pole, and lyrical dance
Why did I start pole?
I love both the strength and artistic components of pole.
What do I love about teaching?
I love helping students on their pole journey seeing their growth in being more confident and strong. It gives me all the warm fuzzies!
Favourite Food:
Mi Goreng
Muggle job:
I work at Apple
My number one teaching tip:
Have fun on your pole journey!

Elise:


When did you start teaching?
July 2021
My favourite pole move:
Anything strength or handstand related.
My favourite pole class:
Tricks and routines classes.
Why did I start pole?
My best friend and I wanted something new and fun!
What do I love about teaching?
Helping someone master something they’ve been working on is a really special experience.
Favourite Food:
All desserts
Muggle job:
Gymnastics Coach
My number one teaching tip:
Be confident and point your toes!
Pole Qualifications:
Beginner Pole Instructor and Advanced Gymnastics Coach. Soon to be Intermediate Pole Instructor

Jess:


When did you start teaching?
2021
My favourite pole move:
Jallegra
My favourite pole style:
Tricks and Doubles
Why did I start pole?
I wanted an exercise that was also fun!
What do I love about teaching?
I love watching students progress and reach their goals.
Favourite Food:
Chocolate
Muggle job:
Scientist
My number one teaching tip:
Don’t rush! Take your time to learn a trick properly!

Justine:


When did you start teaching?
2009 (I think.. so long ago now!)
My favourite pole move:
For aesthetics, an Eagle, to do, I love a Deadlift or Iron X.
My favourite pole style:
Contemporary Lyrical choreo or handstand combos
Why did I start pole?
I’m an ex-ballerina so saw it as a way to continue dancing and challenging my body post ballet, with the added freedom and diversity of expression pole can have.
What do I love about teaching?
The immense camaraderie that you see amongst your students building each other up as they master each challenge and grow together.
Favourite Food:
Thai and red wine (and yes I think wine is a food group).
Muggle job:
Own and run Ecole de Pole accredited Instructor Training Courses, global studios & Pole Retreats, also studying a Dip of Legal Services.
My number one teaching tip:
No jumping, no kicking, no aircon!!

Lucy:


When did you start teaching?
August 2021
My favourite pole move:
Butterfly
My favourite pole class:
Artistic pole class and Nomes’ Sass class
Why did I start pole?
I wanted to improve my fitness and have some fun while trying something new.
What do I love about teaching?
Helping other make progress on their moves and watching them achieve new things is exciting for me.
Favourite Food:
Pasta
Muggle job:
Forensic lab technician and science outreach program facilitator
My number one teaching tip:
Point your toes!
Pole Qualifications:
None (yet!)

Michelle:


When did you start teaching?
2021
My favourite pole move:
Reverse Ayesha
My favourite pole class:
Beginners
Why did I start pole?
I turned 40 and I wanted to find a fun way to keep fit. Three years later, I worked up the courage to walk through the door.
What do I love about teaching?
Seeing people achieve things they thought were impossible.
Favourite Food:
Pizza and Red Wine.
Muggle job:
Business Manager
My number one teaching tip:
Focus on conditioning and practice both sides.
Pole Qualifications:
Ecole de Pole Beginner Instructor certification.

Naomi:


When did you start teaching?
2016
My favourite pole move:
Phoenix
My favourite pole class:
I like to teach different transitions between tricks
Why did I start pole?
It was a girl’s night out and I fell in love with it
What do I love about teaching?
Seeing my student’s progress!
Favourite Food:
Thai green chicken curry.
Muggle job:
Physical Rehab Therapist
My number one teaching tip:
Remember everyone progresses at different rates. Everyone’s pole journey is different so supporting everyone, no matter where they’re at, is key.

Tiff:


When did you start teaching?
2007
My favourite pole move:
Carousel
My favourite pole class:
Beginners
Why did I start pole?
My friends dragged me to a class and to my surprise I loved it!
What do I love about teaching?
Meeting interesting people and empowering them to get fitter and stronger and witnessing what that does for them in their lives.
Favourite Food:
Thai and Chocolate
Muggle job:
Bookkeeper/Tax Consultant
My number one teaching tip:
Never give up! Just because you didn’t get it today doesn’t mean you won’t achieve it tomorrow. Don’t underestimate the value of training the foundational moves … and train both sides!!!!

Ruth:


When did you start teaching?
2010
My favourite pole move:
Fonji and Kamikaze – a little bit scary, painful to learn, not many people choose to do them, but I do because I can.
My favourite pole class:
Definitely a tricks class. Doubles tricks and acro are always entertaining! Although a pump class is also quietly satisfying
Why did I start pole?
Why not?
What do I love about teaching?
It’s the banter! I get to gently push students out of their comfort zone and I get to hear all about it!
Favourite Food:
Scotch or liquors or cider or chocolate or tea
Muggle job:
Previously a professional horse trainer and coach, working in Europe & America.
My number one teaching tip:
No injury is worth the trick, train safe!