Jac came on as a sponsored athlete for us in 2016: training at the studio and competing under our name. We love her extreme "spreadies" and amazing on-stage presence and game-face. She's competed in several comps in Victoria and NSW (the above photo is from Sexy's Back in Sydney) over the years and has taught pole mainly in Melbourne. Jac has been focusing on her training for the past year but is now also going to be coming back to teaching pole in Term 1, 2017! She brings the fun and will make you laugh every class. We're so excited to have her!
Amy is known for her long, clean lines, her flexibility and mostly for her adaptable teaching style. Amy loves hearing "aha!" moments in her classes - helping students to find those individual tweaks that turn frustration with a move into progress and success. Amy has been pole dancing since 2009 and has worked as an instructor in several studios around Melbourne since 2011. Amy opened TrainStation Dance and Fitness to be a welcoming dance/fitness home to all aspiring and established pole dancers, aerialists, dancers and fitness enthusiasts - offering individualized attention in classes, quality private tuition, more opportunity for practice time, affordable studio hire, and an emphasis on safety, technique and correct progressions to focus on overall longevity as well as short-term results.
Dougie is one of our new instructors and sponsored athletes for 2017.
"I first got into pole when I started uni back in the UK, my friends were giving it a go during O week/Freshers week and eventually they dragged me along, it was fair to say I was very reluctant. That all changed after my first lesson, I fell in love with the sport after my first hour and haven't looked back since. It's been two years now and my passion for pole just keeps growing."
Dougie aims to perform and compete this year and we're stoked to support him.
Elisabeth came late to aerials and in her thirties started pole dancing as a laugh for her Hens’ night and in over 7 years hasn’t looked back. Since then she’s dabbled in Flying Trapeze, Anti-Gravity Yoga, Acro Yoga and Silks. About 3 years ago she discovered aerial hoop (lyra) and it stole her heart. With a background in physical theatre and clowning, Elisabeth has always loved to be active, to be constantly learning new things and to be social – the three things she’s found most satisfying about aerials.
Elisabeth believes that exercise should be fun and that laughing at yourself is good for the soul – which she indulges in regularly. She creates a supportive space that focuses on the individual and has earned her the name “Mama Liz”.
Elisabeth loves to share what she’s learnt and is always ready to find the creative solution to life’s challenges.
In her spare time Elisabeth performs regularly as one half of doubles aerial team: The Scarlet Ladies with instructor Em and creates costumes for her brand WhatGravity? Costuming.
Instagram: @libbygig / @the.scarlet.ladies
Em is bubbly and brilliant in an aerial hoop; and she's not just into Lyra - Emily also loves pole, silks, contortion and other performance arts and so has been dancing, twisting and generally sparkling for many years. Em is Liz's doubles partner for aerial hoop and partner acro - they teach classes, privates and workshops together as well as perform their duo act in showcases, corporate gigs, sideshows, awards nights and more. Em's currently a grad student (Psychology) and is a professional sexual health educator and presenter. Her smile is infectious, we love her and we know you will too!
Instagram: @emily.ember / @the.scarlet.ladies
Bri is one of our new instructors and sponsored athletes for 2017.
"I started pole dancing after my sister dragged me along to a class, I was surprised when I Immediately fell in love. I have had to stop and start many times over the years but I have always gravitated back to Pole. Some of the pole interference has been due to some of my other hobbies, such as Parkour, Muay Thai and stunt training. Competing in Amateur Pole Queen and even performing in a Fringe show back in Perth made me realise how much further I want to take pole."
Bri hopes to train her heart out and also compete and perform this year and we're excited to sponsor her and see what she can do!