Instructors & Staff
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 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, in 2014, 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.
Originally from Canberra and allergic to gyms, Glentin started pole dancing to improve her fitness in 2009. Since then she has performed regularly at studio showcases, both solo or doubles/triples, and has competed as part of a group in Pole Games 2014.
Glentin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and qualified group fitness instructor. Her classes will work you hard, but it won’t feel like it - because you’re having so much fun!
“My favourite thing about pole dancing is how it broadens your horizons. Through pole I’ve tried so many things I wouldn’t have tried otherwise such as lyra, silks, trapeze, hula hooping, dance, gymnastics, handstand classes, yoga. I’ve also made wonderful lifelong friends. We go on holidays together, have lazy movie nights together and obviously pole-jam together. As pole-mates (get it, like soul-mates!), we always have so much fun”
Glentin’s a firm believer that anyone can do pole dancing, no matter your fitness level or background. She’s hoping to continue to share her love of pole dancing with others through teaching and performing.
Emilie comes to TrainStation from a career in dance and performance that has taken her around the world. She started training aerials for a cruise ship contract in 2014, with a daunting début performance that combined sexy silks, strip-tease and a rocking ship!
Now settling in to life in Melbourne, Emilie is excited to teach silks and lyra and loves emphasising those little moments that turn a trick into a show piece!
Kheanna started her pole fitness career 4 years ago in her hometown of Montreal, Canada. The second she went to her first class, she knew this was the right sport for her. She loves how pole challenges her mentally and physically. Pushing her body to extreme limits is something that fascinates her, and she loves the mental process of preparing for a competition. She is currently preparing for the Australian Pole Championships which take place in November 2019. Besides pole & fitness, Kheanna has a passion for media production & travel. She hopes to one day compete in the Professional category, open up her own pole studio and run her own pole competition.
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 has a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Graduate Diploma of 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
Liz came late to aerials and in her thirties started pole dancing as a laugh for her Hens’ night and in over 10 years hasn’t looked back. Since then she’s dabbled in Flying Trapeze, Hammock and Acro Yoga. Once she discovered aerial hoop (lyra) it stole her heart. Along with hoop, Liz also teaches silks and performance coaching. With a background in physical theatre and clowning, Liz 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.
Liz believes that exercise should be fun and that laughing at yourself is good for the soul – which she indulges in regularly.
When not teaching Liz 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
Recruitment Consultant by day, aerialist by night, Kirsten has been training aerials since early 2017. Thoroughly enjoying both silks (tissu) and hoop (lyra), she struggled to pick a favourite, so stuck with both! Kirsten comes from a dance background having studied classical ballet for 15 years - making her a stickler for clean technique and pointed toes!! Since joining TrainStation, Kirsten has regularly performed in our Studio Showcases and has also performed at St Kilda Festival. Kirsten is a sponsored athlete and a now our newest hoop and silks instructor!
Matt was first introduced to pole by a friend while he was on holidays in the UK... and immediately fell in love with it. He comes to us with years of training and performing in musical theatre, and by day works as a trainer for a global travel industry IT company; but he is never more happy than when he is making shapes in the air. He has been training pole at TrainStation Dance and Fitness since August 2017 and has added aerial hoop (lyra) and silks into his skillset.
As an instructor Matt hopes to teach fun, interactive and open classes, and gets the greatest kick out of seeing others achieve things they never knew that they could do!
If you are lucky, you may also see Matt's puppy, or the team Trainstation mascot Pugsley (@PugsleyAddams2012) at the studio along with him during training or classes.
IG: @mdaerialist / @mattdwilliams
Bri has been an instructor and sponsored athlete with us since early 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 is a qualified PT and stunt person, she teaches pole, parkour, group fitness, stretch and more. Bri performed this year in FloorPlay as Magic Mike and the audience was blown away. We're excited to sponsor her for future competitions and performances to see what new characters and crazy stunts she can bring to the stage!