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.
Bonnie started dancing and performing when she was 4 years old and is a keen gym junkie.
She saw pole dancing and aerial work as a natural progression of these passions.
She loves it so much she wants to help other people enjoy it as much as she does.
Bonnie believes anyone can pole dance, like most things it just requires a good foundation. Bonnie enjoys teaching people the techniques required to master pole while still having fun.
Nicola discovered aerials in 2018 thanks to a beginner course that was part of a Christmas present. She quickly fell in love with lyra (aerial hoop) and hasn’t looked back since. In 2019, she competed in Miss Lyra Australia and came second in the Amateur Category. Aerials provide her with a much-needed creative outlet to balance out her day job at the University of Melbourne. She has recently added aerial hammock to her repertoire.
Pointed feet and stylised choreography are Nicola’s thing. She is classically trained in ballet with over 30 years of dance experience, having also performed in contemporary dance short-films and pop music videos. She has choreographed musicals for the renowned Edinburgh Footlights and co-created a dance show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
At TrainStation Nicola teaches Sling and runs workshops across a range of dance styles. She wants people to have more options when it comes to their floor choreography and to perform with confidence. She is also available for private lessons to work on specific competition/showcase routines.
After going to see Cirque Du Soleil as a child Zoe fell in love with everything circus. Zoe has been competing in Calisthenics since she was 4, with the Macedon Rangers Calisthenics Club - so she'd been living an active lifestyle when she started training aerials in 2013 - first Silks, and then added Lyra and Trapeze. Zoe dove into her aerials training, and shortly decided that THIS was what she was going to do with her life! In Year 12, she moved schools and got accepted into the National Institute of Circus Arts Certificate III where she broadened her circus knowledge. She then got accepted into the National Institute of Circus Arts Certificate IV where she specialised in silks and group acrobatics.
Zoe works full time in the circus industry including the design, development and testing of circus equipment. Zoe has been coaching aerials for the past 2 years at multiple different studios around the Melbourne area, but fell in love with Trainstation Dance & Fitness when she started in the Beginner Pole in 2019 - and hasn’t stopped since.
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Sally / IronX Doll
Sally started pole dancing to have a taste of fun sports. It was not “love at first sight”, as she struggled quite a bit initially. Luckily, with the encouragement from her supportive instructor and classmates, she decided to stick with it and soon fell madly in love with pole.
She loves the empowering, euphoric feeling of nailing tricks after lots of training. She remembered being blown away with excitement after finally getting the aerial deadlift.
She loves how pole helps her appreciate her body more - what it can do, how it looks. She remembered how taking off her shirt in class for more torso grip, as nerve-wracking as it felt beforehand, has helped her feel more comfortable in her own body. She soon started becoming more interested in sensual clothes and movements.
And most importantly, she loves how CRAZY FUN pole is - it is so fun that the “hard work” feels like flirtation, and time flies by so fast in classes that she often wishes her classes were longer!
That’s why, as an instructor, Sally aspires to make classes as friendly and fun as possible. And she can’t wait to share her pole passion with you all!
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.
After years training and performing musical theatre, Matt was first introduced to pole while holidaying in the UK and immediately fell in love. By day, Matt works as a project manager for a global IT company, but like many students; the studio is his happy place. While Pole is his go-to, he also performs aerial hoop (lyra) and dabbles with other apparatus when time permits.
Matt has been instructing at TrainStation since 2018. He teaches fun, interactive classes and feels tremendous excitement watching students master skills they never believed would be possible.
From time to time, you may see Matt's pugs, Frankie (@frankiedale2019) and Pugsley (@pugsleyaddams2012) at the studio for some cuddles and pats between combos.
Discovering a love for aerial hoop (lyra) when a friend introduced her to it in 2017, India has been a regular at the studio ever since. Adding aerial silks and a touch of aerial hammock to her repertoire, and even dabbling in a tiny bit of pole, India has developed a love for all things aerial. Coming to the studio with no love for conventional exercise, India has discovered a passion for aerials for its ability to be exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. Her aim is to help others to discover new ways of loving their bodies and what they can do with them.
Reece started private tuition for pole at TrainStation in mid-2018 and instantly fell in love with the sport and the community. From the start of 2019, he kept adding more apparatuses with each new term - starting with silks, then lyra, and finally hammock. And although pole will always be his main love, silks feels most natural. Reece has been a dedicated student at TrainStation for the entirety of his training. At the moment he is training 4 days a week for multiple hours on those days.
"I look forward to teaching others and seeing the joy on their faces as they achieve their goals by smashing the challenges of aerial sport."
Ais (pronounced Ash) started pole in late 2016 and hoop in early 2017. She studied ballet whilst in high school, but hadn’t danced since and instantly fell in love with aerials. She has been a regular fixture at the studio ever since. Her muggle job is in academia, but her other creative passions include writing fiction and playing the cello. Ais loves that aerials takes the focus away from what your body looks like and instead makes you concentrate on all the amazing things it can do. She thinks there’s nothing more liberating than the sensation of flying through the air and loves watching others connect with this feeling too.
Emily (she/her) started pole, hoop and silks in 2017 at TrainStation & is now devoted to being aerial as often as she can.
Emily joins us with experience as a competitive state level speed skater, a Zumba instructor and a Spin instructor. She has also danced contemporary, ballroom and latin.
In her muggle life: Emily has a Masters in Criminology and works as a Research Associate at the University of Melbourne.
We love seeing Emily light up the studio with aerial-induced joy in her classes as a student - so we just know you'll love your classes with her too!