Pole Dance Academy Teachers.

Michelle Shimmy.

Michelle Shimmy is a Sydney-based, internationally-renowned pole performer, entertainer, judge, MC  and instructor. Shimmy co-owns the Pole Dance Academy with her sister Maddie Sparkle. Shimmy is the co-creator and co-owner of two international competitions, Pole Theatre (the world's largest competition with over 16 countries participating), and Dance Filthy.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • APDM Top 5 pole dancers in Australia 2016/17,

  • IPDFA Industry person of the year award 2015,

  • UPA Poler of the year award 2015

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia finalist 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia First Runner Up 2013

  • Australian Pole Dance Champion Doubles Division

  • Australian Pole Fitness Championships Doubles Champion

  • Guest Performer at countless events around the world

  • International Judge

  • Xpert Teacher Trainer & Pole Dance Academy Training

  • Teaches International Workshops

  • Series of Pole & Stretch Tutorials

 Fave Food:  Vegemite on toast

Something your working on: The ever elusive rainbow marchenko
Pole dancing for: 12 years

Teaching for: 9 years
What is your teaching specialty: Breaking down moves and identifying small corrections that need to be made for studetns to achieve their nemisis move

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Maddie Sparkle.

Maddie loves pole dancing, the splits, pizza & her dogs. Maddie's grace and physique are a source of inspiration for her students. She is known for her amazing flexibility & strength and is a patient and encouraging teacher, always ready to guide you through a new move. Maddie tours internationally and performs, judges and teaches workshops all over the world.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • APDM Top 5 pole dancers in Australia 2016/17,

  • 2nd in MPDA 2015, 2nd MPDA NSW,

  • 3rd at the ACPC 2011,

  • semi-finalist at IPC 2012,

  • 1st place Pole Dance Universe Public Competition in Denver.

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2018,2017,2016

  • Guest Performer at countless events around the world

  • International Judge

  • Xpert Teacher Trainer & Pole Dance Academy Training

  • Teaches International Workshops

  • Series of Pole & Stretch Tutorials

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Fave Food: Pizza

Something your working on: Tutorials
Pole dancing for: 12 years

Teaching for: 9 years
What is your teaching specialty: Breaking things down and making hard things seem achievable

Yungie.

Yungie's been poling and teaching for the past 8 years. Addicted to pole after her first lesson, she now spends most of her waking hours practicing pole. Yungie is known for her fluid and sensual dance style and has expertise in tricks, transitions and floorwork. She has competed in a large number of Australia’s biggest competitions. While she loves performing & competing, she's equally passionate about teaching. In Yungie’s class you can expect to sweat & be pushed past your limits. Yungie loves choreographing routines & broadening her artistic range. (And she's a crazy cat lady!)

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia Sponsor’s Choice 2019

  • Pole Theatre Classique Pro Winner 2018

  • Pole Theatre Finalist 2017

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2016

  • Pole Theatre Finalist 2014, 2015

  • Pole Candy Semi Pro Winner 2013

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 Fave Food:  anything with noodles

Something your working on: static rotations
Pole dancing for: 8 years

Teaching for: 8 years
What is your teaching specialty: The latest coolest tricks both on and off the pole

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Mal.

Mal is a dance & fitness sensation - pole dancing, samba, salsa, AND a devoted runner (and we all know how pole dancers feel about running) - there is nothing this girl can't do! Malinda joined the PDA team in 2012. Mal's strength, grace & elegance on the pole are the hallmarks of her pole dance style. Along with Doubles partner Isis, Malinda has performed and competed in a number of huge pole competitions in Sydney.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • 2015 NSW Pole Championships Group Champions

  • 2015 Australian Pole Championships Group Finalists

  • 2015 Australian Pole Fitness Championships Open Mixed Pairs 3rd

  • 2015 Encore Sydney Pole Show

  • 2014 NSW Pole Championships Group 1st Runner Up

  • 2014 Australian Pole Championships Group Finalists

  • 2014 Encore Sydney Pole Show

  • PDA Instructor Trainer

Something your working on: Handstands and getting more flexy
Pole dancing for: 10 years

Teaching for: 9 years
What is your teaching specialty: Friendly fun classes with an eye for breaking down moves.

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Kim.

Originally from Toulouse France, Kim first started pole at Pole Dance Academy in 2014. With a background in Ballet and Jazz, pole dancing very soon became a treasured addiction. With a passion for elegance and sensuality, Kim has learned to combine both sexy and classic styles into her dancing. Always looking to broaden her artistic range, her caring and attentive nature has her pushing her students to achieve their best as they develop their own dance style.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Pole Theatre World 2019 Finalist - Semi Pro Drama

  • Drama Winner - Pole Theatre Semi Pro 2018

  • 2nd Runner Up - A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Dance Filthy 2018 Finalist

  • Step Up Judge

  • Pole Club Judge

 Fave Food:  I’m addicted to cheese and raspberries!

Something your working on: Miss Pole Dance NSW 2020
Pole dancing for: 4 years

Teaching for: 2 years
What is your teaching specialty: Choreography, flow and transitions 

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Magda.

Originally from Poland Magda first tried pole for fitness in 2013. It instantly became her biggest addiction! Once she moved to Australia she soon discovered pole could be feminine & sexy. Her style now ranges from trickster to beautiful exotic dancer. Students love her bubbly personality, funny accent & passion for pole. She loves seeing students grow & become better versions of themselves. Don't let her trackies & jumpers fool you, she transforms from tomboy-civil engineer to one sensual kitty

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Podium Goddess 2018- winner (freestyle division)

  • Sexy's back 2018- winner

  • Choreographed dance filthy opening number 2017

  • Dancing in Mario Turco's Pole Theatre show 2018

  • Danced in numerous Dance Filthy and Pole Theatre opening numbers​

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 Fave Food: fresh juices and smoothies 

Something your working on: miss pole dance NSW 2020
Pole dancing for: 5 years

Teaching for: 2 years 
 What is your teaching speciality:  floorwork 

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Georgia.

 Fave Food: Gelato Messina!

Something your working on: Finding my freestyle flow
Pole dancing for: 6 years

Teaching for: 2.5 years
What is your teaching speciality: Flexy tricks

Georgia was obsessed with pole from her class in 2012. 3mths later she entered her first comp & has since competed in many comps in Sydney. A gymnast for 11yrs, her style is acrobatic & tricks based. In 2016 she joined the PDA family letting her sexy side show! Known for being super flexible, she loves how pole keeps her fit & happy no gym required. A fun & encouraging instructor, her students are always laughing, having a good time & growing from shy beginners to strong confident dancers.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Newcastle PDC 1st Runner up Amateur, 2012

  • NewcastlePDC 1st Place Intermediate 2013

  • Step Up 1st Runner up Amateur 2016

  • Dance Filthy opening number 2017, 2018

  • Miss Pole Dance NSW 2019 Finalist

  • Pole Dance Academy Instructor Training Certified

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Lexy.

 

Lexy is an ex-gymnast who started pole dancing 8 years ago. She moved to PDA as a student in 2013 & was ecstatic to start teaching in 2014. With her captivating sexy sultry dance style, Lexy has competed in various competitions in Sydney & claims she can't dance without her highest heels & tiniest shorts. She is super bendy, also known as Flexy Lexy. She is bubbly, fun & enthusiastic. She loves nothing more than to encourage & motivate her students and seeing them smiling after nailing their nemesis move!

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Certified PDA Instructor 

  • Pole Superstar Finalist

  • Pole Princess Finalist

  • Multiple Dance Filthy opening numbers

  • Pole Theatre opening number

 Fave Food: Pizza & Sushi

Something your working on: Rainbow Marcenko & Spatchcock
Pole dancing for: 8 years

Teaching for: 5 years
What is your teaching speciality: Flexibility

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Moni.

Moni first started pole 2007 while traveling Argentina. It was love at first sight so when she returned to Colombia she and her bestie opened the first pole studio in Colombia. She loves sharing how pole brings so much fun & positive change to lives. In 2010 Moni competed in Miss Pole Dance SA which encouraged her to then create Miss Pole Dance Colombia. Moni also judged many other pole comps. Moving to Sydney in 2014 Moni started teacher at PDA. Sexy style is her fav & she loves to freestyle

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Judge Miss Pole Face Glamour 2011

  • Guest performer Miss Pole Face Glamour 2011

  • Judge Miss pole dance South America (Brazil) 2011

  • Pole Club Judge

  • Choreographed dance filthy opening number 2017

  • Dancing in Mario Turco's Pole Theatre show 2018

  • Danced in numerous Dance Filthy & Pole Theatre opening numbers​

 Fave Food: Veggies, Sushi, Greek and Indian cuisines

Something your working on: Studying Natropath & herbal medicine. I've always been fascinated how body, mind & energy interact together and create our realities as human beings.
Pole dancing for: ...

Teaching for: ...
What is your teaching speciality: .I love teaching pre 2 and adv. pole choreo a sexy fluid routines too

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Siggy.

Siggy began pole in 2013, as a way to get fit and have fun. After a year, she moved to PDA where she fell in love with the sexier style of pole. She began teaching in early 2015 and is an encouraging & passionate instructor. Siggy loves to watch her students grow in confidence, and helping them to achieve amazing gravity-defying tricks they never imagined possible! Never dancing without heels, Siggy is a beautiful dancer, amazing her audience with the fun and sexy side of pole she loves so much
 

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Dance Filthy 2nd Runner Up 2018

  • Dance filthy finalist 2019

  • Sexy back finalist 2018

  • Mid summer night dream 2nd Runner Up 2018

 Fave Food: oysters and pizza

Something your working on: flexibility and floorwork
Pole dancing for: 5 years

Teaching for: 4 years
What is your teaching speciality: breaking down moves, focusing on technique and conditioning

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Cami.

 Fave Food: I'm a true french! All the french food but raclette (melt cheese) is my favourite!
Also juicy cheesy burgers with chips and diet coke

Something your working on: Everything! Esp improving my flexibility, to know some static combos and to improve my exotic skills :)
Pole dancing for: 2.5 years

Teaching for: 1.5 years
What is your teaching speciality: Contemporary routines and preparation for competitions.

After 18 years of ballet, Cami started pole in Oct 2015 in France and immediately fell in love with it! She moved to Australia in 2016 and quickly started teaching at PDA. She likes lyrical, contemporary and sexy style of pole. For her, Pole Dancing is a perfect mix between workout, art, femininity and grace. She's a fun and supportive teacher who thinks there's nothing better than seeing students nailing moves and developing trust in themselves.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Pole Superstar 2017: 2nd place

  • Pole Theatre Syd 2017: SemiPro Comedy Winner

  • Pole Theatre Syd 2018: Pro Drama Winner & Overall Champion

  • Pole Theatre World 2019: Pro Drama Finalist

  • Pole Club Judge

  • Step Up Judge

  • Guest performer at Step Up

  • Guest performer at Midsummer Nights Dream

  • Dance Filthy and Pole Theatre opening number performer

  • Certified PDA Instructor

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Jane.

Jane has a background in fitness & weight training. Having competed as an INBA fitness model, she has one of the most sort after bodies around the studio with her incredible strength & insanely admirable abs. First poling in 2012, Jane became a teacher in 2015. This uncoordinated tomboy had no dance background, now she loves feeling sexy, confident, tacking strength moves & dancing. Jane's a loving teacher who feels rewarded seeing students grow, explore & embrace their dance styles as she does

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • 1st runner up Step Up 2017

  • 2nd runner up Dance Filthy 2018

  • Sexy's back finalist 2016, 2017

  • 3 x Pole club judge

 Fave Food: Donuts

Something your working on: That damn Iron X!!
Pole dancing for: 6 years
What is your teaching speciality: Bringing an element of understanding anatomy and human movement to be able to unlock nemesis moves and help my students understand what they need to do. I also believe in being extremely patient and breaking down every single move into the smallest instructions.

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Leish.

 Fave Food: Pizza and Light & Tangy Chips

Something your working on: Getting a flat middle split, aerial deadlifts, handstands and becoming a qualified yoga instructor
Pole dancing for: 10 years

Teaching for: 9 years
What is your teaching speciality: INVERTS! I love breaking down tough nemesis moves like inverts. I also love teaching slow flow floor work and fun feel good choreo

Leish started pole 10 years ago and begun teaching just 6 months later. In 2013 she opened her own studio quickly developing her signature style. Across Leish has taught workshops and performed at events & festivals. She earned the title Miss Sexy 2015 2nd runner up, then set out adventuring around the globe training, teaching, judging comps and becoming an Xpert teacher trainer. Happily back at PDA she can be found managing, teaching and running pole comps - Her favourite thing about teaching is seeing her students fall in love with both pole dance & their bodies.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Miss Sexy 2015 (2nd runner up)

  • Mixed Up Festival guest performer

  • Psyfari Festival guest performer

  • Black Cherry Club guest performance

  • Relay For Life Ball opening guest performance

  • Dance Filthy opening 2015, 2017, 2018

  • Pole Theatre Ireland judge

  • Pole Club MC

  • Xpert teacher trainer for Australia & NZ

  • Xpert Pole certified Instructor (lvls 1-4)

  • PDA Instructor Trainer

  • Pole Event Manager (Pole Theatre, Pole Theatre World,
    Dance Filthy, Dance Filthy Amateur, Pole Superstar, Step Up,
    A Mid Summer Nights Dream, Pole Club)

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Anna.

Anna started as a beginner pole dancer at Pole Dance Academy in 2012 and fell in love immediately. She was asked to become a teacher in 2014 and likes nothing more than seeing students come out of their shell and grow into a confident dancer. Her specialities are handstands and sexy flexy dancing. Her students know that the way to her heart is through pointing their toes! Expect to have a laugh in her class and leave with a smile on your face.
Anna started gymnastics at the age of 5 and 
won the national championships in sports acrobatics 3 years in a row. She started teaching gymnastics at the age of 14 and it was her responsibility to choreograph all the gymnasts floor routines 

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • - National championships in sports acrobatics 3 years in a row

 Fave Food: Cheese platter with wine!!

Something your working on: Competing next year once ive finished my masters degree
Pole dancing for: Started pole in 2012

Teaching for: started teaching in 2014
What is your teaching speciality: 

Inversions, flexy moves and making sure everyone is laughing throughout the class

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Zaneta.

Zaneta discovered pole dancing in 2010, in her hometown - Rockhampton. While feeling very uncoordinated and completely out of her comfort zone she quickly became obsessed with the art of pole and not long after began instructing. In 2016 Zaneta moved to Sydney to manage and instruct at PDA. As an instructor Zaneta is very patient and loves helping & seeing her students grow each week! She has since taken to the stage in multiple competitions. Zaneta loves the freedom and confidence pole brings.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Pole Theatre Amateur Finalist

  • Pole Superstar Finalist

  • Sexy's Back Finalist

 Fave Food: Nutella and nutie doughnuts

Something your working on: Building flexibility back after an injury

Pole dancing for: 9 years, teaching 

Teaching for: 7 years
What is your teaching speciality: .Breaking down movements so that it is easy to understand.

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Sarah.

Sarah has been part of PDA since her first lesson in 2015. She fell in love with the combination of flexibility, strength and freedom of expression that makes pole so beautiful. Sarah is a supportive and encouraging teacher who believes that every student has untapped potential to be discovered and shared. She believes that pole can add purpose to your life and that it is never too late to start!

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • B Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science)

  • M Nutrition & Dietetics

  • PDA Certified Teacher

 Fave Food: <3 Cheese <3

Something your working on: Middle splits and learning to handstand without face planting!!
Pole dancing for: Since March 2015

Teaching for: Since January 2017
What is your teaching speciality: Flexy tricks

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Ash (Flame).

Ash (Flame) has a background in Flamenco and Latin American dancing. She started Pole in 2012 and began competing and instructing a year later. Flame is known for her sexy style and hair flicks and loves choreographing routines and performing. She credits competing in Miss Pole Dance and winning the PDA Thugs and Fairies Competition as one of the highlights of her pole journey to date. Flame loves sharing her passion for Pole dance with her students and joined the PDA team as an instructor in 2015.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Ash specialises in pole and aerial lyra shows

  • Pole Club Judge

  • Dance Filthy & Pole Theatre opening numbers

  • Miss Lyra Sponsor's Choice

  • Sexys Back 2015 Finalist

 Fave Food: Pizza... but I also have a sweet tooth!

Something your working on: The Fonji! And perhaps several in a row!
Pole dancing for: 6 years

Teaching for: 5 years
What is your teaching speciality: Deadlifts and power tricks!

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Amanda.

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 Fave Food: Ice Cream

Something your working on: spatchcock & satellite
Pole dancing for: 6 years

Teaching for: 3 years
What is your teaching speciality: strength and basic technique

6yrs ago, mother & Ashtanga yoga instructor Amanda started pole. At over 40yrs of age she proved anyone & any age can pole! Pole replaced Yoga, and soon her endurance, flexibility & strength saw her as a finalist in DanceFilthy 2015. Even with no dance background she loves dancing gracefully in heels and the supportive community. A warm, enthusiastic & encouraging instructor, Amanda shares her own pole experiences with students and loves seeing their surprise as they improve each week.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Dance Filthy 2015 Finalist

  • Midsummer Nights Dream Comp 2017 Finalist

  • Dance Filthy Amateur 2019 Finalist

  • PDA Certified Teacher

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

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Ali.

 Fave Food: Watermelon or sourdough toast and vegemite (not together )

Something your working on: Splits and all things choreo
Pole dancing for: consistently 3 years... very sporadically before that for a few years
What is your teaching speciality: Making the class fun and being relatable as a teacher. I love teaching any class, but teaching choreo is my favourite

Ali started as a beginner pole dancer with PDA. She joined the PDA teaching team at the end of 2017. She loves to make her classes fun while also making them work hard. She's an encouraging and makes sure every student learns something from each class. Her favourite classes are choreo and contortion. You can usually find her around the studio giggling with her students and the other teachers or staring at the new pole clothes on sale.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Pole Club 2018 Finalist

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Kendall.

Kendall is an ex-gymnast and began her pole journey 10 years ago becoming additcted from day 1. In 2014, Kendall opened her own studio and operated for 3 years, coaching students through a variety of static and spinning pole tricks and combos. Travelling around the world to various pole workshops and camps, Kendall loves learning as many styles and techniques as possible in order to develop her teaching style to be as versatile as possible. After a brief break from teaching she is excited to be back teaching as part of the PDA team and cannot wait to see her students develop their skills and confidence both on and off the pole.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Guest Performer at Warriewood SLSC Charity Fundraisers

  • Pole Superstar Judge

  • Black Cherry Judge

  • Pole Club Judge

  • Xpert Pole Instructor (lvls 1-2)

 Fave Food: Tacos and Pizza

Something your working on: Cup grip phoenix and a multitude of static pole flips
Pole dancing for: 10 years

Teaching for: 8.5 years
What is your teaching speciality: Static pole and weird dynamic combos

 

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Lauren.

 Fave Food: Japanese

Something your working on: Focus on exotic flow
Pole dancing for: 4 years

Teaching for: 2 years
Favourite Pole Move: The Eagle

Born in the UK, Lauren was tired of running for endless hours on the treadmill. One day she saw some girls in a pole class at her local gym - all the girls were smiling, laughing and lifting each other up but she was too shy to join in by herself. She asked her best friend to come with her and she was immediately hooked, realising that exercise could be fun! Instead of clock watching, the whole hour would speed by and she would want more and more dancing in her life.

In her first 2 years of pole she competed and won titles in 2 national competiiton. When she moved to Australia she was introduced to PDA which quickly became her family and she fell more in love with the sexier side of pole dancing, embracing the 8 inch heels she now can't live without. She loves introducing people to pole and watching them progress on their journey as they become stronger, flexure and sassier.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • BPSC 3rd place 2016

  • Heir to the Chrome 2nd place 2016

  • Dance Filthy opening performance 2017

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Angelique.

 

Angelique has been performing professionally for 20+ years starting her career in Sydney’s Carols in the Domain at age 6. She has trained and performed in Australia and internationally in dance and aerial. Angelique started at PDA as a student in 2011 to true something new and to challenge herself. Angelique has performed at Slide Lounge Sydney in El’Circo, The Gin Mill Social and Risqué Revue the multi-act theatrical production that pays homage to famous European cabaret shows like Moulin Rouge. She received rave reviews in the production ‘Spiegl-esque’ performing aerial doubles with Chris Talbot. She has been teaching pole for 4 years and its high energy and fun, if you ever have her for pole choreo expect to move fast and sweat.
 

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • 2nd Runner Up Miss Lyra NSW Heat 2018

  • Miss Pole Dance 2018 Finalist

  • Miss Pole Dance NSW Finalist

  • Pole Theatre 2018 Finalist

  • Pole Theatre 2019 Finalist

  • Cert IV in Performing Arts

 Fave Food: Mac & Cheese

Something your working on: Deadlifts & more split tricks
Pole dancing for: 7 Years

Teaching for: 4 Years
What is your teaching speciality: Fast choreography & Clean Lines

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Naty.

Naty started pole dancing in Peru in 2011, one year later, it became more than a passion, a way of living. She had the opportunity to travel 3 times to Argentina to improve her knowledge and pole dancing skills. By 2014, she also visited Colombia, Ecuador and New York pole studios which made her think in to her next goal as a pole dancer and psychologist: start her own pole studio to help other woman to improve their self-esteem and confidence, empowering them to dance want they love without caring about stereotypes around dancing on a pole. In 2016 she decided to travelled to Sydney to take classes at PDA to improve her style and discover more things around “dancing on heels”.
Following her dream, she was one of the first promoters of the sexy style on heels (classique) in Peru and also diffused chair dance, lap dance and strip dance. Thanks to this, now she has become one of the most renowned exponents of this style in Peru.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • PDA Certified Teacher

  • Multiple Dance Filthy opening numbers

  • Back up dancer in Mario Turco's Pole Theatre 

 Fave Food: Pizza and Tim Tams

Something your working on: Pole tricks based on strength
Pole dancing for: 7 years

Teaching for: 4 years
What is your teaching speciality: Classique or sexy tyle, slow choreos on the pole and floorwork

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Lenka.

 

Lenka discovered pole dancing in London, when an antigravity yoga Groupon voucher led her to a pole studio, which has quickly become her daily retreat from the stresses of a big city corporate life. Since moving to Sydney in 2017, she has found love for skinny brass spinning poles, sexy style and heels! She finds flexibility training to be the most exciting part of her pole journey, understanding how our bodies can transform through correct training and perseverance. Having started teaching in January 2018, she finds nothing more satisfying than seeing her students grow from baby polers to confident, strong, mesmerising pole goddesses.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Spin City Pole Dance Instructor/Flexibility/Physiology & Anatomy

  • ElevatED Flexibility

 Fave Food: Salmon & Vegan chocolate

Something your working on: The perfect needle scale & Eagle
Pole dancing for: Poling since Oct 2013

Teaching for: Teaching since Jan 2018
What is your teaching speciality: Breaking down moves into key technique points, looking for those little things that can change a nay to yay

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Mya.

 Fave Food: Nachos!

Something your working on: Upper back flexibility
Pole dancing for: 3 years

Teaching for: 1 years
What is your teaching speciality: Floorwork performance, audience engagement

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Mya was a pocket rocket of curls and charisma in the competitive dance circuit until a friend invited her to a PDA trial lesson in 2017. The strength-based trick challenges and slinky floorwork are a far cry from her background in tap and jazz, but have pulled her in ever since! A fan of musical theatre and all things glittery, Mya is looking forward to making a splash at competitive pole in 2019.Mya loves teaching pole beginners and anyone who is worried they're not 'the right type' for pole. With her Cheshire cat grin and booming laugh, Mya is bound to make your introduction to pole dance a memorable one!

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • PDA Certified Teacher

  • Pole Theatre 2019 opening number

  • Pole Club Manly 2019 1st Runner Up

  • Pole Club Bondi 2019 1st Runner Up

  • Pole Club Crows Nest 2019 Champion

 

Chilli Rox.

 

 Fave Food: 

Something your working on:
Pole dancing for: Poling since 2004

Teaching for: Over 10years
What is your teaching speciality: 

Chilli Rox started pole dancing in 2004 making her one of Australia's original pole dancers!! With a background in jazz ballet, drama & singing but now famous as an MC, she's travelled the world performing & hosting shows, cabarets and events. Chilli’s has a high energy, fun & vibrant personality that will push you to try things you never thought you’d be able to do, and with over 10yrs of pole teaching experience and the skills to match, you're in safe hands with "The hostess with the mostest!"

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Pole Theatre Comedy Winner 2018

  • Pole Theatre Comedy Winner 2017

  • Choreographer of Miss Pole Dance Australia opening

  • Choreographer of multiple MPD heat openings

  • International MC

  • Judge for multiple competitions

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Becky.

 Fave Food: Ice Cream

Something your working on: Beautiful lines during strength tricks and transitions
Pole dancing for: Poling since 2014

Teaching for: Teaching since 2018
What is your teaching speciality: Connecting movements together to create fluid transitions, wether on or off the pole to turn tricks into dance

Becky has a background in ballet and was always intrigued by pole dancing. She completed several beginner-intermediate courses on and off at different studios before finding her home at PDA in 2014. At this time Becky also trained and taught aerial silks but ultimately fell in love with all things pole and this is her main focus today. Becky really understands how everyone's body can be different, she is very flexible but also has joint hyper-mobility and has had her lumber spine surgically fused. Pole has taught her how to listen to and understand her own body and Becky loves that she is able to express her passion for pole dancing by helping her students to discover what their bodies are truly capable of.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • Dance Filthy Amateur 2019 Finalist

  • Mid Summer Nights Dream 2019: Amateur 1st Runner Up

  • Pole Club Crows Nest 2018: Amateur 1st Runner Up

  • Performer at Heartstoppers 2018

  • PDA Certified Instructor

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Chris Talbot (Blue Phoenix).

 

Chris (Blue Phoenix) began pole dancing after buying an online voucher for a lesson in 2012 - and has never looked back! A doctor in Marine Science, turned personal trainer and fitness model, it was an unusual but smooth and exciting transition into the world of pole dance teaching and performing. Now with his own freelance business - Blue Phoenix Pole & Fitness - Chris teaches at a number of studios in Sydney, and performs regularly for various venues and events. He also teaches workshops and performs nationally and internationally. He has competed in many competitions around Australia and internationally, and also judges for pole competitions globally! His style is a combination of strength and flex, and ooey gooey erotic leg work.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • 2019 Dance Filthy Pro Champion

  • 2018 Mr Pole Dance World 3rd

  • 2017 Felix Cane Pole Championships 1st

  • 2016 Pole Theatre Sydney Pro Classique Champion

  • 2016 Newcastle Pole Dancing Championships mens 1st

  • 2016 Mr Pole Dance World 2nd

  • 2015 Mr Pole Dance World 3rd

  • 2014 Mr Pole Dance World Champion

  • Pole Theatre Japan Judge 

  • Pole Theatre USA Judge 

  • Miss Pole Dance NSW/ACT/SA Judge 

  • Dance Filthy Pro/Amateur Judge

 Fave Food: Enchiladas and vodka

Something your working on: Always trying to keep developing my flow and floorwork skills, and lots of leggy movements and waves
Pole dancing for: 7 years

Teaching for: 6 years
What is your teaching speciality: Flexi tricks and leg work

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Hannah.

 Fave Food: Chicken Nuggets

Something your working on: Graduating from Fashion College
Pole dancing for: Working at Pole Dance Academy since 2018
What is your teaching speciality: Helping people book into classes!

Meet Hannah, one of the Pole Dance Academy Managers. You have probably had a few chats with her either online, at the Alexandria studio or via email. 

Hannah knows everything that's going on and is happy to answer any of your queries and questions. Hannah loves fashion, dogs, travelling, camping with her bf and building homes for underprivileged families in Cambodia. 
Although Hannah has done a few pole classes, she doesn't consider herself a "pole dancer" but a polers best friend. Pole Dance Academy wouldn't be the same without her.

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Liv.

 

Liv started dancing when she was just 5 years old! She went to a performing arts school her entire life and would dance for majority of the day and countless after hours classes. Liv is trained in jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre etc etc. Liv found pole on a whim and fell in love after her first class. Her dance background helped her have a good understanding of pole and helped her excel rather quickly to becoming part of the PDA team.

Titles | Performances | Awards:

  • PDA Teacher Trainer certified

  • Countless titles and awards from a lifetime of dance comps

 Fave Food: Peanut Butter

Something your working on: Rehab for injuries and getting to an elite level of pole dance. Entering her first competition
Pole dancing for: 1.5years

Teaching for: 1year
What is your teaching speciality: Being supportive and super friendly

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MOBILE: 0413 373 883

EMAIL: info@poledanceacademy.com.au