I first got hooked on pole way back when pole classes where quite new and unheard of. Around 13 years ago. I went along with a friend because I wanted to try something new and exciting and getting fit in an unusual unconventional way appealed to me. I never was a fan of gyms!
Right from the word go I was totally in love with pole, I was in awe of my instructor, who rocked the pole in her sky high heels and tiny outfit. She was so toned, graceful and fluid on the pole and I immediately wanted to be like that one day.
I was totally useless at first, no strength or co-ordination at all. I had a passion inside me for dance and I was determined to nail all the moves given to me. Fast forward 13 years and here I am the owner of my very own pole studio and doing a job I absolutely love. I trained hard for years, danced in clubs and taught part time for other pole schools until I made the leap to give up my day job and pursue the dream of having a studio.
My main dance style is traditional/exotic pole dance and contemporary pole but we welcome and teach all styles of pole dance and fitness in the studio. I love teaching my students, watching them come into my studio shy and unsure and eventually blossoming into confident, fit, and body positive individuals.
Pole means a lot of different things for different people but I especially love the new friends I have met throughly my years of teaching and the sense of family and community in the studio. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.
I have met so many interesting people ,taught tv actors ,helped choreograph routines for the Scottish Ballet and many musicals and music videos thoughout the years as well as teaching pole on live tv.
The highlight of my year was winning an award for best contribution to the Scottish pole industry 2016. You’ll mostly find me dancing around the studio in my 7 inch sparkly pole shoes and whipping my hair around and long may it continue!