Justine is the founder of Ecole de Pole, first established in London, and now in Singapore and Cleveland, Ohio! Australian-born Justine started dancing at 3… Graduating from the Hamburg Ballet School at 18, she then went on to complete an Arts degree in Asian Studies, Thai & Anthropology at the University of Sydney before moving to London […]
Miss Pole Dance UK 2017, Rachel is an opera singer by profession, and has been dancing since the tender age of three, and has always had a passion for movement. Even though she comes from a strong balletic background, she has also explored many different forms of dance including tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, salsa, tango and […]
Becky is a graduate of London’s Central School of Ballet. She has worked in ballet, musical theatre, opera and film internationally. Her love of pole began in Shrewsbury in 2006 when, on tour as dance captain in the musical Cabaret, she arrived at the ensemble’s warm-up room to discover it had been double-booked with a pole fitness class […]
Aleksandra always knew that dancing was her passion, but never got to train properly until she was 16. She joined a local dance group in Poland her native country, where she tried a little bit of everything – ballet, ballroom, hip-hop and contemporary. After two months of hard work, she performed in one of the shows in the theatre with the group. […]
Anna de Carvalho
Originally from Finland, Anna de Carvalho comes from a classical and contemporary dance background. She completed her professional dance studies in Paris and holds the French Diplôme d’Etat in Dance Education. In her “life before pole” she worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in different European countries […]
Alex’s pole career history goes back to 2012 when she started pole fitness in Hungary. The path to pole dance was not quick! She first heard about pole fitness while she was attending university studying Applied Economics and Marketing. After her first pole class she already knew she had found the missing piece from her life. […]
Cat is the self proclaimed École de Pole “no.1 fan”! Her route to pole was not straightforward… with a background in performing arts, music and burlesque and a busy marketing job, it wasn’t until 2015 that she tried her first taster class at Ecole and knew immediately it was all that she wanted to do. Finding that pole allowed her to use and enhance […]
Anna started her career as a rhythmic gymnast and formed part of the the British Squad until 2001. She discovered circus in 2010, whilst living in Argentina. She went on to form part of the contemporary circus collective ‘Proyecto Amor Eterno’ in Buenos Aires. In 2013, Anna moved to Brazil, where she formed part of the core cast of the circus company -Grupo Ares’ […]
Jackie Le is an international circus artist who specializes in cerceau, doubles cerceau, tissu, corde lisse, and walkabout contortion. Jackie trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts in the adult evening programmes. She progressed quickly performing after one year of training whilst at her day job in a Global Investment Firm as an Executive Assistant. […]
Catherine started pole around 2011 and immediately fell in love. After one class she bought her own pole and had since been self taught. Having no background in fitness and not even being able to touch her toes when she started, she believes that anyone is capable of reaching their pole goals! She has competed around the world, winning […]
Sam has always had a passion for Physical activities, and excelled in various sports and performing arts from an early age.
Sam has trained over the years in many different styles of dance such as Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, African Contemporary, Street Dance and Breaking. […]
Polish born Klodi was a champion Rhythmic Gymnast in her youth, going on to use those skills as an Acrobat & Circus artist in shows around the world, such as Franco Dragone’s famous “House of Dancing Water” of which Klodi was in the original creation cast, and lived performing the show for 4 years in Macau, China. Now living in London […]
Yvonne ‘Oishii’ Hashim
Being a fitness fanatic and relatively small (5ft ish), Yvonne started her fitness journey in 2002 where she embarked upon a martial arts focus by learningWing Chun and evolved from there to Kick Boxing in 2003, in 2004 she settled on Muay Thai Boxing and continued to train in that field for 4 years. Yvonne says that […]
Alice Gilmartin trained as a sports acrobatic gymnast from the ages of 7 to 17. When she was 18 shejoined the National Centre for Circus Arts Degree where she specialised in hand balancing and contortion for 3 years.
As a recent BA graduate she now performs in various venues around London and teaches these skills […]
Louisa started pole dancing in Jan 2009. She had been considering it for a while when she saw a friends pole dancing pictures on Facebook. She was inspired and had to book a course! She started training with Justine mid 2009, and as she enjoyed Justine’s style of dance and teaching so much, followed to Ecole de Pole when it opened in Jan 2010 […]
Saulo Sarmiento is a 24-year-old acrobat, dancer, aerialist & poler from the Canary Islands (Spain).
His artistic life began with rigorous training as a gymnast at the age of 13 with Jose Luis Sanz, and was part of the Canary Islands gymnastic team. Moving to Madrid at the age of 18, Saulo worked in Grease and Cats the musical […]
Brooke is from Sydney’s Northern Beaches where she has been performing and competing in dance since she was four. Her dance background is Physical Culture, Jazz and Modern, performing in various productions including The Rock Eisteddfod and at The Sydney Opera House where she was awarded National Physical Culture Champion […]
Christina was trained in RAD ballet and ISTD modern from the age of 4 at a dance academy in Berkshire. She moved to London for secondary school where she dropped formal Classical training and concentrated on studies, however continued to experiment with cultural dance styles. Recent performances include the UK’s largest […]
Felicity is a pole artist and contortionist who began her story from a small town in the Scottish Borders. After always feeling like a big fish in a smallpond she left her hometown as a teenager to embark on a journey of self-discovery. She came across pole dancing in Glasgow and since then it has been more than a passion but […]