Instructors 2014

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Our Instructors for Gold Coast, October 2014

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  • Leigh Ann Reilly
  • Shimmy
  • Jedda

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  • Kristy Sellars
  • Lou Landers
  • Amber Ray

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  • Mindi

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Leigh Ann is one of the most notable pole dance performer and coaches in the business.  She has trained many of the most famous current pole dance champions including Alethea Austin, Natasha Wang, Estee Zakar, Sergia Anderson, Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant Amy Guion, Jennifer Kim and more.  She is the founder and head instructor at www.BeSpun.com one of the most well respected gyms in the pole dance industry and the winner of IPDFA’s 2012 International Pole Studio of the Year.  Leigh Ann is the producer of Pole Show LA the biggest pole showcase in the world.  If you haven’t seen her pole dance videos on youtube.

Check them out here http://youtu.be/frf40Y4MVO0 and http://youtu.be/51ARTvYHiis…leigh-ann-reilly

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Amber Ray is one of Australia’s most popular pole dance instructors and performers, with over 6 years of pole teaching experience and over 10 years as a dance instructor. Since starting pole in 2006, Amber has taught students nationally and internationally. Her tours have taken her to Italy to instruct for Milan Pole Dance Studio (2010), U.K, Russia, France (2010), USA Pole Convention (2010, 2011, 2012) Summer Pole Camp St. Marten (2010) Singapore (2010) New Zealand (2011). Throughout all classes Amber pulls from her expansive dance experience when teaching pole to create a fun learning environment for her students, utilizing foundations of technique, strength, movement quality and fitness for all

Amber’s background in Classical ballet, lyrical, commercial and contemporary dance and has lead her to some amazing performances and career opportunities.

From dancing in India for Sheraton Hotels, (2006) to a Magician’s assistant to NRL

Cheerleader and So You Think You Can Dance top 100 (2007.)

Alongside live performances, Amber has appeared in television and media prints including; Packed to the Rafters, Ghost Rider, Mornings with Kerrie Ann, Pole 2 Pole Magazine, FHM and TMZ.

As a pole artist, Amber has performed for events such as Italian Fitness expo, Italian Pole Championship (2010), Miss Pole Dance Switzerland (2010), Bliss Nightclub and Tantra Nightclub St. Martin Caribbean, Fantasy Las Vegas, French Pole Dance Championship (2010), Singapole Events, Nova 96.9, Jet Airways, Qantas Airways, ARK night club, GAS nightclub and SMH.

Amber’s interests in kinaesthetic movement and technique, health through fitness and creativity through performance lead her to continue her training and knowledge of dance, fitness and performance by attending class under Sydney Dance Company, Aerial skills with Suzie Q Pole Studio, and fitness with V Club Australia.

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shimmy39784759Shimmy is a Sydney-based pole dancer and pole instructor. She is a co-owner of the Pole Dance Academy, in Bondi, Australia. Shimmy is passionate about teaching. She loves to guide and see the improvement in her students from week to week.

Shimmy is a proud brand ambassador for X-Pole Australia. Shimmy has performed and competed all over the world, including:

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia First Runner Up, 2012
  • Australian Pole Championships, winner, group division
  • Australia Pole Fitness Championships 2012, Doubles Division, Winner
  • International Pole Championships, Runner Up, Polefit Doubles 2012
  • World Pole Dance Champsionships 2011, 3rd place doubles division
  • World Pole Dance Championships Women’s Division semi-finalist 2011
  • Asia-Pacific Pole Dance Championship 2011 3rd place doubles division
  • Pole Dance Universe finalist 2011
  • Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2010
  • International Pole Dance Fitness competition semi-finalist 2010
  • Miss Pier Hotel winner 2011
  • North Shore Pole Princess 2011 2nd place* Mona Vale Pole Princess 2011 2nd place
  • Northies Pole Princess 2011 2nd place

Shimmy is crazy about pole dancing, handstands, her dog and cat, and animals in general. She’s a lover not a fighter, but will fight for what she loves and the people she loves. Shimmy is constantly astounded at how many of the answers to life’s questions she has found wrapped around a pole. Shimmy hopes to be pole dancing for as long as she lives, and possibly even longer.

Shimmy also loves to write, and has a blog, Shimmy’s Pole Diary, which is published on her website www.michelleshimmy.com, and also at http://shimmypolediary.blogspot.com.au/. Shimmy is a featured blogger on Pole Ranking.

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jedda3Jedda J Jordan is a Pole Artist with 8 years experience and 4 years teaching with Bobbi’s Pole Studio Sydney and their sister studio in Malaysia and most recently winner of Miss Pole Dance Australia 2014!!

Jedda has been dancing since the age of 5 is classically trained and throughout her exciting career she has performed nationally with
Full time Performing Arts at Brent Street Studio 2002, ‘So you think you can dance Australia” Performer for Macy Gray and and a feature artist in the award winning “Burlesque Spectacular” show 2013.

Also performing internationally in Asia, India and North America with her most favourite performance experience at the Pole Performers showcase at the world renowned “Ink and Iron festival” in California in 2010 and 2011.

Jedda’s love of healthy competition has won her the following titles;

  • Winner Miss Pole Dance Australia 2014
  • Winner of Miss Pole Dance NSW 2014
  • 2nd Runner Up Miss Pole Dance NSW 2013
  • 1st Runner Up Miss Pole Dance NSW 2012
  • Finalist in Miss Pole Dance Australia 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Northies Pole Princess 2009 and 2010
  • Miss Pier Hotel 2009

Jedda’s passion for performing is evident through her strong stage presence and loves nothing more than sharing what she knows and loves with students and performers alike!

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louLou has been dancing for over 25 years in various different dance styles, but it’s been since 2007 when she found her love for pole dancing. From starting as a very beginner Lou now teaching, competes, performs and judges all over the world.

Lou has a passion for dance that she wishes to pass on as many people as possible. Her personality shows through in her classes and up on stage, her style is unique and versatile. She dedicated every day of her life to Pole & running her own business loulanders.com.au

Just recently Lou published her 2nd Pole Goals Diary and Journal for 2014 to help encourage and inspire pole people around the world.

In 2011,2012, 2013 and upcoming in 2014 Lou has been invited to pole dance at the International Pole & Exotic Dance Fitness . In September 2012, Lou judged the BC Pole Fitness Championships in Canada, and teaching workshops. In September 2013 Lou was teaching workshops at Pole expo in Vegas.

Recent pole camps – Australian summer pole camp 2010,11 & 12 – Teaching and performing West Australia pole camp January 2013 and 2014 -Teaching and performing and also the upcoming Pole Cruise in 2014 and Pole Festival 2014 lou with be teaching her signature workshops.

Current sponsorships – brand ambassador
-Bad kitty pole fit
– Pole Physics
– X Pole Australia

Current Titles and achievements

  • Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2008,2010,2011,2012 and 2013
  • Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2011 – 1st Place
  • Miss Pole Dance Australia 2011/12 – Sponsor’s Choice award
  • 
FitX Pole Power Championship 2012 – 2nd Place
  • Australian Pole Fitness Championship 2012 – 3rd Place
  • Australian pole capital championship Finalist 2012
  • International pole dance maters cup finalist 2012
  • VPC & APC Finalist 2013
  • MPDV finalist 2013 (4th place)
  • MPDA finalist 2013/14
  • All stars finalist 2014

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Kristy Sellars started her dance career at Dance World Studios, where she studied ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, indian, chinese, musical theatre, tap, flamenco, modelling, singing and more. Kristy took a major interest in hip hop, which lead her to the states where she worked with well-known choreographers such as Kevin Maher, Tucker Barkley, Shawnette Heard, David Moore, Shane Sparks and more, on a variety of live shows and music videos.

She then returned home to pursue her choreography, and a second trip to the states saw her choreograph for L.As leading choreographers ball CARNIVAL. This trip allowed Kristy to expand her experience even further, with offers to choreograph for new artists as well as dance in the ‘Monsters of Hip Hop’ show and much more… Kristy gained a wealth of knowledge and upon returning home and was successful in reaching the top 60 for So You Think You Can Dance Australia S2.

She started pole dancing in 2007 and quickly became addicted. In 2009 she competed in her first ever professional competition Miss Pole Dance Victoria. She then went on to place second runner up the following year and receive a wild card entry to Miss Pole Dance Australia where she wowed the crowd with her creative Pirates of the Carribean performance.

After taking a year off competing to have a baby, Kristy returned to perform at Encore Sydney Pole Show with unique pole interpretation of a psychotic mental patient. Later that month she competed once again in Miss Pole Dance Victoria and took out the title with the now famous ‘Flight attendant routine to Toxic’.

She then choreographed 4 and performed in 2 pieces for Encore 2013 including ‘Train’, which showcased the talents of some of the top pole performers in the country in a unique and fun routine.

Kristy organised and ran the Victorian Pole Championships in May 2013 which attracted over 700 spectators. In June she travelled to the USA to perform at ‘Girl Next Door’ and the ‘International Pole Convention 2013′.

In 2013 she was accepted into, and competed in Pole Art 2013 in Helsinki! And in March 2014 she placed 2nd Runner Up in the inaugural All Stars national competition!

Kristy is booked to make guest performances at the following events in 2014:

-South Australian Pole Championships

-Regional Pole Artistry Competition

-Pole Cruise 2014

-Pole Festival 2014

and more…

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