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    Ayana

    Stretch & Handbalance Instructor

    Ayana started dancing when she was 3 but discovered circus at 9 years old and stuck to it ever since. She quickly found that contortion was her thing and learnt hand balancing and aerial silks as well. Ayana has started competed in world-wide festivals and has so far done over 300 performances! She loves sharing her skills, and seeing other people improve theirs!

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    Courtney

    Pole Instructor & Client Care Manager

    Courtney started her pole journey over two years ago and has been in love with the sport ever since. In that time, she has also developed a huge passion for pole flow and all things heels. While quiet and a little shy, Courtney has grown more confident since starting pole and loves to help other students become confident pole queens as well.

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    Dani

    Pole Instructor & Studio Manager

    Dani started pole classes in 2017 and after finding both a love and a knack for pole, started teaching not long after. Dani says that aside from Pole being the funnest form of fitness there is, it’s seeing the increase of self love and confidence in students that makes her the proudest.

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    Georgia

    Pole Instructor

    Georgia started pole in 2018 and has been addicted ever since! She loves seeing her students blossom with their new found confidence and strength. She is passionate about sharing the mix of movement, creativity, strength and flexibility of pole dance as well as creating a supportive and fun space to meet new people.

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    Lee

    Pole, Stretch & Chair Dance Instructor

    Lee started taking dance lessons at just 7yrs old and has enjoyed learning many genres. She found pole later in life and thought it would be a fun way to stay fit and meet new people. Lee absolutely loves teaching our very beginner pole students, because she gets to watch them get bitten by the pole bug and watch all of them progress!

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    Nicole

    Pole Instructor

    Nicole fell in love with pole dance after signing up to classes in 2017 and little over a year later she began instructing. No stranger to the stage, she has 10 years of burlesque performance and teaching experience under her belt! She is passionate about helping students achieve their pole fitness goals and build confidence to showcase their skills on stage!

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    Piper

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Piper grew up dancing & cheerleading from the age of 5. After struggling to find a hobby as an adult that ticked all the boxes, she gave her first pole class a go at the end of 2021 and loved every second of it! While typically quite quiet, pole has pushed Piper out if her comfort zone and now she loves helping her students do the same.

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    Rhianna

    Pole Instructor

    Rhianna grew up dancing and cheerleading so when she gave pole a go back in 2017 she was head over (8 inch) heels. It gave her the opportunity to take her dance background and incorporate it into pole. Rhianna loves to see her students progress and excel! She loves the fitness, the creativity and support that being part of a pole studio provides.

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    Shannon

    Pole Instructor

    Shannon grew up playing sports and dancing, with a background in contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. She loves the challenge, both mentally and physically of pole, there is always something new to learn, and she finds it amazing to watch members conquer their goals too!

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    Taylah

    Pole Instructor

    Taylah found her love for pole dancing in September 2022 and it quickly became her passion. With a background in gymnastics, cheerleading, and is a certified personal trainer, Taylah enjoys facing challenges and pushing her limits, and enjoys the rewarding experience of watching her students grow both in strength and confidence.

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    Shaz

    Studio Manager

    I love making people happy and seeing people succeed! Pole has been my happy place for a few years now and it warms my heart so much to see how this is the same for so many others. When I am not at the studio you will most likely find me cuddling up to my fur - baby Romeo or cuddling any animal I can get hold of.

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    Rosie

    Head Instructor

    Rosie joined Altitude after discovering how incredible pole is through Massey uni. She is a zoology student by day, but is more often found at the studio teaching, training, or watching pole videos! She adores working on strength, flexibility, and new/crazy/weird moves. Rosie loves sharing her passion for pole, leading our amazing team of instructors.

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    Amber Hassett

    Instructor

    Amber is our token American, bringing her loud and energetic behavior to every class she teaches and attends. She fell in love with performing through our showcases and now takes every opportunity that comes her way to do just that. She absolutely loves hyping up everyone at the studio.

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    Avé

    Instructor

    Avé stumbled across Altitude in 2018, and she fell in love with pole dancing, and where her obsession for it begun. It offered such a unique incorporation of styles and helped her to discover her own. “The confidence pole has given me is crazy, I love sharing my love for pole and getting to be a part of other people discovering their love for the art too.”

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    Izelle Vorster

    Instructor

    Izelle started instructing at our sister studio in Takapuna in 2017. After taking a break from pole for a couple of years, she’s back teaching at Albany. Izelle loves seeing her students progressing in their pole journeys and celebrating with them when they nail their nemesis moves. Outside of pole she is obsessed with her cat and enjoys going out to restaurants.

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    Claire Beaver

    Instructor

    Pole is more than just a ‘sport’ to me, it is literally my life and keeps me sane, I eat, sleep and breathe it!! So, I love that I get to share something I absolutely adore with students that want to start their own fabulous pole path.

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    Naomi

    Instructor

    Through pole I have found an empowering community, pride in my tinana and an expressive outlet. My highlight of teaching is when I can see that my student is proud of their tinana and what it can do. I strive for my classes to be a safe place for anyone and everyone to express, challenge and celebrate themselves. Kia ora ki a tātou!

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    Robyn

    Instructor

    Starting pole in 2021 allowed me to explore a different way of building strength and to admire the beauty behind this sport and the embracing community. The beautiful community of like-minded individuals always cheering each other on is why I recently became an instructor to give back to this community.

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    Madeleine

    Instructor

    Madeleine, also known as Lexi Liquid is a pole artist and $tr!pper from Tamaki Makaurau. Her favourite thing about dancing is performing for an audience, she has perform all over NZ, including for Snoop Dogg earlier this year. Madeleine was a full time caker prior to her pole career, she owns a giant ginger pup called Charlie.

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    Kaena

    Instructor

    Kaena has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained full time at the NZ School of Dance for 2 years, majoring in classical ballet and has been offered scholarships with the Royal NZ Ballet Company and The Queensland Ballet Company in Australia. This passionate and skilled ballerina will be joining our team to take over our ballet barre class.

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    Amy C

    Instructor

    Four years ago, I bit the bullet and attended a pole intro course and loved the way it challenged me in flexibility, strength and elegance. I then found Altitude and been here since! It's a hobby that turns a bad day good and will always cheer me no matter what. I feel empowered, sexy, and strong when I'm here at the studio and want to bring it to my students.

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    Megan

    Instructor

    My friend booked me in for a pole lesson 9 years ago and I was hooked! I love things physical and love the strength and flexibility challenges that pole brings. I love being part of the Altitude team and excited to be part of the student's journey, whatever that is for them.

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    Ceara

    Instructor

    I’ve always been into sport, football, kickboxing, powerlifting. I moved to Aotearoa from Ireland in 2018. After months of ‘oh I’d love to try pole dancing’ I finally signed up. I’ve never danced before so I never thought I’d stick with it, let alone now be an instructor!! My favourite part about instructing is meeting new people and seeing student's smash goals.

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    Sarah Maetzig

    Instructor

    Finding Pole has given me that hobby in life that I absolutely love and adore. I have loved how it challenges me, both in strength and flexibility. Becoming a teacher has added an additional love which is watching our students grow and reach their goals. It is such a joy to be a part of. I'm so grateful to be part of such an incredible community.

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    Karry Summers

    Co-Owner

    Karry Summers is an internationally ranked pole dancer who teaches all over the world. She has been pole dancing since 2008 and is the current Miss Pole Dance NZ, 2013 Australian Pole Theatre Champion and runner up in the 2nd Pole World Cup. Based in Christchurch, Karry travels to Auckland to hold pole masterclasses for Altitude instructors.

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    Rhi

    Co-Owner, General Manager

    2018 Pole Stars 1st Runner up and 2019 Miss Pole Queen Amateur category winner. Rhi has a passion for pole which she loves getting to share with her students. The most rewarding part of working for Altitude is getting to see your students grow and progress.

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    Sarah Barr

    Co-Owner

    Sarah is the epitome of grace and strength. Starting pole in 2009 with Altitude Pole, Sarah is a regular to the professional and competitive stage. Fitness, health, wellbeing and pole are her obsessions, and she just loves to share the knowledge she has in these fields.

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    Sarah

    Studio & Client Care Manager, Pole Instructor

    Sarah started teaching in 2019 as the president of her local aerial arts club. She loves helping people discover their passion for pole and watching them nail a move for the first time. She loves low flows and encouraging others to find their own style of dance.

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    Crystal

    Studio Assistant, Pole Instructor

    Crystal got into pole because I wanted to experience the sexier side of what life has to offer. Her favourite part about pole is the freedom and the never-ending learning journey it takes you on. She loves the satisfaction of working towards something and finally getting it after lots of hard work and effort.

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    Kriszti

    Head Instructor

    Krisztina is an absolute gem with a graceful style and sweet personality. She also trains in calisthenics and likes moves that require strength. Krisztina likes challenges and loves to see students' expressing and finding themselves through dance.

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    Jenna

    Pole & Flexibility Instructor

    Jenna/Lee-Lee is a multi-talented aerialist and hair flick queen that joined our instructor team 2015. She was crowned Miss Rising Polestar in 2015 and represented us on the NZ Pole Legends stage in 2016-2019 winning the doubles category 3x times. In 2023 she produced Hair Flicks & Tricks for Pride and is passionate about sharing hair confidence at Lusid Hair.

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    Amy

    Pole Instructor

    Amy has over 9 years of experience to bring to the table. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Pole Instructor, Advanced Stretch Instructor, POSA Master Trainer/Coach and Judge. Some of her performance accolades include being the 2022 Pole Inferno Mx Theatrical, 2019 North American Showgirl Grand Champion and Stage Rockstar , and dad joke enthusiast.

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    Kristine

    Pole Instructor

    Kristine is our resident powerhouse. This bad-ass mum shows us every day what hard work and dedication looks like. With a history of teaching dance, Kristine is an absolute natural she loves being able to combine her past experience with her love of pole, helping students on their journey to confidence and strength.

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    Jo

    Pole Instructor

    For Jo, pole dancing has always held a special place in her heart, as it is one of the few sports she consistently returns to. Over the course of approximately 9 years, she has dedicated herself to the art of pole, exploring its captivating movements. She passionately believes in the transformative power of pole dancing, especially in how it empowers individuals.

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    Kaena

    Pole & Flexibility Instructor

    Kaena has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained full time at the NZ School of Dance for 2 years, majoring in classical ballet and has been offered scholarships with the Royal NZ Ballet Company and The Queensland Ballet Company in Australia. This passionate and skilled ballerina will be joining our team to take over our ballet barre class.

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    Sam

    Pole Instructor

    Sam is a pole dancer, burlesque performer and BSc student majoring in nutrition & sport science. She has a penchant for floorwork, slink and 8 inch heels.

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    Sass

    Pole Instructor

    After seeing a video of a poler on social media in 2013, Susie knew she needed to do pole. This inspired Susie to go to her first ever pole class and although life circumstances resulted in stops and starts, she always found herself coming back to pole. Today finds herself in an incredibly kind and supportive community which she is proud to be a part of

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    Vanessa

    Pole & Strength Instructor

    Physio by day, pole instructor by night. Ness started her pole journey in 2016. She loves the way Altitudes enthusiasm and positive attitude reignited her love for pole and she's excited to be able to share that same enthusiasm and love with her student

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    Gabs

    Pole Instructor

    Gab started her pole journey right here at Altitude Takapuna back in 2017. She is now an instructor at various studios, is actively training advanced skills and is a pole, aerials & burlesque performance artist. Gab is extremely passionate about sharing all forms of art and hopes that she can inspire her students to showcase their hard work whenever they are ready 💛

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    Michaela

    Pole and Aeiral Hammock Instructor

    Runner up NZAPP Intermediate category 2022 Michaela loves to perform. Michaela has been a part of the Altitude Takapuna community since 2017. She's friendly, she's loud, and an all-round epic human. If you end up in an aerial fit class with her she will make you work hard but you will thank her for it. Michaela can't wait to help you achieve your pole goals!!

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    Rhi

    Co-Owner

    Altitude Takapuna is Rhi's OG studio and it really is like home to her. While you won't see her face around the studio on the regular, she is busy in the background supporting her teams to help make this space the incredible community that it is. Her favourite thing about Altitude is its ability to help people see just how incredible and capable they truly are.

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    Michelle Kasey

    Flow Instructor

    Michelle Kasey is a multi-award-winning pole dancer & burlesque artist who has taught thousands of students over her 13-year dance career. She won Pole Legends Ultimate Female 2017 & 2018; Pole Industry Person of the Year 2019; & was booked to dance with Snoop Dogg in 2023. She specializes in teaching pole flow. By day she’s an acclaimed Sex & Relationships Therapist.

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    Madeleine

    Pole Instructor

    Madeleine, also known as Lexi Liquid is a pole artist and $tr!pper from Tamaki Makaurau. Her favourite thing about dancing is performing for an audience, she has perform all over NZ, including for Snoop Dogg earlier this year. Madeleine was a full time caker prior to her pole career, she owns a giant ginger pup called Charlie.

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    Sole

    Pole Instructor

    Sole was initially drawn to pole with the idea of staying fit and trying something new. But the journey of self-discovery and newfound sense of confidence she found blew my mind. When she's not pole dancing, in her free time, you can find me dancing reggaeton. During summer days, you'll catch her sliding across the water on a paddleboard.

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    Sarah

    Co-Owner

    Starting pole in 2009 with Altitude Pole, Sarah is a regular to the professional and competitive stage. Most recently she won the strength award in NZ Pole Legends 2017 and was the winner of the Trickstar category of Pole Stars 2017. Fitness, health, well being and pole are her obsessions and she just loves to share the knowledge she has in these fields.

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    Emma

    Studio Manager

    Emma started her pole journey in 2019 at Altitude Takapuna where she immediately fell in love with the art/sport/lifestyle and community. From here she also found a love of all things flexibility and transitioned into an instructor at Altitude Albany in 2021. Outside of the studio, Emma has a passion for the ocean, animals, food and a well balanced cocktail or few! .

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    Ruby

    Client Care Manager & Studio Assistant

    Ruby started her pole journey as a beginner at the St. John's studio in 2022 and she has never looked back since. She has a degree in performing arts and loves meeting new members making her the perfect Client Care Manager.

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    Tess

    Head Instructor

    Tess fell in love with pole dancing from her first class back in 2017. Having a passion for music and dancing guided her into the world of pole where she could connect both! Discovering Altitude was the best thing that happened, as she found her place to be. She enjoys learning new moves and creating combos out of them, as well as dancing to some badass heels flow.

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    Karolien

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Karolien has been passionate about gymnastics/acrogym and dance from when she was 5 years old. After her move from Belgium, she is excited to share her knowledge from her gymnastic background and her passion for pole. She finds joy in supporting others to reach their goals and in seeing people grow and find their own strengths while having a good time.

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    Ali

    Pole & Flow Instructor

    Ali has been pole dancing for over 6 years and instructing for a large part. She likes to help students find their own strengths and passions, and loves watching them discover confidence in themselves. Known for her small pants, ‘laughter is life’ attitude and love of carrot cake.... and gin....

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    Pip

    Pole Instructor

    Pip took her first class back in 2019 and has been hooked ever since. It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey, Altitude has a place for you to shine. She is a lover of all things splitty and is a sucker for pointed toes. Pole dancing is the best creative outlet and it brings her so much joy to share this with her students and fellow instructors

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    Simie

    Pole & Flow Instructor

    Simie’s pole dancing journey started in 2014. She was instantly hooked to the grace and strength pole dancing gave her and never stopped since. She loves dancing with or without heels & every time she’s up the pole she feels powerful and confident. Helping students to grow in their abilities is what motivates her the most as an instructor.

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    Ashlee

    Pole Instructor

    Ashlee joined Altitude in 2020 after struggling to find a hobby she truly loves. Altitude took her by surprise with how amazingly supportive and inclusive the community is. She loves that no matter what mood you are in, pole always has something to offer. The only regret is not joining sooner!

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    Cassandra

    Pole Instructor

    With a love of health and fitness, Cassandra joined Altitude Onehunga to find ways to develop her strength and confidence. She found Altitude a perfect place to express herself in both areas with a supportive team and a safe environment. As an instructor, she wants to help others on their journey in the same way Altitude helped her - with sick moves and rad friends.

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    Jasmine

    Pole Instructor

    Jasmine started pole in 2021 & quickly fell in love. She has found that her confidence, health & strength has improved thanks to Altitude & she wants to make others feel the same. She loves supporting students & will be your biggest cheerleader. Her goal as an instructor is to help people find their own unique style on their pole journeys & to encourage self-love!

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    Amy W

    Pole Instructor

    Amy's been pole dancing for 4 years, after deciding that the gym wasn't giving the results she wanted. She's fallen in love with the community & strength she built through pole. Amy loves seeing students build their confidence from starting as a beginner, & watching them grow. She's known for faking flexibility with all the angles & loves a good spin combo.

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    Jane

    Pole Instructor

    Jane is passionate about dance and fitness & loves to inspire students to find their own sparkle. She began Pole in 2014, before joining the Altitude Whanganui teaching team in 2016. After moving back to Auckland in 2018, she joined the Altitude Onehunga teaching team. She is very thankful for her Altitude Family because they truly are the best & most supportive ever!

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    Zay

    Client Care Assistant

    Zay started pole in 2019 but discovered her passion for it when she joined Altitude in 2021. Altitude Onehunga has been her home & safe place, with her favourite classes being flow. She enjoys building her strength & loves to show off herpole kisses like they are trophies. She's a netball umpire, avid foodie (will never turn down a good eggs bene) & cat mum of two!

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    Georgia

    Pole Instructor

    Georgia started pole at the end of 2019 but really found her groove when she started at Altitude at the end of 2020. She loves the confidence that pole has given her & loves a sport that makes you feel both incredibly strong & graceful at the same time... & damn is she strong! She is super excited to teach others & share in the joy of accomplishing their goals

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    Kate

    Pole & Flow Instructor

    Kate is a long time dancer turned pole addict! She stared pole in 2020 after she went to a party with a pole & didn’t get off it all night! She loves the challenge of pole, getting to do fun tricks & flips. Kate got into teaching pole because teaching comes very naturally to her & she wanted to be a bigger part of the awesome community at Altitude.

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    Kaena

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Kaena has been a part of the Altitude Family since joining the Takapuna studio in 2017 & started instructing in 2018 & then also at Albany in 2022. Kaena comes from a hugely varied artistic background with experience in a multitude of dance styles & techniques. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with her students.

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    Shelby

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    With an eclectic sports background of swimming and martial arts, Shelby began pole in January 2020 and never looked back. She loves the grace and strength she’s developed (flexibility is a work in progress), and is hoping to pass on her infectious passion for the sport to students!

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    Pole Instructor

    Emma started pole dancing after moving from Aus. She loves the way that pole has challenged her to grow & rewritten what she believed she was capable of. With a love for all things powerful & dynamic, she adores flips, kicks & tricks. She loves to share her passion for pole through teaching & hopes you'll find her classes a place of encouragement, empowerment & fun

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    Laura

    Pole Instructor

    Laura started poling in 2021 to challenge herself & develop confidence. She loves seeing how quickly strength & ability on the pole progresses & has built confidence beyond what she expected! She is super excited to help others experience the same thing in their pole and aerial journey while continuing to challenge herself.

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    Lulu

    Pole, Flow & Aerial Instructor

    Lulu has been doing pole since 2017 when she joined the Altitude Takapuna studio. Pole is one of her favourite things to do beside drawing and both are a big part of her life. She is super excited to share her passion by teaching as part of the Onehunga team.

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    Jenny

    Pole & Aerial Yoga Instructor

    Jenny began her pole journey with Altitude in 2019 & fell in love. She loves the strong, flowy nature of this sport & sharing this passion with her students. She is also a yoga & fitness instructor so she enjoys challenging her students & watching so many amazing people grow in their fitness journey.

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    Candi

    Studio Manager

    Candi started her pole journey in 2021 and quickly fell in love. She jumped at the opportunity to perform in the very first showcase for a new studio and had such fun she did it again and even entered NZAPP 2022. Also a qualified Beauty Therapist and Early Childhood Teacher, she became an instructor for Altitude and enjoys sharing her passion for pole with others.

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    Cath

    Client Care Manager

    Hey, I'm Cath! I have been doing pole since 2023 and I am well known for my love of doof doof music, I also really enjoy everything tricky. I am excited to meet you and welcome you to the Saint Johns family as your very Client Care Manager and help guide you through the ins and outs of the pole community.

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    Annaliese

    Client Care & Success Coach

    Annaliese is super passionate about health and fitness as well as mental health. As someone who suffers with anxiety herself, she knows how hard the struggle can be, she loves to help people in any way she can! Annaliese been doing pole for 2 years now, she couldn't live without it! Annaliese also loves lifting weights, drawing, dancing, gaming and singing.

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    Helen

    Head Instructor

    Helen, or as you know her, Elle, has been poling for almost 4 years now and loves how pole can bring together so many different people. Lover of all things strength, stage and dynamic pole you will normally catch her doing some sort of flip, tumble or drop! When she's not at the studio she is usually found at the gym, eating pasta or hanging out with her friends

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    Myriam

    Instructor

    Myriam started her pole journey a few years ago, and fell in love with this sport instantly. It became her happy place. You know that feeling when you were a kid and enjoyed being on the playground soo much, she has that same exact feeling when at pole, with the added bonus of getting stronger, flexible and healthier!

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    Jasmine

    Instructor

    Jasmine started pole in early 2021 and fell in love super quickly. She did not think pole would become a big passion and it was exactly what she had been looking for. Since starting pole, Jasmine has found that her confidence, health and strength has improved thanks to Altitude and she wants to make others feel the same.

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    Holly

    Instructor

    Holly started her pole journey at Altitude The Mount in January 2022, fulfilling an impulsive whim influenced by years of admiration for the strength and grace of pole dancers. Little did she know she would find such an amazing family of supportive individuals! A union advocate by day, she loves the emotional release that pole provides.

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    Glynn A.K.A The Prince

    Instructor

    Glynn is almost certainly the oldest pole instructor you'll meet; a retired psychology professor, he started pole in 2014 at the age of 63 - and is still performing, competing and instructing (and still learning). When not in the pole studio he can often be found indulging his enjoyment of crossword puzzles.

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    Maddie

    Instructor

    Maddie, also known as Lexi Liquid is a pole artist. Maddie's favorite thing about dancing is performing for an audience, she has been lucky enough to perform all over NZ, including for Snoop Dogg in 2023. She boasts a high level of technical trickery and flexibility and loves being able to help others achieve their goals.

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    Maggie

    Instructor

    Maggie has been pole dancing since 2020 - after the very first lockdown. One of the best decisions she made in her life and she has been enjoying it and its challenges up until now. On days that she is not pole dancing, you'll probably see her at the gym, in the cafes having brunch, or just having her normal day as a public servant.

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    Celina

    Instructor

    Celina started Pole last year in April, and she loves the strength and body confidence it gives her. Outside of Pole, she also works as a swimming instructor and studies full-time. When not busy with those, Celina goes to Teakwon-Do with her family or does some drawing at home.

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    Kelly

    Instructor

    Kelly started her pole journey in October 2022. She is a mental health occupational therapist during the day and comes from a background in dancing and competition teaching. She absolutely loves being social and getting involved in team activities and is excited to be apart of everyone's pole journey.

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    Anneka

    Instructor

    Anneka has been part of Altitude since 2021. She fell in love with pole instantly due to it's fun challenges. She loves learning new combos and finding new exits for moves, as well as improving her moves, and a good improv moment. When she's not at pole, you can find her in the salon creating magic, gaming or working on her car.

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    Amy

    Instructor

    Performing under the stage name “The Pole Comedian” , Amy is an international award winning showgirl and pole dancer. With over 10 years of experience, she is a curator for the International Pole Convention, America’s Got Talent Alumni, Playboy NZ Feature Model, POSA certified judges and master trainer, and jazz hands enthusiast

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    Anna

    Pole Instructor

    Anna went to her first pole class in 2014 and was instantly hooked! Having danced throughout most of her childhood in contemporary/jazz styles, she loves the combination of dance and strength that makes pole dancing so beautiful and also challenging! After a few years off the pole, Anna joined Altitude in 2022 and enjoys learning in such a positive friendly studio.

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    Amy

    Hand Balance, Pole, HIIT Instructor

    Amy began her pole journey in April of 2019 as a founding member, her background playing sports and the gym meant strength moves came easier. She loves a challenge so you will see her in advanced spin and hoops 3, also flow to get out of her comfort zone and learn some skills. Amy can’t wait to see you progress in your pole journey.

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    Laura

    Chief Happiness Officer, Pole, Stretch & Flex, and Barre Instructor

    First off, I'm a Mumma of 2 beautiful boys and I have a history of performing, predominantly acting, singing, and dancing! I am a qualified Barre Pilates teacher and PT, alongside instructing Level 1 Pole, beginner pole flow and Stretch and Flex. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in class!

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    Hannah

    Tone & Conditioning, Level 1 and StretchInstructor

    Over a year and a half ago, I joined the incredible Altitude community. Little did I know that this decision would change my life in ways I could never have imagined! The warmth and support from the staff and fellow members have been nothing short of amazing. Now, I'm eager to give back and be a part of making a difference for others, just as Altitude has done for me.

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    Alex

    Pole, Seductive Flow, Stretch and Flex Instructor

    Alex has been on and off the pole since 2013, popping up at NZAPP, PoleGear NZ fashion shows and cutting shapes at the NZPIA Ball. Alex is known for her ability as an instructor to talk her students into any number of impossible moves.

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    Jess

    Pole, Flow Instructor

    Jess joined Altitude Drury in August 2019 because it was something different, a new way to keep fit, and absolutely loved it! She loves the confidence and feeling that pole and aerial gives. With going to a performing arts school in the UK Jess is no stranger to dance and flexibility. She's super excited to share her enthusiasm with others and help achieve their goals

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    Kelly

    Pole Instructor

    I’m Kelly! I’m originally from England, but moved to New Zealand in 2018. Within the first few weeks of Altitude Drury opening, I was signed up and became one of the founding members. I adore pole dancing and aerial hoop and how they make me feel. I marvel at how strong I've become and how much more accepting I am of my body. I love to help other people feel the same

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    Finn

    Pole and Chair Flow Instructor

    Finn started her pole journey in early 2019 whilst on maternity leave from her muggle job. No stranger to Altitude Finn has been a student at both the Takapuna and Onehunga studios before taking some time off in 2021 to welcome her second little girl. Finn's pole style is slow and contemporary, bringing out her inner fairy warrior.

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    Chrissy

    Pole Instructor

    With absolutely no dance background and even less coordination Chrissy fell in love with pole and aerials several years ago. She eagerly signed up as a student at Altitude Drury as soon as they opened and is now is thrilled to be teaching and helping others, hoping they too fall in love with such a fun and unique hobby!

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    Emma

    Studio & Sales Manager, Pole Instructor

    Emma is my name and tricks are my game. You’ll usually find me doing some strength based crazy tricks and combo’s, while banging out the rock music. I have been pole dancing since 2010. I am passionate about everything to do with Pole Dancing. I also love how special it is to each person who comes to learn this art and seeing people grow throughout their pole journey.

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    Josh

    Pole, RnR Stretch Instructor

    Josh started his pole journey at Altitude Drury in February 2020 tagging along with his sister, when he started pole he absolutely loved it. Over time he has been able to conquer some moves (like his arch nemesis super man) with the constant motivation from the instructors. Josh wanted to help others conquer their moves so he decided to become an instructor.

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    Sian

    Pole Instructor

    I joined Altitude Drury in 2021 and I was in awe of the mental and physical strength displayed. I was hooked! With such a supportive, fun environment I was able to progress and reach new levels in my journey

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    Emilie

    Pole Instructor

    Hey I'm Emilie, I've been dancing on the pole since 2021, it started as a way for me to break the negative social norms of fitness and gym culture. I have not looked back. My focus as a teacher has been on helping my students build strength and confidence through pole, as I believe that pole dancing is an amazing way to do something for you and have fun while doing it

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    Nika

    Studio & Client Care Manager/ Pole & Pole Flow Instructor

    Nika started her pole journey early 2018 and very quickly realised she had found her calling! Fast forward to 2019, Nika started instructing Pole Flow & Beginner classes which then lead her into working full time management and she has since continued to grow within her role. Nika is your port of call for all things Altitude, and she can't wait to meet you all!

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    Jody

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Jody started pole dancing in 2017 and quickly fell in love with everything about pole.Jody became an instructor and continued to progress by developing new skills and finding joy in helping others start their pole journey. Jody loves teaching students new tricks, helping them reach their full potential and always being their biggest cheerleader

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    Alyna

    Studio Assistant & Pole/Flow/Stretch Instructor

    Alyna knew right from her first class, that she wanted to be seriously dedicated to her pole journey. Like many others in pole, she has no formal background in anything, so she is extremely passionate about the potential to be strong and flexy at any age. She hopes to be an inspiration for all her students and enjoys sharing her passion for pole with them.

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    Emma

    Pole Instructor

    Emma had always wanted to be an instructor but it wasn’t until she moved to the Hamilton Altitude studio that she started her instructor journey with Nika and the team. Pole is something that has helped Emma to develop confidence, strength and a sense of achievement. Every time she teaches she hopes to share this passion with her students!

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    Seren

    Pole Instructor

    Seren began her Pole & Aerial Journey in 2017. She instantly fell in love with both. Pole has been her constant love over the years but she has also enjoyed learning and teaching Lyra, Silks and Sling. As an instructor, she enjoys supporting students to try new things and have fun while learning 1001 ways to twist their body around a Pole.

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    Crystal

    Pole Instrcutor

    Crystal loves to workout but could never find something that made her want to keep going back…until she found pole dancing,Crystal loves flexi and strength based tricks and has a passion for helping her students grow their confidence through learning just what they are capable of!

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    Cherry

    Pole Flow Instructor

    Cherry first tried pole in 2010 & fell in love with it she was in awe of the experienced dancers and wanted to do all the cool, pretty things they could do. Cherry's aim is to help students feel more confident, graceful, coordinated & get them more in touch with their sensuality & bring out their inner bad@$$! I want to turn their inspiration into passion!

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    Ashlee

    Pole/Flow/Stretch Instructor

    Ash started her pole journey in 2020 but was absolutely hooked from her first lesson! She grew up dancing/acting back in Australia before starting in the fitness industry and becoming a PT. She loves how pole combines her passions and provides an amazing environment to build confidence, continuously challenge ourselves and be a part of such a fun,supportive community.

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    Stacey

    Pole Flow Instructor

    Stacey has been pole dancing since 2015 but instructing since 2020. She has a love for all things pole dancing, the strength, the flexibility and of course the heels! Stacey has really found herself again through dancing after becoming a mum and loves to see other women finding their own strength and sensuality in our classes.

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    Bailee

    Pole & Flow Instructor

    Bailee started her pole journey in 2019 she fell completely in love with the sport. Becoming an instructor in 2020 Bailee loves to support others to reach their potential and feel really comfortable in their own skin. You can find Bailee teaching our Pole Level 1-3 classes.

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    Siobhan

    Pole/Flow Instructor

    Siobhan is one of our dedicated pole instructors, with years of training and a strong focus on student success. Her expertise and encouragement will guide you through an exhilarating pole dance journey, helping you achieve your goals and unleash your full potential. She also specialises in splits flexibility along with teaching our combos classes!

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    Laura

    Pole Instructor

    Laura started her journey on the aerial hoops and eventually decided to give pole a try! Since then she has shined and taken her aerial journey to the next level. Laura has a passion for helping others and sharing her experiences with her students. She can't wait to see you in classes!

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    Kirsty

    Studio & Client Care Manager, Dance, Stretch and Strength Instructor

    Kirsty is a trained dancer who worked for Royal Caribbean cruise line for four years. Between contracts she found her love for aerial in London training full time circus. She's been back in Tauranga since 2019, and fell straight into teaching. She loves being part of the Altitude The Mount Team, and sharing her passion with others.

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    Ness

    Pole Instructor

    Ness started her pole journey in 2018 as a way to keep fit and get back into dancing after growing up doing ballet. She became instantly passionate, and loves how pole allows you to express yourself. Ness is a keen performer and enjoys competing, recently winning NZAPP Hamilton Open heat in 2022, and placing runner up in NZAPP Finals Open heat.

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    Donna

    Pole Instructor

    Donna joined pole several years ago because it was something different, a new way to keep fit, and absolutely loved it. The space felt safe, it was non judgemental, everyone was different but all connected, friendships were easily formed, and there seemed to be something for everyone. Still loving making those connections, and seeing students reaching their goals.

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    Katie

    Head Instructor, Pole Instructor

    Katie has been a part of of the pole dance world for 9 years, and stumbled into the aerial and circus world about 6 years ago. She knew quickly that this was something she was passionate about and worked hard in the competition side of pole dancing, eventually teaching all levels of pole dance. Katie wants to ensure that everyone’s experience with Altitude is positive

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    Ellie

    Hoop, Silks, and Stretch Instructor

    With a background in martial arts and Iyengar yoga, my aerials journey began a bit later in life when my daughter introduced me to Hoop and Silks. As soon as I had my feet off the ground, making beautiful shapes and poses I was hooked. I love to pass on my passion for aerials to my students and see them grow in strength and confidence.

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    Libby

    Pole Instructor

    Libby has been obsessed with pole for most of the last decade, and loves finding opportunities to perform and compete around NZ, to spread the joy of spreadies! Building strength, flexibility and confidence through pole dance has ignited a passion for movement and health which Libby is excited to share in her classes.

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    Emma

    Pole, flow, ab activation and dance instructor

    Emma has been dancing since 2004 and pole dancing since 2019. Flowing and moving to music as a group or solo performance has always been a part of her life. Moving from Auckland to Tauranga in 2021 she quickly became an instructor. She is so happy to be a part of the Mount team with such amazing instructors and students!

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    Natalie

    Pole & Hoops Instructor

    Natalie comes from a gymnastics background and loves all things flexi. In 2022 she won 3rd place in the Hamilton NZAPP Heats with a pretty epic routine. Outside of her time at the studio Natalie loves spending time with her adorable border collie and soaking up some sun at the beach.

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    Monique

    Hoop Instructor

    Monique joined the Altitude teaching team in 2022 after being a long-time student at our studio. She loves having the chance to pass on her knowledge and passion to new aerialists beginning their journey. Fun fact, Monique's most recent aerials routine was a doubles act with her daughter.

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    Larrisa

    Aerial Instructor

    Larrisa is one of our original instructors, Shes been teaching in this space before it became an Altitude. Her knowledge and experience is such an incredible asset to our team. She loves getting to know her students and helping support them as they progress through the levels.

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    Perf

    Stretch and Flow Instructor

    Perf loves all things flexi and fluid. Starting her pole journey in Wellington Perf moved to Mount Maunganui soon after Altitude opened her and we snapped her up. She has performed multiple times in Pole Inferno, one of those times was in roller skates! Outside of the studio, you can find Perf either on the race track or at the gym.

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    Maddy

    Pole Instructor

    School teacher by day, pole instructor by night, Maddy brings such an incredible insight to our team with her background in teaching. Maddy was one of our original pole students when we open and soon became an instructor thanks to her passion, personality and drive to help others succeed and build confidence.

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    Clare

    Silks Instructor

    Clare is another original team member who has been with this studio since before Altitude took over with a rebrand. Clare recently came back to teaching after taking time out to start her family. She has a huge passion for silks and is excited to be back, sharing her passion and helping students master the art of Tissu

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    Rachael

    Pole Instructor

    Rachel began her pole journey in Whanganui, performing in competitions such as Miss Pole Queen and shows such as Caburlesque. When she made the move to Tauranga we just had to have her as part of our teaching team. She brings a high level of skill and care to all the classes that she teaches and just loves seeing her students grow both in skill and confidence.

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    Paula

    Silks, Flexibility and Core Instructor

    Paula joined the Altitude Teaching team in 2022 after being a long-time student with us. By day Paula is a physiotherapist, she brings to her classes an incredible knowledge of anatomy and body awareness to help her students really understand what they are working on and why. If you like to be challenged her classes will be the right choice for you

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    Gemma

    Silks Instructor

    Living a busy life as a mum of four I found aerials as something just for me to make sure I continue to evolve and prioritize my own personal growth and self-care. I fell in love with silks and became super excited to share this passion with others, I love seeing people challenge themselves and make small wins along the way.

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    Melina

    Assistant Manager, Silks and Pole Instructor

    Life is better upside down!! Melina is passionate about the freedom feeling when off the floor, in control of her body and flipping in the air !! Always grateful of having the chance to pass this passion onto others!

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    Emma

    Owner

    Emma is the owner of Altitude Whanganui & Palmerston North and the Head Instructor for Altitude. Her love of pole dance began in 2012 but her passion for performing art began much earlier than that - she used to be a Ballroom and Latin American dance instructor. Once pole dance entered her life, though, it's fair to say that it took over (in the best way possible).

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    Katelyn

    Studio Manager & Instructor

    Katelyn has been a dance teacher for over 12 years, specializing in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary. She started pole dancing in February 2017 and found it challenging but captivating. Despite the difficulty, she persisted and is glad she did. Katelyn takes on life with a bubbly attitude, and hopes you’ll laugh at her jokes with her!

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    Mel

    Mel

    Client Care Manager & Instructor

    Mel started dancing at age 4 and practised various forms till around the age of 18. She returned to dance after discovering pole in 2018. Now, she's an instructor and student at Altitude Whanganui, where she's fueled by the supportive community and thrives on sharing her passion with others in this amazing space.

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    Taelor

    Retention Manager & Instructor

    Taelor tried a class back in 2018 and instantly fell in love with it! She didn't have any dance or fitness background but soon realised how much fun it was to boogie, feel a bit silly, and challenge herself with other like-minded humans. Pole has taught her to cherish and nourish her mind and body as together it can accomplish many beautiful and powerful things!

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    Ash

    Ash

    Instructor

    Ashleigh began pole dancing here, over 4 years ago and has been hooked since day one. She began teaching in 2016 and loves the joy of helping to encourage the development and growth of each student. Ashleigh has no dance or gymnastic background and wants everyone to see that there are no prerequisites to starting pole, just a little enthusiasm and your own sparkle.

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    Jessie

    Instructor

    Jessie took her first pole class in July of 2016 in her mission to find a source of creative output. Pole ignited a fire in her belly and Jessie quickly became passionate about her new found love for dance. Pole Dancing for Jessie is an incredible and safe environment for people to express themselves physically, emotionally and creatively.

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    Rachael

    Instructor

    Rachael started pole dancing in 2017 after a friend suggested trying out a class. Rachael feels that pole dancing has helped increase her strength and confidence, and she loves being part of the supportive community! She is so proud of what her body is capable of achieving - she just wishes she had discovered this sport a lot earlier in life!

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    Airini

    Instructor

    Airini has always loved sparkles, costumes and dressing up, and has enjoyed the performative aspects of pole dance. She has made massive gains in strength, flexibility and personal confidence. In her other lives, Airini is a teacher, writer and mum. She currently teaches human biology and chemistry and does a range of writing-related gigs.

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    Keely

    Instructor

    Keely has always been passionate about dancing. She has learnt Ballroom, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop, Tap, Rock and Roll but found true love in Pole Dancing. What makes Keely so passionate about Pole Dancing is the mental health benefits. She is constantly seeing these amazing tricks, thinking "I'll never be able to do that", and then proving herself wrong!

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    Vic

    Instructor

    Victoria tried pole fitness with a friend in 2018 and has been hooked ever since. Vic is the strongest she has ever been and has found a love of performing through the Altitude Whanganui Studio and the support of her pole family. Pole has helped her break out of her comfort zone, gain confidence, and embrace new experiences!

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    Natalie

    Flex Instructor

    Natalie is obsessed with all thing flexibility, mobility, strength and gymnastics. She will talk your ears off for hours about these topics if you let her as they are the things she is most passionate about. Her flex classes may be hard and leave you sore for a few days, but you will see flexibility gains and health benefits that make it worth all the hard.

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    Emma M

    Instructor

    Emma started attending pole classes in 2016 after being invited by a friend. Despite initially only going out of competition, she grew to love the supportive community. Having no previous fitness background, she loves that pole dance can be for everyone. When she's not poling, you can find her up a mountain or on another outdoor adventure.

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    Min Yen

    Instructor

    Min Yen first stepped into the world of pole dancing in 2021. Sports and the gym were her way of staying fit until she met her one true love; pole. Being a Malaysian, she is a huge foodie. Her passion for food is only rivalled by her passion for pole. When she's not munching on that cupcake, she's dropping into that cross-knee release.

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    Sophie

    Instructor

    Sophie joined Altitude to try something new and to regain her fitness. With no prior dancing or gymnastics experience she felt like a fish out of water, but it wasn’t long before she started noticing her body getting stronger and she fell in love with pole dance. Joining pole boosted her body confidence. She soon found herself performing on stage, loving every moment.

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    Emma

    Owner & Instructor

    Emma is the owner of Altitude Whanganui and Palmerston North, plus Head Instructor for Altitude Pole - she just can't get enough of the Altitude family! Her love of pole dance began in 2012 but her passion for performing art began much earlier than that. Once pole dance entered her life, though, it's fair to say that it took over (in the best way possible).

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    Kym

    Client Care Manager & Instructor

    Kym is super enthusiastic about always having fun at pole! Kym started pole in 2015 with no dance experience, very little fitness and the flexibility of a plank of wood. She loves her Altitude pole family so much for being the best, most supportive people.

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    Rosie

    Rosie

    Instructor

    Rosie started pole in May 2018, not realising it would be the a start of a love affair. She loves the fun and creativity she can have with pole, from creating routines to using her sewing skills to make pole wear and costumes. Rosie loves the supportive atmosphere of the studio, and that even on the worst of days by the end of the warm up she is in her happy place.

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    Karyn

    Instructor

    Karyn has been dancing and performing from a young age, she continued on with her passion and completed a Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance in 2014. ⁠ ⁠ Karyn moved to the Manawatu (2017) & once settled she thought something was missing, this is where she found pole dancing. 2018 Intermediate NZAPP finalist and 2020 Open NZAPP winner.

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    Tara

    Tara

    Instructor

    Tara started pole in 2014 but found Altitude in 2020. She loves the community and the focus on technique, which she is very passionate about as a Physiotherapist. Tara finds there's nothing better than the feeling when you nail a move or see progress in something you've been working on for a while, and loves helping students achieve this same feeling in her classes.

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    Kim

    Instructor

    Kim started doing pole when the studio opened and has been passionate about pole and altitude ever since. Kim's greatest joys in pole are the people and performing. Kim has performed as 6 different Disney characters, 2 DreamWorks characters, an albatross and a murderous plant. Kim is also incredibly passionate about helping her students find their performance style.

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    Jenny

    Instructor

    Jenny discovered pole in 2019 and is so grateful that it is part of her life now. She believes it is never too late to pursue something you are passionate about. Jenny appreciates that everyone has a different reason for being in class and will encourage you to just turn up and be open to what happens for you! NZAPP 2021 Open 2nd Runner Up & Inferno 2021 Mx Theatrical

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    Julie-Anna

    Instructor

    Julie-Anna started pole in 2020 because she needed an outlet for her creative energy and fitness. Julie-Anna has traded in chronic hip and back pain for pole kisses and new muscle she never dreamed of. She feels so strong and loves the body positivity from everyone. Julie-Anna loves teaching new students so that they can experience the same joy and personal growth.

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    Matt

    Instructor

    Matt started pole in 2019 to switch things up after 15 years of martial arts. Without a rhythmic bone in his body he found a new love that got him out of his comfort zone. He loves supporting students performance goals and even started up the Dynasty Pole Comp with his friends! Matt loves the way the community is so supportive and encourages everyone to give it a go.

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    Abbie

    Instructor

    Abbie started at Altitude pole in Aug 2020, pole was only intended to be a stepping stone along the way to finding a dance studio but very soon she fell in love with the community, the variety of skills and support it provides. Her confidence, strength and overall mental health have sky rocketed and now she would like to share her knowledge and style!

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    Faye

    Faye

    Retention Assistant & Instructor

    Faye started pole on a whim in 2020 and very quickly fell in love. Pole doesn't just build up strength and flexibility, but self-confidence too. She loves the supportive community that welcomes all walks of life and gives us an opportunity to let that individualism shine! It brings Faye joy helping her students with their journey and having some laughs along the way.

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    Sophie

    Instructor

    Sophie joined Altitude in 2021 after seeing them at an expo and loving what she saw. She started having done little exercise since having her two children and with no dance background or flexibility. She quickly found something that was just for her, something that she was able to grow at her own pace and learn to increase her strength, flexibility and confidence!

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    Emmy Jo

    Instructor

    Emma started pole in 2016 and immediately fell in love. She has no dance or gymnastics background and believes that pole can be for anyone. She loves creating long combos and is always pushing to learn new ticks and transitions.

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    Cassie

    Instructor

    Cassie began pole in 2022 for strength and fitness. As a hypermobile person she used dance as a way to build stability and resilience. Cassie soon found that dance was an amazing physical outlet and a catalyst for their courage and confidence. They want to inspire and empower others to embrace their uniqueness, conquer their fears, and reach for their goals with pole.

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    Izzy

    Instructor

    By day she can be found doing super interesting nerdy research and by night Izzy can be found at Altitude. Looking to take on a new challenge and go outside of her comfort zone, Izzy found Pole. Izzy loves combining her passion for fitness with her love for teaching and seeing students grow. But her favourite thing is the amazing humans and the fun and safe space.

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    Jess B

    Instructor

    Jess joined Altitude in 2021, and she hasn't looked back since. Friends urged her to try pole dancing, and she fell head over heels. Jess has been able to improve her strength and self-confidence thanks to pole dancing. She enjoys learning new things in a secure and supportive environment and is always up for a challenge.

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    Katie

    Instructor

    Katie has been doing Pole since 2020 and has loved every moment. It's a great way to make new friends and a fun way to exercise as well! Katie loves that you can be yourself in a non judgemental environment which means lots of excitement on her part. Katie loves that there are always new challenges and skills to learn as well and thinks everyone should give it a go.

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    Natasha

    Instructor

    Natasha has been doing pole for just over 2 years and it’s become a big part of her weekly life! She has over 10 years dance experience with training in ballet, contemporary and jazz. Natasha loves pole for the challenges it brings, and the joy you feel when you finally nail that nemesis move!

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    Tessa

    Instructor

    Tessa joined Altitude Palmy in 2022 after a couple friends suggested it. She's had an interest in pole since 2014 but was too shy to join by herself. Tessa has gained so much confidence and muscles while at Altitude and loves to share her new achievements with all her pole friends.

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    Janine

    Instructor

    Janine has been doing pole dancing since 2021, she loves the feeling she gets from her Altitude family. It’s such a good way to connect with people while getting fitter, stronger and flexible. Janine has been in gyms and has instructed a variety of classes. Pole dancing, she can be herself, feel confident and to be comfortable in her own skin.

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    Jess M

    Instructor

    Jess started pole in 2020 as something fun to do, and within the month it became a massive part of her life. Pole has given her the confidence to do things she never would’ve done before, like performing in front of people. She hopes to inspire the same confidence in other people and show them that showing up for yourself is one of the most important things you can do

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    Amanda

    Instructor

    Amanda has been dancing since 2006, doing mainly ballet and jazz but trying everything else she could like hip hop, ballroom and now pole dancing! Amanda loves the creativity and movement she gets from pole classes and teaching but most of all Amanda loves all the friends and family she has gained from joining the Altitude community!

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    Zoe

    Co-owner, Pole & Aerials Instructor

    Zoe has always had a zest for movement and trying new things. When she found pole and aerials back in 2018 it wasn’t long before she was hooked; falling in love with the combination of strength, dance, and musicality that can be explored through each apparatus. Opening Altitude Nelson and being able to share this passion with others has been a dream come true.

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    Tania

    Studio Manager, Pole & Aerials Instructor

    Tania has been poling on and off since 2014. After being very unmotivated by gyms, she got involved hoping to find a new and fun way to exercise. Tania quickly fell in love with how empowering pole is and the amazing community that comes with it. She has an odd love of painful moves and tricks, and can often be heard lovingly and loudly encouraging people to try them

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    India

    Studio Assistant

    In early 2021, India embarked on a thrilling pole and aerials journey, driven by the realization that the conventional gym routine lacks excitement. Thanks to Altitude, she found a captivating way to exercise while having a blast, all within a close-knit, supportive community. Now you'll find her welcoming presence around the studio ready to assist, so say Hi!

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    Monique

    Pole & Aerials Instructor

    Monique first started aerials in 2020, with a fear of heights but a lot of determination. Nowadays, you can find her using her dance background to pirouette around the pole, hang from the hoop and sway with the silks. She loves the confidence and strength she has gained physically and mentally since beginning her aerial fitness journey.

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    Milo

    Pole, Aerials & Stretch Instructor

    In early 2021, Milo joined Altitude Nelson hoping for a new, shiny hobby. What they got instead was a whole new lifestyle. Fast forward in time and Milo is a familiar face around the studio, with a cackle heard from miles away - Milo is often found working on new pole routines and steadily training in silks and hoop. Oh, and don't forget about Stretch and Flex!

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    Kate

    Silks Instructor

    Tēnā koutou. Ko Honu Kate taku ingoa. Nō Moutere Honu, Amerika, ahau. Kate, also known as Turtle, went to one hour class a week, for 5-6 years, and poof- she got skilled and now she teaches. Silks enabled her to get out of her mind and into her body, a major contributor to getting into the best shape of her life! Come and have a play with me!

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    Fiona

    Aerials Instructor

    Kia Ora! Kō Fiona tāku ingoa. Fiona first fell in love with circus after her first try on the flying trapeze at the wee age of 8! At 18 she "ran away and joined the circus" working at a summer camp in America where she fell in love with aerial hoop. She joined Altitude in 2021 and loves all the options taking up Pole, Silks, Acro Yoga and of course Aerial Hoop!

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    Kea

    Silks Instructor

    Kea started their aerial journey in 2021. Thriving in Altitude's close-knit community, Kea embraced the opportunity to become an instructor. With an encouraging and caring nature, Kea fosters a positive class environment, always maintaining a jovial vibe in their teaching. Look forward to warm smiles and cheers of encouragement whenever you catch Kea between classes!

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    Cora

    Pole Instructor

    Cora began her aerial journey in 2015 in Germany. Now in Nelson, NZ, she loves the empowering aspect of aerials, combining strength, flexibility, and dance to express herself. An avid traveler, hiker, diver, and sea slug enthusiast, she enjoys immersing in different cultures. Seeing students grow fills her with the most joy. Say hi if you see her at the studio!

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    Darren

    Aerials Instructor

    Darren, self-proclaimed wolf-raised, unicorn-trained, embodies positivity & vibrant energy. He revels in laughter, musical antics, and sees the world as a massive playground. Passionate about body movement, he joined Altitude's classes in Sep '22. Appreciating the challenge and inclusive community there, he's eager to provide an equally rewarding journey for others.

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    Callie

    Pole Instructor

    Callie started her pole journey in 2020 and quickly became obsessed. She loves the combination of strength, music, dance, creativity and the sense of accomplishment that comes with finally nailing a trick that felt near impossible. Also the fact that everyone's individual talents are always celebrated and the community is full of people striving to better themselves.

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    Aimee

    Hoop Instructor

    Aimee began her aerial journey in 2020, and the moment she touched the aerial hoop, she knew it was love. Spinning is her absolute favorite. Aimee can't wait to nurture and support your own aerial adventure in a warm and safe space.

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    Zandri

    Stretch Instructor

    Kia ora! I'm your passionate pole & stretch instructor! From sculpting muscles to injury prevention, I love sharing tips for strength and spins. Pole dancing is my solace, a space where I embrace the physical nuances and soul-soothing rhythm. Teaching is my heartbeat, witnessing your triumphs brings me joy. Let's dance, soar, and celebrate being wild women and men!

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    Michelle

    Studio Owner/Manager & Pole Instructor

    Having started her pole journey in 2009, Michelle has a wealth of experience, qualifications and a bunch of competition successes under her belt. She is thrilled to finally have her own happy place where she can share the gift of pole with others - one of her fav things to do. Outside of the studio she is a mum of 3, a lover of nature and has a goal of poling forever!

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    Noelle

    Assistant Studio Manager & Pole Instructor

    Noelle joined Altitude in 2017 and quickly became addicted. Her passion for pole sees her regularly performing and competing (and winning) in New Zealand and Australia. She loves the challenges and creative freedom pole has to offer. If not on the pole or on the floor, she'll be snuggling on the furniture, buying squishmellows or telling you stories about her cats.

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    Heather

    Student Care Manager

    Despite nerves almost stopping her from coming, Heather started with us when we opened in 2020. She now loves pole, especially how it can be so many things - fitness, strength, fluidity, expression, creation. She can't wait to meet you and see our community grow with an amazing variety of students - you don't need to look/feel/be a certain way, you just need to start!

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    Georgia

    Community Care Manager & Pole Instructor

    Georgia joined Altitude in 2018 - one of the first things she truly did for herself. Without any prior dance experience you'll now find Georgia flowing around the pole in what has become an emotional outlet and a way for her to celebrate what her body is capable of. Outside of Altitude, Georgia loves spending time with her toddler, dogs and partner.

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    Melissa

    Studio Assistant, Pole Instructor

    Melissa began pole in 2012 but got busy with life. In 2020 after having kids she picked it back up and hasn't looked back. She loves the fun, friends, increased confidence and constant delight in the things she can achieve. Melissa is excited to share her love of pole with you and can't wait for you to learn, grow and experience all the joys pole has in store for you.

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    Brenna

    Pole, Floor & Stretch Instructor

    Brenna's dance journey began at a young age but she wanted to try something new so in 2018 she joined Altitude. While her first class felt like a "hot mess," she persisted, growing in confidence and strength. Brenna has found that Altitude has given her the space to create a grounding and healthy relationship with her body; she would love to share that space with you.

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    Laurel

    Pole Instructor (on maternity leave)

    Laurel started her pole journey in 2018 after several previous failed encounters of 'enquiring'. Despite feeling uncoordinated and frightened of what she'd got herself into, perseverance paid off and pole became a great safe space for her. Laurel is a qualified PT, a lover of freestyle and promises to do her best to encourage, giggle and play along the way with you!

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    Addy

    Pole & Floor Instructor

    Addy signed up for pole in 2019 and hasn't looked back since. She especially loves the many ways that one can express their creativity and personality in pole dance. She combines her passion for teaching and pole to help her students grow and smash any goals in their pole journey.

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    Tamara

    Pole & Booty Instructor

    Tamara started pole dance in 2015 after getting bored of lifting weights and running on the treadmill at the gym. It was instant love - how could it not be when your new gym shoes are covered in glitter?! Tamara loves pole as a place of escape and she is so excited to share the wonderful world of pole dance with others and to help unleash their inner badass!

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    Libi

    Pole Instructor

    Pole has become Libi's passion and life, and the joy it brings being a part of the pole community is something she could not have imagined when she started around 6 years ago. Libi loves teaching, seeing students make new friends, gain confidence as they learn new moves, and find their own glorious style.

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    Rosie

    Pole & Stretch Instructor (on maternity leave)

    Rosie is one of our awesome pole and stretch instructors! She's recently celebrated a decade of teaching with Altitude. When it comes to all things bendy, Rosie is absolutely in her element. She's got the moves and the passion to help you reach new levels of flexibility and strength.

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    Amelia

    Pole Instructor

    After watching countless pole videos on YouTube Amelia found herself at Altitude in 2018 where she was instantly hooked - heels, spin and bendy tricks quickly becoming her favourite. She loves to express herself in choreography, especially smooth slinky flow and dynamic tricks on and off the pole. Amelia can't wait to be part of your pole journey and see you glow.

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    Elle

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Elle was your typical couch potato with zero experience in fitness, dance or flexibility but in 2014 she took a leap of faith and gave pole a go...and loved it. Experimenting with shapes, creating combos, stretching and flexing is Elle's fav and now she's thrilled to share her passion with you - get ready for an enjoyable journey of learning, growth and loads of fun!

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    Nicole

    Pole & Floor Instructor

    Nicole's Altitude journey began in 2016 but she did her first pole class back in 2011. A regular performer and competitor, Nicole loves all things heels, booty, dynamic & flex. In "normal life" Nicole is a qualified electrician, is addicted to gaming and has found a love for sewing her own costumes. She can't wait to share all things pole and floor/basework with you.

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    Kristyna

    Pole Instructor

    All the way from the Czech Republic, Kristyna started pole in 2018. She has a strong dance and fitness background and is a qualified Personal Trainer and Zumba instructor but it's pole dance that holds a special place in her heart and she can't wait to share that with you. Outside of the studio, Kristyna loves taking photos and hanging out with her furry friends.

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    Laura

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Laura found her passion for pole at Altitude in 2012 and has competed in NZ, Australia and the UK. She won NZAPP's expert category in 2016 and spent the next three years abroad training with lots of well known names. She is X-pert 1-2 trained, level 2 gym instructor qualified and is flexibility goals! Laura will get you bendy in no time!

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    Andrew

    Pole Instructor

    Andrew comes from a triathlon background and joined Altitude in 2014. He is also known as the 3x running NZ Pole Legends Ultimate Male winner.... so you could say he got pretty good at pole! He is renowned for his dynamic strength, endurance and is a big fan of anything flippy. Andrew loves helping students get gains and letting them see what they can really achieve.

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    Jess

    Strength & Conditioning Instructor

    Jess is a trained Primary Teacher and Adult Educator who loves to see people learn and thrive experiencing new things. She joined us in 2020 and quickly became obsessed. Jess loves the individuality of pole and loves the friendship and community that comes with it. Jess can’t wait to join you on your pole journey, celebrating the fun and joy it can bring you!

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    Rhi

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Introducing Rhi, a seasoned pole dancer since 2015 and an instructor since 2017. Through pole, she discovered her inner strength and confidence, which she's grateful for. Now in Christchurch, she's all about exploring epic hikes and rock climbing adventures. Rhi proudly holds the titles of Miss Pole Queen Amateur 2019 and Miss Show Girl first runner-up 2018.

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    Toni

    Pole Instructor

    Toni has taught at a range of studios within NZ since 2018. She finds inspiration and passion in helping womxn find empowerment, liberation and authentic unique expression through movement and sensual dance. Toni hopes to help all her students to find their confidence on and off the pole and can't wait to help students find their path in the pole world.

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    Karry

    Pole Instructor, Owner & Founder

    Karry Summers, the founder of Altitude Pole, has been teaching pole dancing since 2010. With a notable record in global competitions, she secured victories in the Australian Pole Theatre and Championships, and earned runner-up at the 2012 World Pole Champs. As an Xpert qualified Master Trainer, Karry eagerly imparts her extensive knowledge to students of all levels.

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    Libi

    Pole and Stretch Instructor, Client Care Manager

    Pole has become Libi's passion and life, and the joy it brings being a part of the pole community is something she could not have imagined when she started around 6 years ago. Libi loves teaching, seeing students make new friends, gain confidence as they learn new moves, and find their own glorious style.

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    Tash

    Pole and Aerials Instructor, Studio Manager

    Tash been poling since 2013 and instantly fell in love with it. She fell in love with how fun fitness can be, how supportive and welcoming the people are and how much confidence it can give you. Coming from no dance or gymnastics background, Tash is the perfect example to show that pole and aerial arts is for anyone! She has a fondness for dynamic tricks and drops!

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    Rosie

    Pole and Stretch Instructor, Head Instructor, Studio Assistant

    Rosie is one of our awesome pole fitness and stretch instructors! She's recently celebrated a decade of teaching with us. When it comes to all things bendy, Rosie is absolutely in her element. She's got the moves and the passion to help you reach new levels of flexibility and strength.

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    Anna

    Pole Instructor

    Anna (also known by her alter ego Miss Evie X) started with Altitude in 2015. She has a huge appreciation for the sexy, sensual, sassy side of pole and is incredibly grateful to the glorious strippers and sex workers that paved the way for this industry! If you want to learn how to embrace your sensual side, Anna's ya gal! ❤

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    Lizzie

    Pole and Stretch Instructor

    Lizzie instantly fell in love with pole dancing! The community and the incredible things her body could do amazed her. She's drawn to heels, floorwork, and dance. Being a stripper made her love it even more, appreciating the artistry behind it. Now, she wants to share her passion, boost others' confidence, and spread the joy of pole dancing! 😊

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    Megan

    Pole Instructor

    Megan is obsessed with the art that is pole dancing, whether it's fast cheeky movements or slow flow her hearts feeling all the feels that are ALTITUDE. Her fav moves are all things that involve a big SPREADIE!😁The Altitude space has created many beautiful friendships for her and she loves watching this magic level of connection between students continue to blossom.

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    Giorgia

    Aerials and Pole Instructor

    Giorgia joined Altitude in 2020 and quickly fell in love with the sport, becoming addicted! She teaches all the apparatuses: pole, hoop, silks and sling! She also LOVES rolling on the floor in her long pointy heels. Giorgia is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and will never shy away from big drops, fast spins, or famously painful moves.

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    Rhiannon

    Pole Instructor

    Introducing Rhi, a seasoned pole dancer since 2015 and an instructor since 2017. Through pole, she discovered her inner strength and confidence, which she's grateful for. Now in Christchurch, she's all about exploring epic hikes and rock climbing adventures. Rhi proudly holds the titles of Miss Pole Queen Amateur 2019 and Miss Show Girl first runner-up 2018. 🌟

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    Brenna

    Pole Instructor

    Brenna's dance journey began at a young age, exploring various styles. After a study break, she craved the dance floor again. Altitude became her new adventure in 2018. Though her first class felt like a "hot mess," she persisted, growing in confidence and strength. Brenna adores flowing with sassy, dynamic choreography that makes you feel like a Queen!

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    Ainsley

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    Ainsley joined Altitude in 2021, starting with pole and later falling in love with aerials. Ainsley is the proud winner of the 2023 Aerial Mystic Pop Culture award. Ainsley is also a pro makeup artist. She particularly loves special effects makeup because of all the creepy stuff she can turn herself into. She also loves video games, cosplay and Dungeons and dragons

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    Nicola

    Aerials Instructor

    Nicola started aerials back in 2021 and quickly feel in love. She loves both hammock and silks, but her first love is and always will be Lyra (aerial hoop)! With a background in ballet and dance, Nicola has a special interest in technique, musicality and flow. She also loves exploring beautiful shapes and is a self-confessed spin addict!

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    Nicole GJ

    Pole, Aerials, Dance styles, and Stretch Instructor

    Nicole started her pole and aerials journey in June 2020 and has completely fallen in love with the art form! She loves the confidence and feeling that pole and aerials gives! No stranger to the dance industry, she has a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre and has trained in many styles of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and more.

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    Royce

    Pole, Handstand and Stretch Instructor

    In 2016, watching NZAPP inspired Royce to start pole dancing. With a passion for calisthenics, Royce specialises in strength and dynamic moves. From contemporary flow to heels, Royce experiments with different styles in his performance. Royce has gained a strong understanding of flexibility and mobility from his own journey and can't wait to share that with you.

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    Stacey

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    In 2018, Stacey kicked off her pole dancing journey at Altitude and soon after, she took up aerial hoop too. Through Pole & Hoop, she embraced her inner sass queen and bonded with like-minded unicorns, feeling more connected to herself. Stacey is the ultimate cheerleader, and loves sharing her passion for pole and hoop with others.

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    Petra

    Aerials and Stretch Instructor

    In 2018, Petra joined Altitude with two goals: getting stronger and making new connections. After experimenting with various apparatuses she fell in love with the soft silks. ⁠She loves creating combos that have a dramatic flair. She enjoys creating a supportive and cheerful atmosphere for all who join her classes.

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    Felicity

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    Felicity joined Altitude in October 2020 and she quickly became addicted to all of the classes particularly aerial hoop. As part of the admin team, you'll likely meet Felicity when you begin your journey at Altitude. Her favourite part of instructing is watching the self confidence grow in students as they become addicted just like she did.

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    Ruby

    Aerials Instructor

    Ruby has been with Altitude since 2016 and teaching since November 2020. She teaches hoop and silks while occasionally flirting with pole as a student. She loves good muscle engagement, scary fun drops, and helping her students reach new heights (pun intended) in all things aerial! Ruby loves the stage and will never shy away from an opportunity to perform.

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    Becky

    Pole Instructor

    Becky started at Altitude back in 2013 with no fitness background. She immediately fell in love with the Altitude community and the fun challenge that pole offers. She loves the social aspect of pole, and being a part of such an amazing supportive community. When she isn't training pole or lyra, you can find her out on adventures with her dogs Sweetpea and Ninja.

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    Beth

    Pole Instructor

    Beth started her pole journey back in 2019 and it has been one of her passions ever since. She has a love for all things tricky, flippy and dynamic and even took out 1st place for Tricks in the Dynasty Pole Competition 2023. With a background in gymnastics she's not one to shy away from those scary drops, painful moves and unique transitions.

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    Laura

    Pole and Stretch Instructor

    Laura has been poling since 2012. She's tried her hand at a variety of circus skills over the years and now mainly does pole, stretch, and acro. You'll catch her in her regular stretch class and covering when required.

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    Kristyna

    Pole and Twerk Instructor

    All the way from the Czech Republic, Kristyna started pole in 2018. With a strong dance and fitness background and a qualified Personal Trainer and Zumba instructor Kristyna has a wealth of knowledge and experience! But it's pole dance that holds a special place in her heart. Outside of the studio Kristyna loves taking photos and hanging with her furry friends.

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    Mel

    Pole Instructor

    Mel fell in love with pole dancing in 2018 and joined the Altitude family when she moved to Christchurch in late 2020. She quickly developed a passion for silks as well. Mel thrives on stage, particularly when glitter or feathers are involved. She has performed at various events like showcases, NZAPP, Pole Inferno, Pole Stars, and Pole Artistry Grand Masters.

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    Georgia

    Aerials Instructor

    Georgia started her journey with aerials back in 2018 after watching her friend perform and has been hooked ever since! Georgia has a background in teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop and competitive aerobics. As a full time nurse Georgia loves how aerials is both fitness and fun, being able to fly around and get creative hardly makes it feel like exercise!

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    Noelle

    Pole and Stretch Instructor

    Noelle joined Altitude Pole in 2017. Her passion for pole has given her opportunities to perform and compete throughout New Zealand and Australia, nabbing a few titles along the way. She loves the challenges and creative freedom pole has to offer. If not on the pole or on the floor, she'll be snuggling on the furniture or on someone at an Altitude studio somewhere.

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    Dale

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    Dale joined Altitude in 2019, and it turned out to be her best move. Two months in, she jumped into her first competition and fell in love with performing. A year later, lyra stole her heart after watching a showcase. Altitude is her chill space to unwind and shake off self-doubt. She's pumped to share the love, help others face their fears, and just enjoy the ride!

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    Ali

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    In 2020, Ali became part of the Altitude Whānau after coming back from the United States due to the pandemic. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she ever made! Starting with pole, she gradually ventured into aerials, and before she knew it, lyra and pole became her twin passions. When she's not in the studio, you can catch her reading or performing.

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    Chrissy

    Pole & Stretch Instructor

    Chrissy started at Altitude in 2020 and instantly fell in love with pole. No stranger to the dance world, Chrissy has been performing and competing in ballet and contemporary dance since she was 11 years old. She was a silver medalist at the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2019 and loves the passion, creativity and confidence that movement gives her!

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    Morgan

    Pole Instructor

    With a background in Jazz from when she was young, Morgan got into pole dancing in mid 2021. She immediately became obsessed with the community and the new style of movement. She says being part of the pole community has brought some of the most fulfilling friendships, does wonders for mental health, and has been such a positive addition to my life in every way!

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    Ellen (she/her)

    Studio Manager and Pole Instructor

    As Studio Manager, Ellen is the busy bee in the background ensuring that the studio runs smoothly. You'll also see Ellen in level 1 & 2 pole, beginner heels flow, stretch, flow and freestyle, and pole play. Ellen began teaching in 2019 when the Wigram studio opened. Her favourite part of instructing is helping people achieve things they never thought they could!

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    Kirsty (she/her)

    Sales Manager, Pole and Aerials Instructor

    As Sales Manager, you'll chat with Kirsty when you start your pole & aerials journey! You'll also see Kirsty in level 2, 3 & 4 pole, level 1 & 2 hoop, intermediate heels flow, and pole play. Kirsty began teaching in 2019 when the Wigram studio opened. Her favourite part of instructing is joining students on the journey from first class, to achieving their goals!

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    Jess (she/her)

    Pole and Aerials Instructor

    You'll find Jess teaching level 1 pole, spin pole, hoop, and silks. Jess initially started pole in 2018. She then re-discovered pole and aerials in 2020, became a qualified personal trainer, before joining our instructing team in 2022. Her favourite part of instructing is helping to make pole & aerials work for any body, working with people to make things accessible!

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    Dara (she/her)

    Pole Instructor

    You'll find Dara teaching level 1 pole, level 2 spin pole, and stretch. Dara started with us in 2018, knowing she wanted to perform in showcases, and get strong. She then began teaching with us in 2021. Her favourite part about teaching is being able to help students 'unlock' skills. She also loves seeing her students' tiny wins that lead to big gains over time!

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    Oliva (she/her)

    Pole Instructor

    You'll find Oliva in level 4 pole, 4/5 pole combos, and floorwork. She started pole in 2011, and never stopped. Pole offered her physical exploration, creative expression, and a community. Oliva started teaching in 2017, her favourite thing is spreading the joy of pole, seeing the positive impact on wellbeing and confidence, and contributing to a fun, safe space!

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    Shon (she/her)

    Pole Instructor

    You can find Shon teaching beginner floorwork, and beginner back bending. Shon started her pole journey with Altitude Pole Wigram in 2019, and joined our instructing team in 2022. Her favourite part of instructing is finding folks who are just as passionate about movement, flexibility, and fitness as she is!

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    Laura (she/her)

    Pole Instructor

    You'll find Laura teaching level 1 & 2 pole. Laura started her pole journey in 2016 after making a bet with a friend, and then never left! Laura joined our instructing team in 2019. Her favourite part of instructing is seeing students work towards a goal, and the light and sense of achievement they feel when they nail something new!