Our Auckland, North Shore team
Owner (based in Christchurch)
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.
Managing Director, Pole & Stretch Instructor
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. 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.
Michelle Kasey is one of New Zealand's most revered pole dancers. She's the two time NZ Pole Legends Ultimate Female Champion (2016 & 2017), a professional pole dancer, circus performer, producer, dancer and burlesque artist. Known for her innovative concepts, long legs and fluid movement quality, Michelle's charasmatic personality & creative flow choreography makes her a very popular teacher!
Pole Instructor & Auckland Studio 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.
Larry, (also known as 'Circus Larry') is an instructor as well as a circus artist and the Co-Founder and Producer of Carnaval de la Noche. He is also a regular performer and competitor in New Zealand's circus and pole scenes.
Larry wants the very best for his students and with his performance experience and passion, he is a fab instructor!
Izelle started pole in 2014, and quickly fell in love with it. After moving to New Zealand she joined Altitude in September 2016. She loves sharing her passion for pole and helping others achieve their goals.
Jenna was crowned Miss Rising Polestar at NZ Polestars 2015. She holds the NZ Pole Doubles Ultimate Legend title partnering with Lien in 2016 & Zoe in 2017. She performed aerial silks at the Retrospect Carnaval De La Noche show in 2017 and loves to teach flex, flow and floor.
Aerial Yoga & Pole 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.
Ballet barre 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. We are so excited to have Kaena joining us at Altitude.
Michelle has been dancing for as long as she can member. With a background in jazz, lyrical and contemporary, she enjoys incorporating different dance styles in with her pole. Michelle joined altitude in 2017 and loves the inclusitivity of her Altitude family.
Aleksandra has her background in gymnastics and fitness. She herself started exercising at an age of 18 and quickly fell in love with sport. After a few years with gymnastics she decided to give pole a go and really believes that there is nothing like "too old" or "too late". She loves spending time at Altitude and thinks that training should be hard, but most importantly FUN !
Tash started pole dancing in 2015 after being frustrated at trying every gym and leaving unsatisfied. She was addicted after her first pole class and hasn’t look back since. Tash took some time off pole in 2016 to welcome her beautiful baby girl Lily. She joined Altitude in March 2017 when Lily was just 13 weeks old.
She chose to train at Altitude because of their industry reputation as the best in the business. She never expected to find her family. The community of the most supportive, motivated and positive people is what compelled her to stay.
As an ex high school teacher, she brings a wealth of teaching experience to the studio, and cannot wait to share her passion for pole to help motivate her students to achieve anything they dare to put their minds to.