Our Onehuga, Auckland team



Sarah Barr

Owner, 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.


Head Instructor, Pole & Flow Instructor

Ali has been pole dancing for 6 years and instructing for a large portion of that. She loves how strength can be showcased so beautifully on the pole and will help you work all those muscles you didn’t know you had! She likes to help students find their own strengths and passions, and loves watching them discover confidence in themselves. She emigrated from the UK very recently and found Altitude waiting with open arms, a family like no other, open to everyone! Known for her small pants, ‘laughter is life’ attitude and love of carrot cake.... and gin....

Jenny Gollin

Pole, Flow & Aerial Yoga Instructor

Jenny has been pole dancing for 2 years and has a gymnastics background so pointed toes and long lines are a must! She is passionate about helping people on their fitness journeys and loves the way pole dancing combines strength and grace. She is no stranger to instructing as she has been a group fitness instructor at a number of gyms for over 2 years now. Jenny is a recent member of the Altitude family but is so happy that she found Altitude and is excited to inspire others on their pole journey.


Pole Instructor

Rebekah started dancing at 4 years old and hasn’t stopped since. She enjoys bringing long, strong lines and a contemporary style to the pole. She has been teaching dance for over 10 years and finds so much joy in seeing students grow, both in confidence and strength. She loves the physical challenge that pole offers, and the supportive community at Altitude.


Studio Manager, Pole & Strength Instructor

Jane is passionate about dance and fitness and loves to inspire students to find their own sparkle.

She began Pole in November 2014, before joining the Altitude Pole 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 at both studios, because they truly are the best and most supportive people ever!

Previous to this, Jane has been dancing since the age of 5 and began sharing her love as a Pump and Step instructor while at University.

Jane is mostly known for her distinctive curly hair, ice cream and love of Taylor Swift.

Michelle Kasey

Pole Instructor

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 & Stretch Instructor

Celeste is an overall caring happy soul, and absolutely loves to share her passion and love for pole and flowy moves, hair flicks is an absolute favourite. She strives on not only making moves look incredible with pointed toes but feeling absolutely incredible whilst doing them with the right level of commitment and passion whilst learning. Starting her pole journey in May 2018, Celeste has progressed in her confidence, strength and flow, absolutely adoring the constant feeling of success and the overall lovingly close community the pole family shares. She loves to help students find their own passion and loves watching the progression of their pole journey.


Pole Instructor

Ren’s love for pole dancing began in early 2018 with her first pole class. Coming from a cheerleading background she took to pole like a fish to water. What makes Ren so passionate about pole dance is all the incredible ways it allows your body to move, and how it is a sport for everyone, no matter what style they wish to bring to the table... or well... pole. Ren is known for her weird sense of humour and her space mermaid blue hair.


Sales Manager, Pole & Stretch Instructor

With a background in dance through her childhood years, Jenna wishes she had found pole earlier, as it has changed her life in the best way. Jenna loves the way you can express yourself through the art in so many different styles. She enjoys seeing people evolve and become confident in who they are.

Sarah Sweeney

Pole & Ballet Barre Instructor

Sarah is head of the pointed toes police. She loves long lines and flowy styles. Sarah has done many years of dance training growing up but now dedicates her time to the art of pole. She comes from a teaching background and is excited to bring her personality and love of dance to her students.

Jennifer Absalom

Pole Instructor

Jennifer fell in love with pole from her very first class and hasn’t looked back since. Moving from Australia she joined altitude finding her kiwi pole family. She likes the strength, flow, sass and fun of pole... and of course something for everyone! She loves the power, strength and confidence in her own badassery that comes from knowing you can lift your entire body weight over your head because let’s face it... life is better upside down


Pole Instructor

As seen on American's Got Talent Season 12 and the Pole Dancing TRex Video, Amy performs under the stage name "The Pole Comedian". She is the current reigning North American Showgirl Grand Champion & Stage Rockstar with additional awards for Best Costume and Best Props. She brings 6 years of pole dancing experience to the table and has spent the last 5 traveling, teaching, competing, hosting, and judging at major pole events around North America. She has dedicated her pole journey to bringing poop jokes and silly dances to the masses. The Pole Comedian is coming, and she's got her clown nose on!



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