North Shore

Instructors

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Karry

Altitude's Founder and 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.

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Sarah O

Studio 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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Amy

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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Vanessa

Physio by day, pole instructor by night. Ness started her pole journey in 2010(ish). She loves the way Altitudes enthusiasm and positive attitude reignited her love for pole and shes excited to be able to share that same enthusiasm and lvoe with her students

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Susie

After seeing a video of a poler that a friend shared 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. In 2020, Susie joined Altitude when she moved back to Auckland and today finds herself in an incredibly kind and supportive community which she is proud to be a part of <3

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Megan

I love all things physical and love the strength and flexibility challenges that pole brings. I love being part of the altitude team and so excited to be part of the students journey, whatever that is for them.

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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. 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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Jenna

Pole Instructor

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.

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Kaena

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.

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Emma

Emma fell in love with pole back in 2016 and hasn't looked back. She is a regular performer and likes to be a little quirky with her performances to make others laugh. Emma is super delighted to be able to share her skills and experience and help her students grow and develop their own style.

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Rachel

Rachel has been a part of the Altitude family since 2017. She entered her first pole competition NZAPP in 2018 and won the Intermediate category in the Auckland heats. As a muggle, Rachel works as a lecturer in Psychology at AUT. A teacher at heart, she is super excited to work with students and support them with their fitness journey. Rachel also loves dance, handstands, and contortion training.

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Rhi

General Manager & Co-Owner

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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Krisztina

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.

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Alice

Pole Instructor

Alice started as a student at Altitude, her dedication to her training and support of her fellow students really caught our eye and we were thrilled when she took up the offer to join our teaching team. Alice won the expect Category in the NZAPP Hamilton heats in 2019 showing off her impressive strength and flexibility . She is super excited to share her skills and knowledge and help her students grow and progress.

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Sam

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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Rosie

Rose joined altitude after discovering how incredible pole is through massey uni.She is a zoology student by day, but is often found in the studio at massey or northshore before between and after class feeding her obsession, working on strength flexibility and new moves.She is super excited to teach at North shore. Rose loves sharing her passion for pole, and watching her students improving.