Holly has been pole dancing for over 10 years. She has been performing for five years and has entered a variety of pole competitions, including Princess of the pole 2013, Miss Summer Trickstar and Ivy in ACT. Most recently she competed in Planet Pole Spectacular and came 2nd. Holly has been teaching beginner to higher intermediate and advanced classes for over five years and is an internationally recognised IPDFA accredited Pole Dance Instructor. Holly (Frostbite) is known for her strength, scary tricks and bendy tricks. Her life revolves around pole and her love for animals. She is a water-loving mermaid who you can always find at a beach. She's travelled to Hawaii for pole training with the likes of Maddie Sparkle, Michelle Shimmy and Marion Crampe. She is always expanding her pole-knowledge by attending trick workshops. Holly is also a lover of belly dance and hot yoga. Her passion is learning but also loves watching her students grow as dancers and performers.
Jodie started pole dancing 6 years ago and became obsessed very quickly. Between pole classes, a love of aerial skills also developed quickly & she has trained Silks and Lyra for 3 years. After 3 years of pole training she took her instructor training course with Pole Dance Academy in Sydney & started teaching. Jodie took a break from pole 2 years ago when she had a little girl & made the move south. She believes there is no better way to get back into fitness than pole dancing and is loving the challenge of whipping her body back into shape. What she loves most about pole dancing is the supportive, no judgement community where everyone accepts everyone for who they are.
Charmaine (Pixi) Charmaine has been pole dancing for 9 years. During this time she has performed in a variety of pole competitions including , Miss Pole Dance NSW, Trickstar and Poison Ivy. Charmaine has taught classes at Platinum Pole Fitness Studio. Charmaine has attended numerous pole camps, including East Coast Pole Cruise training with many recognised pole stars ⭐️. Charmaine (Pixi) loves strength based tricks and performances and believes Pole is good for the Soul!
Tristin started pole dancing for the very first time in April 2019 at Mad Hatters being trained by Frostbite. As a mother of 4 at almost 40 this was something she was doing for herself. She found it a fun way to exercise in a non-judgmental environment. Tristin is open about her mental health and pole dancing and the culture of the Mad Hatters Studio has had a profound impact on this. Tristin enjoys to challenge and push herself and she quickly fell in love with pole for this reason, she sees it as an individual goal but in a supportive, encouraging team environment. Due to Tristin’s nature to push herself she decided within about a month of starting that she’d like to work towards a competition. She trained hard, this is not for everyone; however with the coaching from Frostbite she successfully auditioned and made it through to her first competition, Grassroots pole dancing championships in November 2019, just over 6 months after starting. While she didn’t place first (no other placing a were announced), she smashed out her routine had a blast and was super proud!! Tristin’s young daughters are both in the children’s class in Ulladulla, which she teaches with Frostbite. Tristin feels very strongly about correct technique as she does not feel strong in her upper body and has a weak/slightly injured shoulder. However with correct technique she has accomplished many amazing things on the pole. Tristin has helped other students in classes and when teachers have been sick and really enjoys being able to support and encourage other students with technique and conditioning. Tristin brings to the studio a bright, fun and caring energy. As someone who suffered body image issues, she is a strong advocate for body positivity as well as mental health and this comes through in her interaction with others.
Violet Van Diemen has been dancing since she could walk. With a background in Tap, Jazz Ballet and musical theatre she stumbled into the sparkly world of burlesque by accident at Blush Dance School in 2011 and has been hooked ever since.
Violet Van Dieman has performed around Sydney and has taught 100s of hen party attendees how fun and empowering burlesque can be. She believes burlesque is for anyone no matter what your size or dance ability when you start, and promises that you will leave her classes more confident and empowered after your inner burlesque vixen is released.
Drew started pole dancing in 2021 after wanting to try for years. When she did she instantly fell in love and it become an amazing hobby that was challenging but incredibly rewarding. Coming from dancing since she was young it was an easy crossover that felt like the next step to up. She has been loving it ever since.
It has always been a dream for Drew to help others reach their highest potential. She exited to bring a passion of pole dance to her students, and build their strength and confidence!
Tatum begun her pole journey in late 2020 and fell quickly in love. She had admired pole from a far, then was given a chance to learn it when the Mad Hatters studio opened. She was thrilled to grow and sharpen her pole skills with the inclusive environment the studio offered.
Tatum's vision is to inspire confidence, diligence and skill with the pole. Whilst offering a supportive, empowering environment for talent to grow.
Tatum is enthusiastic to offer her teaching and experience to benefit those who are keen to gain an incredible skill!