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.
Ashleigh Tomasini has a Bachelor in Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts, Australia. She has just completed a year performing her main specialty, the german wheel, in Abu Dhabi's Ferrari world. She is now back in ulladulla and keen to start teaching aerial and pole classes. Ashleigh loves everything circus and this term she want to help you find the best in yourself and kick all your aerial and pole goals!!
Matt has always been interested in and has tried many various forms of fitness.
He attended his first Pole class in the beginning of 2015, and hasn't looked back !!!
Pole is suitable for absolutely anyone!, Encompassing, strength, flexible and dance, it is a fantastic way to get fit, stay fit and make alot of new friends.
Nikki AKA Bebe Noir has been dancing for two years, and has entered 3 pole competitions (so far 😊). Nikki came third at Grassroots 2016 championships NSW and has also competed in Miss summer Trickstar and IVY completions in ACT. She loves the strength aspects of pole dancing and loves incorporating strength moves into her routines. Although She can dance to anything, her favourite thing to dance to is heavy metal, with fast dynamic movements incorporating the sexy side of pole. Prior to pole dancing, Nikki was a competitive rock climber for 15 years and has represented Australia internationally on several occasions. Nikki says she loves pole dancing so much because it is fun, creative and supportive, whilst movement and the human body are celebrated in a judgement free environment. It increases your self confidence and at the same time keeps you fit and strong!
Santana’s love for pole dancing began just over 4 years ago and has been growing rapidly ever since. As her confidence, strength and skills developed she was able to develop her own style and add this into choreography to share with her students. As a self-taught dancer from a young age Santana finds it incredibly important to not only master tricks but to be completely fluid in floor work and transitions.
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.
Lily has trained and performed with circus 35 south and Clyde for 10 years featuring in aerial performances and also help train the younger kids. Lily enjoys the circus environment, most of all the new friends and family you make along the way. She finds most of her strength and fitness comes from aerial and also gives her an opportunity to express herself and she loves helping others achieve the same.
Ash has been a dancer for over 10 years, with 4 years experience as a pole dancer and 2 as an instructor. Her favourite style of dance is contemporary because she loves a routine that tells a story and comes from the heart. Dance has been her passion for as long as she can remember, she puts her heart into every routine she does. Through the art of dance, she discovered her strength and confidence both on stage and in real life.
Lisa first found pole in 2016! It was advertised as a 6 week taster she was already really fit and played touch, oztag and league tag every week until she had a bad car accident which left her unable to run for a period of 3 years. She was rehabilitating and very bored. As a youngster she was a gymnast and thought pole was quite similar as far as tricks, body strength, fun, and always something to learn and conquer.
Lisa was unable to climb the pole when she first started. It has been a lot of determination, bruises, sweat and of course "a lot of love" for the sport. Pole is now her sporting life and she doest know what she would do without it. You are always being challenged and that is half the fun! Lisa is now looking forward to helping others achieve the things that she has.
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!
Liv started pole dancing back in 2012 at Suzie Q Pole Studio & quickly fell in love. Having danced since she was 3 years old, pole was the perfect combination of strength & dancing, whilst also feeling sexy! Liv has competed in comps run by PDA & Studio Pole, performed in opening numbers for Pole Candy & taught beginners through to Intro Advanced for 4 years.
She took a break from pole dancing over the last 2 years & competed in powerlifting competitions, but her love of dance has brought her back. Liv’s style is everything flow - she loves free styling & feeling her way through a sexy song. She likes to challenge her students but also encourage them to find their own pole style - whatever that may be!
El (Blaze) pole danced for 7 years in Sydney, working her way up from beginners to advanced level. She trained briefly as a showgirl before moving to the South Coast and starting her young family. She has returned to her love of pole dancing at Mad Hatters and is keen to continue her own journey of strength, flex and trick repertoire and share her knowledge with others.
When El isn’t at pole you can find her on the soccer field, at the beach or somewhere on her farm tending her animals or the garden BUT most likely she will be running around after her energetic 2 year old son. Pole dancing pre and post children gives you a whole different appreciation for your body and the things it can achieve. To encourage new mums to do something for themselves is so important and why not do something that makes you feel and look incredible.
Blaze loves all parts of pole dancing from the slow, sexy, flexy moves to the high paced, crowd wooing tricks. She thinks is one of the best ways to get you fit and keep you strong. El loves how pole brings out the sexy goddess in you and allows you to escape into a judgment free, confidence building world where new friends are made and you achieve things you never thought you could.
Kitty started her pole dancing journey in early 2019 and instantly fell in love. Combining her background of classical ballet with a passion for entertaining, Kitty has embraced this fun, unique and increasingly popular dance style and loves that it is both exercise and a creative outlet.
Kitty’s favourite thing about pole dancing is that no matter your age, weight, body shape or gender, there is a level for everyone and there are small steps to learn along the way to keep you both challenged and interested!
Now having found her own confidence, Kitty can’t wait to welcome more students into the “pole family”, and provide a supportive environment for upcoming students to make friends, learn cool tricks and build self-esteem! for this teacher.
Paige started her pole journey in early 2020. Pole is something that she had wanted to try for years and finally when she finally took the plunge, she instantly fell in love with pope and all the challenges it comes with, along with the freedom to express without judgement.
Paige loves the strength and fitness side and soon embraced and fell in love with dance, movement and flow. She loves the community that pole creates and to see others reaching their goals, overcoming challenges, and owning their self-confidence.
Keiarnna has been a dancer her whole life since the age of 2 and a dance teacher for the past 5 years. When mad hatters opened a studio in the bay, she instantly fell in love with it as it makes her feel strong and challenged along with it being so much fun!
Keiarnna loves the feeling of achieving a new skill but also the feeling of the determination to perfect every skill that gets thrown at her .
She is so exited to join the mad hatters family, she is excited to bring fun,Laughs, challenges and a bubbly personality to her classes for all her students to learn and improve on their pole skills.
Katrina has been pole dancing for five years and found pole to be a safe haven to make new friends whilst getting fit and having fun. A couple years later she sparked a love for burlesque dancing as she found it empowering to bare it all and help her to become more confident in her own skin. Her hope is that through the love of dance she can help others come out of their shell and feel empowered as well, whilst remembering to have fun!"
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!