XPERT Trainers

UK Trainers

XPERT Trainer

Kristina Walker

Kristina is the owner of Phases Dance and Fitness Studio where she teaches pole and aerial classes in Margate, Kent.  Her background is in many styles of dance and gymnastics so making the switch to pole and aerial was a natural progression.  She began teaching in 2010 as well as competing in which she now specialises in doubles with her sister.  Besides this Kristina is also the organiser of the Kent Pole Championships and a registered and practicing osteopath.



Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Amy is the owner of Studio 22 - a dance, fitness and aerial studio in Taunton, Somerset and has been performing pole since 2008. Amy began teaching in  2009 after being well and truly hooked. In may 2010 Amy competed and won her first competition, the National Synchronised Pole Dance comp 'routine do the nation' with Sarah Scott.

Since then Amy has been a finalist in many Pole competitions and also won 1st place in the pro division Aerial Hoop section of IPPAT.

Amy has a huge passion for dance, aerial arts and flexibility, although her true passion lies in teaching she loves to competes to show her students "you can do it".
XPERT Trainer

Leah Rose Clarke

Leah has been Pole Dancing for over 5 years. Leah has won two major titles in national competitions, and has been a finalist in Pole Theatre UK 2016 and Pole Theatre Paris 2017. Leah loves the sexy side of Pole. Known for her slinky transitions and her routines which combine traditional pole with strength, Leah is becoming a household name in pole for encouraging students to enjoy being sexy and strong.
Leah has been in training with the XPERT team for the last 2 years and has now completed her training and is ready to lead on her own. Leah is qualified in multiple of disciplines and is a Level 4 Sports massage therapist.

Jo Dandridge - XPERT Trainer

Claire Stringer 


Clare has been dancing for 19 years, has studied dance, exercise to music and has been teaching Pole Fitness for 8 years. With a degree in Business Management, in 2009 she decided to merge her love for dance with her business skills and began building her own dance school. Clare now runs her Aerial Fitness Studio where she teaches Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks and Anti Gravity Yoga.

Clare loves to dance and gets the great satisfaction from teaching people and watching them perform! Her aim is to ensure everyone has the oppotunity to learn and progress in a safe and comfortable environment. She is so excited about the new year with the XPERT team and can’t wait to spread her love of all things Aerial! 

Jo Dandridge - XPERT Trainer

Yobanna Fahmy

Yobanna Fahmy is the Owner of My Gravity Fitness & Dance in London & Watford.  Originally born in Venezuela and moved to the UK at the age of 7.  She grew up Loving all sports and dance but excelled in Martial arts, which she competed and won national titles.  She was a London Firefighter for 13 years and started Pole Dancing in 2007.  She is a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor and has been teaching since 2012.  Her passion lies in Aerial fitness and is qualified in Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks and Antigravity Yoga. She loves teaching and making Aerial arts accessible to people of all shapes and sizes


Annie Norris 

Annie has been in the pole industry for 17 years and has always kept herself quiet. She is known on the U.K. scene but had never pushed further afield until now. Annie is passionate about teaching and is a great addition to the XPERT team. Annie recently won IPC Instructor of the year and has competed on many big stages. Annie also runs her own studio in Hereford called Pure Studios.  

Europe Trainers

Jasmine Kuhne

Jasmine Kuhne

As a teenager, Jazzy danced in a hip hop crew and attended the Swiss Championship twice, dancing was always Jazzys passion and gave her the opportunity to express herself through music and movement.

In 2009, she saw the German Pole Dance Championships and decided, to start with this sensual and artistic dance. The strength, elegance and feminity kept Jazzy on the pole ever since. Jazzy did her first trainer education in 2010 and started to teach beginners.Through teaching Pole Dancing Jazzy found her love for strength training and to help people getting healthy through nutriton and fitness. After making recieving her diplomas she now works as a personal- and lifestyle coach at D&R Performance in Lucerne, Switzerland next to teaching Pole Dancing at Gravity Arts and Pole Dance Luzern.

Working for XPERT enables her to combine her love for pole and health through making better instructors that teach pole safe and efficiently. Jazzy also enjoys performing. Her last competitions were Swiss Pole Dance Championship 2014, Pole Theatre UK 2014 (Semi Pro) and Pole Theatre UK 2015 (Semi Pro).
Stephanie Bryce

Mona Arbinger

Mona started in the fitness industry in 2001 as an aerobics and fitness instructor. Mona trained in many fitness concepts and worked in known studios in Austria. In 2009 Mona discovered her love of Pole Dance, She started teaching in 2010 - in her studio Polearts Austria.

Over the years Mona has competed in several competitions. She won Miss Aerial Pole Austria 2010, Pole Fitness Hungarian Open 2012, Miss Pole Dance Austria 2013 and Miss Pole Dance Austria 2015 Doubles.
Stephanie Bryce

Franzi Giehl

Franzi started pole dancing five years ago with no previous dance or athletics background. She's the owner of VerticalArts Aerial Fitness in Stuttgart, Germany since 2013 and also runs the VerticalArts Show, which is an international artistic showcase for all aerial disciplines. Franzi is a qualified gym instructor, pole, aerial hoop and aerial yoga instructor as well as a biomechanics trainer and a functional trainer. In 2014 she was a finalist of the German pole sports championships in the professional category


Australia & New Zealand Trainers

Karry Summers

Karry Summers

Karry Summers has been performing pole since 2008.  Her background in gymnastics gives her the strength and flexibility to perform a high level of exciting skills on the pole, while her love of dance has motivated her to move away from the rigidity of the gymnastics style and explore the expressive side of pole performances.

Karry has her own Pole and Aerial Arts studio, Altitude Pole, in Christchurch and runs NZ’s biggest pole competition, NZ Amateur Pole Performer.

She is currently exploring new aerial and acrobatic arts and is the only XPERT trainer in Australia and New Zealand.
XPERT Trainer

Leisha Perry

From Sydney Australia, Leisha started pole dancing 7.5 years ago. Prior to pole Leish danced for 9 years doing jazz, tap, modern contemporary, hip hop, street funk & rockabilly.
After only 6 months of pole Leish was asked to start teaching and in 2013 she opened her own studio in Sydney where she quickly developed her own signature style of pole. Most recently Leish has combined her love of travel and pole by training & teaching at studios all around the world and Australia.
Performing at events and festivals around Sydney, Leisha also runs multiple competitions in Sydney too.
Leish now resides at Pole Dance Academy. She loves teaching and watching her students fall in love with pole & their own bodies. She believes when it comes to pole, everyone is a student and there is always something to learn.


Asia Trainers

Symone Dolai

Symone Dolai

Symone has performed on pole and other aerial disciplines in Hong Kong and other countries around the world for more than 10 years.  She is a sought after instructor because she was the first X-Pole certified aerial instructor in Asia back in 2014 and in September 2018 she was promoted to Master Trainer. 

Between 2009-2017 she ran her own studio “Pole Paradise Studio” and now continues to dedicate her time training and teaching new moves on pole, hoop (Lyra), silks (fabrics), cube, static trapeze, chains and burlesque to any and all those willing to try.  Pole Paradise Studio was the first studio in the world to create an aerial combined tournament first starting locally in HK in 2010 then going internationally from 2011 to 2014. Symone has mentored other similar formatted competitions that have opened since, including the US Aerial Championships and Airstars in Taiwan.

She is qualified in the many genres from pole, TRX and Pro bungee. Also Aerial Yoga, Aerial Hoop and Silks.
Symone has been an international guest judge for competitions in Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan & has taught workshops in the Philippines, Greece, USA, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia & China.

USA Trainers

Jennifer Bramble

Jennifer Bramble

Jen Bramble is a certified personal trainer & group fitness coach, entrepreneur, studio owner, performer, award-winning bodybuilder, vocalist, mother of two and has become her ownrecognizable & sought out brand of wellness & fitness in the Des Moines area since 1992.

As a fitness coach for more than 20 years, she has taught at large clubs, small clubs, start-up clubs and started her own club in 2005 —Club B-FIT in West Des Moines. B-FIT was Iowa’s first group fitness training facility to offer pole fitness in 2007. Currently B-FIT specializes in personal training, pole & aerial fitness, yoga, dance, cross training & private events.

Jen’s unique skill sets, experience and compassionate heart —along with her desire to educate as many people as possible with balancing life through health and fitness, reignites undeniably on and off the studio floor.
Torwa Joe

Torwa Joe

Torwa Joe's  journey in fitness began at 18 years old when she  became AFAA certified and started teaching Hip
Hop Aerobics at a local Atlanta Gym. Since then she  has completed numerous trainings such as: BOSU, Resist-Ball, Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Water Aerobics & more.

She has taught at various studios and fitness centers such as Florida A & M University, Tallahassee Community College, LA Fitness, Ladies Workout Express, Southwest YMCA, to name a few.
Joe took on her first fitness leadership role as Bally Total Fitness Aerobics director in 2005 and has been a leader in fitness ever since. She has been featured on various networks such as The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, The Braxton Family Values and CBS News showcasing unique styles of fitness.
Stephanie Bryce

Karley Cottrell

Karley Cottrell is the owner of Polecats Aerial Fitness in Las Vegas. She was a competitive dancer in high school and college and continues to train in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Showgirl. In 2007 she began a career as a personal trainer and worked as a fitness manager for 5 years. She started taking lessons in pole dance fitness in 2008 and added aerial silks and aerial hoop shortly after. After moving to Las Vegas in 2012 she opened Polecats Aerial Fitness. As an aerial instructor and performer she has had the privilege of performing at the Bellagio, the Aria, for the History channel, at Comic Con, Star Wars Day, Brooklyn Bowl, and much more. She loves her family, her students, to travel, and her dog (assistant studio manager) David. Karley is very proud to be an XPERT Master Trainer and is excited to help bring aerial fitness into mainstream fitness.
XPERT Trainer

Tara Meyer

Tara fell in love with dance from a young age and has turned her passion into a career. From her days dancing, on pointe, as a prima ballerina, she is now an

X-POLE Athlete gracing the Pole World with her fluidity and killer feet!  It is this finesse, which has seen her take home many Canadian, US and International titles, over the last few years.

While Tara continues to travel the world Teaching, Judging and Competing; she is also an XPERT Pole Fitness trainer and the proud owner of VogueFit, an elite studio located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.



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