Jo Dandridge is an Xpert Master Trainer. She has been doing Pole for 14 years and has been highly regarded in the fitness industry for 20+ years. Jo trained in many forms of dance when she was younger including Ballet, Modern, Latin and Ballroom. Jo teaches Pole, Aerial Hoop and Hammock Certifications and also Mental Health Awareness. She is also an Internal Verifier for the Xpert trainings. You will see Jo regularly on the Pole Competition circuit as a judge – she has judged UKPPC, Kent Pole Championships, Pole Art UK, Pole Theatre Amateur, Airstars Asia and UKAPP. She’s also worked at many fitness exhibitions including FIBO, The International Fitness Convention, Fitcamps and many more. Jo’s passion lies in teaching, ensuring that students learn with safe and effective techniques and is passionate about helping new instructors to become the best they can!
Sarah has been Pole Dancing since 2008 and found her passion for teaching early on. She ran a pole studio for around 3 years before focusing on traveling and teaching workshops and her clothing company off the pole. Sarah won Miss Pole Dance UK 2012 and Pole Theatre UK Drama 2015 and travels globally teaching, judging and performing.
She holds numerous fitness and mobility qualifications and strongly believes in the XPERT ethos of instructing ‘safely and effectively’ Sarah began working with XPERT in 2011 as a Master Trainer.
Lorna Walker started her pole and aerial journey over 11 years ago. Lorna has a well deserved reputation as one of the leading instructors, performers and choreographers in the industry. In 2013 Lorna Walker was crowned Miss Pole Dance UK, and since then has gone on to represent the UK at the World Pole Dance Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Lorna is an Xpert Master Trainer, helping to develop and teach the Xpert Instructor Training Programmes for Pole and Aerial fitness. Lorna is multi-disciplined and teaches all of the Xpert programmes.Lorna runs one of the leading pole and aerial schools in the UK ‘Pole Athletes’, which offers alternative fitness and aerial classes in Derbyshire/ South Yorkshire.
Lorna recently took some time out to have her first child, Marley. She is now keen to get back out into the community and teach the Xpert programmes whilst sharing her love and passion for safe and effective teaching methods.
Tiff Finney, owner of Pole Physique in Glasgow, Scotland is known for her love and passion for heels and the importance of self-confidence and worth.
Heel technique and the ability to create depth, shape and sound with each movement is what Tiff lives for. The pinnacle for Tiff is writing the content for XPERT Essential Science of Heels and being the course Master Trainer. Having the opportunity to formulate and write down the techniques she’s worked tirelessly on for 10 years means she can now share her love and knowledge of all things Heels. It is huge for the community to have the art form of Heels based Pole to be recognised and standardised and Tiff is honoured to be a part of it.
Tiff has judged, compered, taught workshops and performed professionally and internationally since 2012 and is a proud Pole Junkie Ambassador. She is also the 2018 Off The Pole Best On The Pole and Best Off The Pole Female Winner.
Lindsey Kimura is a pole instructor, XPERT Master Trainer, Pole Presenter, ACE/AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor, Co-Founder/President of professional pole league PCS (Pole Championship Series) and former Marketing Director of X-POLE US. She is committed to all things pole and passionately focuses on the development of pole as an empowering form of fitness and ascension tool for artists and athletes to share their beauty, grace, strength and creativity.
As a Johns Hopkins University Public Health graduate, Varsity soccer NCAA Academic All-American and dedicated athlete since youth, wellness has always been her top priority. Lindsey wholeheartedly believes in XPERT, the only comprehensive teacher training program of its kind providing all one needs to know to start teaching pole and aerial with solid coverage of fundamentals and foundation. Containing the intrinsic value of pole’s earliest days with new, innovative knowledge and practices, XPERT is essential to whole, safe and effective teaching!
Symone has been performing in Hong Kong and around the world for 15 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” teaching on pole, hoop (lyra), silks (fabrics), cube, static trapeze, chains and burlesque. 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 competitions including the US Aerial Championships and Airstars in Taiwan & Thailand.
She is qualified to teach Pole, RIP Trainer, Pro bungee, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Hoop, Silks & Fabpole (silks & pole). Symone guest judged for competitions in Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan & has taught workshops in , Greece, USA, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines & China.