2016 marks the 8th year of Pole Dancing for Elle, the 7th of instructing and her 1st as the Owner of The Pole Parlour!
Having danced her whole life, Elle is no stranger to choreography or show prep. She dabbled in Ballet and Gymnastics briefly, before moving onto Physical Culture, Cheerleading, Contemporary Dance and then finally Pole Dancing.
The love affair was instant, though looking back – not always pretty as she thought at the time!
Elle loves so much about Pole Dancing – how it has changed her life, helped her through hard times, made her appreciate her body, but most of all, discover her true passion – teaching.
The Pole Parlour is a dream come true for Elle, and she can’t wait to share it with you all!
Our male instructor, and joint owner of The Pole Parlour!
Benji has been involved in the pole industry for over 5 years, as well as being a full time Stuntman, Actor, and Model. Starring in films such as Gatsby and Pirates of the Caribbean, playing characters on tv shows including home and away, as well as many brands, even being on a Bonds billboard.
After starting classes, he quickly had his first show. And after only 6 weeks of doing Pole he competed in his first Amateur competition!
It was from then on he found pole as a great source of fitness and training. He went on to win an Amateur comp, then qualify and compete at a national level.
Benji continues to train, transferring his pole skills to outdoor calisthenics training, and is super excited to get into teaching at The Pole Parlour.
Welcome! This is our dedicated Team.
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An Dre has been pole dancing for seven and a half years. He was hooked after his very first pole class. Despite having no gymnastics or dance background An Dre is known for his intricate floor work and sexy choreography. When performing An Dre has a very dark and theatrical style.
An Dre has won numerous amateur competitions and was the runner-up at Mr Pole Dance 2014 and finalist in Mr Pole Dance 2013, 2015 and a finalist at Pole Theatre 2014 and 2016.
Teaching pole is An Dre’s biggest passion. An Dre has studied his certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness and has a great understanding about instructing and how to break down information.
Kim started studying all areas of dance at the age of 3. Quickly realising this was what she wanted to pursue as her career she moved to Sydney at 16 and attended the performing arts school McDonald College. After completing school she moved on to study dance full time and gain a certificate IV in performance at ED5. From there Kim gained many contracts overseas as a dancer and aerialist in India, Macau and America. Kim now regularly performs within Sydney and teaches dance and acrobatics. She is excited to share her knowledge with the students at the Pole Parlour.
Lexi started pole dancing in 2010 and has never looked back.
She has been instructing for the last four years and teaching Pole is her favourite thing to do! She loves the feeling when her students achieve their pole and fitness goals and grow in their self-confidence.
Having trained various styles of dance since age of 3 – including classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern and hip hop, competing with success in local and regional competitions. Her Contemporary trio won the National Showcase Dance Championships in 2009
She started her aerial silks and Lyra training four years ago and loved it so much she put an aerial setup in her mum’s backyard.
Lexi has almost ten years teaching experience; she became accredited with the Australian Teachers of Dancing during her first job as a jazz and tap dance teacher at her local dance school and during this time she realised teaching was her passion. Lexi has since completed her degree in Primary Education and completed several professional development courses which focus on music, movement and engagement through the Creative Arts.
Most recently she taught the Junior Jazz Showcase troupe for Dance at Nikki Webster, as well as their junior and senior aerial silks and Lyra classes (2 years).
Lexi trains Brazilian Jiu jitsu and finds this compliments her pole dance training well, helping her to find the Perfect balance of strength and flexibility. She loves both static and spin pole, and her favourite pole tricks include anything with splits or elbow grip… preferably both!
Abbey first joined the TPP family as a beginner and ever since her first pole dancing lesson with Elle, fell in love with everything about it!
She has been trained in all styles of dance since the age of 3, competing and performing around Australia and internationally, and is currently studying a business degree at university. With pole now being her main passion, she loves transferring how strong and confident it can make you feel to her students and enjoys watching them grow throughout their pole journey.
Lauren has had a dance background her whole life, beginning with her first dance class when she was 5. She has studied most styles of dancing along the way, leading to her assisting with classes whilst she was in her senior years at school and teaching her own classes once she finished school.
Lauren started pole at The Pole Parlour in term 2 in 2016 and was hooked from her very first beginners lesson. She has done many different styles of classes at The Pole Parlour, from tech and dance classes to Hard Ass and Abs, Bend and Flex, Chair and Lap and Lyrical pole, and began working at The Pole Parlour as an instructor in April 2017.
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Maxxx is a long time poler who lives by the mantra “Pole is all about the show” and is certainly no stranger to the competitive stage. She has been a finalist of many comps including Vertical Limits and Sexys Back bringing to life many entertaining performances that are hard to forget! A founding staff member of the TPP Fam and Showcase Hostess Extraordinaire Maxxx loves watching students grow throughout each term and getting the chance to be part of their journey.
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Jaymie has been pole dancing for a total of 3 years.
She started dancing at age 3 and did Jazz, Tap and Ballet but stopped dancing at 14.
At the age of 21; she decided it was time to get back into some type of physical activity, had thought about pole dancing for a while and it was finally time to start!
From her first class, she knew it would be a challenge but fell in love. In no time, she was feeling more confident than ever before, and lost 10kgs in the first 2 terms.
Jaymie joined The Pole Parlour as a student in March 2016 and became a Front of House staff member in March 2017. Since this time she has loved getting to know all the amazing instructors & students and loves the incredible family environment The Pole Parlour is, “I just love how much everybody encourages and supports each other”
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Growing up Victoria dabbled in different forms of dance but never really found her passion until a friend suggested they tried pole dancing. That was over a year and a half ago now she is absolutely hooked! Unlike others pole didn’t come naturally to her but with the support of her teachers and the friends she’s made along the way, Victoria continues to strive and reach her goals whilst having fun as well! Being a student at The Pole Parlour has really helped her not only develop her fitness but also build her confidence. Now as a member of the Front of House team Victoria gets to extra spend time providing encouragement and support to the Parlour’s growing pole family!
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Christina first started pole fitness 3 years ago, after a friend dragged her to a class to keep her company.
With no dance background, and no flexibility, Christina found her passion after her first front hook! Taking a hiatus for 1.5 years, she returned to pole in October 2016 at The Pole Parlour, reigniting her love of the sport.
Christina became a Front of House Member in May 2017, known around the studio for her distinctive dance moves & love of food. The studio has since become her second home, with the students & instructors becoming her second family. Christina loves challenging herself with the technicality of pole, seeing what her body is capable of – all the while doing it while having fun!
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Melissa has been pole dancing at The Pole Parlour since August 2016.
Having been a dancer since she was 3, Mel started pole as an extra fitness boost after a 6-month diet of pretty much just chicken wings & pizza while living in the US. From the second she got on the pole, Mel was hooked.
Pole quickly became not just another form of exercise but also helped increase her confidence, which is all thanks to the incredible instructors & the supportive students.
In August 2017, Mel joined the Front of House team & has been loving the chance to spend even more time at the studio with her pole family.
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From a young age Rhiannon knew dancing would be her passion. A very loud and bubbly child, she had committed to competition dancing since age 7 while being thrown into choreography in her early teens. Wanting to add fitness into her lifestyle however, struggling to find motivation for the gym, Rhiannon ventured into one of Elle’s “Beginner” Pole Dancing classes upon seeing Elle perform at a showcase. She was hooked from the first class about a year and a half ago. Rhiannon works full time as a Receptionist however would love to become a full time Pole Parlour piece of furniture.