STUDIO OWNER /INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JENNY
Jen has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She started Pole dancing in Ballarat in 2010 and after just a few short terms was asked to join the faculty. In 2012 Jen decided to take the next step and open her own studio. In 2016 Jen has branched out on her own to create En Pointe Aerial Academy.
Jen is a fully accredited international pole dancing and fitness instructor through the KT Coates Vertical Dance instructors course and a fully qualified Aerial Hoop and Silks instructor through Circus Australia. Jen has over 13 years dance teaching experience and has obtained her C.S.T.D Teaching Diploma for Modern Jazz and Teaching Certificate in Tap as well as her Certificate in Ballet Teaching through the prestigious R.A.D.
Jen also started competing in Pole Dancing in 2011 and has since taken out many titles including:
Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2012 Doubles Champions.
Victorian Pole Championships group division 2nd runners up 2013.
Regional Pole Artistry Solo Champion 2014
Lead in Physipole studios winning Pole Games team 2014.
Jen has also performed as a guest artist numerous times in Encore! Sydney Pole Show, Regional Pole Artistry Championships and Pandemonium: A Journey through Pole and Aerial Artistry.
Jen loves her studio, her students and everything pole/aerials!
She has a pole artist page where you can follow her work, or you can meet her at the studio most nights of the week.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: SHA
Sha began pole dancing sometime around the millennium, and took it up seriously as a teacher and advanced student in 2006. She trained, taught, competed and performed until early 2011, when she retired to have a baby.
Missing the addictive sport, in 2012, Sha started back at level one at to regain her strength and hone her abilities and was soon asked to join the Jens faculty.
Sha has a strong acrobatic and dance background. At age 5, she began training gymnastics and continued on to train and compete at a National level. She also trained in Circus Oz workshops, specialising in tumbling, static trapeze and tightrope. As an adult, she attended classes at NICA, (National Institute of Circus Arts), where she got to try flying trapeze, cloud swing, aerial hoop, tissue and Chinese pole.
Sha is a fully qualified pole dance and fitness instructor as well as a qualified aerial hoop and silks instructor.
Competitively, Sha has many titles under her belt.
In 2013 she returned to the competitive circuit as a finalist in Pole Candy and the Victorian Pole Championships.
She won the 2013 PhysiPole Inter-studio Advanced-Elite section.
Sha is the 2014 Pole Candy Semi-Pro Champion, and a VPC and APC finalist 2 years running.
Sha was also part of the PhysiPole team who won the 2014 Pole Games group competition.
Sha also placed 2nd in the PhysiPole in house aerials finals in 2015 after only a few lessons on aerial hoop.
Just to name a few.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: LAUREN
Lauren has always been an excellent sportsperson. She started little athletics in Melton at the age of 5, and quickly began competing state wide including in Williamstown and Olympic Park where she frequently won many events.
Lauren had wanted to start pole dancing and so was excited to hear a studio had opened in Melton. Excelling in her classes, despite having no prior dance or gymnastics training, Lauren was asked to join the most advanced level the studio had to offer and continued to improve out of sight learning the entire syllabus with no difficulty in just a few months. Lauren began competing in 2015 and in her first competition, took out 1st place in the Elite division of the PhysiPole Melton inhouse.
Her bright, bubbly personality, determination, keen eye for detail and enthusiasm, as well as her knack for picking things up quickly and being strong and focused, saw to her promotion into the faculty.
Lauren is a fully qualified pole fitness instructor through the KT coates international training program.
“Once I started pole dancing I loved it, it was so much fun! The girls were great and everyone made you feel comfortable! Pole dancing has made me more confident in myself, given me the muscle strength and is helping me to get the toned body I want and work hard to achieve. I have also made a lot of great friends along the way.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: SHAE
Shae started pole in May 2010. She has always been an excellent pole student and also took to aerials easily as well. Her determination and dedication has seen her excel in everything she does.
Shae has competed in VIC state competitions as well as PhysiPole In House competitions.
Shae loved pole that much that when she was given the opportunity to teach it to others she took it with both hands. She has recently begun teaching aerial hoop as well.
Shae is also qualified in massage and so has an in depth understanding of how your muscles are used and react in pole and aerials.
Shae has a keen interest in all forms of physical activity but believes the ones we find the most fun will always produce the best results, which is why she encourages everyone who will listen to try pole or aerials at least once in their life.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: NINA
Nina has been dancing for pretty much her whole life.
She attended the National Theatre Ballet School for 6 years before being offered a scholarship to attend Dance World Studios where she would study full time for the next four years, studying styles such as Contemporary, Flamenco and Jazz but specialising in Classical ballet. During this time she also attended the Australian Ballet School part time as a senior associate. Following this she was offered a scholarship to attend the New Zealand School of dance where she got the opportunity to further develop her knowledge of contemporary dance styles.
She then turned her focus to teaching and recently completed her Diploma of dance teaching and Business Management at Box Hill institute of tafe where she studied for 2 years full time and upon graduating took out the ‘Outstanding Achievement award’. During her time at Box Hill she taught Classical Ballet and contemporary at the Victorian Ballet School in Burwood.
Nina has performed at many music and lifestyles festivals including Earthcore global festival, Rainbow serpent festival and both the Melbourne and Adelaide fringe festivals.
“Performing has always been my passion, although in later years I must say teaching has come in, I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with my students! I think as dancers we are always evolving, I’m so happy to have found pole dancing, it is definitely my new number one, although I will always have a soft spot for ballet.”
Nina has been an amateur finalist in both the 2013 and 2014 Victorian pole Championships.
She also competed in the Regional pole artistry championships in 2015.
In 2014 she took out first place in both the Advanced and doubles divisions of Physipole Studios inhouse finals and also won the advanced division of the Mac’s hotel Pole Competition.
“I love my Pole Family and am excited to continue growing as a teacher, dancer and performer in the pole dance industry”.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JESS
Jess started pole as a student in 2013, progressing through the levels and seeing her strength and fitness improve dramatically. Jess was asked to join the faculty in 2014. She has competed and placed in many inhouse and state competitions in both solo and doubles divisions. Jess is a qualified international pole fitness instructor.
Jess and her mum have competed as a doubles pair since 2013. They won first place at the Melton in house competition for three years running. In 2014, they competed at Shepparton in the Regional Pole Artistry Championships where they came in third. They then went on to compete at the Doubles Pole Championships in Sydney last year.
Jess’s love for sport and fitness started at an early age. She started playing basketball at 8 years old and went on to be ranked in the top fifty players in the state. In 2007 she captained her team to win a National Championship. At the age of fifteen she represented her region in the Women’s Victorian Basketball League.
Jess also enjoys rock climbing, slack-lining and weights training. Jess has been climbing for twelve years and has recently obtained her lead climbing license.
In 2013 Jess completed her Bachelor degree in biomedical science and graduated with Honours. She is currently studying nursing and para-medicine. These degrees have helped her to develop her extensive knowledge of the human body, enabling her to understand the importance of good health, nutrition and a safe exercise program. Jess is familiar with the many risks associated with exercise and her degree has given her the skill-set to implement strategies that minimise injury while training.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JEN
Ever since I stepping on stage as a four-year-old, Jen has been a passionate dancer and performer, training and competing in many styles including callisthenics, ballet, jazz, contemporary and acro. She started pole dancing in 2011 for something a little different and as an outlet while she completed her PhD in Synthetic Chemistry. Jen began teaching pole in 2013 after completing her PhD, then hit the comp circuit in 2014. She envisioned teaching and competing as a “gap year” from her rigorous lab life but over 3 years later pole is still her whole life! Jen loves that she can combine her passion for pole and her enjoyment of teaching. When she’s not poling, you can find her in her sewing room making custom costumes and pole wear under the brand Le Chatelier Pole Wear.
Pole on the Pier Advanced Winner 2013
Hardcore Amateur Pole Championships 2014 Winner
Hardcore Amateur Pole Championships 2015 1st Runner Up
Pandemonium Star Search 2016 3rd Place
Pole Evolution: Unbound Cast Member 2016
Survivor Amateur Pole Competition 2016 Elite Runner Up
Victorian Pole Championship Finalist (2014, 2016)
Regional Pole Artistry Championships Finalist (2014, 2015)
Pole Theatre Semi Pro (Comedy) Finalist (2016)
Survivor Amateur Pole Competition Semi Pro Finalist 2017
Showstopper Competition Finalist 2017
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KRYSTAL
Having started dancing in a youth group at 12 years old, Krystal had been poached by a studio owner to come and join her school as a senior dancer, spending 14 years at the studio dancing in commercial Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Theatrical and cheerleading where she won a cheer scholarship in 2011.
At 18, Krystal started dancing professionally and competed nationally, resulting in 5 state and 3 national championships.
In 2015 Krystal left dancing to get married and have a child.
In 2016 she became a qualified personal trainer and opened her own business, PT Solutions Melbourne. Krystal also begun her training under Jen at this time, which is where her passion for pole begun!
12 months later and I am beyond excited to be part of the En Pointe family by being able to introduce people to the wonderful world of pole