Hi i'm Angie, the creator and head instructor at Pole Persona Dance and Fitness. My love of pole dance began in March 2008 when i was looking for something fun and different to try that would get me back in shape after having my two daughters. I booked myself into a course of lessons and from my first lesson i was hooked. I progressed quickly and within a few months i was placed into the advanced class! I then became completely self taught using the pole i had brought to practice on in between classes, i continued to progress in my pole work, learning more complex tricks and becoming stronger from week to week, which made me feel more confident not just with pole but in other areas of my life. More than 3 years have passed and i am still loving pole fitness, my only regret is not starting pole fitness sooner!!
I have trained and taken masterclasses with some of the most advanced, skilled and well respected people in the pole fitness industry including:
Estee Zakur (US Pole Dance Federation (USPDF) 2010 2nd place & Miss trixter )
Karol Helms (USPDF East Coast Champion 2009 & USPDF Miss Sexy 2010)
Alethea Austin (USPDF Champion 2010)
Pantera Blacksmith (USA & world famous pole dancer)
Sally Ann Giles (Multi-
Josiah Grant (aka BadAzz one of the top male pole dancers in the USA)
I feel a vital part of being a good instructor is to never stop learning. I want to continue to be able to pass as much knowledge and skill down to my students as i can.