Meet Our Fabulous Team
Kylie has represented the Australian pole industry over the last 16 years through performance and instruction, choreography, event organisation, media and adjudicating. She loves nothing more than to open up this wonderful, creative and supportive world to others.
First a dedicated Calisthenics girl all her life, turned professional showgirl and freestyle dancer, Kylie began teaching pole and representing Victoria professionally in competition for one of Australia’s first studio’s in 2006 Pole Divas, where she instructed and performed for number of years.
Megan began gymnastics at the ripe old age of 4 at the Geelong Gymnastics Centre where she flipped her way for 11yrs to level 8 National. It was there she discovered her love for dance when she joined ‘Gym danze’ a group which combined gymnastics with a bit of hip hop. Regular performances at the Supercats basketball games and in the annual ‘Wish on a star’ concert helped her develop the passion for performing.
It wasn’t until her teen years that she started dancing and teaching hip hop for a local dance school.
Blair started her pole journey in march 2012 at the Kylie J Pole studio, only because her little sister held her hand to a pole intro class. Blair is now advanced in both static and spinning pole, defies gravity with ease and has in house, regional and also interstate competition experience.
Blair was our Advanced solo winner for Pole on the Pier in 2014, solo finalist at the AAPC in Adelaide in 2014.
After taking a break to give birth to her son in June 2015, Blair was back training almost immediately.
Stephanie began her pole journey back in 2011 when she, her sister & their friend signed up for classes after attending a hens party at the studio and has never looked back!!
To Stephanie, pole was the perfect way to have fun, get fit and to condition and strengthen her core after having several abdominal surgeries.
Though she had no prior dance or gymnastics training, Stephanie found she was a natural with dance and flexibility and started forming her love for all things Pole!
Pru began pole on 2012 in Shepparton and instantly fell in love with the idea of exercising in heels!
2 years later, Pru is high level Advanced in Static and Spinning pole, has competed in 2 Pole on the Pier competitions in Intermediate and Advanced sections, performed a solo piece at the studio fundraiser night and is part of the studio promotions team for expo’s and shows.
“Initially it was a bit of a ‘hidden pleasure’ until I understood the health benefits and recognized it was the best form of fitness I had ever tried.
Michelle grew up in Melbourne where she developed her love for dance and performance from a young age. After a year of Calisthenics, she made the change to Gymnastics at the age of 6 and competed for 7 years around Victoria.
Not long after, Michelle become addicted to dance and attended every class available at her local dance studio, including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Acrobatics. Unfortunately during her teens she severely damaged her back, which in turn stopped any form of dance. It took over 6 years for Michelle’s back to recover and by the time it did, she felt all dance opportunities were over. Until she discovered Pole!
Fiona was born and raised on the Bellarine Peninsula. At a young age Fiona developed a passion for dance and acting through her local calisthenics college, competing in solos and as a Victorian state team member.
Fiona left Australia at 20 years of age to explore the world. During her studying and travelling she obtained a Science degree in human movement and worked as a trained “Regissuese” choreographer/stage manager for Club Med, allowing her to live and perform in Florida, the Bahamas, and Thailand. Her final move was to New York City to where she was selected to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Chloe is a seasoned dancer and performer having spent fifteen years dancing with the Graham Academy of Dance in Far North Queensland where she grew up. There she studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and several other styles.
A regular in local dance competitions and eisteddfods, Chloe even travelled interstate to perform in events like the Australian Dance Festival. All of her training and hard work was well rewarded when Chloe passed her Advanced One Cecchetti ballet exam, giving her professional teaching qualifications.
The super-strong iron-x’ing Allison grew up in Sale and spent most of her time at the Maffra Gymnastics Club. For the past 10 years, Allison has both trained and coached in a mixture of gymnastics, trampolining and cheerleading, both here and overseas.
Allison had to leave the gymnastics world for the legal world. During this transition, Allison missed gymnastics every day, perhaps because she didn’t have a reason to stand on her hands on a daily basis. But being a lawyer and a gymnast was no longer an option. Kylie J Pole Studio was the answer.
For as long as she can remember, Libby has adored performance arts of all kinds and dabbled in many styles of dance and theatre. After a break from performing and admiring pole dance from afar she finally got herself to a class in 2016 and that was it. She was in love!
With a natural ability for dance and lines to die for, Libby quickly progressed through the levels and is an advanced student with experience performing at our studio Show Night and at the studio’s annual Pole On The Pier student competition where she placed 2nd RU in the advanced division for 2018.
Laiz has been pole dancing for about 2 years. She’s currently doing A2 static, has choreographed and performed at our in house pole event Steel the Spotlight and loves roller poler classes!
Laiz grew up in Brazil and always dreamt of being a dancer but never had courage or time to join in any classes, with a busy life, studying and work, that wish was put aside… Until she found pole dance!! At the start of her journey it was all about the fitness side of pole she loved but with time she gained confidence and allowed herself to hear that little voice inside who just wanted to dance!
Alice began early ballet training in Italy at the age of six. She studied ballet, contemporary dance, pointe, technique and choreography at the Professional School of Ballet in Padua. After travelling, working and sailing around the world, Alice found her happy place in Geelong in 2016, where she became a yoga and barre teacher, as well as Italian Language Assistant.
In November 2018 Alice finally managed to tick one of her New Year’s resolutions: committing to a whole term of Beginner Static Pole classes at Kylie J. It was love at first sight and she never looked back!
Demi began her pole journey in 2016 at Kylie J Pole studio. She has always loved the freedom and challenge that dance and acrobatics provides and found that pole was the perfect combination of both. She competed in gymnastics from a young age, eventually moving to dance classes including hip-hop, jazz/contemporary and acrobatics. She continued to dance all throughout high school, but stopped after moving to attend University.
After a two-year break from dancing, Demi struggled to find classes for adults with a fitness style she truly enjoyed – until she found pole!
Ina can be found at reception, ready to welcome you to our studio and get you all set up and sorted!
After 3 years at Kylie Js, Ina is an Advanced Spinner, and has performed both for our studio Pole Artistry show night, and competed in our studio competition Steel The Spotlight. She was one of the winners for the Beginner level of Pole Just Because 2016. She has poled her way through the world, attending no less than 7 different studios. Her shows are character based and full of props, often from the world of cinema. She is a screenwriter by trade and this definitely inspires her work.
Cupcake is our resident Studio fur baby.
This little old girl has been part of the studio since the beginning in 2011 and if she has the energy, will be there to greet you at the door when you come in. If not, you will be sure to hear her snoring from behind the desk.
The green beanbag is her favourite and she often likes to steal the reception chair. Our very sweet natured mascot we call the 100 year old teddy bear, she also answers to Cuppy, Cupstar, Cakey and The Cup.
Oooh AND she really loves a pat or a hug, so don’t be shy.