Emily Smith

Founder & Director

Emily started pole dancing in October 2006, and set up Emily’s Pole Fitness in April 2010. Since she started, she has trained with many of the top pole professionals all over the world. She did not go to dance school and in fact was very shy and insecure before pole dancing. Pole helped her to become much more confident, and made her the person she is today, which is why she teaches and set up her school. Because learning to pole dance helped her so much, she wanted to use it to help others become more confident and enjoy getting fit in a totally different way!

Emily teaches pole dance, aerial hoop, aerial silks, static trapeze and aerial pole classes. She is a qualified instructor with many years of teaching experience; she is also a first aider and is fully insured. Emily specialises in putting fun routines together, making things flow and making everything look pretty! She uses the word ‘POSE!’ a lot in her classes! If you ever need help with a performance piece, then Emily knows her stuff. Whether it’s for a showcase or a competition, Emily can help.

She is very committed to her professional development, and is always gaining new qualifications to ensure that she stays up-to-date with best industry practice and can offer her students the very best instruction. Aside from her pole certifications, Emily’s other qualifications to date include: Anatomy & Physiology for Pole and Aerial; Advanced Aerial Hoop; Certificate in Advanced Stretching; Foundation Level Silks / Fabric; Foundation Level Trapeze; Bespoke Rigging; Exercise to Music Level 2; and many others besides!

Book Emily

An experienced, versatile and unique performer with skills in a wide range of disciplines, Emily is available for any event. She can perform on pole, aerial pole, aerial hoop, aerial silks, trapeze, and also does stilt walking. She has a number of pre-choreographed routines and ready-made stilt walking costumes you can choose from, or she can put together a new routine or costume to suit your event – just choose your theme, song and what you’d like her to perform on, and she can do it!

Contact Emily for a quote.



Emily is available to perform on pole, aerial pole, aerial hoop, aerial silks, trapeze, and stilts. Emily is fully insured to perform at all kinds of events. She has a range of pre-choreographed routines available on most apparatus, or she is able to choreograph a new routine to a theme and song of your choice. As half of a Swindon stilt-walking duo, she also has a range of stilt walking costumes available to fit in with the theme of your event, and can perform with her stilt-walking partner, Phoenix. Please use the form to contact Emily with more information about your event and the sort of performance you would like, and she will get in touch to discuss the details and provide a quote.


Workshops and lessons

As an instructor, Emily loves sharing her expertise and skills with other instructors and students alike! She offers private lessons and workshops in all of the above disciplines, and also offers workshops to other instructors on working with beginner pole students, looking at moves and choreography for those students who aren’t yet able to lift themselves or spin.


Emily in action

Check out the videos below for some of Emily’s previous performances and shows.