Meet The Team

Teaching standards are very high at Emily’s Pole Fitness. Our team of instructors were chosen by Emily and they are the best instructors you could ever ask for. They are always learning and developing by completing courses and qualifications, and adding more skills to their Continuous Personal Development (CPD) repertoires.

Our instructors train hard to deliver top quality lessons to all of our students. You will learn each move step by step and work at your own pace. Find out more about our amazing instructors and their awesome achievements below.

Emily Smith

  • Owner of Emily’s Pole Fitness and has been teaching since 2006

  • First Aider

  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check

  • Fully insured

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Advanced level

  • Qualified Aerial Hoop Instructor to Advanced level

  • Qualified Aerial Silks Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Static Trapeze Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Children’s Aerial Arts Instructor

  • Qualification in Anatomy and Physiology Foundations

  • Qualified in Strength & Conditioning in Aerial Arts
  • Qualified in Stetching & Flexibility
  • Qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Certificates in Advanced Stretching

  • Certificates in Tutor and Assessor Training

  • Certificate in Bespoke Rigging Training

  • Safeguarding Lead

  • Competed in many pole dance and aerial hoop competitions at professional level

  • Professional performer

Dani Clark

Instructor Dani on the pole
  • Pole Dancing and Aerial Hoop since Jan 2022

  • Teaching from 2023
  • Dani teaches beginner pole on Mondays and is our lead instructor for our kids’ aerial classes on Fridays
  • First Aider
  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check
  • Fully insured
  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Beginner level
  • Qualified Aerial Hoop Instructor to Beginner level 
  • Qualified Children’s Aerial Arts Instructor
  • Tutor at a performing arts group since 2007
  • Vocal coach and dance choreographer for children aged 8 to 16 years old since 2019
  • Performs in professional and amateur shows since age 3

Kym McElroy

Instructor Kym doing an awesome back bend holding on to the pole
  • Pole Dancing since 2015
  • Teaching from 2023
  • Kym teaches beginner to advanced pole on Tuesdays and helps assist our kids’ aerial classes on Fridays
  • First Aider
  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check
  • Fully insured
  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Advanced level
  • Performed in many pole shows

Dani

  • Started Pole Dancing and Aerial Hoop in 2015

  • Teaching since 2017

  • Dani teaches improver pole on Mondays
  • First Aider

  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check

  • Fully insured

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Aerial Hoop Instructor to Beginner level

  • Qualified Children’s Aerial Arts Instructor

  • Certificates in Advanced Stretching

  • BA Hons Drama and Performing Arts

  • Winner – Comedy Doubles Amateur – UK Pole Theatre 2018

  • Winner – Intermediate level – Lucy Pole Cup 2017

  • Finalist – Comedy Doubles Amateur – UK Pole Theatre 2017

  • Finalist – Performer – Heir to the Chrome 2016

  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead

  • Been dancing since the age of 4 years old and performed in many shows

Jenna

  • Started Pole Dancing in 2015 and Aerial Hoop in 2016
  • Teaching since 2019

  • Jenna teaches beginner to intermediate aerial hoop classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and helps assist our kids’ aerial classes on Fridays
  • First Aider

  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check

  • Fully insured

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Aerial Hoop Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Children’s Aerial Arts Instructor

  • Qualified in Strength & Conditioning in Aerial Arts
  • Qualified in Stretching & Flexibility

  • Qualified in Strength & Conditioning in Aerial Arts
  • Certifcate in Grounded Hoop
  • Qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • Qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Performed in many shows solo and doubles hoop

Charlotte Snipe

  • Pole Dancing since 2017 and Aerial Hoop since 2019

  • Teaching from 2018

  • Charlotte teaches improver to intermediate pole on Wednesdays
  • First Aider

  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check

  • Fully insured

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Pole Fabric Instructor to Beginner level

  • Qualified in Stretching & Flexibility
  • Performed in many shows

Shannel Paulin

Instructor Shannel hanging upside-down from her outside leg.
  • Trainee Instructor
  • Pole Dancing since 2006
  • Shannel will be a cover instructor for beginner pole classes and will help assist our kids’ classes once she has completed her training
  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check
  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Beginner level and training Intermediate level
  • Teaching aerobics and fitness classes since 2008
  • Level 2 Certificate in Exercise To Music Instructor
  • Level 2 Certificate in Exercise To Music Knowledge
  • Performed in Gruesome Xmas 2023

Leah Hewlett

  • Pole Dancing since 2010 and Aerial Hoop since 2012

  • Teaching from 2012

  • Leah is a cover instructor
  • First Aider

  • Up to date Enhanced DBS Check

  • Fully insured

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor to Advanced level

  • Qualified Aerial Hoop Instructor to Advanced level

  • Qualified Aerial Silks Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Static Trapeze Instructor to Intermediate level

  • Qualified Children’s Aerial Arts Instructor

  • Qualified in Stretching & Flexibility
  • Certificates in Advanced Stretching

  • Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music

  • Winner – UK Aerial Performance Championships 2016 – Instructor Category

  • Runner Up – Doubles Aerial Hoop with Emily – International Pole and Aerial Arts Tournament (IPAAT) 2016

  • Runner Up – Doubles Aerial Hoop with Emily – IPAAT 2015

  • Runner Up – Advanced Aerial Hoop – IPAAT 2015

  • Best Costume – Advanced Aerial Hoop – IPAAT 2015