Prahran Instructors

Eleanor Hadley (owner)

Eleanor is a true Pole Diva who has come up through our courses as a student and is now the proud owner of the Prahran studio, where she also teaches. Eleanor has a true passion and love for pole which has sparked her interest in fitness, she's a qualified personal trainer and has been dancing since she was 3 years old!

Eleanor recently competed in her first professional competition and has already made a name for herself on the competition circuit. Having worked at other Pole Divas studios and now running and instructing at Prahran, she really does know what life as a Pole Diva is all about! Eleanor has been a student, a receptionist and a studio owner so whatever walk of life you come from she can relate! Her classes are guaranteed to be bright, bubbly and friendly...just like her!


 

Lou Landers

Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2011
Miss Pole Dance Australia 2011/12 Sponsors Choice Award
Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2008, 2010-2012
International Pole Dancing Masters Cup Finalist 2012
Victorian Pole Championship Finalist 2013
Third place Australian Pole Fitness Championships 2012


Lou has been dancing for over 20 years...and as you can see, has won some incredible titles in her time! In her early days Lou trained as an aerobics fitness instructor as well as working as a dance teacher in a range of styles for the last 10 years.

Lou is an amazing pole dancer who is known nationally and Internationally as a Pole Star! With so much experience under her belt, its no-one Lou has such a fan following around the world. As an instructor, performer, judge, coach and student herself, Lou will make sure you get the most from her classes no matter what your goal. Lou lives by her motto 'Love Life and Pole Dance'. For Lou Landers updates and touring information go to www.loulanders.com.au


Angelique cerminara

As a professional Latin and Ballroom dancer, Angelique has always had a passion for dance. This passion led her to choreograph an entire Latin show that was a hit in clubs across Melbourne, however when she was introduced to the pole during a hens night she new this would become her new passion!  Angelique loved the welcoming, friendly style of classes at Pole Divas and this spurred her on to complete the more advanced levels of pole dancing.

As a Pole Divas Instructor, Angelique uses her Latin coaching experience to make sure each girl she teaches feels welcome and comfortable and her strong background in dance means that you will never be left floundering! Angelique loves teaching at Pole Divas because she gets to share her passion for moving to music, she loves to watch her students grow in belief and ability!

Angelique coached Lou Landers & Gracie Buntine to success in the 2011/12 competition season. She teaches courses, classes and workshops, and is also available for pole coaching and private tuition.


GRACIE BUNTINE

Pole All Star 2014
1st Runner Up Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2014
Australian Pole Fitness Champion 2013
Victorian Professional Pole Champion 2013
Miss Ink 2013
Australian Capital Pole Championship Finalist 2012


Gracie is a true dancer and throughout her career has been involved with dance on numerous levels. From ballet and jazz to hip hop and lyrical contemporary, Gracie’s dance background is broad and includes features in music videos and documentaries! Gracie fell in love with pole dancing after becoming a Pole Divas student. Gracie’s aim is to really help her students let go and feel super sexy, feminine and powerful! After a class with her, she’ll have any student looking at themselves in the mirror like ‘damn’!

Gracie is one of the pole dancing industry's rising stars who has won two pole championships in 2013 alone! Our resident Lyrical Gangsta sure knows how to create stand out performances...so join the queue to get into one of her classes!            

 

lauren runge (MISS HUNTER)

Miss Dreamgirl Victoria 2014
Miss Nude Hobart 2014
Miss Nude Australia's Hottest New Talent 2014
Miss Nude Australia Top 8 Finalist 2014
Miss Nude Melbourne 2007
Miss Striptease Melbourne 2007-2009

Lauren has been a Showgirl all her life…literally!  One of our most flamboyant Divas, Lauren has always loved to perform and takes the opportunity to do so whenever she can. At a young age she loved to perform and was always looking for an audience, forever demanding her parents to watch her latest 'routines'! All this experience paid off when Lauren became a featured Showgirl at some of Melbourne's most famous gentleman's clubs. Her high energy, high intensity shows helped her to win titles such as Miss Nude Melbourne 07 and Miss Striptease Australia 08.

As a personal trainer, Lauren specialized in exotic fitness and body transformation, knowing as well as anybody the importance of a fun and engaging fitness routine. Lauren sees pole dancing at Pole Divas as an amazing way to get fit whilst having fun and feeling super sexy, something everyone can get involved in to feel good about themselves. You are sure to release your inner Showgirl in one of Lauren's classes!




Hollie Sheehan

Hollie is experienced in many forms of dance, and has competed at senior level in varying dance styles, from classical ballet to modern and funk. Stage experience and six years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness instructor means that Hollie brings to Pole Divas a professional edge and strong choreographic skills. She regularly performs at pole divas events and has represented the studio at a state level. In Hollie’s opinion, there is nothing more incredible than being on stage! Yet another graduate from Pole Divas Prahran, Hollie enjoys working with students…watching them develop their confidence, fitness and dexterity. Hollies’ enthusiasm and sense of fun are infectious. Seeing the smiles on students’ faces as their skills develop is testament to her success as an instructor, and consolidates her position as a key member of the Pole Divas team.

A classically trained dancer, Kelly knows all the right moves needed for a breath taking performance. Her experience in the industry means she also knows just how to put these moves together to ensure her students get as much as possible from her classes. Kelly's style is relaxed and fun... but those lines take lots of hard work to master so be prepared to work if you want to be as amazing a performer as she is!




Veronica Waite

Victorian Amateur Pole Champion 2013

From the moment Veronica walked through the door for her first class at Pole Divas, it was love at first pole. She has now been pole dancing for over 3 years and has reached the highest levels of both static and spinning pole classes. Starting out as a shy student, Veronica has built up her confidence and is now a keen performer, competing for the first time on stage at Unleashed 2012 in the Elite category. 

Veronica believes that pole dancing is the best sport for confidence, fitness and of course fun! With her gymnastics background including a broad knowledge from coaching, she has a strong focus on lines, strength and flexibility.



Miss Filly


Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2014
Miss Pole Dance Victoria Doubles Champion 2014
2nd Runner up Miss Pole Dance Australia 2013
Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2011 & 2012
Australian Pole Championships Best Trickster 2012
Miss Pole Dance Victoria Doubles Champ 2010, 2011 and 2012
Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2nd Runner up 2012
Miss Pole Dance Victoria 1st Runner up 2011


Miss Filly became addicted to pole dancing when she attended a Polesations class. Since then she has grown to love pole dancing as a truly athletic and sexy form of dance that builds body confidence and strength.

Her experience in both static and spinning pole dancing led Filly to compete, win and place in some of Australia's toughest pole competitions. Her love of high energy pole performances comes from dancing along side international DJ's such as John B and The Sect at various dance gigs across Melbourne.  Loving every minute of teaching at Pole Divas, Filly is passionate about spreading the word of pole-love!


Sophie Neophitou

Sophie is the latest addition to the Pole Divas Team and brings her knowledge as a previous Pole Divas student to her classes! Sophie joined us a student in 2010 and worked her way up to becoming an instructor after getting Addicted to Pole (as so many of our students are!) Sophie also hopes to make her debut in the competition scene very soon!

Sophie has studied gymnastics and various forms of dance including jazz, tap, ballet and of course pole! As a osteopathy student she has a sound knowledge of human health, movement and fitness.  Sophie wants to share her love for pole with her students and help them fall in love with this incredible form of fitness and dance.  
 

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