INSTRUCTORS

All of our instructors are fully insured, qualified and are handpicked by Spin City bosses! 

They all offer the best service possible and ensure that your fitness aspirations are met in a safe and welcoming way! 

 

All of our pole instructors are fully insured and PDC approved.

GEORGIE JOHNSON

Teaches: Dance, Burlesque, Bodybalance

Georgie has been working in the fitness industry for over ten years with an extensive background in musical theatre and dance. And with Cath took over the running of Spin City Bristol in 2013.

 

Georgie runs both the Spin City dance and burlesque troupes and makes her classes challenging but also fun and exciting.

 

If you want to to learn to 'shake your thing' or just 'pose like a diva' then why don't you join her on a tueday night!

(m) 07786 176499

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Cath Ballantyne

Cath started to learn pole in 2007 when Spin City was just beginning. And when Kate Edwards (Spin City founder) asked her to become an instructor she jumped at the chance and now many years later and she, along with Georgie Johnson, now runs the Bristol studio.

 

Alongside the running of the studio she is also the UWE and Bristol University pole society's pole mum!

(m) 07779 773510 | (e) cathballantyne10@gmail.com

 

Qualifications

SC Pole beginner/intermediate -  ETM Level 2 - Gym Instructor level 2 - Matwork Pilates Level 3 - Pre and Post Natal - Personal Trainer - Metafit - MetaPWR - Boxercise - Purestretch - Spin City Stretch - Circuits and Bootcamps - Align and Define - Suspension Training - Kettlercise - Bodybalance - Insanity - Piyo - Barre fusion - Spin City Tutor & Assessor

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Claire Andrews

Teaches: Pole
 

Claire is a qualified and insured, 3 star PDC registered pole fitness instructor. She has been part of the pole industry since 2011 as an instructor, performer, competitor and judge. She has a background in dance and drama and uses these theatrical skills to enhance her teaching. With a keen eye for technique she is known for creating and teaching routines perfect for any ability.

 

Claire teaches Beginners through to Advanced students, as well as Pole Fabric for all levels.  She runs a weekly class with a monthly theme at Spin City Bristol that is complimentary to your pole training. These classes include Pole Fabric, Bend and Extend, Pole’Ography and Spinning Pole.

 

Claire has an NVQ 3 in British sign language. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and use British sign language to communicate and are interested in learning pole dance, she would be the perfect person to teach you.

 

In 2017 Claire was nominated and shortlisted for ‘Most Influential Individual’ as part of the PoleExcellence Awards at Pole World Festival and in 2018 she was nominated for Spin City Instructor of the Year as well as ‘Outstanding Teacher ‘ and ‘Star Role Model’ at the PoleExcellence Awards.    

(m) 07506 403627 - (e) claire@clairelouise.me(w) clairelouisepole.co.uk

 

 


Qualifications

Pole (all levels) - Pole fabric - Anatomy and physiology - Health and nutrition level 2 
(BA in Drama - helpful for performance!!) - Spin City Stretch & Flexibility 

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Aish fae

Teaches: Pole
 

Aish started pole at university in 2013. She fell in love with pole and became president of the pole society during her final year. During this time she went on to win an advanced competition at Varsity. 

Aish's love of learning has led her to complete her advanced pole instructor qualification, stretching and flexibility qualification, as well as becoming a qualified Pilates instructor. 

 

Aish teaches all levels of pole, pilates and an introduction to splits class at Spin City. Her classes are fun and challenging with her infectious enthusiasm always making people work hard, but they work hard with a smile.

(m) 07538 139268

 

 


Qualifications

Pole (all levels) - Traditional mat work Pilates Level 3 - Anatomy and physiology level 3, Stretching and Flexibility for Pole and Aerial

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caitlin annie

Teaches: Pole
 

Caitlin first discovered pole fitness in 2012 while at university and quickly became obsessed. When she moved back to Bristol in 2017 she started attending classes at Spin City and fell in love with the sport all over again. 

She loves the camaraderie of the pole community and seeing how the sport inspires people and transforms their confidence. Her favourite elements of pole are high strength moves and pretty backbends.

(m) 07962 015294 | (e) Caitlin_bc@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

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gem heywood

Teaches: Pole
 

Gem's pole journey began with Spin City while at university and after quickly falling in love with the sport she became an instructor in 2013. At College, Gem studied Contemporary Dance so brings this in to her style of pole. She has competed in pole multiple times over the years, most recently in the professional category of the Bristol Pole Championships. 

 

Gem has spent the last 8 years building up her knowledge and teaching skills, working in studios in and around Bristol, and now holds qualifications in a range of disciples including pole (beginner-advanced), hoop, stretch & flexibility, anatomy and yoga. Gem's classes are always upbeat and energetic and you'll be sure to leave her classes feeling good both mentally and physically!

 

As well as teaching, Gem likes to get involved in anything pole, and in 2015 she set up Pole World Festival and soon after was one of the founding members of the National University Pole Association that supports and manages the national inter-university pole championships. 

(e) gemmaheywood@hotmail.co.uk

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frankie

Teaches: Pole
 

Frankie took her first pole class in 2016 and she was addicted from that moment on. 

She loves how supportive the pole community is and the effect it can have on peoples confidence and strength. 

 

Frankie has been teaching since June 2019, she has a background in dance and her favourite type of pole is spinny!

 

She feels very lucky to be able to do what she loves for a living and share the joy of pole with other people.

(m) 07508025496 | (e) frances.e.a.anderson@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Spin City Pole (beginners) - Dance BND -

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katherine bates

Teaches: Pole, Polates, Liquid Motion

Owner and creator of Polates®. Competitor, performer, student, teacher, mother of 3. OG pole instructor recently returned from California. 

Kat has over 15 years’ experience, her instructor accreditation include. BASI Pilates, Spin City Pole, Liquid Motion, Booty Barre and Personal Training. 

She’s passionate about bringing the many benefits of Pilates to the Pole and Aerial world and has developed a new teaching method combining Pilates and Pole: Polates®.

Kat is also an avid believer that pole should be about having fun and feeling good in your body. As well as teaching Polates® at spin city she will also be teaching Liquid Motion® and Feel Good Friday, expect to have fun, find your sexy and enjoy the journey!

(m) 07960 394048 | (e) katherine@polates.studio

 

 

 

Qualifications

BASI Pilates - Spin City Pole - Spin City Anatomy & Physiology - Liquid Motion - Booty Barre - Personal Trainer

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Sam

Teaches: Pole

Sam has a background in multiple dance disciplines, from Ballet to Break Dancing.

 

He brings experience from these areas to his pole dance classes and helps his students build these important movement techniques… But no need to have any precious dance experience before you step in to his class!

(m) 07539 209633

 

 

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nicole pearson

Teaches: Aerial Hoop, Silks

Nicole is an award winning aerial specialist who has performed as for two Cirque Du Soleil productions (duo corde lisse and solo aerial silks, OVO Japan tour / vertical chains, bungee trapeze on skates, aerial hoop, AXEL North American tour).

 

 She has also performed at worldwide at events for various Royal families; at high-scale corporate galas and launches (alongside such stars as Prince, Elton John, Seal and Katherine Jenkins); at festivals (Goodwood Festival of Speed, Glastonbury and the Henley Festival); on cruise ships (Costa Cruise Line); and in traditional circuses (Circus Flora, Circus Smirkus, the Zoppe Family Circus) and theatrical circus shows (Pendulum Aerial Dance).

(w) nicolepearson.co.uk | (e) info@nicolepearson.co.uk

 

 

 

Qualifications

Personal Trainer level 3 - XPert Pole Instructor levels 1 and 2 - ETM Level 2 - Gym Instructor level 2

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ana cerrato

Teaches: Aerial Hoop

Ana's journey as a professional aerial performer and teacher started after moving to the Uk from Spain, where she grew up. In 2004 she saw a breathtaking aerial show and she knew that she wanted to become an aerialist. In 2007 she had completed a three year full time circus course in Bristol, specializing in aerial. Straight after she joined a traditional circus tour in North India for a year, and she has never looked back.

She has since broadened her skills in the air with No Fit State circus, the UK's leading large-scale contemporary circus company, with which she worked as an aerial instructor for several years. Ana has also worked as an aerial instructor and choreographer for the Bollywood productions at Kingdom of Dreams, Delhi, India.

Ana currently performs across the UK at weddings, festivals, private and corporate events. She is also a keen flamenco student and enjoys merging dance movements into her routines, working on good lines and taking special care in the transitions between all big tricks. She also loves teaching and performing doubles hoop, so come and join her upside down fun classes

(w) anacerrato.com | (m) 07743 343852

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rach mayes

Teaches: Aerial Hoop
 

Rach began her training over five years ago, attending regular evening aerial classes and Circomedia, Spin City and the Island, she then went on to complete a four month circus intensive course in London in 2013 and has recently graduated from three years training at Circomedia where she has gained a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance, specialising in aerial.

 

She now teaches aerial classes and performs at a wide range of events from festivals, corporate, theatre and circus events all over the UK. 

 

Rach enjoys intergrating movement and dance into her acts and brings this into her teaching techniques, she is a keen believer that transitions between the moves are just as important and the tricks themselves and has a wide range of creative ways in which to explore the equipment. So come and join her for some upside down fun!

 

(m) 07989 342 852 (e) missrkm@hotmail.co.uk

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elle the acrobat

 

 

 

Teaches: Hand Balancing, Flexibility, Aerial Straps

Elle the Acrobat is a circus artist and coach specialising in aerial straps and handbalancing.

 

Elle’s interest in fitness empowered her to begin studying anatomy and biomechanics alongside her degree in 2015 which soon led her into the world of circus performing.

 

After 4 years working as a circus coach around East Sussex, she recently moved to Bristol to study Neuroscience at UoB and continue her work as a teacher and performer 

(w) 07734 274565 

 

 

 

Qualifications

- Biomedical Science BSc - Yoga Teacher Training (200hr) - 

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