Jo Dandridge is an Xpert Master Trainer. She has been doing Pole for over 14 years and has been highly regarded in the fitness industry for 20+ years. Jo trained in many forms of dance when she was younger including Ballet, Modern, Latin and Ballroom. Jo teaches Pole, Aerial Hoop and Hammock Certifications and also Mental Health Awareness. She is also an Internal Verifier for the Xpert trainings. You will see Jo regularly on the Pole Competition circuit as a judge – she has judged UKPPC, Kent Pole Championships, Pole Art UK, Pole Theatre Amateur, Airstars Asia and UKAPP. She’s also worked at many fitness exhibitions including FIBO, The International Fitness Convention, Fitcamps and many more. Jo’s passion lies in teaching, ensuring that students learn with safe and effective techniques and is passionate about helping new instructors to become the best they can!
Sarah has been Pole Dancing since 2008 and found her passion for teaching early on. She ran a pole studio for around 3 years before focusing on traveling and teaching workshops and her clothing company off the pole. Sarah won Miss Pole Dance UK 2012 and Pole Theatre UK Drama 2015 and travels globally teaching, judging and performing.
Sarah is now based out of Thailand, where she runs her studio and looks after her little girl.
She holds numerous fitness and mobility qualifications and strongly believes in the XPERT ethos of instructing ‘safely and effectively’ Sarah began working with XPERT in 2011 as a Master Trainer.
Lorna Walker started her pole and aerial journey over 13 years ago.
In 2013 Lorna Walker was crowned Miss Pole Dance UK, and since then has gone on to represent the UK at the World Pole Dance Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Lorna is an Xpert Master Trainer, helping to develop and teach the Xpert Instructor Training Programmes for Pole and Aerial since 2014. She has been fortunate enough to travel internationally to teach the programmes for many years, including countries like The Philippines, Indonesia and China.
Lorna also runs one of the leading pole and aerial schools in the UK ‘Pole Athletes’, which offers alternative fitness and aerial classes in Derbyshire/ South Yorkshire. Here she teaches many disciplines including Pole, Aerial, Yoga and Flexibility.
Lorna has recently had some time out to start a family and is expecting her second son early next year (2022). She can’t wait to regain her fitness through the newly launched Xpert Pre/Post Natal programme and be back out in the industry helping people achieve their dreams too.
Tiff Finney, is known for her love and passion for heels and the importance of self-confidence and worth.
Heel technique and the ability to create depth, shape and sound with each movement is what Tiff lives for. The pinnacle for Tiff is writing the content for XPERT Essential Science of Heels and being the course Master Trainer. Having the opportunity to formulate and write down the techniques she’s worked tirelessly on for 10 years means she can now share her love and knowledge of all things Heels. It is huge for the community to have the art form of Heels based Pole to be recognised and standardised and Tiff is honoured to be a part of it.
Tiff has judged, compered, taught workshops and performed professionally and internationally since 2012 and is a proud Pole Junkie Ambassador. She is also the 2018 Off The Pole Best On The Pole and Best Off The Pole Female Winner.
Symone has performed on pole and other aerial disciplines in Hong Kong and other countries around the world for more than 16 years. She is a sought after instructor because she was the first XPERT certified aerial instructor in Asia back in 2014 and in September 2018 she was promoted to Master Trainer.
Between 2009-2017 she ran her own studio “Pole Paradise Studio” and now continues to dedicate her time training and teaching new moves on pole, hoop (Lyra), silks (fabrics), cube, static trapeze, chains and burlesque to any and all those willing to try. Pole Paradise Studio was the first studio in the world to create an aerial combined tournament first starting locally in HK in 2010, going internationally from 2011 to 2014. Symone has mentored other similar formatted competitions that have opened since, including the US Aerial Championships and Airstars in Taiwan.
Today Symone continues to work as a Master Trainer for XPERT and is passionate about getting the next generation of pole and aerial instructors into the industry and making sure that they teach in a safe and progressive manner. Since working for XPERT she has taught over 500 students in the industry. As well as being a Master Trainer you can find her also teaching in various studios.
She continues to work closely with internationally renowned pole stars in bringing the newest and latest developments in pole to the mass market.