Trainers

Jade Bensilum

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Jade Bensilum

Jade is a  highly skilled performer and instructor who has been training in pole and aerial for over 8 years. She teaches across several different studios as well as performing and teaching internationally.

Jade holds a number of national titles including placing second at Miss Pole Dance UK Professional in 2018, this gave her the opportunity to represent the UK at the World Pole Dance Championships in 2019 where she placed in the top 5!

Jade has judged and organised a number of competitions and so is experienced from all angels of competing.  She is the co owner of Pole Theatre UK & Exotic Generation UK.

Jade loves to train and figure out the next cool combo or trick so that she can share that knowledge when she teaches. Jade is now an XPERT Trainer and is excited to be able to share her passion.

Natalie Leworthy

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Natalie Leworthy

Natalie has owned Urban Circus Pole & Aerial Studios based in North Yorkshire for over a decade. She first tried pole as an act of rebellion at the age of 17 and was trained up as instructor within a few short months. She had a back ground in martial arts and so was attracted to the strength side of the sport much more so than the dance or performance aspect. However like most, she now loves every part and is living proof that anyone can do pole and aerial – dance background or not!

She is a level 4 personal trainer and practicing sports therapist specialising in pre and postnatal rehabilitation and lower back pain management. Natalie’s love lies in the technical, anatomical and science side of pole and aerial and this comes across in her instruction style. She’s also the very proud mother of two beautiful (and cheeky) girls and had the pleasure of writing the XPERT pre & postnatal course.

ZEN Oasis

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ZEN Oasis

Zen is a proponent of the transformative power of movement. Her style exudes power, sensuality and grace, creating a delicious cocktail of mesmerizing movement. Zen is an award winning pole competitor, coach, XPERT Fitness Trainer, and a brand ambassador across multiple pole wear brands. She is the founder of “Total Reset Retreat”, the first retreat experience to encompass both pole fitness and mindfulness. Zen is based out of Atlanta GA.

Tara Meyer

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Tara Meyer

Tara Meyer is an Internationally recognized Elite Pole Champion, the only competitor to have won both the OG Pole Fitness at Olympia and the PCS Arnold Classic— the two most prestigious international pole championships.  She has also performed in Cirque du Soleil as their pole soloist.

Tara travels the globe as an elite performer, competition judge, coach and is the owner of VogueFit (Aerial Studio in Canada).  Her extensive formal dance background, combined with an audacious creativity, champion’s work ethic, and generous heart, makes Tara a treasure for the global pole community, as she offers a unique contribution to every event in which she participates.

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Recent Accomplishments:

  • 2019 Cirque Du Soleil – Pole Soloist- Rebel
  • 2019 SpiegelWorld – Pole Soloist -Guest Performance
  • 2018 Cast of Jenyne Butterfly’s RISE, Vegas (featured on Netflix)
  • 2018 Olympia, OG Ms. Pole Fitness, Champion & People’s Choice Award

Claire Stringer

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Claire Stringer

Clare has been dancing for 19 years, has studied dance, exercise to music and has been teaching Pole Fitness for 8 years. With a degree in Business Management, in 2009 she decided to merge her love for dance with her business skills and began building her own dance school. Clare now runs her Aerial Fitness Studio where she teaches Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks and Anti Gravity Yoga.

Clare loves to dance and gets the great satisfaction from teaching people and watching them perform! Her aim is to ensure everyone can learn and progress in a safe and comfortable environment. Claire has recently entered her first competitions and won Exotic Generation UK New Face in 2019.

Lea Roth

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Lea Roth

Lea is from Germany and discovered her passion for dancing when she was a child. She started with ballet and rhythmic gymnastics and continued with different styles such as Jazz- and Modern Dance, HipHop and Cheer. After high school Lea passed an integrated degree program as a Fitness Coach and completed a dance education in different styles as well. After working in the Fitness Scene for a couple of years, Lea decided to compete in Bodybuilding competitions in 2014.

In 2011 Lea started to teach herself how to pole-dance. Since 2013 she has been teaching pole-dance in a Pole-dance school in Mannheim. Her first pole-dance competition was in 2015 and by 2019 she had won multiple of competitions. In 2019 Lea was invited to perform at the German TV Show „Das Supertalent“ to represent Pole Dance as a sport and art style on TV. Since 2019 Lea has been part of the XPERT Team, Lea loves to teach pole and also loves to perform because Pole-Dance is her first passion in life. Pole-dance is a perfect mix of strength, flexibility, dancing and elegance – that´s why she loves it so much.

Anna Krizova

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Anna Krizova

Anna is from Czech and she is passionate about dancing since her childhood. She started with a sport aerobic, disco dance and street dance. Together with disco dance crew she become twice Czech Champion.

Later she continued with her passion for sport and become an aerobic & fitness instructor when she turned 16 years old. 2013 was a life changer when she felt in love with Pole Dance. She is a certificated Pole Dance Instructor since 2016.

Anna is currently teaching in Amsterdam where she is mainly focused on Pole Dance, Exotic Pole Dance and Flexibility classes. Her passion is to create a unique choreography and helped others to prepare for a performance or competition. Also, on her own she is enjoying being on the stage.

She loves teaching, coaching and education others, that’s why she decided to study the science of sport and chose a Physical Education and Geography Science at Charles University. She finished her master degree in 2020.

Since 2021 Anna has been part of the XPERT Team and she now an X-pert Trainer.

Nici

Nici has been dancing since she was 5, has trained various dance styles including Ballroom Dance, Contemporary and Exotic and has been teaching Pole and Aerial for over 5 years. She decided to merge her passion for dance with her love for circus arts and specializes in fusions like Lyrical Pole and Tribal Silk Flow.

Nici loves to geek out about biomechanics, physics and geometry in Pole Fitness and uses her knowledge to to ensure safe training progress. Her teaching style aims to encourage flow, expression and creativity while being safe and in a comfortable environment.

Nici aims to open her own studio soon and teaches Pole Fitness & Flow, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks, Lyrapole, Dance and Flexibility. Her greatest joy is to see her students succeed and perform! Her aim is to make Circus Arts more accessible and to teach people correct technique and safety.

Karley Cottrell

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Karley Cottrell

Karley Cottrell  was a competitive dancer in high school and college and continues to train in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Showgirl. In 2007 she began a career as a personal trainer and worked as a fitness manager for 5 years. She started taking lessons in pole dance fitness in 2008 and added aerial silks and aerial hoop shortly after. After moving to Las Vegas in 2012 she opened Polecats Aerial Fitness. As an aerial instructor and performer she has had the privilege of performing at the Bellagio, the Aria, for the History channel, at Comic Con, Star Wars Day, Brooklyn Bowl, and much more. She loves her family, her students, to travel, and her dog (assistant studio manager) David. Karley is very proud to be an XPERT  Trainer and is excited to help bring aerial fitness into mainstream fitness.

Brittny Ravotti

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Brittny Ravotti

Brittny Ravotti is a dedicated teacher of various forms of fitness and dance.

Discovering a natural knack for pole in 2009 she immediately booked every spare moment at the studio.

Outgrowing her studio she trained with Fawnia Mondey completing her first dance certification in 2011. From there she was off! Obtaining teaching certifications through NESTA, FlyGym and Liquid Motion before being asked aboard by XPERT. In 2020, she completed her RYT 200 Hour in Tantra Hatha Vinyasa yoga and meditation.  In the spirit of continuing education, she updated her general fitness certification through ACE in 2021.

Obsessed with body awareness since childhood Brittny delightfully applied self taught movement to yoga starting in 2007, and credits yoga for her transition into healthy living. Once discovering pole dancing though, yoga almost went out the window.

Students know her class to be dense with technique, expect endless cues with meticulous breakdown. Being known for extreme fluidity landed her a first paid performance in 2012 at the birthday party of reality TV show winner Jenna Morasca of Survivor. Brittny’s also enjoyed performing in Pittsburgh through the years at art shows.

When she isn’t glued to a pole, her love of hiking mountains transcends her aversion to walking. She loves travel, Burning Man, and enjoys volunteer work.

Brittny joined the XPERT team as an Assistant Master Trainer at the International Pole Convention in 2019 and intends to teach until her walker obstructs the way. She currently teaches at Fitness Envi near her hometown in PA and travels the US to certify teachers in the XPERT program.

Andrea Ryff

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Andrea Ryff

Andrea is a Sydney based professional pole dancer, studio owner & instructor with over 25 years experience in the fitness industry and 10yrs in the pole industry.

She is also an X-Pole Ambassador. In 2014 Andrea won the Australian Pole Championships in 2014, and recently in 2018 won the prestigious title of International Ultimate Pole Champion. She has represented Australia Internationally on many occasions.

Andrea has earned a respected global reputation as a pole dancer, competitor, instructor & judge and is known for her strength & grace style. With an extensive background in gymnastics, dance, sportive aerobics and the fitness industry Andrea is an expert when it comes to coaching & spotting techniques. She’s extremely passionate with her teaching style and loves seeing people achieve their goals.