Instructors

Having degree and a career in accounting, I tried Pole Dance in 2011 and that’s when I realised that I had found my passion and would refuse to quit as I progressed in my training. Within these 10 years I have managed to :

  •  Win the first place twice in the competitions back in Russia, one of which was Exotic Pole Dance;
  • Take part in more than 6 professional competitions, including Miss UK;
  • Obtain a training certificate for all levels of difficulty from Russian Pole Dance Association;
  • Obtain a training certificate from one of the most successful Pole Dance Studios in Russia (“My Pole Space” Studio);
  • Get 5 years of training experience and become a professional Pole Dance and Exotic Pole Dance instructor.

Using my own personal experience as an example, I’d like to show everyone who has any doubts, that it’s never too late for them to try, even if they don’t have any relevant training for this or any other sport altogether. I would like to encourage everyone who always wanted but hesitated to give it a go, because the only thing you need to do is to make the first step. Regardless of your background or career – you can rely on me to provide you with all the necessary  training required to safely master this skill.

Veronica Cebotari

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Veronica Cebotari
Director & Owner
Senior Instructor

Teaching since: January 2015
Pole Dancing since: 2011

First aid trained & certified

Competitions:
Miss Pole Dance Uk, Exotic Pole Dance Russia, Pole Dance Art Russian. 

Background:
Trained  at Trash Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia.  

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor by The Russian Federation of Pole Dance (RFPD).

  • Qualified Pole Fitness Instructor

  • PDC Approved and Fully Insured

                 

Marine aka Nanar Jinx
Pole Dance & Contemporary
Pole dance Instructor

Teaching since : August 2017
Pole Dancing since : May 2013

First aid trained & certified

Competitions :
Pole Theatre France 2018, semi-pro category Comedy (6 th overall ranking).

Background:

  • 10 years of modern jazz and contemporary dance (France)
  • Trained in many studios in France: Paris, La Rochelle and Bordeaux (mostly)
  • Burlesque and pole performer
  • First aid trained & certified

After 10 years of modern jazz and contemporary dance, I started pole dancing in 2013. I immediately fell in love with this demanding sport which combines strength, flexibility and grace. I love the way it makes you challenge yourself, the feeling of flying and defying gravity.

I have spent the last 5 years training in studios in France and around the world. I started performing 3 years ago and always try to enrich my dance by experimenting with different styles.

I love pole dancing; its depth, its diversity, its variety and the different styles and techniques from pole sport and fitness to contemporary, sexy, burlesque and exotic dance. To me, every class gives you the space and time to discover a new aspect of yourself. And this is what I want to offer my students: not only a dance class but a place to express yourself, have fun and be more confident!

Ylva
Exotic Pole &
Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: May 2022
Pole Dancing since
: October 2020

First aid trained & certified

Background:

I started pole dancing as a way to combine my recently discovered love of movement through climbing and 8 years of dancing. 

 
I also started pole at a later age, and have absolutely loved letting my body prove what it can do. I’m happiest upside down and spinning, and love the meditative aspect of focusing only on how I’m moving. No matter how busy my head is going into a pole session, I always leave feeling grounded (if bruised). 
 
Pole dance for me is a beautiful way for people to inhabit their body and the space they’re in.
Sarah Elliott
Exotic Pole &
Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: February 2019
Pole dancing since: March 2016

First aid trained & certified

I started pole to learn tricks. I wanted to invert and do the amazing aerial figures and transitions. I started my first choreo class after I had been persuaded after drinking on a night out to sign up to class.

Pole for me is a way of escape (which is probably why I never really get anything done in my flat, always procrastinating), it’s also very versatile; some days I want to be a monkey, sometimes a figure skater or a gymnast and others a dancer. Whether I am having a bad day at work or bad session at pole, I always come out happy; and on my happy days, I come out happy, when I’m bored, I go pole and I’m happy; bruised, but happy.

Vanessa Pouso
Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: November 2019
Pole Dancing since
: May 2014

First aid trained & certified

I started pole dancing out of curiosity after seeing a performer on TV.
I grew up being scared of most things (I drive like an old lady, so you can imagine) but seeing gymnasts, ballet dancers and circus acrobats always made me feel admiration and envy. I decided to try pole dancing, it was a good combination between acrobatics and dancing and, from the very first time I put my hands on a pole, I knew I had taken on a journey I would never want to abandon.

I had to stop training twice, for a year each time, both times brought me back to nearly beginner level, but I didn’t want to give up. If you love it but for some reason you have to stop training, you’ll come back and you’ll catch up.

I also started late compared to most people. This has taught me that it’s never too late and if you treat your body right it will respond in ways that you could never have imagined.

Pole dancing is discovering what you are capable of, what potential you have that you didn’t know existed. It is joining a community that is friendly and caring, because when you end up straddling, upside down, right by someone else’s face, who is holding you and helping you, some good friendship is forming there.

Martha
Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: May 2021
Pole dancing since: January 2019

First aid trained & certified

I started pole dancing at a period in my life where I was feeling a little lost in the big world. I knew that finding a hobby and art would be great for my mind and could make me feel grounded and happy. I walked into a pole lesson at Exotica in the first couple weeks of 2019, and ever since then I have been addicted. I love everything about pole dancing from the beautiful shapes it can enable the body to create, and to the sense of community it brings to people from all backgrounds.

Everyone has their own journey with pole, you learn things about your body and mind in ways you never thought you would. There is always something to be working towards, and that’s the beauty of it.

Before pole dancing I wasn’t very comfortable in my own skin, but pole has taught me to be proud and that my body it is the greatest instrument I will ever own. When you are focusing in on the pole and yourself – whether you are spinning upside down, clicking your heels in exotic or power spinning on static – it’s like meditation… you do not think of anything else but the art and shapes you are creating, it’s so refreshing and therapeutic for the mind and body.

YangYang
Exotic Pole &
 Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: March 2020
Pole dancing since: February 2017

First aid trained & certified

I started pole dancing at uni. It was something completely different to what I was used to & it came as a surprise to almost everyone when I became invested. I was always one of those kids that tried to avoid sports back at school. But the more I went to pole class the more I found I’d rather go and freestyle around my pole than revise for my Economics exams.

Fast forward a few years, I have now graduated with a 1st Class degree, found and lost a ‘normal’ job (due to Covid) and as it stands atm… I guess my LinkedIn title would be a Freelance Pole Dancer/Person! 

I started getting a few bookings when I was still working my normal 9-5 to perform pole in music videos. Since then – I’ve had more availability and have been able to perform pole, floorwork dance and twerk in various music video productions, shows and parties (from rap videos to National Student Pride).

When I first moved to London at the end of 2019 – I did a little tour of classes and trained at different London pole studios. I felt most at home at Exotica so I went for my first 20 classes package & never looked back!

Nadia Alekseyeva
Exotic Pole &
 Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: May 2022
Pole dancing since: January 2016

First aid trained & certified

Background:

  • Qualified Pole Dance Instructor
  • Trained in pole dance studios in London, Moscow and Minsk
I started my journey as exotic and pole dancer back in 2016. Even though I never thought that dancing is something I’d be good at, I really loved it from the first class. I was always very consistent with my practice taking classes regularly. And I believe that’s a key to a good consistent progress in pretty much any area.
I stopped training for 2 years after moving to the UK in 2019 and that has revealed just how much I love it. It also showed how stronger I was and felt before the break. I am so lucky I found Exotica school after Covid and Veronica who helped me quickly get back to shape and achieve even more than I could expect from myself. And it makes me very happy that I now have this opportunity to share and teach what I know with you.
Ieva Aliejunaite
Exotic Pole &
 Pole Dance Instructor

Teaching since: November 2021
Pole dancing since: November 2017

First aid trained & certified

Background:

  • PDC Approved and Fully Insured

I was introduced to pole during a 22 hour layover in Houston, Texas whilst staying with an air bnb host who was a  pole dancer. She and other pole dancers I met on my travels inspired me to take it on. I wanted to be as strong as them, to be able lift myself up … and be stronger than most men. I started pole in my second year of university. It was then that I realised that pole is so much more than just strength. It’s a way of personal expression, it’s a place where you can feel powerful, sexy, strong and so much more. I fell in love instantly. Almost 5 years on, I have achieved gold and silver medals in regional competitions. I’m developing a slow and silky flow style in my dance. I love spin pole the beautiful shapes that can be created. I started exotic style in 2020 when I moved back to London, Exotica Studio was the first studio I tried and never looked back since. Exotic has stolen my heart, I just love the empowerment that comes with it. Having no dance or any other athletic background growing up, I am proud how far I have come and I want to share this passion/obsession with others, showing them that anything is possible.

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