Dolly has been with Pure Dance from the start! She is a super important person at Pure Dance, the glue that holds Pure Dance together!
Dolly first started dancing when she was only 4 years old. She has experience with tap dancing, Jazz, ballet and belly dancing. She joined one of the very first Pure Dance classes in 2010 and was addicted from first spin! Two years later, in 2012, she began instructing at Pure Dance. Now she loves to choreograph routines for classes and our competition team!
By day Dolly is a dog groomer with certificate 1 and 2 in animal attending and is also a certified microchipper. By night she is one of Pure Dances busiest instructors!
Morgan has over 17 years dance experience having started dancing when she was only 3 years old. She has trained in many different styles of dance including classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, tap and her favorite styles jazz and hip hop.
Morgan is an experienced Instructor, despite her young age. She first started teaching, for the ballet school she trained at as a child, when she was only 14 years old. When she was 17 she got her second dance instructor role teaching ballet and jazz at another dance studio. In 2014 Pure Dance was lucky enough to welcome Morgan to the team.
During the day, Morgan works in Public Schools coaches kids. She works with kids from kindergarten to year 6 teaching them gymnastics skills on the floor, bars, tramp and beam as well as stretching and strength activities.
Morgan loves all things dance and loves helping other people find their love for it too!
Kitty is our Principal Teacher. She has over 30 years dance experience having starting Ballet when she was only 4 years old. She has trained in many styles of dance and has extensive experience not only teaching dance, and as a Fitness Instructor, but also in the public education system and with students with special needs. Kitty has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a graduate diploma in education and has now started a masters of special education. Teaching is her passion and dancing is her true love.
Winner of 2012 Newcastle Pole Dancing Championships (Professional Female division) * Winner of 2011 Newcastle Pole Dancing Championships (Professional Female division) * Winner of 2011 Newcastle Pole dancing championships (Female Doubles Division) * Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) (The University of Newcastle, 2010) * Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (The University of Newcastle, 2004) * Fitness Instructor (TAFE NSW, 1999) * Royal Academy of Dancing Major Examinations (1994)
Brad is our star male Instructor! He has been Pole dancing since 2014 and excelled so well that he placed 1st in his first pole dancing competition in 2015. That same year Brad also began instructing at Pure Dance.
Brad keeps fit not only with Pole Dancing, Silks and Lyra but also cycling, playing squash, swimming and hitting the gym.
He has a background, bachelor degree, in computer science working as a software developer when not instructing.
Brad place 1st in the Men's Division of Newcastle Pole Dancing Championships 2015 and we look forward to his next competition!
Stephanie began pole dancing in 2014 and has been obsessed ever since! When she was younger, Stephanie trained in ballet, jazz and tap, as well as gymnastics and trampolining. She loves pole art and pole theater. Stephanie is studying at the University of Newcastle and while on exchange in the UK she trained in pole fit, performed in showcases and competed with the University pole society.
Stephanie began instructing at Pure Dance in 2016 and is very excited about this next stage in her pole journey!
Ella has over 15 years dance experience having started dancing when she was only 4 years old. She has trained in many styles of dance including contemporary, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Ella also studied dancing for her HSC which she completed in 2015 and now she is currently studying at the university of Newcastle.
Ella has been pole dancing since 2013 and in 2016 she started instructing at Pure Dance! Ella love's everything about dance and is excited about growing and learning and her future in this industry!
Charmaine has been dancing since she was a little girl training in many different styles of dance; jazz, contemporary, Ballet and Hip hop. She started Pole dancing 8 years ago, began competing in 2013 (placed 2nd in Newcastle Pole Dancing Championships Intermediate division in 2013), and began instructing at Pure Dance in 2014.
When Charmaine is not dancing she is studying and working part time in pharmacy. She is in her 4th and final year of pharmacy studying at the University of Newcastle. Charmaine also loves spending time at the beach or with her fav toy poodle Lulu.
Shaniqua brings the booty to pure dance. Since she first discovered dance at age 6, Shani has loved the stage. She has a dance background in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hiphop. Shani came to pure dance in 2012 because she wanted to continue dance and performance with other adults. Since discovering pure dance, shaniqua has learnt to love her booty and has trained in twerk and booty dance styles.
Shaniqua is a speech pathologist by day and has extensive experience working with people who have disabilities and supporting them to achieve their potential. Shaniqua was also awarded Young Australian of the Year for her local region in 2015 and Hunter youth volunteer of the year in 2014 for her work in the disability sector.
Barbies passion for pole started at Pure Dance in 2011 and only 12 months later she was asked to become an instructor! A versatile dancer and instructor with an ability to make things her own Barbie has created her own brand of moves and her own signature class! Barbie has specially tailored 'Hairography, Heels and Floorwork', to be suitable for all levels, for those who have a passion (or curiosity!) for the traditional or exotic style of pole dancing; musicality, high heels, hair flicking and seamless, flowing movement around the pole and floor. You wont meet a more sophisticated seductress than Barbie!
When Barbie is not dancing she is using her certifications in business services and administration. Her career has seen her work in a wide range of customer service, administrative, payroll and human resource support roles in both private and public organisations. But her favorite time is when she has her 7 inch heels on!