Chris moved from the world of aerospace engineering to vertical engineering - discovering pole dancing in 2012.
Chris holds the reins on our pole engineering, operations, spreadsheets and pesky paperwork and you can follow her shenanigans @rockaoma.
She has competed in:
- 2017 Amateur Night, The Brass Barre
- 2016 SLAP Showdown (3rd Place)
- 2015 Amateur Night, Bobbi (Best Costume)
Viv first donned her classical ballet shoes at the age of 6. She has not stopped twirling since.
Her extensive dance career has played out on stage in numerous performances - both as a dancer and a choreographer.
Vivienne has been pole dancing since 2010 and takes the lead on our Lyrical, Broadway/Burlesque styles, children’s dance programmes and stage performances.
- Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), UK
- Commonwealth Society of Teachers Dancing (CSTD), Australia
- BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, LABAN UK - scholarship
- Diploma in Dance (Presidential Distinction), LaSalle SIA College of the Arts
- Deputy Chief Choreographer, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- Choreographer, Culture and Education Programme, SYOG 2010
- Singapore Arts Festival 2007 & 2009
Follow her: @poppidiamond #viviennetanchoreography
Jen has been performing for television productions, concerts, musicals and corporate events since the age of 7.
Her versatility as a dancer and choreographer is demonstrated in the many styles of dance that she is adept in - from her experience in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary work with various dance companies in Singapore and overseas.
Jen has been pole dancing since 2010 and helms our Training Programme. She is also the creative genius behind our Dance Tech, Contemporary and Flow choreographies.
- Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), UK
- BA Fine Arts, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia - scholarship
- Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
- LaSalle SIA College of the Arts
- Assistant Creative Director, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
- Artistic Director, National Heritage Board (Singapore Heritage Festival)
- Choreographer and Performer, National Arts Museum - Singapore Night Festival & Helix Bridge Opening
Follow her: @pauhsiaofern
Resident rock chick, T, doesn't have a career-dancer story. Hers, instead, is a corporate-marketer-turned-pole-dancer journey that began from a single pole trial class once upon a time in 2010.
She had a little help from a varied background in gymnastics, windsurfing, tree-climbing and singing in the shower.
Tania has been a pole dance instructor since 2010 and champions our Rock, Late Night T-ease and children’s gymnastics classes.
She is also the hamster behind the wheel of all our tech geekery (often making small sacrifices to the powers that be during booking season in the hope that nothing breaks on the website).
Performances and choreographies that she is proud of include:
- Asia Pole Championship, 2016-2018
- Miss Pole Dance Australia
- Toggle TV
- W!LD RICE Rice Ball
- Singapore Night Festival
Follow her @tlovesbeer - so you know what to bring her!
Our Amazing Dance Crew
Huishi started her journey as an athlete, building her stamina, endurance for pain and abs of steel through a combination of endurance running and eluding brawny defenders on the soccer pitch.
She balances her strength and tenacity against some hard-earned flexibility and gracefulness to continue challenging herself and growing as a dancer and choreographer.
Huishi has been a pole dance instructor since 2016 and spends her days exploring the most painless and effortless tricks for her Pole X choreographies.
Huishi has no dance certifications. She does have a Bachelor in Business Management.
Get conned at @maiebelo.
Vanessa started training to be a ballet dancer at the age of three under the Royal Academy of Dance (UK). In school, she pursued other genres including Jazz, Modern Dance and Contemporary.
She won 1st runner up in The Royal Dance-Off Duet (contemporary) competition in 2015, the silver award for Neoclassical/Contemporary Ballet solo category in 2010 and bronze award for the Classical Ballet solo category in 2009 in the CSTD Asia-Pacific Dance competition.
Vanessa has performed in many institutions in Singapore, went to Manila to perform in 2012, and represented Singapore in Macau’s Arts Festival in 2010.
Her passion for teaching dance started in 2002 and she pursued it full-time in 2013. She is a certified RAD registered teacher and teaches ballet to students from 4 years and up.
Vanessa found pole in 2014 and started teaching in 2015. She enjoys teaching all levels and specialises in ballet, lyrical and contemporary styles.
Sadhana "Saddy" Jayaseelan
"I have no ballet or formal dance training at all! I started learning to point my toes when I began my pole journey in March 2013 after stalking some of my senior instructors then #truth. Back then, I could not even touch my toes. Now I can accidentally kick myself in the head with 8-inch heels. I feel smarter each time this happens."
Saddy's "everything" began in team sports. Paddling across water with her dragon-boating team, creating their own rhythms, drumbeats and synchronies. She's enjoyed many heart-stopping races and earned quite a few shiny medals for her efforts.
She has, however, since put down her paddle in exchange for the pole - something she deems as being equally strengthy, challenging, beautiful and fierce. The 8-inch heels are an upgrade, literally, UP.
Saddy is the creative genius behind our Tooshie class choreographies, and takes joy in the "many fantabulous instructors and friends to make me braver and better. These days I feel I'm living a little better, breathing a little deeper, dancing a lot harder."
Penny uncovered the power of movement as a form of self-expression at age 7 in Chinese dance class. Over the years, her love for music and rhythm led her to explore other genres: performing and competing in artistic rope-skipping, cheerleading and modern dance, among others.
She hasn’t stopped spinning since she first got on the pole in 2012 and started teaching in 2015. She also spent some time teaching at Pole Sensations in the UK.
Penny enjoys exploring different types of movement and music with pole and is the queen behind our sexy, slinky, sassy class choreographies.
Follow her @ynnepp where she always tells it like it is.
Sera has her dance foundations in ballet, Chinese dance and contemporary dance, which started during her younger days.
To fuel her passion for dance and all things aerial, Sera dabbled in aerial silks, lyra, cube and acroyoga, finally chancing upon and falling in love with the pole in 2016. She started teaching in 2018.
What attracted her to pole dancing is the variety of music genres and dance styles that it encompasses, and how it allows her to express her sensuality, strength and grace. Her day job sees her working in the male-dominated construction industry, so pole dancing gives her an avenue to get vain and “hiao it out”. How else would anyone in their daily lives get to do so?
Put on your dancing shoes and come play with Sera!
Farhana Dewi Dawood
Farhana has her dance foundations in ballet having started dancing at three years old. She fell out of ballet because puberty, leotards and self-consciousness were not a good mix, but continued dancing through school CCAs. She got to try a myriad of dance styles from Jazz to Contemporary and Malay and Indian Dance, and competed in multiple SYFs.
Working in kids' gymnastics led Farhana to aerial silks but she still sorely missed dancing. She found a pole trial two years ago and hasn't looked back since. She loves how pole combines dance and strength training all in one, and most of all, she loves how accepting and loving the pole community is.
You can find the shenanigans Farhana gets up to @farhanaconda.
Follow her dance adventures at @twinkletoestiff. Psst, remember to point your toes!
During her university days and through NUS Dance Ensemble, she was given multiple opportunities to explore other dance genres like Modern Dance, Jazz and Contemporary and to work with renowned choreographers. She took her first pole dancing class in 2012 and has remained in a committed long-term relationship with the pole ever since. She loves pole dancing for its versatility and its ability to empower women. Jennifer has choreographed and performed solo at the Singapore Night Festival from 2014 to 2017.
She is also Polestar Comprehensive Studio Trained and is planning to take her Pilates Instructor certification exams later in 2021.
Follow her @vanillautopia.
Teresa first took to the "stage" goofing around the doorsteps of her grandfather’s provision shop as a kid. She then spent 9 years doing what she loves, which is singing. During her journey through multiple choir performances, she describes singing as the ultimate workout of the respiratory system, requiring elegance at times and, at other times, simply being loud. She was exposed to the beauty of theatre in her late teenage years, and pursued her degree in Theatre Studies before going on to immerse herself in the world of drama on a real stage.
Teresa’s spark for pole dancing came from a random trial class back in 2017 that her elder sister dragged her to. That first little spark has now become a huge passion, and she has not stopped her spinning love affair with the pole ever since.
Follow her @illusionist_tc
Mei Ting Leong
Mei Ting started dancing in her teens when she coincidentally passed a dance audition even though she was there just to accompany a friend. She fell in love with dance and enrolled for classical ballet classes at the age of 15. She then discovered contemporary dance, performing and competing on various stages locally and overseas.
She started pole dancing after joining a pole trial in 2015, and has never stopped spinning since. She loves pole for its challenging blend of strength, grace and flexibility. She also spent some time teaching pole and aerial hoop at Ecole De Pole in Singapore.
Outside of pole, Mei Ting likes lifting weights at the gym and rewarding herself with good food afterwards.
You can follow her training journey at @polemeits.
Born and raised in China, Serena wishes she had had formal Chinese dance training at a young age. Luckily, this did not stop her from performing various genres of dance on stage in school. Little did she know that later in her life, she would find pole in 2017 to channel the inner desire to perform.
You may know her as Snow White from the 2019 Breathe Games. You may have also voted for her in the Audience Choice Awards at Breathe's Got Talent amateur competition in 2020. 你也可以叫她晓璐，如果你更喜欢说中文.
We're proud to have Serena leading our very first Mandarin-language pole dance classes, which she's much loved for.
Follow her at @Serena_bambi_pole to explore her various identities.
Tasmin’s dance journey started when she took up Chinese dance at the age of 13. She signed up for a pole term spontaneously with her friend in 2017 and has not looked back ever since. She loves how there are always new tricks to learn and new ways to move in pole. She also loves how supportive and encouraging the pole community is.
Follow her at @ttasmin.
At the age of 4, Melanie begged her mom to enrol her in ballet classes and she has not stopped dancing since. In school, she was introduced to contemporary, lyrical jazz, and various street dance styles.
She has performed in several National Day Parades, the Youth Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies, and represented Singapore with T.H.E Youth Dance Company in Macau’s Dance Festival 2008. She then took the stage at Universal Studios Singapore before exploring the skies as a part of the cabin crew with Qatar Airways.
Melanie has collected several dance awards under her belt. The Chilton St James College of the Arts (New Zealand) Scholarship, 2nd Runner Up in The Royal Dance Off 2011 (Group Category) and Best Female Dancer in O School’s Recital in 2009.
Mel first attended a pole trial in 2017. She loves the challenge of combining strength and grace, and loves how the pole community is so loving, supportive and accepting.
She is currently pursuing her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) with Royal Academy of Dance (UK).
Follow her at @melernie.
Jade first put on her ballet slippers when she was four years old and has never stopped dancing since. In school, she also enjoyed dancing to other genres including Chinese dance, modern dance, contemporary, jazz, and competed in a number of Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) events with her school’s Wushu team.
Her passion for dance and the need to improve strength to become a better dancer led her to pole as the perfect solution in 2016. She loves how pole dancing is so empowering, multidimensional, and the pole community is truly amazing and inspiring.
Follow her @tarojade.
Madeline started her first dance at 14. Unlike most who opted for ballet/jazz, she began her journey with Malay dance as her CCA. She instantly fell in love with being on stage. She would later explore salsa, bachata, hiphop, and urban dance to continue that passion to perform and compete. Madeline joined Universal Studios Singapore as a performer in 2014.
Madeline attended her first pole trial class in 2017. She was amazed at how strength and femininity could intermingle that beautifully on a piece of apparatus and she has been hooked since. She joined her first amateur pole competition, Breathe's Got Talent, in 2020. It was definitely the scariest but, also the best decision of her life.
Follow her at @madholovestoeat.
Yi Ting Lam
"She is beauty, she is grace.
She smacks her backside, in their (firefighters) face."
It all started when 8-year-old Yi Ting saw a pole dancing scene on local television and told her mother that that was who she wanted to be when she grew up. "Sure, go ahead and do that once you get older and earn your own keep" said Mum. And that is exactly what she did.
Joining her very first amateur pole competition, Breathe's Got Talent 2020, was probably one of the bravest things she has ever ventured into as she had always dreamt of performing her very own item on the big stage.
Her favourite aspect of this sport is the discovery of self, body awareness and how it has helped her break through her own barriers whenever she is met with a complex move or dance genre. She is excited to progress into the next chapter of helping others in their journey as an instructor at Breathe Dance Co.
Follow her at @thattingonthepole.