Instructors

All our instructors are fully insured, qualified, first aid trained.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic our instructors have also completed several courses relating to the virus, including but not limited to: Preventing Covid-19, Infection Prevention Control and Hand Washing. Our children’s instructors are DBS checked, and our pole instructors are PDC approved. 

Our instructors are trained to offer the best service possible to ensure your fitness aspirations are met in a safe a welcoming environment.

Tracy

Teaches

 Higher and Advanced Pole, Intermediate and Advanced Hoop, Straps, Trapeze, Aerial Yoga, Silks, Aerial Net, Strength & Stretch, Conditioning, Junior Circus,  Private Lessons (all apparatus) and Aerial Extravaganza’s

Tracy is the proprietor and chief instructor at Pagan’s Pole & Circus. Tracy has been teaching for 15 years and has also been a competitor, exotic dancer, performer, judge, and The Welsh Championships organizer. Tracy can teach all levels and genres of pole & hoop, her classes are fun and her infectious enthusiasm ensuring people work hard, with a smile on their face! Tracy’s loves nothing better then watching people fall in love with what their bodies can do and feels blessed to help people achieve body confidence and strength, ditching their insecurities along their pole or aerial journey.

Outside of the studio Tracy is an avid animal lover, mother, and grandmother, choosing to spend the majority of her time at home with her family.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology (with clinical & health Psychology) – OCN level 2 & 3 Counselling – Personal Trainer level 3 – Exercise to Music (ETM) level 2 – Mental Health in the Workplace level 2 – Advanced Stretching (FIE) – Advanced Stretching Techniques (Bendy Kate)– XPERT Pole Fitness levels 1-4 (QCF) – Aerial Hoop Instruction (Spin City all levels) – Anatomy & Physiology Foundations for Pole & Aerial (Spin City)– Stretch & Flexibility (Spin City) – Grounded Hoop (Spin City)– Pole Fabrics (Spin City) – Foundation Aerial Silks (Spin City) – Silks Working in the Hitch (Spin City) – Silks Footlocks (Spin City) –  Strength & Conditioning (Spin City) – Pump FX (FIE) – Kettlebells (FIE) – Tri-Fly (Vertical Leisure) – Aerial Yoga (Vertical Leisure) – Rigging Fundamentals  (Hall Rigging Academy) – XPERT Children’s Pole & Aerial (QCF), PDC Level 4* approved instructor

Elena

Teaches

Beginners and Intermediate Pole Dance, Minx Class, Burlesque, Stretch and Strength, Boot-camp, Junior Circus, Private Tuition (Pole, Minx or Twerk)

Elena has been teaching at Pagan’s Pole since 2015; prior to this she was a student having her very first pole lesson in 2011. Elena specializes in choreography and flow, sensual floorwork and booty shaking!
Besides teaching Elena enjoys performing and competing. Most notibly she won the title of Professional Champion at The All Wales Pole Championships 2016 and won silver for her performance in the 2020 Seren yn Codi Burlesque Competition. In more recent times Elena has performed on The infamous Pole Theatre stage. In her own words: “Through pole and dance I have learned to love my body unconditionally and I look forward to helping you do the same!”
When not at the studio Elena works as a college and university level instructor in Psychology and has several years experience teaching people in a variety of subjects and situations.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology – MPhil Cognitive Neuroscience – XPERT Pole Fitness (QCF) – ETM Level 2 – PDC Level 3* approved instructor – Twerk Technician (Vertical Joes)

Chris

Teaches

Beginners Aerial Hoop, Improvers Aerial Hoop,  Private Tuition (Hoop)

Chris is the newest member of the team. He came to aerial hoop later on in life after haing had gymnsatics aspirations as a child-but no strength or coordination to fulfil them. His career has encompassed teaching and training using a variety of approaches across a wide range of contexts from e-learning to practical workshops.
Chris found aerial to be the perfect cross-training compliment to his other passions of running and mountain biking. He’s particularly appreciative of its ability to improve mind-body connection, spatial awareness, upper body strength and overall flexibility. He loves how it is also a tool for personal growth and is ready to help you take on the challenges to build confidence in a safe and progressive way. 

Qualifications

BSc Biochemistry – PGCE Open & Distance Learning –  Exec Diploma in Digital Business Leadership – Anatomy & Physiology Foundations for Pole & Aerial (Spin City) – Hoop Instructor (Beginner Level, Spin City) – Strength & Conditioning (Spin City)

Samara

Teaches

Beginners and Intermediate Pole Dance,  Private Tuition (Pole)

Samara is our newest team member and has been teaching at Pagan’s Pole since 2022. Sam has been pole dancing for several years with Pagan’s Pole and has never fallen out of love.  Sam is also passionate about Aerial Hoop, placing 1st in The All Wales Pole and Aerial Championships 2017.

Pole and hoop have vastly improved Samara’s confidence and overall body strength and flexibility as well as working wonders for her mental health, dancing has become her zen.

Outside of the studio Samara loves many outdoor activities including mountain climbing, paddle boarding and photography. Pole dancing definitely helps build the strength to maintain an active lifestyle.

Qualifications

Diploma in Psychology –  XPERT Pole Fitness (QCF) – Suicide Awareness Training – Safeguarding of Adults and Children – Incredible Years Programme – Manual Handling