Instructors

All our instructors are fully insured, qualified and 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, Flying Pole, Intermediate and Advanced Hoop, Straps, Chains, 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 17 years and has also been a competitor, exotic dancer, performer, judge, and The Welsh Championships (WAPC) 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 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 – Pre and Post Natal Training (XPert) – 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 part 1 & part 2(Spin City) –  Silks Climbs & Descents (Spin City) – Silks Belay Skills (Spin City) – Silks Hiplock Skills (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 levels 1-2 (QCF) – ETM Level 2 – PDC Level 3* approved instructor – Twerk Technician (Vertical Joes)

Chris

Teaches

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

Chris came to aerial hoop later on in life after having had gymnasatics 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 – Advanced Level, Spin City) – Strength & Conditioning (Spin City)

Jessica

Teaches

Beginners and Intermediate Pole Dance,  Pole Silks, Flexibility Training, Private Tuition (Pole, Pole Silks & Flexibility)

Jess is the newest member of our team, and has been teaching at Pagan’s Pole since 2022. Jess has been pole dancing for 4 years now, and fell in love with the sport from her very first class. Jess has previous dance and gymnastics background, and is also passionate about aerial hoop and silks, including pole silks. Jess has performed and competed in various settings over the years, and is excited to continue doing so in the future.

Prior to teaching pole, Jess was a student at university, which is where she took part in her first pole class in 2018. Pole and aerial have massively improved Jess’s confidence, and the ability to love herself and her body, and wants everyone else to feel the same.

Outside of the studio, Jess loves all things outdoors and is a keen animal lover. Pole and aerial have helped Jess with building her strength and stamina to maintain an active lifestyle, which has benefited her across other activities.

Qualifications

BSc Hons Zoology with Conservation – Beginner & Intermediate Pole Instructor (Spincity) – Strength and Conditioning (Spincity) –  Stretching and Flexibility (Spincity) – Core Strength and Stability (Spincity) – Pole Silks Instructor (Spincity) – Mental Health First Aider (CPD) 

Adriana

Teaches

Beginners Trapeze, Improvers Trapeze  Private Tuition (Trapeze)

Adriana started her aerial journey back in 2018 when she did flying trapeze for the very first time in bristol and quickly fell in love with all things aerial, leading her to join the youth circus group in Circomedia, Bristol. Here she had the opportunity to try out and learn all sorts of aerial and other skills, and take part in youth performances.

In 2021 she moved to North Wales for University where she focused more on aerial hoop and pole at Pagan’s Pole, during her time at the studio she has taken part in showcases and competed in UK Aerial Performance Championships. Adriana missed the trapeze and decided to rekindle her passion, leading her to begin her instructor training at Pagans.

Outside of the studio, you’ll find Adriana either flipping rocks to find cool marine animals and running off to the mountains, or completing her Marine Biology bachelor’s at Bangor University.

 

Qualifications

Aerial Trapeze Instructor (XPERT)