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 (PTAcacdemy)– Exercise to Music (ETM) level 2 – (FIE) –  Mental Health in the Workplace level 2 (XPERT) – 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) – Shoulder Strebgth & Stability (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

Jessica

Teaches

Beginners to Advanced Pole Dance,  Pole Silks, Flexibility Training, Private Tuition (Pole, Pole Silks & Flexibility)

Jess has been teaching at Pagan’s Pole since 2022. Jess has been pole dancing for 5 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 to Advanced Pole Instructor (Spincity) – Spinning Pole (Spincity) – Pole Flow (Spincity) – Strength and Conditioning (Spincity) –  Stretching and Flexibility (Spincity) – Developing Active Flexibility (Spincity) – Anatomy and Physiology (Spincity) – Shoulder strength and Stability (Spincity) – Core Strength and Stability (Spincity) – Pole Silks Instructor (Spincity) – Mental Health First Aider (CPD) 

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)

Leigh

Teaches

Beginners and Intermediate Pole Dance, Minx Class, Liquid Motion, Private Tuition (Pole, Minx or Liquid Motion)

Leigh has been in the pole industry for almost 10 years and has been teaching for 3 of those years. Leigh specializes in choreography, flow and freestyle both on and off the pole. Her favourite things to teach are floorwork (beginner-advanced), heels technique and seamless static rotation around the pole. 

Leigh has over 6 years worth of experience both as performer and competition experience on an international scale. She loves seeing people shine on stage and would love to help you if you’re thinking of entering performance and competition spaces!

Leigh’s passion inside and outside of teaching is for people to have equal access. Leigh has had bad health in the past and has ADHD, so she deeply understands the importance of accessibility in a classroom providing variations in teaching to meet people’s needs. Leigh is a fluent welsh speaker and can sign in British Sign Language and is ready to teach in these communication styles if requested. Leigh wants everyone to feel a sense of achievement and most importantly, have fun!

Qualifications

XPERT Pole Fitness levels 1-2  – Liquid Motion 1.0 & 2.0 (licensed) – Liquid Motion Heels (Licensed) – Liquid Motion Pole (Licensed) – British Sign Language (Units 2-4) 

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) – Safeguarding Children Level 1 (VitalSkills) – Data Protection & GDPR Awareness (VitalSkills)