Meet the team

Melissa – Director

Melissa – Director - Founder

Melissa is the director of London Dance Academy. She teaches Splits and Stretch Therapy classes as well as our troubleshooting Ele-mediate level Pole class.   She is a qualified dance and group exercise instructor. She as 200 hour certified yoga teacher, with additional qualifications in emergency response, anatomy and physiology. …
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Vanessa – Studio Manager

Vanessa – Studio Manager

Vanessa joined LDA in March 2013, following a successful career in producing and event management for independent theatre…
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Alexe – co-founder

Alexe – co-founder

Alexe co-founded LAP / LDA – (originally the London Academy of Pole Dancing) – in 2006, following her…
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Our teachers

Alexi

Alexi

Alexi is a Level 4 Master Trainer with 8 years experience within the Health and Fitness Industry as…
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Angeliki

Angeliki

Angeliki Angeliki started dancing at the age of four and her training includes ballet, contemporary, jazz and modern…
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Anna

Anna

Anna started rhythmic gymnastics at just 5 years old and in 1997, she spent a summer in Moscow,…
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Anouska

Anouska

Anouska has been training at LDA since 2016. She first tried pole dancing on a ‘whim’ and soon…
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Ayesha

Ayesha

Ayesha is an award winning, professional pole dancer and international pole dance competitor. An avid and natural storyteller,…
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Cat

Cat

Cat has been doing pole for 6 years (back when everyone used 50mm). She is now an Elite…
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Charly

Charly

Charly Charly (aka Marie-charlotte aka MC) discovered pole dancing at Bobbi’s Pole Dance Studio in Sydney. Passionate about…
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Claire

Claire

Claire has training in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz and pole. She currently teaches Foundation –  Intermediate levels of the…
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Claudia

Claudia

Claudia Contortionist has been proclaimed as ‘Britain’s Bendiest Woman’. (This Morning ITV, Daily Mail Online, The Sun Online).…
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Ema

Ema

Ema has actively participated in yoga and the AntiGravity® world for the last ten years and has been…
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Emma

Emma

Emma is a professional model, PT and dancer and qualified exercise to music instructor. Her extensive training and…
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Hanna Lyn

Hanna Lyn

Hanna is originally from Cardiff and currently based in London. She began her dance training as an associate…
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Hannah

Hannah

Hannah Rose is an elite level professional pole dancer and circus artist and 2x UK Pole Dance Champion.…
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Isis

Isis

Isis Victoria Rose started dancing as soon as she started to walk. A professional dancer for over 9…
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Jackie

Jackie

Throughout her childhood and early teens Jackie was part of the touring youth circus in Switzerland “Kinderzirkus Robinson”, performing…
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Jennifer

Jennifer

Pixie Le Knot is one of the most flexible contortionists in the UK. She performs the most extreme…
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Jo

Jo

Accomplished and experienced international aerialist and acrobat. Jo Foley has over 15 years experience performing with gymnastics, theatre and circus…
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Katarina

Katarina

Katarina fell in love with Pole Fitness in 2009, and as a result of attending just one class for…
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Lauren

Lauren

Lauren considers herself to be an old-school poler, favouring the simple, classic moves done well over the crazy, super-strong-and-flexy…
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Lisa

Lisa

Lisa has pole danced for about 6 years now and is particularly inspired by the combination of extreme…
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Magda

Magda

Magda’s passion to sport started with acrobatics when she was 9 years old. A few years later she…
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Maya

Maya

Maya (aka Iracy Veloso ) comes from a dance background (ballet, contemporary and folk dance). She has a…
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Melissa

Melissa

Melissa is the director of London Dance Academy. She teaches Splits and Stretch Therapy classes as well as…
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Mia

Mia

Mia Mia is a pole, dance and yoga teacher based in London, originally from Norway. She is a…
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Natalie

Natalie

Natalie Natalie was born in 1976 and in Vienna, Austria. She attended Vienna Opera Ballet School while at…
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Nofisa

Nofisa

Nofisa started her pole fitness journey in New Jersey, USA. It was an instant addiction to the sport…
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Samantha

Samantha

Using the Pilates principles in everything she teaches, Samantha believes in balancing the whole body with the mind during…
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Sophie

Sophie

Sophie teaches our key pole level classes at London Dance Academy, from beginner through to elementary, intermediate and…
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