Meet our trainers
Our association would be nothing without her trainers! All of our trainers are experienced pole dancers. Each week, they’ll be there to teach you new pole moves! On this page, you can learn a little bit more about all of them.
Hi! I’m Karolina, and I’m 27. I started my journey with pole dancing four years ago. I was looking for a new hobby I could use to unwind after stressful work, and I found pole dancing an intriguing option. I fell in love right away. It helps me not only to deal with my stress but it also boosts my self-confidence and gives me immense satisfaction whenever I succeed with a new move or make my routine smoother or better looking. One of my favorite moves is Allegra with its balance of strength and flexibility.
This year will be my first time teaching one of the Beginners group, as previously I was a trainer’s assistant within De NoordPole.
See you in the training hall!
Hi people! My name is Nonja, and I am 31 years old. I poledance sinds 6,5 years now, of which I’ve been teaching for 3,5 years. I started poledancing, because I liked it since a young age. I didn’t start back then, sinds I was a little afraid and the sport was not well known back then. At the ACLO I teach the beginners. I like it a lot to see their progress in poledancing and in their confidence. I like to teach my students power moves, starting with a nice yoga warming up. My favourite move is the Iron X.
My poledance quote is: poledancing is fun, poledancing is nice, but you gotta love the pain! (or as in Dutch: Paaldansen is leuk, paaldansen is fijn, maar je moet wel houden van de pijn!)
My name is Valerie and I am this years' trainer of the beginners group on the Thursday. I am 21 years old and I am in my second year of nursing school. I have been poledancing for four years now and have been training at the Noordpole for one year. I started poledancing after I quit with gymnastics. My gymnastic trainer was also a poledancer and I was interested in what she did. So a little later I tried my first lesson and after that I never stopped. My favourite move is the ayhesha, this is because this is a real powermove.
My name is Josette and I started poledancing in April 2016, when I was 20 years old. I really love poledancing because it has a unique combination of flexibility, strength, elegance and dancing. I started teaching a Beginner class and Intermediate 1 class in September 2017 and I love to see people grow and become better. I try to encorporate my background in dancing and powersports in the lessons to make it more than just teaching techniques.
Besides poledancing I am studying Medicine. I'm in my 6th year, doing scientific research, and after that the final internships.
Being strong is definitely something that will help with learning poledance, but absolutely NOT a must!! So don't be chicken and come join us!
Hi beautiful people!
My name is Mariëlle, I’m 28 years old and I work as a children's therapist (I studied behaviour science).
I started poledancing five years ago at de NoordPole, after joining a workshop at an ACLO event. I fell in love right away. Finally a sport that suited me! Elegance, challenges, craziness and playful.
Half year ago I also started teaching, now I teach beginners, intermediate I and intermediate II. I really love to bring the fun I experience over to my students. It gives me so much energy!
I don't have a favorite move, I do have a lot of challenges. Let's have fun together!
“With poledancing you’ll never stop learning and you’ll always keep progressing”
I'm Esther, 24 years old, and I've recently started as the trainer for the beginner and intermediate 1 groups on wednesday afternoon. I've been training in the advanced group for 3 years and this will already be my seventh year with the association. I'm a third year physiotherapy student at the Hanze and hope to use some of that background during training. My absolute favourite pole move is the Russian Layback. I have a background in gymnastics and dancing which means nothing gets me more excited than neatly pointed toes and extended knees! So.... if you want to make me happy during class, you know what to do 🙂
HI! My name is Hendrik and I teach the intermediate 2 and advanced group. I started pole dancing in 2014 and still love it! I've done a couple of national competitions and won a gold medal in 2016 and 2017 and silver in 2019. I also participated in the IPSF World Championships in 2016 and 2017, but didn't end up in the top 10. It was such a great and rewarding experience!
During the lessons I like to focus on technique. How to use your body in a correct way and I love to help people reach their goal(s)! I like to do spins on static pole and combine them with some power moves and flips.
Hope to see you soon 🙂
Hey, my name is Toke, I’m 23 years old, and in my final year of the Bioinformatics study. I had been doing gymnastics for many years before I decided to try out pole dancing. After my first lesson I had already fallen in love with the sport. The reason for this is that it provides more variability than gymnastics but I am still able to apply the knowledge I have to progress. So, I've been enjoying the sport since 2018.
I'll be teaching beginner and Intermediate 1 on Sundays, and I’m looking forwards to sharing both my knowledge and enthusiasm with you all.