Trainers

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.

Naomi
Nonja
Valerie
Josette
Mariëlle
Naomi

Hi everyone! My name is Naomi, I'm 22 years old and currently in the last year of my studies Applied psychology at Hanze. I've been poledancing since I was eighteen. I started poledance because I never really did any sports and I wanted to become stronger, but over the years poledance became much more than just a sport to me. I love to see how poledance helps people gain confidence, the joy it brings when you learn a new move and how it overall makes you stronger, more flexible and more comfortable in your own skin. I was Chairman of the Noordpole two years ago, I've been in the demoteam, and I'm in Raad der Wijzen. My favourite pole move is the hangover, because it's scary and painful at first, but it's a real victory when you finally dare to do it on your own. This is my first year of teaching, I teach beginners on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to see you all in class!

Nonja

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!)

 

Valerie

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.

Josette

My name is Josette Bootsman 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!

Mariëlle

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”