Moonee Ponds Instructors

Tania 'T-Mac' Fletcher (OWNER)

1st Runner Up Doubles Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2016, 1st Runner Up Doubles Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2015, Miss Pole Dance Australia Doubles Champions 2014 (equal 1st), 1st Runner Up Group Division Victorian Pole Championships 2014, Miss Pole Dance Victoria Doubles Champion 2014

With her extensive background in various forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, contemporary and her beloved hip-hop, Tania was amazed at the level of strength and stamina required for pole dancing and immediately fell in love with the challenge!

After completing a Double degree in Arts/Science and traveling extensively around the world, Tania returned to Melbourne to follow a completely different path, opening her own Pole Divas studio in Moonee Ponds! Having taught at Prahran for nearly 2 years and seeing the enjoyment, dedication and incredible physical transformation in her students, she felt compelled to provide women in the West with the same opportunity, and has never looked back!

A natural performer, Tania established her passion for doubles routines and competitions early in her career, winning numerous Unleashed titles before going professional with her best friend and full time instructor Miss Filly. Since their debut winning performance at MPDV 2014 they have accumulated an impressive array of sashes and trophies on the professional circuit and show no signs of slowing down!


Lorien Stark (Studio Manager)

FRISK 2016 - Finalist
Unleashed 2015 - Active Creatures Sponsored Choice Award

After 11 years of Calisthenics Lorien was ready to take on a new challenge and discovered pole dancing. It was love at first body roll and she hasn’t looked back since. Lorien has extensive knowledge of anatomy, movement and fitness being a qualified personal trainer. She is also a student of Osteopathy! Lorien's proudest pole moment was receiving the 2015 Sponsors Choice award at Unleashed and being featured in the Active Creatures Precious Metals campaign. She has recently made the journey from Receptionist at Pole Divas Moonee Ponds to instructor so you may recognise her from behind the desk.

Lorien loves the creativity that pole dancing allows her and she hopes to bring that out in her students!
 

Stacey Mitchell

Stacey is a Pole Divas student turned instructor who has passed every level in both static and spin Pole Dancing classes. With a dance background in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and hip hop Stacey lives life with a love of dance. Stacey has a friendly, bubbly and energetic personality which makes her classes lively and exciting. Having previously taught classical ballet, Stacey loves the strength, agility and overall total fitness that Pole Dancing can provide.

Stacey says that the smiles and giggles, and watching the transformation of girls' confidence, bodies and fitness are the most rewarding aspect of being a Pole Divas Instructor.




Miss Filly (Pole Divas Training Director)

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Miss Filly began her pole dancing career at Pole Divas, one of the longest running pole dancing studios in the city, established in 2004. From there she quickly became addicted to pole and being on stage as she turned professional as a teacher and state level competitor in 2010 after only a year of pole dance as a student.

The inspiration to try Pole Dancing as a new form of dance fitness and exercise came from her sister who, with an extensive dance background was looking to return to a class environment and learn new skills and build strength. Inspired by the teachers and falling in love with the environment, they both became addicted to the sport taking part in 5 or more classes a week and participating in shows and student competitions.

After winning the Advanced student category of ‘Unleashed’, Pole Divas’ in house student competition a young and ambitious Filly was asked to teach for Pole Divas in 2010. Loving where this new found passion had taken her physically and mentally, she quit her job as a Database Implementation consultant to make Pole Dance a full time occupation. It was the best decision she ever made.

"I am passionate about the pole industry, the quality of instructors and the health and fitness benefits for the minds and bodies of the men and women I teach. This passion led me to take on the Training Director role at Pole Divas looking to ensure the safest and most skilled instructors are available to the students. After 7 years in the pole industry from student to teacher and international competitor, I have been taught by some of the best teachers and pole dancers in the world and am excited to teach, coach and mentor others on their pole journey whether that be to compete, get fit or love their body."

2017
Victorian Pole Championships - WINNER
Arnold Classic Pole Championship Series - Professional Division - 1st Runners Up
Miss Pole Dance Australia WINNER


2016
Victorian Pole Champions - 1st Runner Up


2015
Miss Pole Dance Australia WINNER
Paragon International CHAMPION
Victorian Pole Championships - 2nd Runner Up & 1st Runner Up Group Division

 2014
Miss Pole Dance Victoria - WINNER & DOUBLES WINNER
Pole All Stars - 1st Runner Up
Australian Pole Championships - 2nd Runner Up


(con't 2014)
Victorian Pole Championships - 1st Runner Up Group Division
Miss Pole Dance Australia - Doubles Winner (equal 1st)


2013
Miss Pole Dance Australia - 2nd Runners Up

2012
Australian Pole Championships Best Trickster
Miss Pole Dance Victoria - 2nd Runners Up & Doubles Champion

2011
Miss Pole Dance Victoria  - 1st Runner up & Doubles Champion

2010
Miss Pole Dance Victoria - Doubles Champion
 

Mischka

Floor Play Melbourne 2017 - 1st Runner Up
Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2016 - 1st Runner Up

Mischka started dancing with Pole Divas in 2010, and her ambition has been to teach ever since she began! She has competed at Miss Pole Dance Victoria for the past 3 years, placing 1st Runner Up at MPDV in 2015, which qualified her into the 2016 Miss Pole Dance Australia final in Sydney. She also competed in Rising Stars 2013 and 2014, Victorian Pole Championships 2013-15. She finds pole dancing to be an amazing combination of sexiness and strength and an incredible self-esteem booster. She finds nothing more satisfying than to see her students flourish into confident, strong and sexy dancers.

Mischka also completed her Masters degree in Exercise Rehabilitation in 2013 and has been a personal trainer for the last 7 years. She finds this experience can be applied to her pole dancing classes to safely get the best out of her students.. 


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