Body Electric Pole Dance Studio- Meet your teachers
Maree and Giada founded Body Electric Pole Dance Studio, Wellington, New Zealand in 2014. They are both experienced pole dance teachers who have a wealth of experience guiding all levels of students, from introductory pole classes through to elite level pole. Opening a pole school to share their passion for pole has been a long time dream for both of them, and establishing Body Electric Pole Dance Studio was an exciting and fulfilling next-step in their pole careers. Both Maree and Giada are well-known pole dance performers in the Wellington scene, as well as around New Zealand. Body Electric is proud to have a team of experienced, dedicated teachers covering all aspects of pole styles. Our teachers come from varied backgrounds, and have a profusion of body movement, fitness and dance knowledge.
Co-director of Body Electric Pole Dance Studio, Maree has a background in ballet and martial arts, is an Art Historian by professsion with an Masters degree, but since attending her first pole class 11 years ago has found her true calling. She has been a Miss Pole Dance New Zealand finalist, an NZAPP finalist and was selected to perform in Encore! a pole showcase based in Sydney. As well as teaching and performing, she produces the Pole Room shows, regular pole showcases based in Wellington featuring acts from throughout NZ.
She is a certified pole teacher (X-pert certification, Levels 1 through to 4.) She teaches all levels of pole dance classes, but her favourite classes to teach are Exotic Flow, Floorwork and creative choreography sessions.
Co-director of Body Electric Pole Dance Studio, Giada has been obsessed with the art of pole for twelve years. She is originally from Melbourne where she was an elite level pole dance teacher at Pole Divas. Since making Wellington her home seven years ago, she has become a much loved and admired part of our pole scene. Before dedicating herself to the business of running a dance studio, Giada was a high school teacher with a Masters degree in Linguistics. She is a beautiful and gifted solo pole performer who has performed in Wellington, throughout New Zealand as well as Australia. She teaches all levels of pole dance classes, including our most Advanced classes, and hard-core conditioning sessions, but she also loves teaching new beginner students - and seeing them discover how much fun pole is!
Hannah (Cinnabar Steele) has been pole dancing for nine years, and is a talented Illustrator and designer by trade. One of Body Electric's first instructors, Hannah has a wide repertoire of unique pole content to teach. She loves quirky and unique tricks. including plenty of floor and basework content.
She was awarded "Ms Sexy" at Pole Inferno 2018, 2nd runner-up Floorwork at Pole Inferno 2019 and Ms Theatrical at Pole Inferno 2019.
She is a beautiful, creative and graceful performer, who you will meet teaching Intermediate and Advanced Pole, Pole Grooves and Spin Pole classes.
Ileia has been pole dancing for 9 years. She is an experienced performer who has taken part in many shows around New Zealand including Hell on Heels, Caburlesque and The Pole Room. She brings together her love of pole with her love of all things geeky to create unique, cosplay-inspired acts that are unforgettable.
Ileia is also a fan of Showgirl-style Pole. High heels, glamorous, sparkly costumes and legs for days are her trademarks.
She is a knowledgable and fun teacher who will show you how to get down-and-dirty in our floorwork, heelcraft and freestyle classes, as well as Intermediate pole dance classes.
Nadja discovered her love for pole in Germany more than a decade ago, competing for the first time in 2010 in Hamburg. She has traveled the world extensively and enjoyed visiting foreign studios, working with different instructors, and attending pole camps.
A qualified yoga instructor, Nadja is also a certified Xpert pole trainer, and has worked as a pole instructor in Auckland. She is now living and studying massage therapy in Wellington.
Nadja is obsessed with anatomically correct execution, clean lines and correct angles, but also loves how everyone brings their own style to pole, and how it connects people with very different backgrounds.
Georgia started pole dancing five years ago. With a background in Irish Dance, Georgia is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor at gyms as well as being a talented actress and performer.
She has been a fun and bubbly member of Body Electric Pole Dance Studio since it opened and we are so happy to have her on our team!
She regularly performs at The Pole Room and is known for her quirky and creative routines. She recently won first place in the Amateur category of Pole Inferno 2018.
She is a hard-core group fitness instuctor who will be whipping us in to line in our conditioning classes at Body Electric. You will also meet her teaching Beginner and Intermediate pole classes.
Karina began her pole journey in 2017, when Body Electric became her second home. Throwing herself completely out of her comfort zone, Karina quickly developed a taste for pole performance and competitive pole, and exceeded her own perceived limits as a performer on stage in The Pole Room and as a competitor in the NZAPP pole competition.
A strong desire to help people progress and celebrate their successes motivates Karina in her work with others. As well as personal training, Karina also has a background in jazz dance. Her love for dance and movement naturally brought her to pole, which combines both elements of dance and strength.
Her friendly personality, patience and strong empathy for students, make classes with Karina relaxed and great fun. Karina teaches a variety of pole and conditiong classes at Body Electric.
Emma (stage name Misty) began her pole journey at Body Electric in 2016. One class in, and she was hooked! Practicing pole has helped Emma reignite her passion for expressive movement and performance, having spent a good chunk of her childhood learning Jazz dance.
An expert mover, shaker, bouncer and twerker, Emma's creativity also extends to considerable skill in makeup artistry, which she employs regularly to help performers prepare for the stage.
On the pole, Emma is a huge fan of drop and flips, and is also partial to the occasional booty pop. Emma loves to share with her students her passion for pole - one which has literally and figuratively turned her world upside down.
Emma teaches Beginners, Pole Grooves, and Twerk classes at Body Electric.
THE POLE ROOM NZ is for the love of Pole Dance!
Based in Wellington, New Zealand, THE POLE ROOM NZ organises regular pole shows that feature top
pole performers as well as up-and-coming acts. We have had over twenty sold out shows and continue to be a vehicle for polers from around New Zealand to perform in a relaxed and fun environment. Keep an eye out for the next show.
THE POLE ROOM NZ also runs a facebook group where you can discuss pole news, post pole moves, and socialise with other NZ polers.
Express your poleself!