Penny Howarth from BodyBarre in Manchester achieves PDC approved 4 star pole dancing instructor status.

Penny Howarth pole fitness

Penny has been dancing since the age of 4 and has worked in a variety of roles, including teaching and performing.  Penny’s background includes training in many dance disciplines from ballet and tap to break dance!  Much of her career has involved choreographing and dancing in theatres up and down the UK, with her first professional dance appearance at the age of 11.

Penny discovered pole dance fitness classes in 2007, was instantly hooked and when offered instructor training from Karen Chaundy she jumped at the chance!  Penny is now fully involved in the pole dance industry; teaching classes, competing and performing.  Penny has taught pole dance doubles workshops at Taylor Retreat & Stacey Pole and has assisted Karen Chaundy in workshops across the UK and overseas in Rome.  


Penny is continuing her professional development training under the direction of Karen Chaundy and has attended many workshops with pole stars including Felix, Suzie Q and Alethea Austin.Penny Howarth Pole Athlete

Penny is delighted to be a BODYBARRE instructor and her aim is for every student to achieve something every lesson, no matter how big or small. Penny feels students should be able to forget any stresses of everyday life and enjoy the class, leaving the studio feeling empowered, self confident and happy.

Penny received her 2 PDC approved instructor references from Kate Johnstone (Spin City) and Tracy Huckfield (Pagan's Pole).

Curriculum Vitae correct at March 2011.

Competition Achievements:
Miss Pole Dance UK Doubles Champion 2009/2010 – with Anna Chisholm
Elizabeth Jade Pole Competition Professional Runner up 2011

Penny Howarth Bombshells
Professional Pole Appearances:

3.2011        Bombshell pole & burlesque show ‘Smooch’ Bodybarre Studio, Manchester
12.2010    Bombshell 1920’s themed NYE pole dance show Residence, Nantwich
11.2010    ITV ‘Come dine with me’ background pole dancer
10.2010    Bombshell Polecats & Purrlesque charity pole & burlesque show
9.2010        Doubles pole performance Spin City Showcase, Bristol
8.2010        Doubles pole performance UKAPP heat, Manchester
7.2010        Choreographer for pole dance scene ‘Shameless’ Channel 4
7.2010        Pole dancer ‘Shameless’ Channel 4
6.2010        Bombshell pole performance Master A Thai Boxing show, Middleton Arena
6.2010        Bombshell pole performance Pole Fit Show, Faye Chatterley, Stoke-on-Trent
3.2010        Pole dancer ‘Coronation Street’ ITV
3.2010        X-Pole dancer & representative Move It exhibition, London
2.2010        Doubles pole performance corporate party, Macclesfield
2.2010        Bombshell pole performance 40th birthday party, Eccles
2.2010        Pole dancer ‘Coronation Street’ ITV
12.2009    Bombshell pole & burlesque show NYE Residence, Nantwich
9.2009        Bombshell James Bond themed pole dance show Casino 235, Manchester
6 – 9.2009    monthly Bombshell pole & burlesque show, Cheshire Lounge, Altringham
12.2009    Bombshell pole dance TV auditions ‘Dancing on Ice Make me a star’ ITV
1.2008        Pole dance model Bodybarre website photo shoot

Professional Dance & Choreography Appearances:Penny Howarth pole dancer
3.2011        Bombshell cotton club show Crosby Civic Hall, Liverpool
12.10 - 1.11    Choreographer Cinderella Grand Opera House, York
11.2010    Bombshell lounge burlesque show Cinnamon Club, Bowden
10.2010    Bombshell burlesque show Breast Cancer Charity party, Manchester
7.2010        Bombshell lounge burlesque show Cinnamon Club, Bowden
3.2010        Bombshell burlesque show 40th birthday party Bowden
12.09 - 1.10     Choreographer Snow White Grand Opera House, York
12.08 – 1.09    Choreographer Jack & the Beanstalk Grand Opera House, York
10.2008    Bombshell neo-burlesque show Harvey Nichols, Manchester
6.2008        Bombshell burlesque show Lowry Hotel, Manchester
3.2008        Bombshell burlesque performance Bar 38, Manchester
12.07 - 1.08    Choreographer Cinderella Grand Opera House, York
9.2007        Burlesque performance Splintered film party, Hilton hotel, Manchester
7 – 8.2007    Assistant Choreographer ‘Oliver!’ Live Nation Stage Experience, York
7.2007        Burlesque show corporate party Hilton Hotel, Manchester
12.06 – 1.07    Choreographer Aladdin Grand Opera House, York
7-8.2006    Assistant Choreographer ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Live Nation Stage Experience, York
12.05 – 1.06    Choreographer Aladdin Princess Theatre, Torquay
8.2004 – 9.2005 Dancer & Showgirl Metropole & Norbreck castle Hotels, Blackpool

Penny Howarth pole dancing
Teaching History:

2010 onwards    BODYBARRE WORKOUT PROGRAMME pole squad master trainer
2008 onwards     BODYBARRE pole dance fitness instructor
2007 onwards    teaching dance technique, choreography and performance skills in primary education, children aged 4 to 11
2007 – 2008    REVIEW DANCE COMPANY contemporary dance technique instructor
2007 – 2008    CHEEK pole dance fitness instructor
2001 – 2008    teaching assistant BALESTRA DANCERCIZE, Oldham

First Aid at work certificate
Level 2 Fitness Instructing Exercise to Music – achieved July 2009
A2 level Dance grade A – achieved July 2004
RAD Ballet examinations up to grade 7 & Intermediate
NATD Tap examinations up to grade Intermediate

The Pole Dance Community would like to congratulate Penny on her successful 4 star instructor achievement and for representing the fitness pole dancing industry.

All pictures courtesy of BodyBarre.

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