Penny Howarth from BodyBarre in Manchester achieves PDC approved 4 star pole dancing instructor status.
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 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.
Miss Pole Dance UK Doubles Champion 2009/2010 – with Anna Chisholm
Elizabeth Jade Pole Competition Professional Runner up 2011
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:
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
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.