Sian Ajose from Soul-Pole in Aberdeen becomes Scotland's first PDC approved Level 2 pole dancing instructor.
Sian received references from fellow Level 2 pole dancing instructors Aimee Lawson from Northern Pole Dance and Sam Remmer from The art of dance.
Sian is described as a bright bubbly person who knows how to make learning fun. She is approachable, has a friendly nature and is able to communicate well with people from all walks of life.
Sian has trained with many of the world's elite pole dancers including Pantera Blacksmith, Estee Zakar, Jenyne butterfly and Felix Cane and she is fully committed to her continuing personal and professional development. Sian is always looking for ways to improve the day to day running of Soul-Pole to ensure the best for her students, she is also a registered with REP's.
Sian has an impressive fitness and sporting CV to date:
Zumba Toning Instructor (2011)
Level 2 Movement to music (2010)
Level 1 & 2 Pole Dance Instructor (2010)
Zumba Instructor Level 1(2010)
RYA Professional Windsurfing Instructor Level 1 (2005)
RYA Power Boat level 2 Licence (Open Water) (2005)
RYA First Aid Certificate (2005)
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance (2000)
UK Sailing Academy Overseas Resort Management (2005)
Kite Surfing Level 1&2 (2005)
Australian Surfing Institution: Introduction to Surfing (2005)
PADI Open and Advanced Open water Diver
PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Dive Master
Put pole dancing into the main stream arena including coverage on STV 6 o’clock News with Pantera Blacksmith (see picture right)
Winner Grampians Business Awards Emerging Entrepreneur of the year 2009
Awarded 'Highly Commended Health Clubs and Gyms' Trend’ Style Awards 2010
Raised £6000 in 2010 for Malaika Africa to help build a school in Tanzania
Article ‘Crisis of Identity’ on Racism for YWCA, Roundabout Centre.
Article in publication ‘Birth in support of Autonomy’. Entitled ‘Sian’ WHIC’ Publications. March 2000
Article in publication ‘Fractures and Dislocations’ WHIC’ Publications.
Has written an autobiography
5 Soul-POLE ladies went on a week long tour of Lisbon including some street poling 2011
Published in Real People Magazine; A story showing the journey from the streets to a being the owner of a successful pole fitness studio.
Have many ties with local business thus supporting reciprocal growth in our businesses.
Sian also supports Entrepreneurs in Action buy going to schools and supporting young adults to become young entrepreneurs themselves.
Pictured left is Jackie Craig, a Soul-Pole student who, alongside 10 other students, visited the Malaika Africa project to see the art room paid for by Soul-Pole's fund-raising efforts.
Soul-POLE Own Business 2007- present
Teaching pole aerobics exercise classes to groups of 1-14, helping to develop the clients inherent strengths and confidence in there abilities. Working on self-esteem and fear issues. Planning lessons for varying abilities running the classes, marketing, admin and day to day running of business.
I have been running my school for 2 ½ yrs. and have taught over 900 woman at my school and we continue to grow. We run parties, teach Zumba, Core-conditioning, stretch and many more classes to compliment pole development.
Outdoor Education Tutor Aberdeen City Council 2007- 2008
Planning and running various groups of between 3- 20 people ages ranging from
15 -70 with varying abilities out canoeing, sailing, co-steering and Team building.
Carrying out risk assessments, debriefs and equipment recall
Work History Play worker Aberdeen Childcare services ltd 2008-2009
Planning and running fun stimulating activities such as orienteering, Art and sports.
Providing a safe environment for self development and play, being available to help
Solve any emotional or physical needs which may arise.
Groups of 2-25 of 5-10 years old.
Meal Aberdeen 2007-2008
Promoting Cultural Diversity, Running a Lottery Funded Sports Project
in conjunction with ‘Active Futures’ and Aberdeen City Council.
Full Education to date:
2011 Zumba Toning Instructor
2010 Level 2 Movement to Music (ETM)
2010 Level 1 & 2 Pole Dance Instructor
2010 Zumba Instructor
2008 Power of Self-Esteem
2008 Business Marketing - Aberdeen Home Study
2005 Managing People & Teams - Aberdeen Collage
2005 Health & Safety Regulations - Aberdeen Collage
2004 Reiki Masters
1994 NNEB (Nursery Nurse) - Lauder Collage Dunfermline
Congratulations to Sian on her successful Level 2 pole dancing achievement and for her continuing efforts to publicise pole dancing in a positive light as well as continuing to work towards a better future for both local and international children.