PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Karrie Hammersley
Karrie Hammersley is the principal instructor and owner of Karrie's Pole Fit in Ripley Matlock and Belper, UK.
Karrie has extensive pole industry experience and contribution as you can see from her impressive CV.
Karrie received her 2 references for her 4 star application from fellow 4 star instructors Lesley Jackson and Lucille Marshall.
Lesley Jackson said "Karrie is an amazing instructor and has a talent for breaking down pole moves, I feel she is a valuable member of the pole industry and is always pushing for the next thing….. eg kick ass curves.
All her pole studios are extremely well kitted out and make you feel extremely safe.
She is not afraid to ask for information if she feels she can learn more and is always doing the next instructors training when she can. Karrie is a highly skilled poler dedicated to helping others be there best."
Lucille Marshall said "I’m pleased to recommend Karrie for the 4* Instructor award as she is an excellent teacher and has a pro-active role in the development of our pole community.
It is clear she is enthusiastic about pole in all respects as aside from being an extremely nurturing teacher, she organises and attends many instructor training meet-ups and is organising a first of its kind, fun & inclusive competition for plus size pole dancers.
Karrie is such a positive person, she is an absolute pleasure to be around and is extremely supportive to her fellow polers. She is constantly enhancing her professional development as she attends many instructor jams, workshops, competitions and events. Karrie is a fantastic and exemplary ambassador for the pole community."
Education & Training
Spin City Aerial Hoop Beginner 2016
Spin City Stretch & Flexibility 2015
Vertical Dance Pole Instructor Intermediate 2016
Vertical Dance Pole Instructor Beginner 2015
Vertical Dance Level 2 Fitness 2015
PDC Approved Instructor 3* 2014-2019
PDC Approved Instructor 4* 2019 to date
PDC Level 4 Grader Dancer
Certificate in Education 2010
Anatomy & Physiology 2003
Workshops, Courses & Master-classes Attended:
Sally Ann Giles, Sam King, Bendy Kate, Lindsay Lithe, Sarah Scott, Imogen Gunter, Heidi Hildersley, Heidi Coker, Lorna Walker, Jazzy Kühne, Nicola Ghalmi, Lucielle Marshall, Shane Godliman, Jess Leanne Norris.
Additional Training with PDC Pole Schools & Instructors:
Instructor meet with Ley Poleguns 2016 & 2018.
Hosting regular Instructor Jams.
Teaching for Karrie’s Pole Fit since March 2014. Taught pole since 2012, Aerial Hoop and stretch since 2016.
Student's pole dancing success:
Instructor from student competing twice at semi pro level placing 2nd 2017 & 2018,
Student in advanced placing 2nd 2019,
Student competing in intermediate 2018.
Continuing Professional Development:
Attending regular workshops in pole, stretch & aerial.
Getting qualified in aerial hoop, stretch and currently studying for aerial yoga and children’s Xpert training.
North East Pole Championships 2018 1st place
UKPPPC Instructor category final 2017
MPDUK 2nd place, Best Tricks, Best Costume 2017
MISS & MISTER POLE ESSEX 1st place 2017
Southern Pole Championship 3rd Place 2016
(All semi pro level)
Professional Pole Appearances:
Teaching workshops in Norway Stavanger 2017.
Judged at Chrome Royale University Pole Competition 2018
Judges at Pole Sports UK 2018
Was a brand ambassador for Allongé Dancewear 2018
Publicity and media attention:
In local Derbyshire newspapers October 2018 for winning NEC
In local Derbyshire papers for winning Muss and Mister Pole Essex 2017
AAP Membership involvement:
Getting my instructors PDC registered.
Pole Dancing Goals & Aspirations:
Continue to grow my pole and aerial school Karrie’s Pole Fit.
Assist others in competing.
Grow my competition Kick Ass Curves
Any Other Information:
I have established the first and only pole competition for plus sized pole dancers in the UK and Europe. Competitors must be a size 16 to compete. Promoting inclusivity, fairness, and body positivity amongst the plus size pole community, our first finals are in March 2019. Which is a sell out event. Kick Ass Curves will be back in 2020 with an even bigger venue to cater for the community.