Our Pole & Aerial Circus Instructor Team

AIMEE LAWSON - I am originally from Northumberland in the North East of England. I started taking Pole Dance Classes in 2005 and I have been teaching Pole Dance and Fitness since 2007. My company Northern Pole Partys LTD began trading in 2008 and I haven't looked back since! I run a very successful and well known studio back home in Newcastle which trades as Northern Pole Dance which I have just sold.


I arrived in the Highlands with my family in 2015, after finding my feet I decided it was time to think about teaching. I opened an Aerial Fitness class at Gym 300 in 2016 and quickly followed it with a Pole Class based in KC Dance Studio. I was super proud to be able to open my second Pole Dance and Circus studio here in Inverness.



  • HCPC Registered Paramedic
  • Active IQ Exercise to Music level 2
  • XPERT Pole Fitness level 1 & 2
  • XPERT Aerial Hoop
  • Chakra Aerial Yoga UK level 1 & 2
  • Pole Dance Community Level 4 Instructor
  • Spin City Aerial Hoop
  • TriFly Fitness Air
  • TriFly Fitness Yoga
  • XPERT Kids Pole & Aerial Certification
  • Introduction to Safeguarding for Children
  • Child Protection in Sport
  • BSY Hatha Yoga
  • NCFE Performing Arts; Dance
  • NCFE Counselling
  • Mental Heath Awareness First Aid


My insurance is with Insure4Sport

Jenna Smith


Jenna is a certified XPERT Level 1 & 2 Pole Instructor. Jenna teaches Pole Dance and Fitness classes and is available for Private Classes.



Rachel Young


Rachel is an XPERT Level 1&2 certified Pole Instructor. Rachel teaches flow and choreography pole dance classes and is available for Private Classes.


Mhairi MacSween


Mhairi is a qualified personal trainer and is available for PT sessions within the studio as well as for Private Pole Classes. She is an XPERT Level 1&2 qualified Pole Instructor and XPERT certified Aerial Hoop Instructor. She specialises in conditioning classes and body toning as well as pole fitness classes.


Joanne Paterson


Jo is our resident Trapeze Queen, she took the Born to Fly Trapeze Training Programme and the XPERT Aerial Hoop Instructor Certification. For the last 20+ years she has trained in many Fitness and Dance genres.


Amanda Hayden


Amanda is our kamakhazee student who calmed down enough to be an instructor. If we want to test a move out we use Amanda, her face has taken many a knock but she keeps on smiling! Amanda is XPERT certified in Pole Fitness level 1&2 and XPERT Aerial Hoop Instructor certified.


Anthony Collesso


We are incrdibly lucky to have Ant as one of our teachers, originally a classically trained Ballerina he studied with Manchester Royal Ballet School from the age of 16. He then went on to work on many luxurious cruise liners before landing back here in Inverness in 2018. He is developing his own mix of Jazz infused dance, his first class Jazz Attack is proving to be very popular.


John McWilliams


A Gymnastics coach by trade John regularly can be seen backflipping and somersaulting around the studio. We are very fortunate to have him teaching our Handstand and Acro class in the studio - in his own words "handstands are the foundation of gymnastics, everyone needs to know how to handstand" we agree! This is why his class is one of the most popular classes we host.


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