Teachers

Anna Ashton

CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF QUEENSTOWN POLE STUDIO

With nearly 20 years of pole dancing as a professional show girl, pole dance instructor and yoga teacher around the world Anna was able to combine all her knowledge of pole and yoga to create a beautiful studio designed to take the individual from beginner through intermediate to advanced. Her specially designed curriculum has seen many women realize their physical and mental potential as a pole dancer and personally.

“I love watching the students grow fit, flexy and strong. Their confidence grows along with their physical prowess. I love this form of dance for its creativity and challenges, every time is different. I love the music, freedom and power that is pole.”

Anna now has three children and has found it easy to get back in shape after their birth and poling has saved her sanity in those early years!

She has competed twice in Miss Pole Dance New Zealand in the elite category.

With the birth of her twins Anna was no longer able to run the studio at its full potential so asked Raha Star to come home and take over. Raha trained with Anna for four years becoming a very accomplished pole dancer, Anna continues to train and teach regularly at the studio and is very active behind the scenes.

Raha Star

OWNER OPERATOR OF THE QUEENSTOWN POLE STUDIO

Iranian born Raha Star is a professional show girl who has been teaching, performing and choreographing pole dance for the past eight years within New Zealand and internationally.

Raha has competed successfully in the elite category of Miss Pole Dance New Zealand taking out third place. She has competed 4 times in the heats for Miss Pole Dance Australia. In 2014 she won the classique category of Pole Theatre Sydney and was a finalist in Miss Pole Dance Asia Pacific 2015. She was invited to dance in China for Adidas.

Raha is the creator of the annual event New Zealand Summer Pole Camp. Running succsesfuly at its 4th year this year. An event bringing national and international instructors and students for a weekend of pole workshops.

Her Passion for pole dance as a form of fitness and self expression has taken her to Japan, Singapore, China, Malaysia and Australia to perform and train with some of the best pole dancers in the world.

Raha and Anna continue the magic that is the QUEENSTOWN POLE STUDIO!

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