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Season 5 - 3rd-8th November 2019 


Annie Norris

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Annie Norris has been in the pole industry for around 18 years and runs her own studio Pure-Studios since 2005. Her most favourite thing is to teach people, help them find their own style and help them reach new heights they never knew they could. 


This last year has been one of her most successful years to date with being voted Pole Idol at IPC and performing in the Elite female category in Brisbane Australia, while there she also won Instructor of the Year at IPDFA. Annie presented her new seminars at Pole Con in Orlando and performed whilst she was there too then she travelled over to Cape Town In South Africa placing 3rd in the Elite category of Pole Art. This year she also joined the Xpert team and now helps teach Xpert courses across the world. 


Annies second love is performing, she loves to make the audience feel emotion and enjoy every moment, at UKPCC she was presented with the Best Entertainer and Sponsors choice trophies which are her favourites to date.


When Annies not pole dancing she loves to stroke, cuddle and kiss doggies and its her goal to touch every dog in the world.


Magnus Labbe

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Originally from Denmark, Magnus Labbe currently resides in NYC where he teaches at Body & Pole while still traveling, teaching and performing around the world to share his passion for pole dance.

He has 10 years of dance experience and is trained in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. He has been teaching dance since 2008, but he fell in love with Pole 6 years ago. The new way of dancing in the air and combining dance and aerial arts was fascinating and Magnus had to explore this new way of dancing.

His unique style has made him a respectable and world known Pole Dancer in the Pole community, where he have been a judge at Pole Art France, Pole Theatre Sweden and Pole Dance Competition Denmark.

Magnus Labbe was a finalist in the TV-show Denmark Got Talent and the professional male winner of Pole Art Cyprus 2014 and the current U.S. Aerial Champion.

2016 U.S. Aerial Championships 1st Place 2015 Pole Classic at Pole Expo 3rd place 2015 Pole Art Italy 5th place
2014 Pole Theatre Paris 1st place in Pole Art 2014 Pole Art Cyprus 1st place

2014 Copenhagen Pole Competition 1st place 2013 Danish Pole Dance Championship 1st place


Hanka Venselaar

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Hanka is 36 years old and from a town called Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In her daily life she works as a scientist in bioinformatics at the Radboud University.


In her free time she teaches and performs as a poledancer and aerialist, through her own company Studio Ad Astra.


Hanka has been a competitive gymnast for over 14 years. Since 2006, Hanka began to apply all of her experience in gymnastics into the field of pole dancing. Since 2007, she has taught classes and workshops professionally. 

She has performed and competed at a high level and won titles including: Nationals, 3x Europeans, Worlds Best Pole Tricks, 3x Pole Art Champion, Pole Theatre & IPC PoleFit. 

Hanka also has been doing aerial acrobatics, aerial silks for some time now and her newest skills are aerial hoop and aerial cube.  

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