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Clare Stringer

Studio Director & Lead Instructor

Clare has been dancing for 25+ years and has been teaching Pole and Aerial Fitness for 16 years.

Having gained qualifications in both dance & fitness including Exercise to Music. As well as extensive instructuor training across all aerial disciplines taught at the studio.


Clare performs Pole & Aerial Hoop professionally at corporate events and competes in national competitions.

Clare proudly works with industry leaders XPERT Aerial Fitness as an instructor trainer within their European team.


She has also trained with AntiGravity®,  , completing certifications in AG Fundamentals 1&2, AG Aerial Yoga 1 & AirBarre.

Clare has competed in many national competitions since and proudly holds titles within the genre of Classique pole heels style. As well as competing, she also coaches competitors for competitions


Authentics Midlands Pole Dance Competition, placing 3rd.(2019)


Dance Filthy Northern placing 2nd and (2019)


Exotic Generation UK - New Face 1st Place (2019)


Exotic Generation UK - Old School Professional (2021)


Dance Filthy Semi Pro 1st Place (2022)


Pole Theatre UK - Semi Pro Classique (2022)

Hannah Neale

Advanced Pole Fitness & Aerial Hoop Instructor

Hannah has been training in Aerial disciplines for 9 years and began instructing 4 years ago, completing her training with Spin City Fitness.

Having trained with AntiGrvaity®, Hannah completed instructor certifications in AG Fundamentals level 1&2. 


Hannah joined The Flight Lab team in 2016 and has taken our advanced tricks classes to a whole new level! You will also find her running our amazing Body Flex classes on a Tuesday!


In 2019, she competed in Authentics Midlands heat and placed 2nd in both Miss Pole Essex and The London Pole Championships.  

Elana Walker

Pole Fitness Instructor 

Pole Fitness Instructor 

Pole Fitness Instructor 

Pole Fitness Instructor 

Elana, our awesome resident Aussie, has been training in Pole Fitness for 9 years. 

Elana trained as an elite student with Miss Filly in Australia and has competed and won Miss Pole Dance Essex 2 years in a row! She also came 3rd in UKPPC instructor 2022. 

Having completed her Xpert Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2 / 3 & 4 instructor training, she teaches beginners through to advanced Pole Fitness classes and runs our pole strength sessions.

In 2022 she also completed her Aerial Hoop instructor training and teaches across all levels of our Aerial Hoop classes. 

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Laura Winstanley

Pole Fitness & Pole Choreo Instructor

Laura joined The Flight Lab as a member in 2019 and worked hard to progress her skills. As her skill level advanced, she decided to complete her Xpert Pole Fitness instructor training and is now part of our instructor family.


Laura decided to compete in 2022 and won her first ever competition! 


Laura teaches beginners pole fitness classes and also specialises in pole heels choreography

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Georgia Atherton

Pole Fitness & Aerial Hoop Instructor

Georgia has been training at The Flight Lab for over 5 years and has experience in both Pole Fitness and Aerial Hoop. She has completed the Xpert instructor training in both Pole Fitness and Aerial Hoop. 

Georgia is one of our resident Aerial Hoop instructors and also runs our introduction to Aerial Hoop course. You can also find georgia covering the occasional beginners pole fitness class as well.

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Shennie Beesley

Pole Fitness Instructor

Shennie joined The Flight Lab in 2017.with a few years previous pole and hoop training already under her belt.  

Shennie completed her Xpert instructor training in 2022 and teaches some of our beginner and intermediate Pole Fitness classes. 

Erica Dupuy

Aerial Hammock Instructor

Erica Joined The Flight Lab in 2016 and has trained in all pole and aerial disciplines and continues to progress her skills. 

She specialises in Aerial Hammock and completed her Xpert Aerial Hammock Instructor training in 2022. 

Erica is also planning on completing her Pole Fitness Instructor training in the future as well. 

Sarah Lyons

Pole Fitness Assistant

Sarah joined The Flight Lab in 2016 and has trained many of our disciplines including Pole Fitness, Aerial hammock & Aerial Hoop.


She completed her Xpert Pole Fitness instructor training in 2021 and currently supports our beginner Pole Fitness classes. 

Sarah is an invaluable member of the team and loves getting involved supporting with any shows and competitions. 

She also has the most pairs of pole heels out of any of our team!

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Stef Hannah

Pole Fitness Instructor & Assistant

Stef has been training at The Flight Lab for almost 7 years and specialises in pole heels.


She completed her instructor training in 2021 and teaches across all levels of Pole Fitness. 

Stef specialises in super slinky choreography and you will find her teaching some of our pole heels classes at the studio.

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