Meet The Team

We have a wonderful team of fully qualified and insured Pole Dance and Fitness instructors who have gone through rigorous in house training alongside their qualifications. We carefully select our instructors to ensure the best experience for you!

Vicky AKA Strawbs

Vicky founded Vixystrawberry in 2012, she is passionate about great technique, safety and body positivity. With a very wide range of expertise she is well equipped for students of all levels and abilities. Her background in Occupational Therapy creates a unique and holistic approach to teaching, with her classes doing more than just improving students’ fitness.

Vicky also competes nationally in both Exotic and Contemporary pole styles and holds the following titles:

Dance Filthy UK Semi Pro Champion 2018

Authentics Southern Pro Second Place 2019

Dance Filthy Southern Semi Pro Winner 2018

Vicky began learning pole in March 2006, taking classes and then also dancing professionally in both clubs and at events. She started teaching pole parties in 2007, and on moving to Cardiff for university in 2009 was part of the founding committee for the Cardiff University Pole Society which has grown to be one of the biggest societies! Vicky’s love for pole grew as she found friends who became like family through the society, and when she finished university, setting up Vixystrawberry was the best kind of happy accident that fell into place mostly on its own.


Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor

Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor

Advanced Pole Fitness Instructor

Beginners Contortion Instructor

Flexibility Instructor

Introduction To Aerials

Beginners Fabric Instructor (silks)

Intermediate 1 Fabric Instructor

Beginners Trapeze Instructor

Beginners Sling Instructor

Postural Stability Instructor

Children’s Coach


Mental Health First Aid

BSc Occupational Therapy

Postgraduate certificate in Physical Activity And Health

Superpower: Doing the splits in random places!


Emma-Louise is such a great cheerleader for our students, she uses her own experiences and struggles to inform her teaching, and help support students going through similar struggles!

Emma-Louise competes both locally and nationally and has placed as follows:

Authentics Southern Doubles Second Place 2018

English Riviera Beginners Second Place 2016


Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor

Superpower: helping even the most nervous students feel at home. Bonus superpower – oodles of sass!


Hayley started with the Vixystrawberry Team in January 2018, her thorough teaching style will help you nail that new move, and perfect those you’ve been struggling with! Hayley is a champion kickboxer and baton twirler who loves choreography – so watch out for her choreography classes too!

Superpower: kick ass pole moves and incredible grace