To create a supportive, welcoming and fun environment where your needs and goals as an individual are recognized and supported. A place where creativity and expression are met with encouragement and support. Arlene’s goal is to help you to gain strength and confidence and to become the best possible version of yourself, both physically and mentally.
Arlene hopes you will experience empowerment and positivity in each and every lesson, and to take this with you to positively impact and improve the world at large.
Arlene (she / her) is an ‘old school’ pole dance legend and is the heart and soul behind Irish Pole Dance Academy. Originally from Co. Louth, she started taking pole fitness classes with her mum as a keep-fit hobby in 2006. She became the first ever Miss Pole Dance Ireland in 2007, and has won many titles since then including Miss Burlesque Ireland 2016/17 and Pole Theatre USA Comedy Winner 2018.
She set up Irish Pole Dance Academy in 2011 with the vision of not only to create a space where she could share her expertise in pole dance, but a community that brought people together and made them stronger.
Bringing together her love of sexy flexy acrobatic antics with Burlesque flair, she has taught and performed pole dance all over Ireland and the world. She has also performed live on stage with Snoop Dogg in Belfast as part of his ‘I wanna thank me’ tour in 2023.
Arlene’s certifications include: Liquid Motion 1.0 & 2.0 Floorwork Methodologies, Liquid Motion Heels, XPERT Essential Science of Heels, elevatED Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2, XPERT Pole Fitness Levels 1 – 4, Vertical Dance Pole Fitness, Exercise to Music & Freestyle Fitness Yoga. She is also a certified Moon Mná Women’s Circles Facilitator.
When Arlene is not gallivanting around the world, you can find her teaching all things sexy dance, at her online studio Irish Pole Dance Academy. At the moment she is also studying for a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Limerick School of Art & Design.
It’s really cool to be able to take up something in your mid-thirties and see improvement and growth each week. I’m really happy with my body in a way I haven’t been before. It’s able to do things I wouldn’t have thought possible. I’m so much stronger and more flexible than a year ago. I definitely feel sexier and comfortable with my body from that perspective too.