8th September 2018

Location: Tramshed, Cardiff, CF11 6QP




Stacey Snedden has been in the industry since 2004 – Stacey has worked for XPOLE International for over 10 years and is now the international sales manager for XPERT Pole & Aerial Teacher Training, the world’s largest Pole & Aerial Teacher Training programme.
Stacey is the organizer and co-owner of Pole Theatre UK and Dance Filthy UK and the owner of Herts Dance & Fitness in Welwyn Garden City.
She is a qualified fitness instructor and is a certified Pole & Aerial instructor including aerial yoga, aerial hoop to name a few. Stacey has judged many competitions over the years and is a regular on the competition judging scene.
When Stacey is not working she is spending time with her husband and 2 children. 




Sam King, Mr Pole Fitness 2016, is a full time professional Pole Dance Instructor, Performer, and Choreographer, with 8 Years of Experience of teaching Pole. With no dance, gymnastic, or sporting background, he originally started to give himself a hobby and get him out of his bedroom, with no expectation that hobby would eventually turn into his career.

He prides himself on his experience and talent as a pole instructor; co running his Pole School, Pole Fit London, as well as teaching workshops for countless students all across the world.



My name is Annie Norris I have been in the pole industry since 2001, before twisty grips and Fonjis. I own Pure-Studios in Hereford for over 12 years, and we have just moved to a brand new huge studio which is my dream playground.  I love to teach and find others full potential, watching people achieve more than they ever thought they could is the best feeling ever. I have won UK titles previously and currently am UKPPCs Best Entertainer and Sponsors choice. I love judging the WAPC - the standard is always so unbelievably high. Thank you for having me back! 



Sam Remmer started pole dancing in 2001 and went onto compete nationally in 2006 gaining places in the finals of several national competitions. In 2009 Sam retired from competing to commence judging for many competitions both national and international. Sam runs a pole dance school, the art of dance, in Plymouth, Devon. Sam is also the joint founder of Pole Dance Community. She currently works as an administrator for the PDC as well as teaching at her Plymouth studio. 




Leah Rose is an X-Pole girl and XPERT trainer and is the owner of Chrome Roses Pole Dance in Cardiff(around the corner);) 

She came to pole looking for an alternative way to get fit and fell head over 8 inch heels in love with the industry.

Leah is an international performer, competitor and judge. She holds titles in both the UKPPC professional and Polenastics competitions and hasalso been a finalist in Pole Theatre UK, Pole Theatre Paris and Miss Pole Dance UK. Leah is available for workshops in her signature slinky style.

All Wales was the first competition that Leah competed in and she is so excited to be asked back to perform, especially as it’s in  her home town!



Jamie Taylor is a rebellious kinesthetic who causes change to create space for ultimate freedom of expression for others. She started her pole dance comes from the strips clubs, way back in 2004 and her studio Defy Gravity, is 11 years old. She won the All Wales Championships in 2011, and is also the creator of Serpent Power; a sensual movement method for those who like the wilder and darker side of life.



Heather started pole in 2009, although she had done dance and gymnastics for many years previously.  She moved to Wales for university in September 2009 and began training at Pagans Pole with Tracy.  During her time in Wales Heather won the following titles:
North Wales Intermediate Pole Champion 2010
All Wales Advanced Pole Champion 2011 and 2012
UK Professional Pole Championships Instructor Runner-Up 2012
All Wales Professional Pole Champion 2013
Since leaving Wales in 2013 Heather has gone on to represent Great Britain three times in the World Pole Sports Championships doing doubles with her sister Kristina (finishing 4th, 5th and 7th respectively).  
Heather started competing aerial hoop in 2015, coming 2nd in the Professional category at the UK Aerial Nationals, and in 2016 she won the UK Aerial Performance Championships Professional Lyra category.  
Heather now runs Phases Dance and Fitness Studio in Margate with her sister, and she helps organise the Kent Pole Championships, which she also compères.  
Last year Heather returned to Wales to judge WAPC and she is excited to be back again this year as compère!



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