Kathy Lee had always wanted to be a lawyer and went to law school fully motivated to do just that.

But her keen interest in dance led her to begin pole dancing, as a hobby and an escape from the stresses of lawyer life. After six years working in banking and intellectual property law, an unexpected turn of events led to Kathy becoming an award winning pole dancer, without her ever planning to be one.

Kathy’s love for pole dance has taken her all over the world, including training in London with Miss Pole Dance World champion Elena Gibson and British Isles Pole Dance champion Beth Williams, and in Russia and Cape Town, whilst being guided by renowned international pole artists such as Michelle Shimmy, Phoenix Kazree and Tracey Simmonds along the way.

The Pole Project was thus born from a desire to teach others the passion and spirit of pole dance as an exciting way to explore the art of dance, and as a form of exercise to improve fitness, tone, strength and endurance. Kathy’s vision for the studio housed in a stunning, industrial space is an “aerial arts playground”, where gymnasts, dancers and everyday individuals from all walks of life, can train in pole dance as an outlet for their strength, creativity and agility.

At the same time, the more sensual style of pole dance is taught as an empowering expression of womanhood, allowing women to tap into their sensuality, build confidence and lots of attitude!

The studio is equipped with sixteen 3.7m powder coated and chrome poles, all made by X-Pole and therefore of the highest quality, suitable for beginner to professional level. Class numbers are limited so that ample attention is given to students, and everyone has their own pole when training. Men are welcomed and encouraged to participate.