HEAD OF POLE &
CO-DIRECTOR OF BOTTOMS UP!
Jacquie has always had a love of dance, stepping on stage for the first time aged 5. She was Classically trained with the Southern Ballet Company in New Zealand for 17 years. Moving to London she delved into the circus arts and trained and performed extensively throughout Europe and England with acro-contemporary troupe Zoid Induction.
On moving to Australia in 2001, she created dance trio Hektix. With the resurgence of Burlesque in Melbourne she co-founded and performed with the notorious neo-burlesque troupe Voodoo Trash Dolls! This was where her fiery alter ego Sparkarella was born. During this she discovered pole dancing and quickly began teaching for PoleStars and incorporated this into the Burlesque scene. Bottoms Up! Burlesque & Pole School was created with a passion for dance and teaching and wanting to share skills honed over many years across the world. She loves seeing students flourish into confident and amazing ladies!
Currently Jacquie performs as a solo artist, choreographs and produces events within Bottoms Up!, trains and mentors students, dances and performs tango, burlesque and pole, and can often be seen with an angle grinder! She is also the world's first certified instructor of Floor Flow®!
She believes a great pole show is one that blends hardcore strength with beautiful flow, choreography pertinent to the piece, but overall one that entertains and draws the audience in.