Teachers

Juul de Metz

Juul de Metz

Juul started training martial arts at the age of 15, first Taekwondo and later capoeira, kickboxing and MMA. She developed her strength and technique and loved the thrill of fighting, but felt that her sport was lacking elegance and music. While staying in the UK for an internship, she did her 1st pole dancing class and she was completely hooked. Once back in the Netherlands she took classes by Tatjana van Onna, and from then pole dancing was all she could think of. To her pole dancing is the ultimate combination of strength, agility, control and the sensuality of the dance. When Juul was young she already loved being on stage performing music or theatre and the end of 2013, she had her debut as performing pole dancer, she can’t wait to explore that side of pole dancing further. In December 2014 she did her first pole dance competition and became first! Since September 2013 she teaches at the Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam. She hopes that her enthusiasm for the sport is contagious and hopes to let many people experience this fantastic dance, acrobatics and art form.
Gabriela Swat

Gabriela Swat

Gabriela started pole dancing in 2010 and fell in love with it. Her experiences pole dancing as a total body workout where you combine strength, flexibility and endurance. Those recent years, Gabriela participated in a lot of competitions and started to teach. In 2014 she won the 3th place in the Benelux Pole dance Championships in the category duo acts. At this point of her pole dance career, she wants to develop herself more and more and share her knowledge with other pole dancers. Gabriela has a huge poledance vocabulary and is because of this creative in creating new combo’s in the pole. She has a lot of energy, is a crazy girl, is persistent and has a lot of discipline. This is what she would like to transfer to her pole dance students!
Moa Holgersson

Moa Holgersson

Moa started pole dancing at North Pole Studio in Stockholm in 2009. There was an instant fascination for the physical challenge that Pole Dance provided. Constantly discovering new aspects of this art form brought her to perform twice in the showcase of Pole Art together with Intellego Pole Company and twice in the Swedish Nationals. Never wanting to leave the studio she started instructing in 2010. Through pole combinations and dance Moa likes to make difficult things look effortless. She finds that seeing how hard work, technique and detail can change a persons body and mind, is one of the greatest rewards within pole dance.
Sharon Gieske

Sharon Gieske

Sharon heeft in het verleden diverse sporten uitgeprobeerd zoals dans, balsporten en vechtsporten, maar weinig sporten bleven haar aandacht en motivatie vast houden. Uit nieuwsgierigheid is zij in 2013 begonnen met een cursus paaldansen bij Tatjana van Onna en ze was meteen verkocht. De sport is nu niet meer weg te denken uit haar dagelijks leven. Paaldansen is voor haar een mooie combinatie van onder andere krachttraining, turnen en dans, waarbij je je eigen stijl kan ontwikkelen en invloeden van andere sporten kan meenemen. Daarnaast houdt ze van de eindeloze uitdagingen die paaldansen kan geven om nieuwe tricks onder de knie te krijgen en jouw stijl verder te blijven ontwikkelen. Sinds februari 2014 geeft ze les bij Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam. Ze vindt het ontzettend fijn om anderen te helpen en geeft graag persoonlijke aandacht met het bereiken van hun paaldans doelen.
Maria Kuchowicz

Maria Kuchowicz

Maria is born and raised in Poland and a modern dancer in heart and soul. She’s been dancing since the age of 5. For 9 years she trained at the National Ballet School in Poland. When she graduated, she went to the University in Austria - Bruckner Private University in Linz, where she trained to become a contemporary dancer. In the beginning of 2014 she saw Tatjana Van Onna performing and immediately fell in love with pole dancing. After a year of pole training at Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam, she decided to combine her own dancing style (modern,contemporary) with pole dancing. She loves to teach and is happy to share her knowledge with her students.
Marcela Viola

Marcela Viola

Marcela is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She discovered her passion for aerial silks about five years ago, here in the Netherlands. She has been practicing aerial silks, aerial hoops and straps, all of which are disciplines of aerial gymnastics. In recent years she has trained these at various places in the world: Argentina, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland. Marcela combines her love for performing with her passion for teaching. Currently, she lives in Amsterdam, where she is teaching various disciplines. Besides an aerialist, Marcela is practicing yoga. With yoga she is maintains the balance between mind and body. Marcela is a very experienced teacher from who you can learn a lot! At Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam she teaches in both Aerial disciplines and Artistic yoga. 

Tatjana van Onna

Tatjana van Onna

For Tatjana, even at a young age, gymnastics, dancing and everything that had to do with performing have always been a huge passion. When she was nine, she started focussing primarily on dancing. With her dance group she performed in episodes of the television show “Telekids” for 3 years. After that she continued to develop at the preliminary dance training at Dance Academy Lucia Marthas where she took classes in classical ballet, show musical dance, street dance, modern dance, tap dance, acrobatics, and also singing and acting. After Lucia Marthas, she found a new challenge: sports aerobics. She became a National Champion twice in this discipline. She started teaching during her time at College (HBO) for Sports, Management and Entrepreneurship, where she took a course to become a group fitness instructor. She started teaching group fitness, Zumba and street dance. Early 2011 Tatjana subscribed for a pole dancing course and she was immediately in love with this dance. Since then she greatly developed herself as a pole dancer: besides a lot of self-practice, she took master classes at prominent pole dance schools in London and Milan. She also participated in the National Pole dancing Championship in 2012; started teaching pole and performing. Teaching gives her energy and satisfaction, and she hopes to transfer this energy to her students. Early 2013 she decided to open her own pole dance studio in Amsterdam, so she could share her passion with a greater audience. In 2014 she participated in the Dutch Championships and became 2nd! Hereby she qualified for the Benelux Championships pole dancing. She won this competition, so now she is Benelux pole dance champion 2014!
Anouk Blom

Anouk Blom

Anouk has been poledancing since 2011. She has been dancing since she was a little girl, but pole dancing was something new and totally different. After doing one pole class she loved it so much and shw felt this was her new addiction. She loves to do power tricks such as Human Flag, Shouldermount, Deadlift and Phoenix. After 4 years of poledancing and teaching for 2 years at pole dance studio Sportief Paaldansen, she can not get enough of poledancing and wants to get better and better. At Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam she is teaching different levels and Power pole. She loves teaching and is ready to get all of her students in to a Iron X.
Anastasiia Iamshchikova

Anastasiia Iamshchikova

Anastasiia is an Exotic pole dancer born and raised in Moskou. In 2008 she began her professional career dancing. She taught gogo dance and strip dance at various dance companies in Russia. Now she is living in Amsterdam she is going to amplify the Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam team with her Russian Exotic pole classes. Anastasiia is a good teacher and loves it to share her passion, love and energy for pole dancing with her students.

Valentina Zaytseva

Valentina Zaytseva

Valentina has always been into sports. For ten years she did athletics and ballet. She felt greatly attracted to both sports. One and a half years ago she took her first pole dancing class at the Pole Dance Factory Amsterdam. She knew then that she had found in pole dancing what appealed to her: the combination of flexibility and strength. She finds the harmony between gracefulness and power in pole dancing breathtaking. Pole dancing enables her to seek the boundaries of what the body is capable of. Training together, learning from each other, and motivating others are the social sides of the sport from which she gains inspiration.