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Justine McLucas

Justine started dancing at the age of 3, training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and singing throughout her childhood.  With Honours in her RAD Advanced Ballet training, and a quarter finalist in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition at the age of 15, she was soon accepted to the Hamburg Ballet School where she completed her professional ballet training and performed with the school and company on stages around Germany.  After an injury left her unable to dance en pointe, Justine went home to Australia and began working in finance. A keen interest in studies and a passion for South East Asian culture, she completed a Bachelors Degree in Arts (Asian Studies), with a triple major of Asian Studies, Anthropology and Thai language.  Financial services however led her to trading and collateral management in leading investment banks in London in a successful career spanning almost a decade.

But her true love has always been dance, and fate would have it that a gym in central London only 3 years ago, tempted Justine to try their Pole Dancing classes – and she was captivated, motivating her to train and start performing again, this time in the world of cabaret and athletic pole dancing, where she has already established herself firmly amongst the elite polers of Britain, building a solid reputation as a respected performer, choreographer and instructor. In entering her first ever pole dance competition, Miss Pole Dance UK 2009, Justine made it straight through to the finals and was awarded Best Costume.

Her brilliant shows, with their stylish and classy choreography, her elegant, graceful movements, jaw dropping tricks and flexibility makes Justine an all round highly entertaining performer and has landed her parts as a feature pole dancer in music videos for RnB sensation Femii, rock band The Violet May and in the Cyclops Vision film, Babes of Baghdad. She has also worked at London Erotica, with the Fuel Girls, and can now been seen in the Wam Bam show at Café de Paris, London with burlesque and sassy dance troupe sensation “Cabaret Rouge” every Saturday night.

With her own school, Justine now wants to impart her passion for the art of Pole Dancing to others as a means to both improving fitness and expressing one’s artistry through movement.

Her skills and knowledge from a career as a professional ballerina and qualified Fitness and Pilates Instructor make her the ideal person to trust with your pole dancing tuition.

You can see more of Justine at Ecole de Pole