Shimmy is a Sydney-based pole dancer and pole instructor. She is a co-owner of the Pole Dance Academy, in Bondi, Australia. Shimmy has performed and competed all over the world. Shimmy has just returned from a hugely successful 10 week tour of the USA, Europe and South Africa. She is now back in Sydney and available for performance bookings.
Photos by Don Curry (left) and Justin Tran (right).
Shimmy, Maddie and the Pole Dance Academy are proud to present Pole Theatre, a pole spectacular on 15 September 2013 at the Standard, Taylor Square. Get your tickets through www.moshtix.com.au 5 October 2013
Shimmy will be competing in the Australian Pole Championships in Canberra.
18 October 2013:
Shimmy is very excited to be performing at Gravity First in Mexico City, Mexico. She will also be doing workshops.
30 November 2013
Shimmy and Matty will be competing in the doubles division of the International Pole Championships in Singapore.
6 - 12 January 2014:
Shimmy will be instructing at the fun-filled Pole Dance Academy Intensive Summer School Program, a week of specialised workshops at Pole Dance Academy Redfern and Bondi Junction, with some classes taking place at Bondi Beach. To book in, click here.
31 Jan - 2 Feb 2014:
Shimmy is excited to be instructing at the Western Australia Pole Camp.
Shimmy will be visiting Colombia! Dates/venues to be announced.
Take a look at Shimmy's latest Tricks Reel:
Recent competition results
In 2012, Shimmy was First Runner Up at Miss Pole Dance Australia, and she along with Matty Shields won the Australian Pole Dance Fitness Championships in the doubles division, as well as the Australian Pole Championships in the doubles/group division.
For more videos and photos of Matty & Shimmy's doubles performances, click here.
Shimmy recently performed at the Ink-n-Iron Festival in South Beach, California in June 2013. To see the performances, check out Shimmy's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/michelleshimmy
Shimmy performed at Girl Next Door in Los Angeles in June. Take a look at her hilarious and entertaining Naughty Ballerina performance!
Renowned for her strength and grace, Shimmy believes in the importance of incorporating conditioning for strength and flexibility into pole training. Shimmy has a background in gymnastics, and is able to spot students when teaching complex pole moves, to give students additional confidence to execute difficult moves. Shimmy has taught all over the world, and is based at her studio in Sydney, the Pole Dance Academy.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop with Shimmy at your studio, email email@example.com for a list of workshop descriptions, info and more.