Michelle Shimmy is a Sydney-based internationally-renowned pole performer, entertainer, judge, MC  and instructor. Shimmy co-owns the Pole Dance Academy with her sister Maddie Sparkle and have their own line of pole wear, Shimmy & Sparkle. 


Shimmy and Maddie are the creators of two of the world's most entertaining pole competitions, Dance Filthy and Pole Theatre, which is now held in over 20 countries worldwide. Pole Theatre is the world's biggest pole dance competition.

Shimmy is passionate about teaching pole. She loves to guide and see the improvement in her students from week to week. For Shimmy, the true magic of pole dance is the transformative effect it has on people, in the way that it increases confidence and body awareness. 

Shimmy is crazy about pole dancing, handstands, her dog and cat, and animals in general. She's a lover not a fighter, but will fight for what she loves and the people she loves. Shimmy is constantly astounded at how many of the answers to life's questions she has found wrapped around a pole. Shimmy hopes to be pole dancing for as long as she lives, and possibly even longer.

 

Shimmy is a proud brand ambassador for X-Pole Australia and also loves to write, and has a blog, which is published on the Pole Dance Academy website
 

Shimmy is an industry-builder, and in 2015 her work to grow the pole industry was recognised with the following awards:

- 2015 IPDFA Industry Person of the Year Award

-2015 United Pole Artists Poler of the Year Award
- 2013, 2015 and 2016 number 3 in Australia by the Australian Pole Dance Magazine Top Australian Pole Dancers

Shimmy is available for performances at corporate events, bars/nightclubs, private parties, festivals, product launches and other special events. She is a versatile performer and has performed all over the world.        

 

                                              

- Provocarte Showcase, San Jose, Costa Rica 2016 

- Guest Performer Pole Theatre UK, Pole Theatre USA, Pole Theatre Greece 2016

- Gravity First Showcase, Mexico City 2013

- Ink n Iron Festival, Los Angeles, 2013

- Girl Next Door Soiree, Los Angeles, 2013

- Sydney Sensual Ball, 2012

- Black Tie Ball, Sydney, 2012

- Regular performances at Victoria Room

- Regular performances at Ivy Penthouse

- Gravity First Showcase, Mexico City 2013

- Ink n Iron Festival, Los Angeles, 2013

- Girl Next Door Soiree, Los Angeles, 2013

- Sydney Sensual Ball, 2012

- Black Tie Ball, Sydney, 2012

- Regular performances at Victoria Room

- Regular performances at Ivy Penthouse

- Private Parties 

- Weddings/Corporate Events

 

* International Pole Championships, Runner Up, Polefit Doubles 2012

* Miss Pole Dance Australia First Runner Up, 2012

* Australian Pole Championships, winner, group division

* Australia Pole Fitness Championships 2012, Doubles Division, Winner

* International Pole Championships, Runner Up, Polefit Doubles 2012

* World Pole Dance Champsionships 2011, 3rd place doubles division

* World Pole Dance Championships Women's Division semi-finalist 2011

* Asia-Pacific Pole Dance Championship 2011 3rd place doubles division

* Pole Dance Universe finalist 2011

* Miss Pier Hotel winner 2011

* North Shore Pole Princess 2011 2nd place

* Mona Vale Pole Princess 2011 2nd place

* Northies Pole Princess 2011 2nd place 

* World Pole Dance Championships 2011, 3rd place doubles division

* World Pole Dance Championships Women's Division semi-finalist 2011

* Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist 2010

* International Pole Dance Fitness competition semi-finalist 2010

For more videos and photos of Matty & Shimmy's doubles performances,click here

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