Judges

All of fantastic judges are highly experienced in pole dancing and have entered competitions themselves. 

Introducing our fabulous judges!!!!

  • Pippa Loveridge – Polenastics

    Pippa Loveridge – Polenastics

    Pippa has been an avid pole fanatic in the pole industry since 2006, and after qualifying to teach in 2008, Pippa set up Polenastics in her part time. Although now retired from teaching pole (since 2015 when the landlords changed the contract on the Milton Keynes studio), Polenastics still thrives in Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire.

    Back in 2009, Pippa has only competed once, back in 2010 in the professional category of Pole Divas, and found it the most nerve wracking thing she has ever done. After completing a residential sports judging training course in 2010, she created the Polenastics Championships which she ran with Hollie Smith for 4 years.  In 2015 this legacy was passed Daniel Rosen and Mitch Gibbens who have created the very popular Heir To The Chrome competition. 

    Pippa has been very honoured to teach and train with some incredible national and international polers and aerialists and has judged at many respected international and national pole and aerial competitions throughout Europe. A finalist at the Mumpreneur awards in 2011 and nominated again in 2013, she is also one of the original founders of the Pole Safe Federation and is an Ambassador for the campaign. In 2014 Pippa was recognised as an International Ambassador of the Pole Community while judging the World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships.

  • Lauren Red - Flight Fitness

    Lauren Red - Flight Fitness

    The amazing Lauren Red!!!!!!!!!!

    Lauren has been an MPC judge from the very first competition and we're so happy to have her with us again this year!

    Lauren Red was born in Sandhurst, England and has always loved to dance. A naughty child, she was sent to ballet class as a way to instil some discipline and give her parents a break from her mischievous behaviour! She absolutely loved it and those first experiences have fuelled her passion for all types of dance ever since.

    Pole came into Lauren’s life at a much later stage when she met Donna Gant at 1st Class Pole Fitness. Lauren saw that pole dance was a celebration of women’s strength and empowerment and she practised tirelessly in order to move up to advanced as soon as Donna thought her ready. Her signature grace and flexibility enabled her to connect with others in a way she never felt possible before. Dance has enabled her to both be inspired and inspire others, empowering them to take the first steps towards more confidence, happiness and fulfilment.

    Lauren judged for us at the MPC 2013 and was a guest performer. We are so pleased to have her judging for us in our second year. Lauren also owns and teaches at her pole school Flight Fitness in Leicestershire

    Lauren's Competition titles: *UK Amateur Pole Performer Advanced Runner Up and Best Overall Performer 2010 *British Isles Amateur Champion 2010 *UK Professional Pole Performer Runner Up – Professional Category 2011 *Competed in UKPPC Elite Category 2012

    Lauren has done quite a few private parties, club nights with fire, aerial hoop and pole dance.

    List of performances: * Midlands Pole Championships 2013 judge and guest performer *A League of their Own - Synchronised Swimming with James Corden 2012 *Kasbah Nightclub, Coventry – Lead Pole Dancer March – April 2012 *Turkuazoo Aquarium, Turkey – Mermaid / Lead Role 2012 *Strictly Come Dancing Underwater – Underwater Advisor 2012 *Amaas – ‘Spirit of Amaas’ Aerial Hoop / Lead Dancer 2011 *Corona / MTV Advert 2011 – Underwater Modelling *Doncaster Racecourse Christmas Party 2011 – Fire Performance and Contortionism *Flamingo’s Blackpool 2011 – Fire Performance *Lessons in Lifesaving’ Short Film 2011 – Underwater Modelling *Tracey Emin’s Exhibition Launch Party 2011 – Synchronised Swimming Display *Private Wedding, Corfu 2011 – Synchronised Swimming Display *WWF Blue Mile 2011 – Synchronised Swimming Display *Taylor’s Retreat Masked Ball 2011 – Pole Performance *Manchester Studio Launch Party 2011 – Pole Performance *Leicester Tattoo Convention 2011 – Pole Performance *The Gorbachev Foundation Fundraiser 2009 – Synchronised Swimming Display

  • Lorna Walker - Pole Athletes

    Lorna Walker - Pole Athletes

    Lorna Walker started her pole and aerial journey over 9 years ago. Lorna has a well deserved reputation as one of the leading instructors, performers and choreographers in the industry.  In 2013 Lorna Walker was crowned Miss Pole Dance UK, and since then has gone on to represent the UK at the World Pole Dance Championships in 2014 and 2015. Lorna is now an Xpert Master Trainer, helping to develop and teach the Xpert Instructor Training Programmes for Pole and Aerial. Travelling international to teach the programmes and her workshops in Pole Flow, Movement Meditation and Advanced tricks. Lorna also runs one of the leading pole and aerial schools in the UK 'Pole Athletes', which offers alternative fitness and aerial classes in Derbyshire/ South Yorkshire. With a plethora of experience working around the globe as a judge, competitor, performer and instructor, Lorna has become a well known and much loved name in the industry.

    We are honoured to have Lorna judge for us once again, bringing a wealth of experience to our already amazing judging panel.