Joanna Nicholas (Pole)

Joanna Nicholas (Pole) posted on 28th Sep 2018

Joanna is our resident DR with a phD in Pole Dance research

Joanna is a researcher and lecturer in dance and performance science at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University. In 2019, she became the first in the world to complete a PhD in the science of pole dancing and her pole research spans psychology, physiology and injury prevention. Joanna has danced from her early teens and started teaching pole dancing in 2006 after completing her exercise science degree. Joanna loves teaching students from beginners and taking them on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, physical achievement, and self-expression.