Friday, 26 March 2010
Kay Penney Pole Passion Ltd - Competition Bio
Kay Penney – head judge and organiser of Miss Pole Dance UK, one of the most established Pole Championships in the UK and the world. Founder and Managing Director of Pole Passion Ltd established in January 2005 (created in 2001) has been poling since 2001 soon after the birth of her third child for fun and an alternative way to keep fit
Kay is a highly experienced and qualified fitness, health and beauty therapist expert, now working towards her A1 level 3 Assessors qualification, in her continual quest to make pole technique and fitness an accredited and accepted form of physical fitness for all. Kay quickly realised that pole technique if marketed correctly and professionally could benefit many participants and students looking for a new, fun and challenging form of fitness quickly establishing one of the first independent pole schools in the world.
With the explosion and rapid success of her unique fitness programmes, fun pole parties and master classes she, with the support of her dedicated team, has quickly made Pole Passion one of the world’s most respected pole fitness companies in the world.
She is a renowned and experienced International and national pole judge involved in 28 to date. An accomplished instructor and teaches regular mixed ability classes in and around the Sussex area, being invited over to judge the first World Pole Dance finals in Holland in 2005, creator of Miss Pole Dance UK Professional and Amateur competitions, co creator of Mr Pole Fitness championships, pioneering competitive synchronised doubles and author of accredited Level 1 & 2 Pole Fitness Instructor training qualifications. Invited judge to Japan, Russia, Hungry, Switzerland and Germany, she is also author of the Code of Pole Practice created in 2006, the first of its kind. Then going on to develop the World Pole Sport & fitness Championships whereby Felix Cane is currently the world champion 2009/2010
She is the co innovator and inventor of the R-pole, the worlds first free standing pole without a podium, specifically designed for gyms to compliment her fitness programmes
Kay also enjoys all elements of traditional dance and is an accomplished performer and burlesque instructor and is passionate about inspiring the talented and promoting the ambitious.
She is a member of Equity, FIA, REP’s & Sussex Enterprize, and an honorary member of the Pole Fitness Association USA