Pole and Fitness Instructor
Joana’s passion for dance started as a teenager, dancing Hip Hop with her doubles partner Aljon in Switzerland. After having placed first at the Swiss Championships in 2011, they decided to create a crew to perform and compete throughout the country. They placed every year consecutively from then on. The doubles team was fortunate enough to compete in the Hip Hop World Championships in 2014. Spurred on by their success, Joana expanded into Latin Dance and Pole Dance.
Very soon, she found herself teaching at the Pink Attitude studio in Switzerland, and in collaboration with other instructors created the ‘A-Z of Pole Dance’.
In search of a warmer climate, Joana has relocated to Brisbane in 2015 where she obtained Certificate 3 & 4 and Diploma in Fitness. In addition to her career in public service, she has worked as a Personal Trainer for two years and happened to coach Jeff Horn (WBO Champion 2017). She also ventured into competitive bodybuilding and has placed 1st in the Aerobic Division in the WFF Bodybuilding Competition in 2016.
Joana found that her boxing and fitness training has enhanced her love for pole dance, and since 2016 she has been teaching and competing in the sport. Here are some of her latest achievements:
• Pole Expressions True Blue Division 1st place 2017 – Doubles
• Queensland Pole Championships 1st runner-up 2017 – Doubles
• Miss Pole Dance Queensland Finalist 2016
• Pole Expressions Finalist 2016
• Australian Pole Stars Finalist 2015
• Queensland Pole Championships Finalist 2015
You can follow Joana on Instagram @joanas_world_