Melanie Martin

Studio Owner
Pole, Choreography, Dance, Group Fitness, Conditioning, Stretch

Mel has been poling since March 2011, her passion for the sport and art of pole, fitness and dancing is her life!! After joining a pole studio and being a student she realized that this sport was something she could see herself teaching others and decided to become a qualified instructor, after qualifying in December 2011 and teaching for 2 years she decided to open her own studio, and on the 9 November 2014 The Poling Station was born.

Melanie is not only qualified as a pole instructor, she has qualifications and many years experience in the following: group instructor fitness, hi/lo impact, aqua aerobics, step, katabox, spinning, stretch & tone and personal training.

She knew she would compete in pole, before going to her first class and took to the stage for the first time at the Miss Pole Dance SA in 2011 Intermediate Division, after only 6 months of taking classes. She competed again in 2012 and won the title of Miss Pole Dance SA Intermediate division. Since then she has taken part & competed in the following events & competitions:

2014:      Polebatics Showcase
               South African National Pole Sports Competition – placed 2nd Silver Division
               Dance Master South Africa Pro Division – Regional & SA Dance  Colours, placed 1st
               Pole Unity Group Dance – Choreographer & performer
               Miss Pole Dance SA Professional Division – 3rd Place
               Polesque Pro Division - Miss Trixter, 2nd Place
2015:      South African National Pole Sports Championships Elite Div – 2nd & qualified for World Pole Sports Championships 2015
               World Pole Sports Championships London – Ranked 32 in the world
               Pole Unity Showcase – choreographed group & solo performance
               Pole Evolution Pro Division - 1st Place
2016:      Miss Pole Dance SA Pro Division -  1st Place
               Arnold Classic Africa Pole Championship Series Pro Division - 2nd Place
               South African National Pole Sports Champs Elite Division – 2nd Place qualified for World Pole Sports Champs
               World Pole Sports Championship – Ranked 12th in the World
               Pole Unity
               Pole Factor Professional art division
               X POLE SA’s Pole Slasher for Aug 2016
               Pole Evolution Pro Division – 1st Place
2017:      South African National Pole Sports Championships – Ranked no 1 in SA, qualified for the World Pole Championships with a top 10 ranking
               Pole Championship Series Africa at Arnold Classic Pro Division –  1st Place
               Qualified for Arnold Classic Pole Championships Series OHIO
               Pole Art South Africa Elite Division – 3rd Place
               World Pole Sports Championships Senior Women Elite – Ranked 17th
               World Pole Sports Championships Artistic Senior Women Pro – Placed 7th
               World Pole Sports Championships Ultra Pole Championships – Finalist
               Showcases KZN East Coast Pole Competition, Pole Unity, Vertical Vixen 10 year Showcase
2018:      South African National Artistic Pole Championship – Pro Sen Women 1st Place
               South African National Ultra Pole Championships – 1st Place Qualified for the World Ultra Pole Championships
               World Artistic Pole Championships Tarragona Spain – 5th PLace in the world
2020:      Kyanna Pole Evolution Championships Online Pro Division – 1st Place