When Miss Filly is not WOW-ing audiences with her unique style of pole dance she can be found teaching full time & generally hanging around upside at Pole Divas Moonee Ponds, her studio and school from which she is professionally based.
Miss Filly also tours & teaches workshops regularly around the country and has recently had her journey documented in the recent film, ‘Blood Sweat & Sequins’.
She has competed in a number of national pole dancing competitions around Australia, currently crowned Miss Pole Dance Victoria 2014, Doubles Champion and recently All Stars 1st Runner Up.
Her passion for pole dance has led her “pocket rocket” style to truly evolve and over time she has become one of Australia’s most unique and inspiring pole performers.
MPDA 2015 – WINNER
ALL STARS – Pole 1st Runner Up 2014
MPDA 2014 – Doubles WINNER
MPD VIC 2014 – WINNER
APC – 2nd Runner Up
MPDA – 2nd Runner Up 2013
My name is Shelby, I am 23 years old and live in Mandurah, Western Australia. My partner, Braddon, and I have a toy Pomeranian called Koda and a Ragdoll/Maine Coon called Theodore.
When I’m not at the studio, I am studying my final year of my Secondary Education degree majoring in Drama with an English minor.
Now with the basics out of the way, let’s get on to why most of us are here; Aerial Fitness.
I began pole dancing in May 2015 with my friend and instantly took a liking to it. Roughly a year and a half into my pole journey, my pole mamma opened her own studio (Pole Sisters Fitness Studio) and offered me the opportunity to become an instructor to which I of course jumped at. Soon after opening, we were fortunate enough to install aerial hoops and began learning the art of Lyra. Having never done it before, I taught myself a few moves and began to fall in love with it as much as pole dancing. The passion I have for Lyra pushed me to learn more and more until I was asked to become the Lyra instructor at our studio.
Becoming an instructor has sent my already deep passion for these sports even deeper. Watching my students learn brings me so much joy and drives me to continuously push myself harder to the point where I am at the studio more than I am anywhere else.
I talk about the love and passion I have but I need to acknowledge my Pole Mamma and all the effort she has put into me. She is the reason I am where I am and have the love for this sport. I owe her everything in this field and to know that she has such faith and pride in me keeps me moving forward.
Taking these sports on and the challenges that come with them has changed my life, my attitude and my ability to love myself. I am proud of the skills I have attained and the body that lets me do them and aspire to show other women and men alike to learn the same.