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About Us


Meet Our Team

Lucy Watts

Founder/Director

Polestar Pilates MENTOR, Pilates Matwork, Diploma of Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Method, Barre Attack & Power Plate Instructor, Freeform board and Oov Foundations instructor

Lucy began her training at age four at The Kenthurst School of Dancing studios in Sydney. She was involved in TV, dancing for channel 9 from a young age. Later she moved to Melbourne to train full-time at Dance World Studios where she received her Diploma of Performing Arts. Throughout her studies, Lucy was lucky enough to be involved in TV performances for Fox 8 as well as working with many successful vocal and acting coaches.

In 2008 she was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), where she spent three years refining her dance skills to receive a Bachelor of Dance degree. Lucy has also landed ensemble roles in renowned operas by the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria, including The Merry Widow (2008) and The Arcadians (2010) under the direction of Robert Ray and Ben Kiley. More recently, Lucy has been working in a number of clubs in the fitness and sporting industries.

She works with a number of athletes including Elite Trampolinists and Artistic Gymnasts on their alignment, ballet training and choreographing floor routines for the international stage. She teaches dance, Pilates (Dip.), Barre and gentle stretching in local high schools and dance centres. Lucy uses her love of movement as a vehicle for transforming her clients into the greatest versions of themselves.

 

Lauren McGrath

PILATES INSTRUCTOR, MENTOR IN TRAINING – Polestar Pilates, BARRE INSTRUCTOR, RAD Ballet Teacher

Diploma of Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Method, Cert IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction Method, Cert in Ballet Teaching Studies ARAD,Member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia

Lauren is an ex-Classical Ballet Dancer. She has many years of experience as a Professional Ballet Teacher, teaching young children to full time pre-professional dancers.

She has been dancing since the age of five and trained full time as professional student at the McDonald College and Ecole, Ballet School in Sydney.

Lauren has performed with the Premier State Ballet Company, Ecole Ballet Theatre and Studio Tibor’s Ballet Company. Performing Don Quioxte, Sleeping Beauty and the famous Pas de Quatre were some of Lauren’s career highlights.

Through dancing, Lauren was first introduced to Pilates at the age of 12. Pilates brought Lauren body awareness, muscular strength, and longer, leaner lines through her body. She noticed a huge improvement in her performance. After ankle surgery during her full time training, Pilates assisted Lauren’s rehabilitation, decreased recovery time and helped to maintain her strength while unable to dance.

This inspired Lauren to become a Pilates Instructor.

She was driven to cross train dancers and athletes to help them become aware of their bodies, improve their performance and prevent them from injury.

Lauren completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates instructor training with Polestar Pilates.

Working with dancers and athletes was only the beginning of her journey as a Pilates Instructor. Pilates continues to inspire Lauren and her passion shines through her teaching. Lauren enjoys working with a variety of clients and seeing the amazing results it brings to each individual. She believes Pilates creates a very powerful and personal journey for every person and strives to help and educate her clients.

Lauren is also a Barre instructor. She completed her Booty Barre training with creator Tracey Mallet.

Lauren has a fun and genuine style of teaching, she cares deeply for her clients. She brings support and positive challenges to each session and commits to helping every client achieve their goals.

 

Nicole Axford

Pilates Diploma of Studio and Rehabilitation, Cert IV Pilates Matwork Instructor & Barre Instructor

Nicole has always been drawn to sport from a young age, having been a representative netball player, cross country runner and competitor in athletics. At age 13 she began her ballet training at The Ballet School Australia where Pilates became a big part of her total body conditioning regime.

She is now completing her undergraduate degree in Human Science, majoring in Human Movement at Macquarie University, and plans to continue on to become a physiotherapist. She is also completing Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork under the Polestar method. Nicole has always been intrigued by the body and what it can do and is very enthusiastic and passionate about Pilates and how it contributes to total body and mind wellbeing.

Toneya Kingham

Dip.Performing Arts (DANCE) & Matwork instructor

Toneya started dancing at a young age at Sarah’s Dance Academy before moving to the Betty Dargie School of Entertainment in 2006-2008. In 2009, Toneya studied full-time at Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre where she trained in Pilates to help enrich her classical studies. During her school years Toneya studied dance as an elective, participated in School Spectacular and appeared in the movie Razzle Dazzle in 2007. Toneya finished high school in 2011 with dance as one of her major subject focuses. Toneya’s balletic ability is of the highest quality, achieving Distinctions for all her major RAD examinations. Miss Toneya obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) at ED5 International after studying full time during 2012-2013. During her course Miss Toneya learned from some of the industry’s most prominent teachers and choreographers.