Miss Star (aka Trina)

Studio Owner, Miss Star, is a Pass with Merit Level 5 qualified Pole Dancer through the world recognized Pole Dance Community (PDC). 

Miss Star is both self-taught and traditionally trained by some of the world's elite pole performers. She is Nelson's first X-Pert qualified Pole Instructor and provides a unique blend of pole and dance instruction.

Trina was recognised at the prestigious New Zealand Pole Industry Awards 2016 taking the top award for her contribution to the NZ pole community.

Other achievements include,

  • Starlets of NZ 2016 - 2nd Runner Up
  • Pole Legends NZ 2016 - Finalist
  • Dance Filthy NZ 2017 - Finalist 

She also produces Hell On Heels an extravaganza of exotic pole and burlesque, as well as two national pole competitions, Pole Stars New Zealand and Miss Pole Queen New Zealand.

Miss Star loves to share her passion for the art of pole and provides private tuition as well as a range of classes and courses offering something for everyone, from the total novice - to the seasoned performer.


Natsumi or Nats was one of the first-ever students to take up pole at Dynamite back in 2014 and has dedicated herself to the cause ever since. 

With a background in Dancehall, she brings a beautiful Latin element into her pole classes.

Nats is truly phenomenal on the pole and teaches some of our beginners and exotic dance classes. Her down to earth approach, fun manner and clear explanation of moves make her a very popular teacher.

Nats has performed at Miss Pole Queen NZ and numerous Studio Showcases.

As a self-confessed pole addict, the Dynamite studio is her second home!

Angel Blush (aka Angela)

Angel Blush has been part of Dynamite Pole since 2015. 

No stranger to the stage having performed in Musical Theatre productions as a youth, and being involved with Burlesque behind the scenes for many years, she finally took to the stage solo in 2018 and has performed in a variety of shows including Tease on Tour 2018 and Ghostlight Theatre Christmas Variety Show 2018. Awarded “most sultry” and placing second runner up at the 2019 Starlet of NZ competition.

She is back after taking a break to have her third baby in 2019 and can't wait to inspire you to shimmy and shake with confidence in our off the pole classes.


Elaine is our cover instructor and makes herself available to step in whenever one of our other instructors is caught short. 

Having first tried pole in her late forties with no fitness or dance background, she's proof that you're never too old to try something completely new.

Now into her third year of pole she's happily spreading her love for all forms of the art - from fitness to flow.