Since 2000, when Petra introduced the Nordics to ‘exotic’ training such as strip aerobics and pole dance she has been passionate about teaching others this great form of training. Being an aerobics instructor since age 16 and a past pro-basketball player (including the Swedish National Team and the USA) fitness and health has always been a big part of her life. She is at the moment running the largest studio in the Nordics and is the founder of the annual Battle of the Pole, pole dance competition as well as the founder and President for the Swedish Pole Federation.
She is a well renowned judge around the world with 28 international competitions under her belt which includes 5 world championships and 2 European championships.
Petra was the first to conduct instructor trainings in chair and pole in the Nordics, and her winning style of combining fun but tough classes with inspirational choreography makes her a unique teacher. With over 60 00 classes, 20 teacher trainings and more than 700 bachelorette classes the least you can say is that she has experience!

Instagram - StudioDQSince 2000, when Petra introduced the Nordics to ‘exotic’ training she has been passionate about teaching others this great form of exercise.  

Owner of Studio DQ as well as one of the founders and President of the Swedish Pole Dance Federation and the Nordic Pole Federation she now dedicates time to help others start up.

Petra is also a published author and an international judge.




Member of COMPLETE. Own production SIRI with COMPLETE at DANSENS HUS. Fredrik Rydmans SWANLAKE as the main character Rothbart both in Sweden and on a Europe tour.

Choreographed Danny Saucedo and Hanna Lindblad for the Swedish Melody Grand Prix and Loreen on Swedish Summer tour. Danced in Bounce Production LAST BOUNCE, CUATION and INSANE IN THE BRAIN.

Danced 2 Productions with OSLO DANCE ENSAMBLE.
World Champion in LINDY HOP and BOOGIE WOOGIE.
3rd place in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Scandinavia.

Danced and Choreographed in diverse Shows, TV shows and musical like Westside Story, Wallmans , Friends arena Opening etc.



Alessandra Marchetti’s gymnastics career started in artistic gymnastics at five years old, but at ten years old she fell in love with classic dance. She began her study at “Balletto di Roma”, one of the most important and prestigious classical dance schools.

Alessandra has competed aerobic gymnastics. She did mixed pairs with her husband, and the duo became runner up (2007-2008) in Italy, and in 2009 were in 7th position on the Suzuki World cup in Tokyo (Japan). In September 2010, at 35 years old she started to train pole. In September 2011, in her 2nd competitionshe she became Italian Pole Champion!  Alessandra won the Pole Sport Championship in London 2013 and is the current World Champion.

Alex Shchukin


APFC International Winner, Mr Pole Dance World Winner,
World Pole Sports Championship (IPSF) Winner, 2nd in Pole Dance Cup in Poland,  Special Prize for Best Choreography in Pole Dance Cup in Poland, the list goes on and on. Alex came as a street dancer and adapted to the pole with a bang. Who hasent seen his flips from the pole on you tube. We hare happy to see him for the first time on a stage in Sweden! Don't forget to book one of his incredible workshops, read more on his site. Alex won the Pole Sport Championship in London 2013 and is the current World Champion.

Bendy Kate


Since we last meet Bendy she has placed 2nd in the WPSC2013 and won the UK Professional Pole Elit Championship (amongst other things) she is still a an innovative pole artist, acrobat, aerialist and handbalancer travelling the world teaching and inspiring others. Kate is now 23 years old and trained as an acrobat from a young age.

Since beginning pole she has won several pole fitness titles including the UK Professional Champion 2011, 2012, UK Amateur Champion 2010 and World Doubles Pole Runner up twice. Add now adding runner up in the WPSC2013 to her list.

She teaches pole fitness masterclasses, private pole and aerial lessons, performs at dance shows and circus gigs. Her aim is simple - to change negative perceptions of pole dancing...

Davide Lacagnina


Davide has been a titled gymnast since 1982, a certified fitness instructor from 1996, gymnastic coach (Italian Federation of Gymnastic) personal trainer, coach of the national team of Pole Sport FISAC-POLEXGYM (Italian Federation of Sports Acrobatic and Choreographic), EPSU international judge and an aerobic gymnastic national judge.

He has judged national and international pole competitions and has been very active in creating a scoring system for the IPSF that is based on a code of points. This position will mean he will be constantly assessing and evaluating how the biomechnics of the body can be safely scored in international and national competitions.

Application jury

Jenny Wickholm Sweden
Frida Kristiansson Sweden
Aimee Lawson UK