unique, innovative, artistic

Pole artist, aerialist, handbalancer

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BIOGRAPHY

Bendy Kate is a woman of many talents. She is a contemporary and original performer specialising in pole, aerial, hand balancing and acrobatics. She makes sure every single performance is unique, different from the last and memorable leaving a long lasting impression on the audience. Asides from headlining at incredible events around the world she has won titles such as; World Pole Sport and Fitness Champion 2014, IPSF World Pole Sports Runner Up 2013 and UK Professional Pole Championships 2011, 2012 and 2013.

On the other hand she is a passionate teacher; she uses her vast knowledge of the human body, her gymnastics background and experience to travel the world teaching masterclasses. Combining her experience and her BSc Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree (first class) she also creates learning resources to help athletes further their understanding on flexibility and other gymnastic disciplines.

And finally, she is a budding business woman; trying to grow the Bendy Kate brand in the fitness fashion industry. She designs and produces athletic wear which truly combines style and function. Who is better to design fitness clothing than the athletes themselves!

TITLES

PREVIOUS CREDITS

IPC Pole Fit Champion

World Pole Dance Champion

UK Professional Pole Elite Champion

World Pole Sports Women’s Singles Runner Up

UK Professional Pole Elite Champion

World Pole Dance Doubles runner up

Got to Dance Semi Finalist (Sky 1)

World Pole Sports doubles runner up

Miss Pole Dance UK doubles winner

UK Professional Pole Champion

Miss Pole Dance UK doubles winner

World Pole Dance championships runner up

UK amateur pole performer champion

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2012

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2011

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PREVIOUS CREDITS

IMHX Exhibition, NEC

Santa Fe Championships, Argentina

World Pole Dance Championships, Bejing

Get Your Act Together (ITV)

UK Professional Pole Championships

Miss Pole Dance, London UK

Gravity First, Mexico

Pole Expo, Vegas

Australian Pole Championships

Got to Dance (Sky 1)

Adidas Fit for 2012, Lords Cricket Ground

UK Pole Dance Day, London

McLaren Racing team Christmas party, Silverstone

The Clothes Show Live, NEC Birmingham

 

2016

2016

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2011

MASTERCLASSES

  • 1. RevolutionSpinning Pole

    1. Revolution
    Spinning Pole

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    Over the last few years Bendy has fallen in love with unique, beautiful and fluid spinning pole transitions. This workshop is her chance to share all those spinning pole transitions with you. Learn things from one handed spin techniques, transitions to and from these and her latest spinning pole passes from her most recent routines. If you have seen Bendy perform any spins in particular that you would like to learn please let her know at the beginning of the class. The poles must be able to spin for this workshop. All levels welcome!

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 2. TangledFlexibility Pole

    2. Tangled
    Flexibility Pole

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    The only way to improve your flexibility on the pole is to try it! Learn how to warm up for flexi tricks, techniques how to grip and relax, how your muscles work in these positions, how to spot, how to lengthen your lines and improve your backbend in Bendy’s favourite, quirky flexibility tricks! Flexibility tricks covered in this class can vary from the Bendy Philly to Rainbow Marchenko, but special requests are very welcome! Types of bends will include front splits, twisted splits, backbends, shoulder rotations, active splits and combinations of flexibility components. Come prepared and make flexibility pole goals prior to this class and Bendy will help you achieve them! Level: Intermediate to Professional.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 3. Brave the StormPole Flips

    3. Brave the Storm
    Pole Flips

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    This masterclass is for the daredevils of the pole world and also the polers who want to improve their bravery levels. Learn how to prep flips, safety tips, biomechanics, twists, pole assisted somersaults, how to land and how to spot. Flips start at a very simple level and progress to high advanced based on the individual student. Tricks taught in this masterclass could include; handstand flip, Fonji, pole assisted back somersault and many more which you can find in Bendy’s YouTube videos. Students are advised to come prepared and have a think before they come which flips they would like to learn. It is advised that the hosting studio has crash mats available. Level: Intermediate to Professional.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 4. Fall from GraceExotic Pole

    4. Fall from Grace
    Exotic Pole

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    Did you see Bendy’s latest performances in heels?! Her new motto is “if it doesn’t challenge you – it won’t change you.” Bendy found a new love for choreographing in heels so much she has decided to offer a masterclass in them. So come embrace your confidence, sensuality and fluidity. Learn her heels floorwork, unique choreography and snippets of routines in this class. Studio must have a solid floor (not mats) to host this workshop. Level: All levels welcome.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 5. EquilibriumPole Handstands

    5. Equilibrium
    Pole Handstands

    2 hours | £45 per person*

    Bendy’s main speciality on the pole is handbalancing from her years as an acrobat growing up. Whether you want to improve your balance, overcome your fears, learn a large variety of upside down and upright balances on the pole or improve what handstand knowledge you have already – this is the class for you! First learn how to balance using the pole in loads of unique and exciting ways, then learn how to balance on the floor (on your own). This workshop can include; basic pole handstands in each grip, handstand transitions, planches, handstand roll overs, flips to handstand, bendy handstands, finger techniques for balance the physics behind finding your balance upside down! Level: All levels welcome.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 6. Kindergarten ContortionIntroduction to Contortion

    6. Kindergarten Contortion
    Introduction to Contortion

    2 hours | £45 per person*

    We’ll let you in on a secret – Bendy wasn’t always this flexible! She was simply nicknamed ‘Bendy’ because there were too many Kate’s at the studio and she could do a split on her left leg!! To live up to her nickname Bendy then pushed herself hard and safely to reach the flexibility level she is at now. She has a first class degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation BSc (Hons) which fuelled her passion for flexibility training as she understands in great depth how the human anatomy works and responds to this type of training. Her stretching techniques come from a variety of backgrounds including gymnastics, dance, yoga and contortion. This masterclass aims to lengthen your; hamstrings, hip flexors, your stomach muscles (for backbends!), the muscles around your shoulders, your glutes, your quads and in effect elongate your splits and lines. You don’t have to have splits to come to this class but if you do Bendy will push you even further. Please notify Bendy of any previous injuries and plan some flexibility goals before attending this class. Level: All levels welcome but previous stretching experience is advised

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 7. UpliftedStrength Pole

    7. Uplifted
    Strength Pole

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    Learn Bendy’s strength training techniques and transitions. Learn the mechanics and basic behind deadlifting, learn a series of quirky deadlifts and muscle ups. This masterclass can also include; Phoenix, full moon, different handgrips, Iron X and other static holds, cartwheels. This masterclass is for those who love to lift or want to learn how! Level: Intermediate – Professional. Previous arms only experience advised.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 8. GroundedFloor Choreography

    8. Grounded
    Floor Choreography

    2 hours | £45 per person*

    Learn Bendy’s favourite and quirkiest low flows! Learn how to get grounded, move around the base, how to get back up and how to transfer from pole to pole all in unique ways! Bendy will then teaching you a piece of pole choreography and a floor choreography routine. Not only is this class enlightening for your dance and pole routines but it will get you fit and work your cardio! Studios – please let us know what type of flooring you have in advance of this workshop. Level: All levels welcome.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • Private Lessons

    Private Lessons

    1-2-1 | £80 Per hour*
    2-2-1 | £70 Per person, per hour*
    3-2-1 | £60 Per person, per hour*

    Bendy is able to offer a limited amount of private tuition alongside masterclass bookings (refer to contract for maximum hours). Do you want a lesson tailored to your unique individual skills? Need help troubleshooting a move? Looking for inspiration?Then a private lesson is a great option!

    Bendy also offers choreography private lessons too!

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 9. FluxPole Transitions

    9. Flux
    Pole Transitions

    2 hours | £45 per person*

    Do you love the quirky transitions rather than the big moves? Then Bendy’s new “Flux” workshop is for you. Its all about new, interesting and innovative pole transitions. Make your pole work flow seamlessly! Level: Intermediate and above.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 10. FoundationBeginners

    10. Foundation
    Beginners

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    A Bendy Kate workshop completely aimed at beginners or people that want to go back to basics!

    Learn a mixture of low flow, conditioning exercises for future pole moves, simple but beautiful beginners transitions and an introduction into flexibility training for pole.

    Level: Beginners

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 11. ThreadSilks

    11. Thread
    Silks

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    Bendy’s aerial silk workshop, learn threading transitions, quirky poses, bendy silks poses and mesmerising descents!

    Level: Available to all levels – but previous aerial experience needed, along with the capacity to climb and invert.

    *Plus VAT for UK

  • 12. SpiralHoop

    12. Spiral
    Hoop

    2 hours | £50 per person*

    Bendy loves to explore beautiful and unique transitions on Aerial Hoop – combining them with her favourite bendy tricks! Join bendy in this aerial experience to learn a host of her favourite aerial hoop tricks and sequences.

    Level: Available to all levels – but previous aerial experience required, along with the capacity to invert on both the
    top and bottom bar.

    *Plus VAT for UK

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UPCOMING MASTERCLASSES

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22rd April

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NSW, Australia

NSW, Australia

Australia

Noumea, Australia

Christchurch, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Lincolnshire, UK

Newcastle, UK

Liverpool, UK

Ghent, Belgium

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nice, France

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salt Dance Company

Bella’s Pole Studio

East Coast Pole Cruise

Accro’Pole

Altitude Pole

Altitude Pole

The Studio, Alford

Newcastle Uni

Liverpole

Rock n Pole

Pole Inspiration

French Pole Riveria

Chalans

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PERFORMANCE WORK

  • Handbalancing/ contortion

    Handbalancing/ contortion

    If you are looking for a unique ground based act for your event Bendy offers a handbalancing and contortion act. She merges her extreme flexibility with her passion for handstands. This act can be performed on the floor, or on Bendy’s handbalancing canes.

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  • Pole

    Pole

    Bendy’s speciality is acrobatic pole. If you are looking for something contemporary, innovative and unique to leave your guests speechless this is the act to book. Dependant on the venue Bendy can perform on a portable floor to ceiling pole or on her free standing stage pole.

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