Our team

Felix Cane

Felix Cane

Director, team coach, instructor, performer, event host

Owner and Director of FCA, Felix has an extensive list of accolades and professional experience. She is the 2 time World Pole Dance Champion, 3 Time Australian Pole Dance Champion and was the first pole artist to be featured as a soloist in the Cirque du Soleil Shows Zumanity and Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour. She has been teaching and performing pole dance for over a decade. Known for her dynamic dance style, flexibility and captivating stage presence Felix is a living legend of Pole Dance.

Valerie Hiew

Valerie Hiew

Instructor, performer

Valerie has always loved keeping fit and healthy. After years of running, completing two half marathons, a full marathon and placing 1st (2013) and 3rd (2014) in the Champion Lakes 10km fun run she sought out to find something different to keep up her level of fitness. Since then she has fallen in love with the art of pole and realised how fun fitness can be. With no prior dance, gymnastics or ballet background her hard work and dedication has allowed her to achieve things she never thought possible. Valerie was a finalist in FCAPC 2016, WAPC (Amateur) 2017 and won the Felix Cane choice award FCAPC 2017. Valerie now has years of experience in pole dancing and is passionate about sharing these experiences both on stage and with her students.

Helen Liu

Helen Liu

Instructor, performer

Helen began her journey as a pole dancer and aerialist in 2012, completely addicted from the moment she started. Training on various types of pole (spinning, static and circus) as well as various aerial apparatus (predominantly lyra, silks and trapeze) has allowed her to diversify her range of strength, technique and flexibility to bring back to her pole roots, giving her a unique style. Drawn to the strength, grace and beauty of pole, she thrives on the mental, physical and emotional challenges pole brings and truly believes it's a sport for the body, mind and soul!

Amber Mae

Amber Mae

Instructor, performer

Amber's love of pole dancing began 4 years ago when she attended a beginners class for the first time, she has been hooked ever since! Amber was able to progress very quickly through the levels of pole and is now actively competing in National Competitions and performing regularly. Her 7 years of gymnastics training give her a unique dynamic and exciting style and a very sound understanding of her body which she is passionate about sharing with her students. She loves all aspects of pole dancing from training, teaching, competing, learning and most importantly having fun.

Julie Moran

Julie Moran

Instructor, performer

Julie is a keen advocate for the positive impact pole dancing and pole fitness can have on anyone willing to give it a go! She is passionate about both teaching and performing. A qualified instructor Julie prides herself on providing a safe and fun training environment. Her knowledge of pole moves in incomparable, she is constantly adding and learning new on trend pole tricks, combinations and moves. Julie performs regularly in and around Perth notably featured in The Perth Fringe Festival 2015. She has extensive experience and success in the Competitive pole world in both singles and doubles categories.

Danica Pirga

Danica Pirga

Instructor, performer

Danica offers over 6 years of experience in pole, competing in various prolific pole dancing competitions, Danica's passion for performance recently helped her achieve 1st place in the inaugural FCAPC and compete in the 2017 Felix Cane Pole Championships alongside the worlds best.

Danica believes that the pole environment gave her the ability to love her body and the confidence to fully emerse herself in this amazing sport.

Up to date with new tricks and trends, Danica's students from beginners to advanced will enjoy exploring their passion for dance and learn to love the pole experience just as much as her.

Kat Smithers

Kat Smithers

Instructor, performer

Kat first fell in love with the beautiful art of pole dancing when she went along to watch a friends showcase performance and was blown away by how amazing it was. She immediately signed up for classes and has not looked back since.

More than 6 years and various state competitions later, she is more in love with pole dancing than ever. She loves the challenge and thrill of learning new moves and combinations and has never had so much fun getting fit, strong and flexible! She feels very honoured to share her passion with her students and has been teaching and inspiring others on their pole journey since 2015.

Kat most definitely believes that life is better upside down!

Jing-Yun Wong

Jing-Yun Wong

Instructor, performer

Jing-Yun Wong is a Perth based artist, having performed both around Australia and overseas. At the age of 5 she began extensive training in the disciplines of artistic gymnastics, Chinese martial arts and classical music. Competitions, performances and examinations were routinely frequent practices within these art forms. These provided her with strong foundations in which she was able to then transfer her passions comfortably into the athleticism and beauty of circus arts, rock climbing and dance. Over the years she has judged and competed in multiple hip hop events and continues to compete in rock climbing.

In 2010 Jing put her career as an Occupational Therapist on hold and focused solely on training and performing as a circus artist after being accepted into the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in Melbourne. Shortly after completing her first year at NICA, specializing in aerials and handstands, she was offered a contract to perform as a house troupe artist in the Franco Dragone production "The House of Dancing Water" in Macau. Prior to moving overseas Jing performed regularly as a dancer and circus artist in gigs and live shows around WA and VIC, and was featured in television programs and advertisements while studying and working in her chosen academic fields.

Jing is currently an internationally sponsored rock climber for KAILAS. She is passionate about the intricate beauty of performing, the determination of training, and the motivations to face both physical and mental challenges. She is always excited to share her own knowledge and skills gained through the years of experience and to also learn from those around her. She wishes nothing more but to encourage all others to discover, recognise and cherish their own gifts and abilities to perform strengths and skills that may otherwise seem 'impossible'.