I first met Star well over ten years ago. She taught Pilates and is a great teacher. I attended her Kent classes for many years, so when she added pole dance tuition to her portfolio I couldn’t wait to join. I had previously taken part in a one-off pole dance workshop in London, was the oldest person there by a long way and came away with my confidence shattered. By contrast, when I took structured classes and some one-to-one tuition with Star, within a few years not only was I achieving moves on the pole I would never have imagined possible for me, I was also teaching assistant for some of Star’s beginner groups, and, eventually, became part of her team as a fully-fledged tutor running my own classes. My body was the best it ever has been, I felt sexy as hell, my self-esteem was climbing and this had a knock-on effect throughout my everyday life. It influenced my writing and played a significant part in my subsequent personal relationships, and I sometimes wonder if I would be where I am now if I hadn’t met Star.
We are inspired by dynamic people and what they achieve because they show is what is possible. Star is powerful, vibrant, glamorous with a capital G, a hugely successful role model for women. As Director of the Academy of Womanly Arts, it is no surprise that she is in demand as a speaker and woman’s empowerment expert. Passionate about transforming women’s lives on a global scale, Star has been a vital catalyst in mine. I’m convinced she will conquer the world. I hope so.