Three time IPC Masters champion, Australian Pole Champion and Pole Theatre Drama Champion, Joanna Littlewood Johnson is the owner and head instructor of Core Fusion Studios in Perth. She studied a multitude of dance styles such as classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, afro-cuban and Spanish dancing, before discovering the pole world where she has made a name for herself as a versatile performer and a flawless technician.
Aside from her Diploma in Performing Arts and certification in both aerobics and pole instruction, Joanna is also a Professional Pilates Practitioner and has been teaching for the last 15 years. She is constantly striving to learn more, saying: “I enjoy staying up to date with current and new developments in Pilates and Pole, and the way the body works and moves. I am forever doing workshops, online training, reading and research.”
Joanna adores sharing her love of pole with her students, and is a fountain of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. Passionate about safety, she structures her teaching to suit the unique needs of the individual. She says: “I’m not a one size fits all kind of teacher and love to find ways to make something work on different bodies, to work around injuries, flexibility issues and learning styles. I’m also a good problem solver – picking up on why someone can’t get a move or why it might be making them prone to injury. I use lots of visualisations and explanations as well as modifications, variations, demonstrations and spotting.”