About Us


The core values of UKPPC…

    • To showcase the depth and breadth of professional pole talent in the UK.
    • To give professional dancers the opportunity to compete against their peers through our three categories; Instructor, Professional, and Elite.
    • To ensure our system of judging is fair, ethical, and transparent at all stages of the competition.
    • To have a judging panel made up of a team of experienced professionals from the pole industry.
    • To reflect the views of the pole community as a whole, taking all feedback on-board and working with the pole community to develop a competition we are all proud of.
    • To educate members of the public on the true athleticism and artistry involved in pole dance and raise the profile of pole dance as a professional sport.



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Varie Anderson - UKPPC Organiser - Hidden Talent International Ltd

Varie Anderson

Organiser – UKPPC
Katy Walklet - UKPPC 2017 Organiser's Assistant

Katy Walklet

Organiser’s Assistant
Sarah Key - UKPPC 2017 Event Social Media

Sarah Key

Event Social Media
Catriona Dand - UKPPC 2017 Organiser's Assistant

Catriona Dand

Organiser’s Assistant
Kirsten Doherty UKPPC 2017 - Organiser's Assistant

Kirsten Doherty

Organiser’s Assistant
Jules Frost & Brickie - UKPPC 2017 - Social Media Manager

Jules Frost

Social Media Manager
Organiser's Assistant - Laura McDermott

Laura McDermott

Organiser’s Assistant


The UK Professional Pole Championships (UKPPC) is the UK’s biggest competition for professional pole athletes.  The UKPPC was established by Varie Anderson of Hidden Talent International, and Kate Edwards of Spin City Aerial Fitness, with the aim of setting a new standard in UK pole competitions. The UKPPC continues to be run by Varie through Hidden Talent International Ltd.

Having both experienced competing first-hand, Kate and Varie felt that although there were already a variety of excellent competitions within the community, there were no competitions designed solely for professionals.  It was from this that the idea of the UKPPC was born; a competition where professionals can compete against their peers in an environment that embraces all styles of pole dancing and recognises the artistry and athleticism that pole requires.

2011 saw the inaugural UKPPC, which was a huge success. In successive years the UKPPC has grown to be the biggest professional pole competition in the UK, attracting over 1,000 spectators each year.