About Us

I'm Natalie Watkins and I own and run Pole Cats Dance Ltd.  I moved to Oxford in 2001 and now hold a BA (Oxon) in Experimental Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience.

I've always been interested in health and fitness, with over 10 years of martial arts experience.  I started pole dance as an additional form of exercise to improve my balance, posture and movement and was quickly hooked.  Within a month, I had purchased my own pole and was training in my home several times a week.

For me, pole dance is about expressing who I am, without reservation or judgement.  It's about being me, in the most honest sense I can be.

I am passionate about giving my students the best possible instruction I can.  I want every student to feel strong, beautiful, powerful, healthy and happy at the end of each session.  I love watching my students progress and am honoured that they let me share their successes and work with them to achieve their potential.