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Ismini Phillips Studios - Evie Poaros

EVIE POAROS

Marketing and Events & Guest Teacher

I am a guest teacher at Ismini Studios, and I am also responsible for the studio’s marketing and taking care of events.

I love my work at the studio and I enjoy seeing people develop physically, emotionally and mentally as they progress with their classes and activities. I really believe that movement can help with mental health and throughout my career, I have seen people becoming aware of those mental changes, as well as enjoying the physical benefits of activity.

When I’m not working and teaching at the studio, I am a professional dancer based in the UK and Germany. I have a BA degree in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Ballet. I continue to study, and I will receive an MSc in Psychology at the end of September 2019.

I am a naturally chatty and bubbly person, something that I always bring into my classes. I love the social element of working at Ismini Philips Studios, so if you see me around, let’s grab a coffee and have a chat!

Ismini Philips Studios Emilia

EMILIA

Pilates Teacher

I started teaching group mat Pilates classes at Ismini Philips Studios after the studio re-opened just after the last lockdown on 17th May. I live in Orpington. I’m Level 3 Body Control Mat Pilates Pilates Teacher and am BackCare qualified. I started this industry by attending my local Pilates classes with Ismini to improve my posture and help my frequent back pains. Pilates changed the way I felt – living with balance and wellness and the astonishing results inspired me to train professionally. I believe that our body is a powerful tool which can heal itself with the help of nutrition, movement and mindfulness. I always try to spread this message to others to benefit from it.

I love working with our clients, being able to enhance people’s lives and make them feel better.

Out of the studio I enjoy hiking, walking my dog, running and reading. In the evening depending how much time I have left in the day, I like preparing quick but healthy meals, reading, gardening and relaxing to allow my mind to fully switch off by bedtime.

Luke

LUKE BIRCH

Contemporary Dance Teacher

I am a contemporary dance teacher at Ismini Studios. I work as a teacher and performer in London, nationally, and internationally. I have been working here since Spring 2022.

A typical day for me could include teaching at a conservatoire or university, rehearsing for a performance, or choreographing a piece to be performed by others. I love finding new ways to bring people together through dancing, and I find the creativity that dance provokes amazing. I hold a Foundation Degree from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, a degree from Trinity Laban, and a post graduate diploma from London Contemporary Dance School.

Away from the studio I enjoy gigs and festivals, reading, yoga, and Pilates. I love meeting new people and building relationships which helps me a lot in my teaching.

I have a very good balance between fun and hard work. My old dance teacher was brilliant at pushing me to study harder and I emulate that in my own teaching to ensure everyone I work with becomes the best dancer they can be.

Sarah

SARAH BRANCH

PA/receptionist

I have worked at Ismini Studios as a PA and Receptionist since September 2020. I look after the day’s bookings, respond to clients, and keep an eye on invoices amongst other tasks on a day-to-day basis.

I enjoy working at the studio a lot. When a client I have booked in returns for more classes and enjoys the benefits of the sessions, it gives me great satisfaction. I have many years of experience communicating with customers from my time working at a high street bank, and the joy of helping clients has stayed with me.

Outside of work, I enjoy going on walks with my dog and cooking for my family and friends. I also like watching films and going out for dinner. My favourite pastime is attending my Pilates class though, of course!

I am a naturally organised person which helps me keep on top of all that goes on at the studio. Communicating with clients is one of my favourite parts of the job, so I look forward to seeing you down here!

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