About The Coven

Our name

coven /ˈkʌv(ə)n/ noun

  1. an assembly or band of usually 13 witches
  2. a collection of individuals with similar interests or activities
  3. a secret or close-knit group of associates

Our mission

To create a supportive, welcoming and fun environment where your needs and goals as an individual are recognized and supported. A place where creativity and expression are met with encouragement and the support of a greater community. We want to help you to gain strength and confidence and to become the best possible version of yourself, both physically and mentally. We want you to experience empowerment, passion and positivity in each and every class, and to take this with you outside of the studio to positively impact and improve the world at large.

Our Team

Edyta Ćwik – Owner and Trainer

Originally from Poland Edyta has moved to Galway in 2017. She discovered her passion for pole dancing during college years. After moving to Ireland she trained with the best instructors of the Irish Pole Dance Academy in Dublin. Her biggest dream was to create her own studio where she could teach and share her love to pole dancing with others. As a spotlight addict Edyta enjoys performing on numerous of occasions such as UPA’s Bringing Sexy Back week celebration parties, showcases and competitions.


 Ava Hennessy – Trainer

Ava is an exotic dancer, pole performer and certified pole dance instructor. She is also the creator of TABOO pole show. She started her Pole journey in 2013 and now works and plays in The Coven. Ava loves the sensual side of pole and enjoys dancing around in her 8 inch heels! Her style is based on naturally looking movement flow. She is also passionate about promoting body confidence and loving the skin you’re in.


Taryn Schuller – Trainer

Taryn is a qualified yoga and pole dance instructor hailing from South Africa and now based in Galway.  Having dabbled in pole dancing for the past few years, she was lucky to train in several pole studios in a few different countries around the world before she settled in Ireland.  Taryn found another sporting passion in yoga too and has been teaching Hatha classes in Galway for the last year. Taryn is excited to join our team to use her experience in pole dancing and yoga to teach a combination of techniques which will help us improve our body strength, flexibility and awareness.