Growing up on a yogic commune, ashram, David has had a yoga practice for most of his life. Attaining his 200hr Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta certification at the age of 16, making him one of the youngest westerners to be certified to teach.
David has an extensive background in dance, circus & theatre and is an international and national pole dancing champion. His first Sydney performances were in 2009 for the Madame Lash parties at The Kirk. He recently completed his 500hr Advanced yoga certification focusing on Vedantic study, advanced yoga postures and Raja Yoga (mind-control and mindfulness). David currently teaches pole dancing, yoga, bodyArt and circus skills as well as performing at various venues in Sydney.
Suzie Q is a former Miss Nude Australia and Penthouse Pet, winner of the TV series “Erotic Star”, featured on the SBS Documentary “Best Undressed” and a former Australian Pole Champion. She first performed at Hellfire in 2003 and looks forward to gracing that stage again with the DV8’s later this year. She has studied Purna, Rocket and Yin Yoga and is a facilitator with Mindfulness Works Australia. She has presented at the Evolve Yoga Festival in Byron Bay and is a frequent guest yoga/meditation instructor at the H2O Yoga and Meditation Centre on Gili Air and at Bali Silent Retreat.
Mistress Tokyo is a Dominatrix from Sydney Australia with over 16yrs BDSM experience. As well as being a kink educator, she is curator of Australia’s newest community space, “Peak”. She is also a fetish performer.
Tokyo has conducted a variety of workshops for the last 6yrs around Australia and on the East Coast (USA).
Her newest offering to the Sydney community is “Peak”; a space where people can express themselves “@ Peak” through BDSM workshops, rope groups, martial arts and photography.
In Feb 16, she launches “Queerbari”; a monthly bondage group where GLBTIQA peoples can explore rope in an inclusive space. Tokyo will be announcing more workshops from Feb 16 onwards!
In addition, she’s Producer of the “Australian Power Exchange Title” Contest since 2014, in conjunction with “Beyond Leather”, FL USA.
She’s also Producer of the “Morpheous Bondage Extravaganza Australia” in both 2015 and 2016, in conjunction with MBE Worldwide Toronto, Canada.
She was awarded “Sydney Ms Leather 2012” and competed at IMsL 2013, San Francisco. Historically, she’s assisted to hold various events to fundraise for GLBTIQA youth and the NSW AIDS council.
For more info about Mistress Tokyo, head to her website.
Miss Gen has been tying herself up since she was 5, and this fascination with bondage continues to this day. After seeing a bondage magazine in an Adult shop when she was 18 she discovered a name for what she was doing and the passion which would continue throughout her adult life was fuelled.
Miss Gen is known for her Energistic style of intimate rope which has evolved due to her previous studies as an Energy Healer. She envelops her play partner in a web of energy, enthralling audiences and making her play partner fly, even while on the ground. She considers herself a Rope Artist, not a Rigger, and together with her life-partners Georgia and –chewtoy- has performed her style of rope to critical acclaim both in Australia and Japan.
Miss Gen is a fluent speaker of the Japanese language due to living there during High School, and as well as teaching has acted as interpreter for the Sydney Rope Festival in 2013 & 2014, for Kazami Ranki and Nawashi Kanna during their Australian tours in 2015 & 2016, and has interpreted in Japan at Yoi Yoshida’s event “O-Nawa 2014” where she also performed with both Georgia and -chewtoy-.
Her past influences and teachers include such Australian names as Mark DV8 from Sydney and __S__ from Melbourne, and such Japanese names as Nawashi Kanna, Bingo Shigonawa and Kazami Ranki. However since she was appointed as an official Kazami-Ryu Instructor by Kazami Ranki during his 2015 tour of Australia she has concentrated solely on deepening her knowledge of, and teaching of Kazami-Ryu. She teaches rope classes regularly at her South East Queensland venue, Evil Girls HQ, as well as regularly travelling interstate and overseas to teach students at all levels of competence.
Studio Kink is excited that Miss Gen will be assistant teacher and interpreter for Kazami Ranki's Sydney 2018 workshops. Miss Gen is an officially licenced Kazami-Ryu instructor fluent speaker of the Japanese language. She has extensive experience tying with and translating for a number of great teachers to visit Australia from Japan.
Rake is a real live, honest-to-goodness ex-boy scout, trained rigger, former schooner (a boat with lots of ropes) sailor and an all around nice guy. Usually.
On the other hand, he has also been introduced as “an evil genius disguised as a teddy bear”.
Since arriving in Sydney ten years ago, he has been a visible and active member of the community, tying people up (whenever they stand still long enough) at Hellfire, über, The Chamber, The Sensual Ball, HCH, and other nefarious places.
He’s passionate about kink education, helping organize education events here in Sydney, and has taught workshops on theory and practice, rope, flogging, fire play, and other kinky topics locally at über, QC, The Couples Club, and The Gathering. Equally as important, he attends workshops regularly to hone and broaden his knowledge and skills.
Before moving to Sydney, he was active in the NYC kink scene, where he quickly became friends with fellow bondage enthusiasts, assisting and teaching workshops, organizing events and even judging bondage competitions.
Rake is looking forward to corrupting more people into the wonderfully evil ways of kink, and especially rope.
Peter has been in the Sydney scene for many years now and enjoys knife play very much. He has a wonderful collection of knives and blades that he uses in Play. He will have them with him at the Workshop to show during his Knife Play session. Peter just happens to be a sadist, but when it comes to Knife Play the more Sensual Dominant side comes out.
Peter and jilly are well known not only in Sydney, but also in Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin having run workshops in those cities. Master Peter and his slave jilly have been in a formal Master/slave relationship for over 7 years now and have been 24/7 for 6 years. They have attended Thunder in the Mountains held each year in Denver, Colorado where his skills were finely tuned.
Horaki’s wicked sense of humour, witty discourse, and the warmth with which she interacts with others are usually the things people comment on when meeting her for the first time. Her knowledge of, and passion for, all things BDSM becomes evident as the interaction continues.
Horaki has been involved in the BDSM scene for more years than she cares to admit. She identifies as a submissive and is actively involved in many community activities, including being the Director of MAsT Sydney.
Initially, making candles was her hobby, but it didn’t stay that way for long. Horaki’s candles became a sought after commodity, both for candle lovers and wax play enthusiasts alike. Her venture into training is a natural extension of her candle making business, with an increased number of people seeking information on kinky play ideas and the safety practices involved in using wax.
Horaki believes wax play should be a delightful sensory experience. One that is exciting, enticing, satisfying and safe for all involved.
Daddy K is one of the stalwarts of the Sydney Leather scene. Former President of the SLPA and a judge of Mr and Ms Sydney Leather, she has accumulated more kink knowledge, and done more kink miles, than many can even dream of.
An avid teacher and player, her attendance at many US conferences is looked forward to by those who are in the know.
She’s a sweetly smiling sadist who enjoys laughter in the dungeon. She tailors her play from convincing newbies to fall in love with the cane, to dramatic plays with fire, or spraying blood splatters across the room, while leaving you wanting more.
Wolve has dreamed of domination, submission, masochism and surrender for as long as she can remember, finding the courage to plunge into the scene in 2010. she is a submissive heavy masochist, boi to DaddyK and occasional switch.
Her main interest is impact play, but she also has professional skills in bloodplay and loves to teach. Topics she has presented on include florentine flogging, fisting and perverted suturing.
DragonMars and MissPauly
DragonMars and MissPauly have incredible connection. After more than two decades together, they demonstrate a special sensuality in their kink play from sexy impact play to rough fight play scenes. They possess a sensual electricity that is visible to all. Learn how to inject some sensuality into your scenes and create a special connection with your play partners.
Fetographer has been shooting since his early teens and up until recently ran a very successful studio specialising in glamour photography for women. He has photographed fashion models in capital cities, whales and penguins in Antarctica and sharks in Fiji.
In the past five years he has gone from an unknown in the fetish scene to a highly trusted photographer and member of the community, regularly shooting the Studio Kink crew at performances and private projects alike.
He has shot many members of the local community as well as international figures such as Kazami Ranki, Kinoko, Satomi, Milla Reika and Lew Rubens. Come and enjoy his relaxed presenting style as we chat our way through the trials and tribulations of fetish photography.
Introduced to BDSM at the tender age of 19, Frostbite took her first official class with a pro-domme from New York City at the age of 24. She started passing on that knowledge soon after in small training sessions around her local community.
Her quest for innovative CBT tools started when she was researching ideas for a very long play session, intending to keep a lover in bed for the entire day. She discovered that CBT toys are generally poorly made, difficult to clean and over priced. She then resorted to using what she had on hand…and found that toys made for chefs are ideal for genital play. Frostbite became locally known for teaching her own style of CBT using kitchen utensils through her classes at Uber. This began a passion, an obsession, and a mission—finding new toys and sharing her personal play style with others.
Frostbite is also a passionate rigger and has been an assistant instructor for a number of HunterRxx’s Shibari classes. She loves to see the light of inspiration in her student’s faces, that Ah Ha! moment when they take what she has taught them and start developing their own ideas.
Lucero says his only kink is control and is skilled in controlling his play partners in many different disciplines but rope is certainly his favourite. A well know member of the Brisbane kink scene he is the ex president of Brisbane Leather Pride, the owner of The Salon Brisbane and frequently helps out in a variety of roles at Fetish Empire. Lucero has been tying, teaching and performing for over 5 years. Known for fast rope and memorable high energy performances he takes influences from many different sources to develop his unique style. His rope is functional and precise while his teaching method encourages students to find own solutions to problems, making riggers not robots. His rope career highlights include Adelaide Rope Week 2016 and 2017, Sexpo Brisbane 2015 and 2017 and The Rabbits Eat Lettuce music festival 2015. Currently Lucero is working hard with his partner Cara on creative projects that aim to bring kink and shibari to a wider more mainstream audience.
Ask Cara what she likes about kink and she’ll reply. “Ropey rope rope rope. I love upside down. I love single waist loops. I like to get bendy and make pretty shapes. Rope and wax and rope and hurty things. And gags.”
Cara has been bottoming for about 2 years and has a passion for hanging upside down. Know for her incredible pain tolerance and pure grace in rope it’s frequently said that she just makes it look easy. Being yoga and coffee enthusiast these thing certainly contribute to her ability and energy. With a great deal of suspension experience in play and performances she is always happy to share her knowledge with those newer to rope.
A kinkster and pervert for too many years, RedBear has been learning, teaching and performing with rope for over 6 years.
His experience in actively promoting kink and rope bondage , ranges from running community groups such as Peer Rope Brisbane, sitting on the board of Brisbane Leather Pride in 2014-16, honing his craft in professional dungeons, and sharing his knowledge in group classes and private lessons.
RedBear likes to create a space that his model can surrender into, allowing him to explore their physical and mental limits within rope and balancing the beauty, grace, suffering and bliss he creates. He strives to achieve, the elegant construction of the deconstruction of the model.
Namaiki is a rope fetishist and switch, with a penchant for fast cars, good wine, inversions with single waist lines and crotch rope.
Her alter ego, The Little Red Mistress, is a Brisbane based Pro Domme and sadistic bitch, specialising in Kinbaku.
RedBear is her partner in crime and in life, and together they created Red Rigger Kinky Candles and Rope Care Products, making products for wax play and natural fibre bondage ropes.
Namaiki has been trained by some of the worlds best players and artists but feels she has developed more as a rope top, by learning from the other side, and yes, stealing some ‘moves’ from her rope partners.
She is excited to be performing for the first time in Sydney and hopes you will enjoy their collaborative performance and much as they do
AmeKitsune is an experienced rigger and rope model and enjoys everything from slow, sensual rope to hard-and-fast bondage. She has been involved in the production of numerous fetish performances locally and interstate in Australia, both as a performer and behind the scenes contributing musical arrangement and story design. She co-founded The Salon in Brisbane’s south and has most recently performed and taught in New Zealand as part of the Wellington Shibari Festival
-succubus- has been tying for over five years and has developed a style that is best described as messy creepy rope.
Focusing primarily on manipulating both body and emotion, each tie becomes a different experience depending on the mood of both her and her rope partner.
When -succubus- grows up, she wants to be a creepy old man and some might say she is almost there.
-succubus- has taught and performed in Sydney and New Zealand and is currently based in Melbourne AU.
Mista and Irie
Mista and Irie are lovers of all kinds of bodies, having lived in a few versions of their own. They are enthusiastic about the upside that fat enables, and they’ve spent dedicated time coming up with delicious ways to play with fat. They love. They giggle. They squash. They have parties and hit their friends. They have a deep appreciation for large flesh canvasses. They are fat.
MissStitch has been in the scene for five years and has a diploma in fashion design in her vanilla life. Fetish and fashion have gone hand in hand in her life and she loves an excuse to dress up more than being tied up.
Angelanne and Tiger
Angel has been in the Sydney scene since 1999 and was very active for a number of years running fetish and BDSM events and performing. Over the last 12 years, Angel has spent a considerable amount of time quenching her thirst for knowledge in all things BDSM and kinky, travelling extensively through North America immersing herself in a Kink/BDSM culture attending events and teaching overseas.
Angels’ passions include chainmail, Lifestyle DS, Sensation and Corporal punishment play. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on a myriad of subjects from basic to advanced techniques; anything from Fire – “Flames are my weakness”, Sensual flogging, body impact, to caning and single tails.
Florentine flogging: Angel taught herself Florentine flogging in 2004 for use in a performance piece and finds it invaluable as a tool in her everyday play scenes.
Tiger discovered his interest in all things kinky at a young age, but has been actively involved in the BDSM and Kink community since 2008.
Tiger enjoys many aspects of kink and is a bit of an all rounder – Top, Bottom, Sadist, Masochist – you name it – he has either done it or wants to do it! To that end, he has attended many classes both locally and in North America in order to gain the knowledge and experience required to pursue his various interests.
Tiger is a craftsman who builds his own custom BDSM furniture; Crosses, stocks, frames and bondage chairs, and has been involved in building sets and props for 20+ years. He has also been commissioned to make unique custom furniture for others.
Florentine flogging: From the very first time he picked up floggers, Tiger has been Florentine flogging. He is self taught in the art.
Gala Vanting works to create compassionate, intelligent, and justice-driven dialogue about gender, sexuality, education and culture. In her 15 years working in the sexuality field, this has manifested through writing, speaking, filmmaking, performance, education, facilitating discussions and experiences for individuals and groups, and working as an advocate, activist, and peer in alternative sexual cultures and in the mainstream.
Gala also works as a professional BDSM service provider, and has negotiated and conducted thousands of hours of play.
Tanya Koens Somatic & Clinical Sexologist
Grad. Dip. Counseling - Australian College of Applied Psychology
Grad. Dip. Health Sciences (Sexual Health) - University of Sydney
Certified Sexological Bodyworker – Institute of Somatic Sexology
Certified Somatic Sex Educator – Institute of Somatic Sexology
Urban Tantra Graduate – Barbara Carrellas
A pleasure activist, coach and healer, Tanya is passionate about helping people to talk about and engage with their sexuality and their relationships. Having trained under some of the best sex and relationship educators in the world (John & Julie Gottman, Dan Seigel, Marty Klein, Barbara Carrellas, Janet Hardy, Dossie Easton, Joseph Kramer, Betty Martin, Deej and Uma and many more), Tanya is undeniably a sex geek and has many modalities to draw on.
Bringing 14 years experience as a clinical counselor and sexologist to her somatic sexology work, Tanya helps people with relationship and sexual issues; trauma and scar remediation; sex coaching; erotic awakening and engagement; embodiment; self-esteem and anxiety.
Tanya is sex positive, LGBTQIA and sex worker friendly, and works across gender, polyamory and other relationship presentations, BDSM/Kink and asexuality. She is easy to talk to and provides a safe and non-judgmental space for therapeutic work.
Tanya has been a regular on FBI Radio and Triple J – The Hook Up and has appearances on ABC Radio. She also writes for ABC Life.
Jake and Laced
Jake started his rope journey slowly.
It was only when MissEvilGen opened formal training via Kazami-ryu in Queensland that he became serious about rope bondage. Dedication to this style of Shibari paid off when he became the first person in Oceania to graduate from Level 4 in Kazami-ryu.
In early 2018 Jake completed intensive training in Tokyo under Hajime Kinoko and was asked to become his teacher in Australia and in doing so became the first person outside of Japan to be officially certified to teach Kinoko’s beautiful style of shibari.
In June 2018 Jake and Laced opened Nawa Musubi where they teach Kinoko’s Ichinawa-kai curriculum, as well as collaborate with local riggers, models and artists for personal projects.
Jake and Laced recently returned from Tokyo where they performed at “Jyo-mon“ with other Ichinawa-kai alumi at Kabukicho DX .
Laced has been rope modelling since 2015, gaining experience over the last few years thanks to weekly classes, workshops and private lessons in Australia, and travelling to Japan to model for private intensives.
Laced has been learning to tie since late 2016. She loves the consistency of modelling for classes and workshops, and with her wealth of experience she assists in the running of Nawa Musubi, sharing knowledge and assisting models in particular as much as possible during classes.
Her major rope loves are twisted suspensions, bendy things and anything that can take her that little bit further in that moment in the rope.
Sexuality Embodiment Educator and Practitioner
Cyd Crossman provides the Modern Sex Education you never got. Through her unique process, based on years of study in modern/ancient sexuality and sensual/erotic embodiment practices. Cyd guides all people to become more fully present in their bodies. Her transformational methods support people to live better, more creative, connected, juicy, sensual, pleasure-full lives.
With many years of experience and deeply intelligent insights she believes that it is everybody’s right to have an enriched, sane, and authentic relationship to their body and to experience pleasure and connect with their inherent sexuality. She believes it is the most important relationship they will ever have. By leaning into our sexuality and learning to listen to our bodies, including the uncomfortable parts, we can liberate ourselves from conditioning, shame and confusion.
After working in the field of sexuality for 18 years, Cyd has had the privilege of working closely with some of the worlds’ leading erotic educators. She is a certified and experienced Sexological Bodyworker, a Somatic Sex Educator, Embodied Therapist, workshop facilitator and speaker, Visual/Performance Artist and Mistress of Ceremonies. Cyd is also an avid writer and researcher with a BA in Journalism. She lives in a subtropical paradise near Byron Bay, Australia.
Cyd is a Member of Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia (SSEAA.org)