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What It’s Like Being A Work-Study: Fernanda Ades

The Body & Pole Work-Study Program is a one-year professional development program designed to nurture, train and mentor those looking to expand their professional development in the Pole & Aerial Arts industry. We have bi-annual terms, and bring on new groups...

Instructor Spotlight: Lara Michaels

Where are you from originally? I was born in San Francisco, CA, but grew up in Boise, Idaho. I returned to San Francisco for college, and moved to NYC 10 years for my master's program. What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My mother was a...

Instructor Spotlight: Fran Sperling

Where are you from originally? Utica, NY What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My background is primarily in contemporary, modern and jazz. I graduated with a BA in theatre, but an influential theatre teacher I had studied with told me he...

Meet Johanna Sapakie: Pole Choreographer To The Stars Of “Hustlers”

We are thrilled to introduce Johanna Sapakie, Pole Choreographer and Coach for the film “Hustlers”, which comes out September 13. Johanna is a longtime friend of Body & Pole (she goes way back with Kyra!) and we are beyond excited to host her this month for...

What It’s Like Being A Sex Worker: Meet Jacq The Stripper

We are beyond thrilled to partner with writer, comedian, artist and yes, stripper, Jacq the Stripper this month! We have so many fun things in store for you -- from her takeover of The Wall on July 11 to A Night of Wor$hip, our first ever Pop-Up Strip Club to benefit...

What It’s Like Being A Work-Study: Fernanda Ades

The Body & Pole Work-Study Program is a one-year professional development program designed to nurture, train and mentor those looking to expand their professional development in the Pole & Aerial Arts industry. We have bi-annual terms, and bring on new groups...

Instructor Spotlight: Lara Michaels

Where are you from originally? I was born in San Francisco, CA, but grew up in Boise, Idaho. I returned to San Francisco for college, and moved to NYC 10 years for my master's program. What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My mother was a...

Instructor Spotlight: Fran Sperling

Where are you from originally? Utica, NY What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My background is primarily in contemporary, modern and jazz. I graduated with a BA in theatre, but an influential theatre teacher I had studied with told me he...

What It’s Like Being A Sex Worker: Meet Jacq The Stripper

We are beyond thrilled to partner with writer, comedian, artist and yes, stripper, Jacq the Stripper this month! We have so many fun things in store for you -- from her takeover of The Wall on July 11 to A Night of Wor$hip, our first ever Pop-Up Strip Club to benefit...

COMMUNITY JAM TO SUPPORT CHEER NEW YORK

Just in time for Pride, we're excited to share our next Pole & Aerial Community Jam coming up this Sunday, June 16 from 7:30-9pm (including a warm-up run by the cheerleaders) in support of Cheer New York, a non-profit organization comprised of a diverse group of...

Meet Roland Brown: Our Resident Artist

In honor of PoleCon this week and our upcoming Thunderpole competition (if you haven’t signed up yet, get on it!), we chatted with Roland Brown, who goes waaaay back with Body & Pole (he met Kyra and Lian before the studio was even formed). He specializes in...

Scholarship Recipient 2018-2019: Darling Daniel

Graduation season is upon us, and our 2018-2019 Scholarship year is nearly up. This year's recipient, Darling Daniel came to us last year, having just moved to New York City, and ready to make a serious commitment to round out his performing skills. It has been so...

Mother’s Day at Body & Pole: Farewell to Jen James

It's a bittersweet time here at Body & Pole as we said farewell to the woman responsible for launching the Aerial Department at our studio, Jen James, earlier this month, as she's moving to Arizona with her family. We bid adieu to her with a special feature...