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Performing with Purpose: Black Sex Workers Collective

This Saturday, January 16, we’re celebrating the December 2020 graduates of our Work-Study Program with a Graduation Showcase performance (on Zoom, of course). There will be pole, aerial and variety acts by our recent grads alongside some guest alumni performers. All...

Instructor Spotlight: Michelle Natoli

Meet Body & Pole instructor and performer Michelle Natoli! Her background in gymnastics, theatre and Pilates ultimately brought her to the pole, where she has also completed (and won!) her fair share of competitions. Join her for Low Flow Heels on Wednesdays at...

Patty’s Pre-Pro Diary

Introducing the Body & Pole Pre-Professional Program, a new program designed for students who are serious about taking their practice to the next level, as an instructor or a performer. This three month program, offered in the spring and the fall, includes...

Instructor Spotlight: Elena Delgado

Meet Body & Pole instructor, choreographer, artist and aerialist Elena Delgado! An OG member of B&P (it's been so long, even we can't remember when she officially started!) she's coaching Solo Aerial in our Spring Student Showcase Series (Showcase is March...

Meet Mariangela Ciccone, the Woman Behind Our Events

Photo credit: Adam Amit   Meet Mariangela Ciccone, the woman behind our events here at Body & Pole! After having discovered aerial dance by pure chance while she was visiting her native Italy, she eventually found Body & Pole to continue her practice when she...

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...

Community Jam to Support God’s Love We Deliver

We’re thrilled to announce our next Community Jam, coming up this Sunday, May 12 from 7:30-9pm. We will match all proceeds up to $1500 for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization very important to our student Gerlinde Gentzke-Leykam. We got the scoop from Gerlinde on...