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Trainer Tips: Leveling Up Pole 3 to Pole 4 by Donna Carnow

Spring training season is here, and it’s time to level up! While it’s completely normal to feel a little bit unprepared -- or even scared -- to take it up a notch, Donna’s here to explain why expanding outside your comfort zone is key to elevating your pole practice....

Supporting AAPI Community + Community Class Fundraiser

Body & Pole stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to stop the frightening and heartbreaking attacks of hate targeting them. Together, we must do better to protect our AAPI friends. Below, three members of the AAPI and Body & Pole...

A Passion for Pole: Alysia Margolis-Seiden’s Story

In our last Meaningful March post, we chat with Body & Pole student (and unofficial cheerleader -- her energy is contagious!), Alysia Margolis-Seiden. Alysia self-admittedly stumbled upon pole dancing "later in life", but "found her tribe" and hasn't looked back...

Real Talk with Real Former Work-Studies

Ready to take your aerial career to the next level? Interested in becoming an instructor? Do you have a passion for performing? If so, you're probably already thinking of applying for the Body & Pole Work-Study Program. As you'll read below, this one year program...

Abigail Williams-Joseph on Love and Loss During the Pandemic

In March 2020, aerial trainer Abigail Williams-Joseph had just passed her mock class and was ready for her first official week as an instructor at Body & Pole when the entire world shut down. Then, a rollercoaster of events happened in her life. Since then, the...

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: Phillip Evans

If you're a student at Body & Pole, chances are you know Phillip Evans!  He began as a Work-Study way back in 2013, and has been teaching a variety of classes (ranging from Pole and Aerial to INVERTable) since 2015, while also managing our Programming and Studio...

Instructor Spotlight: Donna Carnow

Meet our superstar instructor Donna Carnow! A graduate of our Work-Study program, she started teaching last November, with just two permanent Flex classes on the schedule, and has since expanded her offering to a combination of Flex, Pole, and Invertable classes as a...

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...