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Meet Body & Pole’s Events Manager, Mariangela Ciccone

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...

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...

New Playlist – Broadway Bares at Body & Pole

Our Broadway Bares-inspired playlist just dropped and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. Get in the spirit for our Broadway Bares fundraiser, happening June 2nd, to help raise awareness and funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Oh, and don’t forget your tickets to our Fundraiser +...

Community Jam to Support RAPP

Our next Community Jam is coming up Sunday, April 7 from 7:15-8:30pm, and Body & Pole will match all proceeds to support the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign, an organization very dear to our member Melissa Tanis. We hope to raise money for RAPP and...

What It Means To Own Your Unknown: Kyra’s Story

We sat down with our co-founder, Kyra Johannesen, to chat about the origins of Body & Pole and the concept of “Owning Your Unknown” – something you may recognize from the studio, our social media, and this very website (and if not, expect to see it more often!)....

Fun Facts Friday: Kyra Johannesen

Fun Facts Friday: Kyra Johannesen, Body & Pole Co-Owner & Pole Fitness Instructor and ElevatED Founder & Master Trainer Introducing our Fun Facts Friday weekly feature. Each week, we’ll share some fun facts about the Body & Pole team that you might not...