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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...

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...

Body & Pole Pole Expo Checklist

Want to hang with the crew from Body & Pole? Here’s the official B&P Pole Expo Checklist! Can’t make it in person? We’ll be sharing content all weekend on our social networks. IG: @bodyandpole Snapchat: @bodyandpole Twitter: @bodyandpole Performance Pole...

Student Highlight: Sara!

At Body & Pole, many of our students are remarkable performers and competitors. This month we're featuring one of our pole students, Sara Joel, who recently competed in the USPDF Amateur Competition here in New York City at Symphony Space (and won!) B&P: Hi...

Ride – Leaf | Choreography Kelly McLaughlin

Body & Pole Presents Pole'Ography Class with Kelly McLaughlin https://www.instagram.com/danceasaur LOCATION: Body & Pole in NYC FOLLOW BODY & POLE: https://www.facebook.com/bodyandpoleNYC/ https://www.instagram.com/bodyandpole/ www.bodyandpole.com...