Lian founded Body & Pole in 2007. Born in Israel, Lian had a passion for dance since she was 5 years old but her career was cut short due to knee problems. After serving in the Israeli military, she moved to New York City at the age of 20 to live the American dream. In 2006, she rediscovered her love of dance through pole dancing. She quickly turned her Union Square apartment into a successful home-based pole dance studio that ultimately expanded into the current beautiful 10,000 sq ft space in Chelsea, NYC. Lian got married and had a child in 2013. She is a proud mommy but continues to train and strives to grow as a performer, pole dance instructor and business owner. Lian is a certified elevatED teacher and is also on the elevatED management team. She is also the founder for elevatED consulting, providing business consulting to pole and aerial studios. She is proud to represent this fantastic program and to help spread continuing education for pole dance fitness and flexibility around the world.