Working with children and dance have always been a passion of mine. I started dancing at the age of four and was hooked ever since. I have been trained in many styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, pointe, clogging, and competitive dance. When I went to college, I was able to still take a few dance classes such as ballet and West African. I then stumbled upon the world of pole a couple of years after graduating, strictly out of curiosity and the fact that I really missed dancing. When I started pole dancing, I once again was immediately hooked. It was amazing that I could still use my dance background and learn new skills. I am lucky enough that I am able to teach at an elementary school and still pursue a career in dance.
It almost as if I have the best of both worlds.
My passion and primary hobby for the last ten years has been exercise. During these years I have explored a variety of exercise methods including weights, steel mace, intervals, bodyweight, acrobatics and animal flow, to name a few. Approximately 4 years ago I tried pole fitness and found my sport. Becoming a pole enthusiast allowed me to shift my workouts from exercise to training as I had a focus for my efforts rather than a nebulous end goal. Pole dancing is my sport because it allows me to develop the artist and the animal within myself. This gives me an outlet for expressing creativity and a fitness goal so that I have the strength and mobility to move without restrictions.
In the last few years I have become an enthusiastic student of movement and how to increase the ability to move fluidly on multiple plains utilizing a holistic approach which includes muscles, mind and nervous system.
Hi, I’m Audrey! I’ve always been involved in some type of dance ever since I was little and fell in love with pole dancing November 2017. I always admired the grace and strength that pole dancers showcased when performing, so that’s what drove me to my first class. Truth be told, I hated my first class because I was terrible at it but it quickly became an addiction when I started seeing progress. Over the past two years, it’s become a form of therapy of me that I want to share with everyone! Pole dancing also brought me back to my love of flexibility training. I’ve come to incorporate it into my daily practice for about a year now. I love stretching and seeing different ways that my body can bend and feel. I feel like stretching is something that people always shy away from but I know that we all have a inner bendy goddess within us.
Hali has been in the pole industry since 2013 and is one of the highest level polers in the south east! She considers herself a bit of a pole chameleon being that she specializes in multiple niches, such as floor flow, exotic and power pole. She’s competed and won multiple competitions and earned her professional level status in 2017. She’s been teaching full time since 2014 and has 10 years of competitive gymnastics background. She trains other competitors for competitions all over the east coast in person and virtually. She teaches our highest level advanced class here at Pole Body & Arts.
Rhea has been poling since 2016 and started teaching in 2019. She started poling at home, learning from YouTube videos. After stepping foot in a pole fitness studio, she hasn’t been able to kick the pole addiction. She is a PSO gold medalist, and has performed all over the country.
Alexis Hall is from Charlotte, NC, and has been dancing for more than 20 years. She began dancing in Fayetteville, NC, where she trained, traveled, and competed in multiple dance competitions. She then moved to Charlotte to receive formal ballet, jazz, and modern dance training at Charlotte Ballet Academy. She has also attended summer intensives at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and performed Panorama with Martha Graham Dance Company.
Alexis is also a ballet, jazz, contemporary, and certified yoga teacher at Fuzion Force Entertainment Academy where she teaches all ages. She enjoys sharing her passion in dance with those around her, encouraging others to use dance as an escape and release from day to day stressors, and creating an environment where people can move freely with no expectations other than to enjoy themselves.
JBall has been poling since Dec 2015 and lives to perform and promote body positivity. She will help you fall in love with the art of spin pole!
Having started pole in 2014, I have fallen in love with being able to share my experiences and passion for movement with others to help them embrace their own. The pure evolution and development that takes place whenever you allow yourself to learn and you’re surrounded by the right humans really is something unlike anything else. This is why I feel so passionate about sharing with others. In my time pole dancing I have not only educated myself and others about this art and where it comes from, but I have also explored different avenues such as performing and competing in competitions. (My heart lies with teaching, exploring, and performing). In my classes you can find me teaching a lot about mindfulness and connectivity no matter what style, dance, trick, or movement we are focusing on. I genuinely believe that pole dance is another language that we speak and we can all authentically do that in our own way. I wish to share the tools that I’ve acquired and developed over the years with you all, in hopes that you will too be able to embody pole and craft your own special language. As far as mine goes, I have blossomed into an exotic dancer with a huge love for intricate movement, flexibility, and shapes.