My name is Olivia Carper, I live in Huntersville NC with my partner and our three children. I grew up in Western NC and have had a passion for dance my whole life and took dance classes as a child. As an adult, I felt I was too heavy to ever dance again until I found pole fitness. I wanted to start a pole studio because pole has changed my life! It has given me a community that accepted me for me and has pushed me in ways I never thought possible. At my highest weight I was over 300 pounds, when I found pole fitness I was down to 230 pounds. I took a pole class with a friend and was hooked! It helped me reach my goal weight and brought me so much joy in the process! I never dreamed that being over 40 I would be in the best physical and mental shape of my life. Pole has changed me from the inside out and I want to share that change and make it a reality for others because pole is for EVERYONE and EVERY BODY type. My goal is to have a studio that meets everyone where they are in their fitness journey and to offer a judgement free space for you to dance away your stress and reach your fitness goals.
Hi. My name is Christa! I’ve been poling since 2014 and started competing in 2017. My experience with pole started with a former co worker inviting me to an intro class and I was hooked. I’ve always had my ups and downs when it came to how I felt about my body. With pole and the network of friends I made along the way; I’ve learned to feel comfortable in my skin as well as appreciate the strength I’ve built. Now I want to give that back to others, show them that there’s beauty in strength, and when you surround yourself in an uplifting environment you’ll accomplish more than you can imagine.
Hey Everyone! My name is Whitney. I've been poling since 2014 and instructing since 2016. Pole fitness has truly empowered me and became my therapy treatment for traumatic experiences from my personal life. Dancing is my escape and my safe space to express vulnerable emotions and feelings. That turned into one of our top priorities while building PBA, creating a safe space for people to truly be themselves and allow themselves to be vulnerable in their feelings to create art. During my pole journey, I have won multiple pole fitness competitions and currently choreographing routines for other competitors. I am proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community and the sex work/adult entertainment industry. Training adult entertainers to have a safe and successful career is one of my passions as an instructor. I can't wait to meet you all and welcome to Pole Body & Arts!
JBall, began her pole journey in December 2015. Bored with the gym and six months postpartum, she found a new way to get in shape through pole fitness and dance. With no athletic or dance background, she continues to strengthen her skills as a dedicated student of the sport ready to share her passion with others. She lives to bring her smile on stage! She has competed and placed in multiple pole competitions, performed at various showcases and loves to promote body positivity and self -love within the pole community. When JBall is not pole dancing, she is dreaming of new spin combos at her day job and enjoying life with her loving husband and two children.