Name & age
Emily, age 31
Where are you from?
What is your day job?
I am the Agronomy Lab Manager at Agri Analysis in Leola, PA. Basically we test everything in the agriculture world involved in growing healthy crops.
When did you start pole?
I started poling in 2011.
What do you like about pole? Has it affected/change your life? If so, how so?
I love that pole is a complete body workout – but doesn’t feel like it. I was also very drawn to the fact that it is another outlet for my creativity and imagination. In addition I really enjoy the competition portion of pole – choreographing and telling a story on stage, complete with costume and musicality. Pole has changed my life in such a way that it’s hard to remember life before pole…in that it has been an all around “happy addition” to it!
What is your current favorite move/trick?
Anything with two points of contact…can you tell I’m in competition mode?
What is your current nemesis trick?
The Full Moon…or anything requiring shoulder and back flexibility (bendy people amaze me!)
What is your favorite kind of music to dance to? Or what song/genre are you really into lately?
Anything that moves me. I like variation in tempo with highs and lows for dramatic effect.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
I have WAY to many pairs of leggings! (Although I always seem to find a reason to buy more).
What is the coolest thing you have done in your life? Or coolest place that you traveled to?
I spent a week in Germany out in the country and got to visit a lot of abandoned castles.
Do you have any advice for newbies just starting out with pole/aerial classes?
Don’t give up! We all struggle through moves and end up with atrocious/awesome pole bruises. Remember that every professional was once in your shoes. Also – step out of your comfort zone and choreograph a piece (whether it is for competition or just for you, the outcome is very therapeutic).