OUR TEAM

Antoine at Pole Position Dance & Fitness

ANTOINE

Whether it's a performance or competition Antoine has always enjoyed being in front of an audience. He trained as a gymnast for many years, but quit in high school to focus his attention to his classical music training. For over 14 years Antoine performed with orchestras and other musical ensembles, but he maintained his passion for acrobatic movement and craved a new artistic outlet. He walked in to a pole class at his fitness center 5 years ago and found that his years of gymnastics allowed for a smooth transition to pole. He has been a pole fitness instructor for 3 years, and currently teaches and trains exclusively at Pole Position Dance and Fitness. As an active pole competitor, Antoine placed 2nd at the Atlantic Pole Championship (2013). He performs regularly throughout NYC, and is a monthly featured pole performer on both chrome and aerial poles at Duane Park-- NYC's Classiest Burlesque Supper Club. Antoine is a Mighty Grip junior athlete and sales representative, and received the title of "Face of Mighty Grip" for 2015. He is honored to be Pole Position Dance and Fitness' first male instructor and is looking forward to his future of teaching, training, performing and competing.

LAURA

Laura is often the first person you'll meet when you enter our studio.  Her calm, cool and collected personality as well as supreme organizational skills help keep our front desk running smoothly. She's always happy to answer questions and/or lend a helping hand. Laura is thrilled to be a part of the Pole Position family and is so appreciative of all the awesome people she has met along her pole journey.
Ashleigh at Pole Position Dance & Fitness

ASHLEIGH

Ashleigh was mesmerized by pole the second she was shown a YouTube video of one of the industry legends. So impressed by how well the performer seemed to control her body and effortlessly glide from the floor to the ceiling Ashleigh decided to grab her friend and take a pole dance class. Ashleigh's very first pole dance class was both a humbling and addictive experience. Her instructor that day encouraged her to have fun despite the fact that Ashleigh clearly didn't know her left foot from her right. By the time it was over, she was hooked and knew this was an activity that would work her body as well as her mind. As soon as Ashleigh's college semester finished she returned to that same studio and began honing her craft to the point that she is now a certified instructor herself! She loves sharing her love of pole dancing with women, many of whom started out just like her. Ashleigh's goal, as an instructor, is to unlock everyone's inner goddess!!!
Bonnie at Pole Position Dance & Fitness

BONNIE

Bonnie Fischer, a former Alvin Ailey trained professional modern dancer, has been poling since 2007 and has been a Climb & Spin certified instructor since 2009. A former professional dancer, Bonnie brings over 19 years of dance performance and choreographic experience to the studio. A scholarship student for such esteemed programs like Alvin Ailey American Dance Certificate Programs, Duke University's American Dance Festival, and PSC's Dance Performance Program, Bonnie's training has encompassed the masters of contemporary dance technique. Historically, a professional choreographer for countless dance, theatrical and fashion companies, Bonnie has a keen understanding of mood, direction, and message. When she is not in the studio, she has spent over 25 years rising to the rank of one of the top Fitting Models in the United States, whose body has become the standard fit for thousands of garments on racks all over the world with gross sales estimated at over a billion dollars. But... don't let her elegant pedigree belie her passion to inspire. Nicknamed by students as "The Powerhouse", "Drill Sergeant", "The Beast", "Wonder Woman" and "Mud Rucker", Bonnie's teaching style is one of tough love. She will demand that you “bring it” and will reveal to you that you are far more fierce than even you believed.

DANIELLE

Danielle started dancing at the age of 13 and quickly discovered her love of hiphop, which afforded her many performance and teaching opportunities including opening a show for Ne-Yo as part of an all girl dance group. After graduating college, she decided she needed to rediscover her love for dance; in September 2012 she took her first pole class. It was love at first climb. Less than a year later she received her Climb & Spin certification and began her teaching journey, and shortly after she competed in and won her first pole title at the Atlantic Pole Championships.
Teaching pole has been one of the most rewarding experiences of Danielle's life and nothing perks her up more than seeing her students excited over their pole achievements. When not on the pole, Danielle has a full-time job in advertising and owns the polewear line LeiVola Polewear, which launched in April 2016. Danielle is thrilled to be part of the beautiful Pole Position family!
Taylor at Pole Position Dance & Fitness

TAYLOR

Taylor is the energetic and dance obsessed owner of Pole Position and certified Climb and Spin instructor. She had always wanted to be a dancer, but felt like she had missed the boat until she discovered pole dancing in 2013. It was love at first dip turn. With 21 years of equestrian experience under her belt, she is no stranger to understanding body mechanics and subtle, fluid use of upper body strength. Taylor loves teaching lover level pole classes and parties because she feels there's nothing like watching someone fall in love with pole for the first time. You can expect to see many silly happy dances every time someone nails a new move in her classes! She invites everyone to come as they are and fall head over heels in love with themselves once they see what their bodies can do.
Ashley at Pole Position Dance & Fitness

ASHLEY

Ashley comes from a dance background of everything from ballet to hip hop for over 15 years and has been pole dancing for almost 3 years. She holds a certification in Climb & Spin and loves pole for its sensuality and beauty. She enjoys relieving everyday stresses through dancing and teaching this beautiful and exotic form of dance. When she is not pole dancing she is a special education teacher for students with Autism and other related disabilities.

LIZ

Liz was introduced to Pole Fitness in 2009. She was so enamored with the sport, she purchased a pole & began training. As a former collegiate Track & Field heptathlete and pole vaulter, Liz was always looking for a new challenge. In 2012, she left a 10 year career in finance to pursue this aerial interest wholeheartedly. Liz became ElevatED certified to teach Pole less than a year later. She is a certified FlyGym Aerial Fitness® Instructor and is currently studying for a group fitness certification. She teaches a variety of skills, including Pole, Lyra, Fly Gym, Chair & Lap dance. Despite placing gold & silver respectively in her first two competitions, what she enjoys most is entertaining others. Liz is a freestyle dancer, available to entertain at events/parties, and is currently working on the production of her own aerial show.