Final podcast of 2016, and we are closing things out with Amy Kim of the blog Aerial Amy! On this episode, we talk about how the online pole community has evolved since Amy started poling in 2007, and what inspired her to start one of the world’s first pole dance blogs, “Aerial Amy”; how she learned to balance her career with her pole dance passion; and we get real about the realities of pursuing pole professionally and how fulfilling it can be to just keep pole dance as a hobby. You can watch or listen to the full episode here, then check out more from Amy below!
Where did you grow up, and what is your current home town?
I grew up in a tiny town in southern New Hampshire. Currently I live in Brooklyn in New York City!
Can you share a favorite pole dance photo of yourself?
And a favorite non-pole-life photo?
my amazing lady crew:
And my amazing boyfriend!
What’s your go-to pole move?
Go to will always and forever be a dip step/ half spin.
Give us a sexy floorwork song.
oh my god do you know how many I have?
What’s a YouTube pole dance video we should check out?
Here’s a video I found earlier this week that blew my mind and rocked my socks. It’s corde lisse but it’s corde like I’ve never seen before and it’s just pure dance inspiration:
Give us a song that makes you want to immediately strip off your clothes and jump on the pole.
I’m more of a floorfucker, so my desire to dance is generally correlated to how floor inspired I am and are really the songs I listed above, but some songs that I have been just insane grooving to for melodic, fluid and emotive pole work lately:
Who should we follow on Instagram?
I love following @natgeo - some great vignettes of other places and people and cultures. I follow a lot of interior design and architecture accounts; @parkandoakdesign is a good one for clean urban modern. And if you don’t already follow @fuckjerry and @lookslikeavagina, then you should.
Show us an inspiring image.
Go to @jaythecrow’s Instagram and look at literally anything there. That man is a force.
Who would you like to see interviewed on the Pole Parlour Podcast?
Oh, tough one! I would love to see Fontaine, or Miss Filly. I find the aussies absolutely entrancing and so so so different culturally from us here in the States, would love more of a peek into their heads! Lisa Dee seems hella fierce too.
Thanks, Amy! Xx