Articles from the ‘Interviews’ collection

Irlanda does a backbend on a pole. She is wearing a black bikini and gold Pleaser heels, and the background is blue.

Empowered by Pole Arts

Julianna Massa profiles her pole dance teacher Irlanda, a dancer, choreographer, stripper, scholar, archivist, and the co-owner of Black Widow Pole Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on her perspective of her own artistry as a dancer and the future of pole dance as a field.