Avant-Garde Pole Studio Slides Into Berkeley

The visionary theatre troupe has finally acquired its own venue.
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Flux Vertical Theatre, the Bay Area dance company that specializes in the art of Pole, will finally be opening up their first full-time studio for the coming fall season. Founded nearly seven years ago, Artistic Directors Kirsten Gerding and Leah Marie announced to fans recently that they secured a lease for a permeant pole studio at 811 University Avenue.

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The avant-garde dance company is known for their uniquely choreographed pole dances, and this new move represents an important transition from dancer to teacher. Not content to simply wow audiences with their dazzling acrobatics, Kirsten and Leah are on a mission to to liberate our souls with the self-expression that only dance can bring. Featuring a diverse cast of performers with experiences that range from circus to ballet, Flux Vertical Theatre has something to offer everybody, no matter their experience.

Part-theatre-company, part-studio, Flux Vertical Theatre is finally able to expand their small troupe into the full-time academy and performance venue they always envisioned bringing to Berkeley. The new studio will feature nearly 4,000 square feet of space that can be properly outfitted with a stage and mounted poles, enabling the company to finally host their own performances as well as train any dancers that their performances may inspire.

Kirsten and Leah are ecstatic to be bringing a fully featured pole studio to Berkeley, representing the culmination of almost seven years of hard work establishing a pole scene in the Bay Area. With an award-winning cast of dancers and instructors from across the spectrum of human experience, Flux Vertical Theatre is expanding their bold artistic vision to its greatest height yet.

For those of you who can’t wait until the fall season for your dose of tantalizing acrobatics, Flux Vertical Theatre will be hosting their first in-person event since the world reopened, Devour, at The Great Northern on Sunday, July 25th. Tickets are available here.

Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers is an author and playwright based out of Brooklyn, New York. A lively performer who is deeply passionate about history and literature, outside of his reporting he also produces short films and plays with his theatre troupe, the LSTC. He is currently producing a web series about a butterfly and moth who are roommates that will be released later in the year.
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