Episode 72 – Irmingard Mayer – Pole Dancing for Fitness, Fun, and a Future Olympic Sport


Irmingard Mayer is a pole dance instructor and performer with a background in music and theater. She discovered pole dancing in 2009 and instantly fell in love with its blend of athleticism and artistry. She is the 2015 US National Pole Art Champion and 2014 Northeast Aerial Art Champion.

She was a featured pole dancer with Guns N’ Roses for their residency at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. She also performed at the official after-party for Alexander Wang’s NY Fashion Week show. She has appeared in several major motion pictures as well as television programs utilizing her pole skills.

Irmingard teaches at Body & Pole in NYC where she is also the studio’s Assistant Manager. She believes pole dancing is an athletic art form that is physically challenging, mentally stimulating and emotionally healing.

Episode 72 – Irmingard Mayer


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Margaret Schlachter is Founder of She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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