Marlo & Ken workshops

by buburlesque on January 19th, 2017




Marlo teaches workshops and certifications all over the world, full-time; she draws on 25 years of dance and 15 years of teaching to create unique, high-energy class experiences.  She is known for her detailed eye for alignment and movement quality, but is better known for her fantastic playlists and her desire to inspire playful movement in people of all ages.

She has presented at fitness conventions such as ECA, IDEA, The South Beach International Festival, and Festival de Fitness in Rome.  She is certified many times over (ACE, AFAA, NSCA, Kane school), and is a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff’s Anatomy of Yoga Advanced Study course.  Marlo also holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Miami because she believes that, “Understanding what it means to be human is grounding, and incredibly important.” Plus, she loves spending time around other primates, since she too has very long arms.

Between planes, trains, buses, poles, floors, stages and studios, she splits her time in New York City (where her apparel line is manufactured) and Boulder, Colorado (where she hangs with her love, drinks kombucha, and experiences nature).  She loves walking everywhere in minimalistic shoes, (which is great, because she let her driver’s license expire after living in New York for 10 years), crafting reasons to wear costumes and fostering creativity.

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f3c2db0d-d2b3-4284-acbc-579731183c9fDr. Ken is the 2014 Men’s Pro US National Pole Championship Silver Medalist, 2014 Pacific Men’s Pro Champion, recipient of the 2013 Pole Expo Pole Classic second-place and People’s Choice Award, 5th place finalist in the 2014 World Pole Cup in Brazil, amongst UPA’s 2013 Top 20 Poler’s Choice Awards, and nominee for “Most Inspiring Performer” by the 2014 PWN Awards.  He is best known for being the first performer to jump between two chrome poles spaced 8 feet apart in competition venue.

He is a Master Instructor at Vertical Fusion, located in Boulder, Colorado, graduate and editor of the elevatED pole and flexibility instructor course, AMP Parkour Coaching Certified instructor at APEX Movement Parkour Gym.  He runs the online pole tutorial series, “Doctor Ken’s Pole Ninja Tutorials” on YouTube, and has appeared twice in Ninja Warrior, interviewed with several news segments both nationally and internationally due to his unique perspective as both a Chiropractor and athlete.

As a Chiropractor, he is the owner and doctor of Vital Balance Chiropractic, LLC, where he specializes in athletes and trauma.  Considered Parkour’s Official Chiropractor by Mark Toorock of American Parkour, Ken has worked with several famous traceurs such as Brian Orosco and Levi Meeuwenberg, and he is frequently invited to speak around the country.  He is APEX Movement’s Pro-Team Doctor.

Ken’s diverse background gives him specific and unique perspectives when teaching pole, and he believes that with the right progressions, anything the mind can imagine, the body can do.





‘POLE-KOUR” with Ken (Balls, Tricks & Jumps)

Parkour in pole!  Learn the basics of the Parkour landing, cast, lache, and broad jump, and how to adapt these skills to pole.  Some fun and exciting momentum based tricks will come from this, and you leave with new certainty in your own safety, giving you the freedom to be fearless when exploring your art.

This is a workshop for Intermediate levels and up (prereqs: leg hangs, inversions, shoulder mounts).

12noon – 1.30pm: 90 mins:  $80   ENROL NOW!


‘WTF”……. WORK THE FLOOR with Marlo

In this workshop you will learn both creative urban-contemporary and sexy-acrobatic floorwork incorporating the pole that will enhance your pole freestyles and performances.

Open to all levels.

*Layers are HIGHLY suggested (leggings, legwarmers, knee pads, socks, and a tee-shirt). Your feet and knees must be covered

1.45pm – 3.15pm:  90 mins:   $95    ENROL NOW!


POLE FLOW® ROTATIONS: The Art of Aerial Spinning on a Static Pole

Learn Marlo’s subtle hand, leg, and alignment techniques that can make your aerial transitions flow and rotate. This workshop will provide you with tools to make your static pole deceivingly seamless.

Appropriate for intermediate-advanced dancers.

3.30pm – 5.15pm:  90 mins:   $95    ENROL NOW!




Here’s the thing about Acrobatic Pole.  It uses momentum and commitment to make things happen.  It’s fancy, and often scary, but the truth is that with the right progressions, many moves become easy and safer than you’d think.  Contained within this workshop are the flashy moves made simple.  These are the crowd pleasers, the dramatic poses, the wow factors.  And the best part? This is the actually the stuff that gives you the time to breathe.

This is an intermediate level and up workshop.

5.30pm – 7.00pm:  90 mins:  $95   ENROL NOW!





When your movement, awareness and rhythm merge you start to Flow.  This all levels pole workshop will focus on connecting combinations of spins to seamless, always-moving floorwork.

*Pants are recommended

10am – 11.30am:  90mins:   $95    ENROL NOW!



This workshop is a few steps wilder than WTF…Work the Floor.

What would it look like if you could add breakdance-inspired footwork, threading, freezes, and momentum techniques to your sexy floor work? It would looking freaking awesome. Bring your beanie and get ready to learn some next-level floor work.

Note: It is super important to cover your shoulders, back, and knees for this class. Rugburns are a buzz kill.

11.45am – 1.15pm:  90 mins:   $85     ENROL NOW!



Learn Marlo’s favorite spin and static creations. This workshop includes a variety of spins, climbs, holds, transitions, drops, and unique sequences. Appropriate for intermediate-advanced dancers.

1.30pm – 3pm:  90 mins:   $95   ENROL NOW!

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