Who is Amy Bond? Meet the pole dancing guru and writer who will feature in Netflix's 'Strip Down, Rise Up'
Celebrated director Michèle Ohayon is all set to release his latest film, titled, 'Strip Down, Rise Up'. The Academy Award-nominated director's film will release on February 5. The film, which will make you fall in love with "sensual dance and daring pole dance artistry", stars Amy Bond, Sheila Kelley and Jenyne Butterfly in lead roles.
According to the official plot of the film, it "follows women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds who heal trauma and body image shame through sensual dance and daring pole dance artistry."
Who is Amy Bonds?
Amy Bond is all set to make her movie debut with the upcoming film 'Strip Down, Rise Up'. Bond is the owner and founder of San Francisco Pole and Dance. She has been competing in PSO level events since 2012 when she entered her first competition and did a back walkover right off the stage! Amy has been teaching pole and aerial for over four years and opened San Francisco Pole and Dance in May 2016.
In 2016, when she inaugurated her first own dance studio, she wrote a heartfelt article on Medium, saying: "One month ago, I opened San Francisco Pole & Dance (SFPD), a pole dance studio in San Francisco, CA. Opening this studio had been my dream for five years, ever since I started taking pole dance classes at Boston Pole Fitness during law school."
"In the dark basement of a worn-out Gold’s Gym across the street from Fenway Park, my first instructor was a stripper — a no-nonsense ‘bitch, give-me-my-money’ caliber businesswoman who led with an eclectic mix of sass and tender care for her students. In just over three years, I watched her build a thriving business out of a low-cost lease and a few X-poles," she continued.
"It was the ultimate MVP. I learned more about business from watching her than I did from the full-time course load of business and law school classes that I was taking at that time," she added.
According to Ozy.com, "Amy Bond, an observant Mormon and self-described 'military brat' who was committed to being a virgin until marriage came out to Hollywood to become an actress and she ran away from friends and family to do so."
She has taken part in eight competitions to date. She is the 2016 semi-pro Pole Theatre Pole Comedy division winner. Bonds also competed in the 2017 Pole Theatre Pole Comedy professional division. She has performed around San Francisco in everything from 'So You Think You Can Lapdance', where she won Season 3 Episode 7 and won second in the Season 3 finale to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
She trains pole, Lyra, aerial silks, gymnastics and sexy choreography. When asked which one she likes the most, it’s the artistic and performance side of pole dancing. She is also a writer and you can view her articles on Medium here.