Wendy

December 5, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, looks at her friend and student Karen White as they schedule an appointment for a pole dancing class. Wendy has an studio called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" in Allston, Massachusetts, where she teaches pole dancing, lap dancing and she also offers bachelorette parties. “You can come here and gain confidence, which wasn’t my purpose when I started this. But that’s what I like about teaching, is that I’ve got the platform to make people feel good, and I want to make them feel good, because I know what it is like when you don’t feel good I know what its like to be left out," she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 5, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, looks at her friend and student Karen White as they schedule an appointment for a pole dancing class. Wendy has an studio called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” in Allston, Massachusetts, where she teaches pole dancing, lap dancing and she also offers bachelorette parties. “You can come here and gain confidence, which wasn’t my purpose when I started this. But that’s what I like about teaching, is that I’ve got the platform to make people feel good, and I want to make them feel good, because I know what it is like when you don’t feel good I know what its like to be left out,” she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 6, 2013. Karen White practices pole dancing while her instructor and friend Wendy J. Reardon cleans and organizes her new studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Wendy is a 42-year-old former stripper, who teaches pole dancing. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" where she also offers bachelorette parties. Her student Karen White started classes a couple of months ago. “Because it is such a personal thing I tell the girls to bring their own music, I don’t care what it is, as long as they like it,” said Wendy. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 6, 2013. Karen White practices pole dancing while her instructor and friend Wendy J. Reardon cleans and organizes her new studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Wendy is a 42-year-old former stripper, who teaches pole dancing. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” where she also offers bachelorette parties. Her student Karen White started classes a couple of months ago. “Because it is such a personal thing I tell the girls to bring their own music, I don’t care what it is, as long as they like it,” said Wendy. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 6, 2013. Karen White practices pole dancing while her instructor and friend Wendy J. Reardon cleans and organizes her new studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Wendy is a 42-year-old former stripper, who teaches pole dancing. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" where she also offers bachelorette parties. Her student Karen White started classes a couple of months ago. "We are different from other places because we are not about just pole dance. We want people to come in here, wear the custom boots, do your make up. You don’t have to be a mom, a doctor, a lawyer, a wife. You just be yourself, this is your scape." Wendy Said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 6, 2013. Karen White practices pole dancing while her instructor and friend Wendy J. Reardon cleans and organizes her new studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Wendy is a 42-year-old former stripper, who teaches pole dancing. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” where she also offers bachelorette parties. Her student Karen White started classes a couple of months ago. “We are different from other places because we are not about just pole dance. We want people to come in here, wear the custom boots, do your make up. You don’t have to be a mom, a doctor, a lawyer, a wife. You just be yourself, this is your scape.” Wendy Said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, sets up her pole dancing studio in Allston, Massachusets for a bachelorette party. She moved to this new studio a couple of days ago but she has been teaching pole dancing for almost 10 years. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing". Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, sets up her pole dancing studio in Allston, Massachusets for a bachelorette party. She moved to this new studio a couple of days ago but she has been teaching pole dancing for almost 10 years. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing”. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, gets ready for a bachelorette party at her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" where she also offers pole dancing classes. “You can come here and gain confidence, which wasn’t my purpose when I started this. But that’s what I like about teaching, is that I’ve got the platform to make people feel good, and I want to make them feel good, because I know what it is like when you don’t feel good, I know what its like to be left out," she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, gets ready for a bachelorette party at her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” where she also offers pole dancing classes. “You can come here and gain confidence, which wasn’t my purpose when I started this. But that’s what I like about teaching, is that I’ve got the platform to make people feel good, and I want to make them feel good, because I know what it is like when you don’t feel good, I know what its like to be left out,” she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, gets ready for a bachelorette party at her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" where she also offers pole dancing classes. She moved to this new place a couple of days ago, but she has been teaching for almost 10 years. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, gets ready for a bachelorette party at her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” where she also offers pole dancing classes. She moved to this new place a couple of days ago, but she has been teaching for almost 10 years. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches pole dancing at her studio "Gypsy Rose Dancing" in Allston, Massachusetts. When teaching she encourages her students to wear boots and all kind of costumes she has in her studio. She also offers bachelorette parties. "We are different from other places because we are not about just pole dance. We want people to come in here, wear the custom boots, do your make up. You don’t have to be a mom, a doctor, a lawyer, a wife. You just be yourself, this is your scape," Wendy said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches pole dancing at her studio “Gypsy Rose Dancing” in Allston, Massachusetts. When teaching she encourages her students to wear boots and all kind of costumes she has in her studio. She also offers bachelorette parties. “We are different from other places because we are not about just pole dance. We want people to come in here, wear the custom boots, do your make up. You don’t have to be a mom, a doctor, a lawyer, a wife. You just be yourself, this is your scape,” Wendy said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, takes pictures of her clients at a bachelorette party as they make a dancing routine in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. The studio's name is "Gypsy Rose Dancing", where Wendy also offers pole dancing classes. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. I'm not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginners of all different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all,” Wendy said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, takes pictures of her clients at a bachelorette party as they make a dancing routine in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. The studio’s name is “Gypsy Rose Dancing”, where Wendy also offers pole dancing classes. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. I’m not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginners of all different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all,” Wendy said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches pole dancing to her clients at a bachelorette party in her studio "Gypsy Rose Dancing" in Allston. She also offers private lessons. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. I’m not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginner of al different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all," she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches pole dancing to her clients at a bachelorette party in her studio “Gypsy Rose Dancing” in Allston. She also offers private lessons. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. I’m not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginner of al different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all,” she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches her clients how to pole dance at a bachelorette party in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. The studio's name is "Gypsy Rose Dancing", where Wendy offers pole dancing lessons. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. Im not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginner of al different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all,” she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, teaches her clients how to pole dance at a bachelorette party in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts. The studio’s name is “Gypsy Rose Dancing”, where Wendy offers pole dancing lessons. “I don’t distress fitness in here. Here I don’t care how big you are. Im not perfect. I do it in a way I can teach beginner of al different sizes. All I want to do is making them feel good about themselves, that’s all,” she said. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, walks through the hall in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts, after having a bachelorette party. Her studio is called "Gypsy Rose Dancing" where she not only offer parties but also teaches pole dancing. She moved to this new place a couple of days ago, but she has been teaching for almost 10 years. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.

December 7, 2013. Wendy J. Reardon, a 42-year-old former stripper, walks through the hall in her studio in Allston, Massachusetts, after having a bachelorette party. Her studio is called “Gypsy Rose Dancing” where she not only offer parties but also teaches pole dancing. She moved to this new place a couple of days ago, but she has been teaching for almost 10 years. Photo by Dominique Riofrio.