Dance was a first love for Tracee Kafer, who started at the innocent age of 3. Many moons later, with over 28 years of training in multiple genres and a decade of teaching, performing, and choreographing, she has now turned feverishly to improvisational movement to feel truly untethered from genre, style, convention, and apparatus. She believes that if you can move… you can dance, and in honoring that process as a life practice, you can live in a world of personal evolution, community, and freedom.
A true inspiration addict, with an insatiable appetite for both the logical and mystical, Tracee is a tarot and crystal healing enthusiast, Reiki II practitioner, certified Floor Flow instructor, practicing yogi, bibliophile, and digital nerd.
Tracee has a diverse background in pole dance training, in 2011 was certified by the X-Pert Pole Fitness Certification Program and in 2014 was certified by elevatED Teacher Trainings (And if you check out the manuals, you will see examples of Tracee’s design work!). She has trained with pole professionals from all over the world, most notably working with the entire stellar Body & Pole instructor team. Tracee has multiple years of experience working with pole dancers and aerialists to grow their artistic visions on stage and in the studio…whether that includes improvisational training, choreography, or technique and refinement.
Tracee is known for creating Finding Your Freestyle, and Pole Speak (with co-director Jess Linick), which emerged out of techniques from Finding Your Freestyle combined with the unending quest to master the artistic language of pole. She has been involved with ÆRA, a non-profit aerial dance company, performing and choreographing in New York. With a degree in Advertising, and a lover of all things typographical, creative, and communicative, Tracee pursues a career in creative design and marketing (Clients include elevatED Teacher Trainings, L5, bodybinds, MIXT Dance, Train P3) and is currently Body & Pole’s Marketing Director.