Lauralynn Featherpistol is an earth worshipping pole artist and activist. She grew up a rather awkward, skinny child with acne, braces and glasses in Minnesota;the land of gorgeous, blonde Scandinavians. She found solace in her art classes and the sombre trip-hop music of the 90’s. Somehow she made it through high school despite being an outcast. She graduated 4th in her class of 770.
Craving sunlight like a flower blooming after years of cold winters, she accepted an offer from the University of Southern California as an undergraduate.She studied Art History and Chemistry, hoping to pursue Art Conservation Science.After graduating, she lived in Florence, Italy for a year as a Fulbright Fellow.It was there she made a life-changing decision to pursue the physical arts and leave the world of chemical analysis of artistic pigments.She didn’t want to study art through the lens of spectrometry, but rather live and breathe it with all her senses.
She moved back to Los Angeles, became a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer, and studied the aerial arts of silks and lyra. She also became an advanced student of Tiger Crane Kung Fu. When one of her fitness clients bought her an introductory pole lesson at S Factor Dance Studio, fate struck her heart and changed her future forever. She began her pole dance journey in the summer of 2006 and quickly became an Instructor at Sheila Kelley’s S Factor. Her pole style opened the world of performance to her and once again her world changed.
“Featherpistol” moved to San Francisco in 2009 – in search of something deeper than what she had seen in the entertainment world thus far. Shortly thereafter she started working with world-renowned acrobatics coach Dominik Wyss at the San Francisco Circus Center. In 2010 she earned a credential as a professional Sound Healer from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. After this training she began her extensive touring with Vau de Vire Society, Champagne Productions, DreamWorld Cirque, Velocity Circus, Earth Circus, Entire Productions, and Supperclub International.
“Feather” has travelled the world as a circus pole acrobat, performing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Beijing, Portland, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Amsterdam.
She specializes in solo pole performances in a series of personas, each character expressed through a unique combination of makeup, costume and music.
Today, she is the proud founder of Pole for the Globe, an online community platform for social change. Her patreon tribe ATREYU’s motto is: “We believe in the equality of all bodies and protecting Mother Earth”. Currently, Pole for the globe is donating 15% of their proceeds to 10 organizations, and has raised over $4,500.00 since November 2017.