Friday, 6 March 2015

Gays In The News: Damian Kutryb

Damian and his boyfriend Artur, not sure which is top or bottom.
Is this the UK's only male Polish pole dancing teacher?

Damian Kutryb was forced to leave his home country five years ago fearing homophobic attacks.

Now he is making a name for himself in the world of pole dancing

He says he never had the freedom to try pole dancing in Poland - where he had to keep his sexuality a secret.

But after moving to Manchester, a female friend invited the 24-year-old to a lesson three years ago - and he says he ‘fell in love with it’.

Damian has also found love with fellow Pole and professional dancer Artur Biernat, 28 - and the pair now run their own dance school.

Based in Manchester's Northern Quarter, Damian teaches pole dancing classes for men and women alike at Gay Friendly Fitness Damian Dance Studio.

And to make sure as many people can take part as possible, lessons are taught in Polish and Russian as well as English, reports Manchester Evening News.

Damian, who lives with partner Artur in Salford, said: “People laugh that I am a Pole on a pole - it is really funny.

“But it’s the best fitness activity on the market - it combines acrobatics, dance and fitness together and really helps keep you fit.

“Overall it’s fun and everybody is welcome to the classes - you’ll never get bored of it.

“I always wanted to do pole dancing but Poland is not very tolerant. I feared if I started doing pole dancing there they would kill me and my friends.

“When I was in Poland I had to live two lives - here I can be open and live my life.

“A few years ago a friend invited me to a pole dancing class and after the first one I just fell in love with it, I installed two poles in my house and signed up to three schools.” ...

GFFDamian Studio is the best place to be for gay-friendly dancing lessons and exercises in Manchester!

1 comment:

  1. I sometimes wonder if ballet dancers are near the top of the best-shags-by-profession list.