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Situated in the 13th arrondissement, just minutes away from Gare D’Austerlitz and BNF, The Base Studio is a movement studio that embodies empowerment, positive energy, and a welcoming community. Established in October 2021 by Michelle Noëlle, the studio provides pole, dance, and movement classes for individuals of all genders, ages, body types, and fitness levels.

Our home-away-from-home features two studios, each with five poles, accommodating up to 10 participants per class. The studio boasts adjustable color-changing lights and a BOSE music system that can adapt to any ambiance. Although classes are in French, we are blessed with a very international community and translate to English where needed (and occasionally teach a class fully in English).

The Base Studio strives to be a place where you can feel at home, where you can be your most authentic self, explore new aspects of your identity, and achieve what you never thought possible. I strongly believe that we learn best in a space that is set up for success.


As a teacher, and now a studio owner, creating such an environment has been my main focus from day one.

Michelle Noëlle

Ever since I can remember, I dance - it has always been my passion. Whether it was taking classes or creating choreographies with my friends, it was all I wanted to do. At 17, I got the opportunity to start teaching dance, mostly to children and teenagers, which I was very passionate about.

After moving to Paris, a career in education and a long break from dance classes, I decided to sign up for a pole dance class and very rapidly it I fell hopelessly in love with this amazing discipline. It brought me back to what dancing means to me and ignited a fire in my heart. After a few years of taking classes, I took a leap of faith and reconnected to my childhood dream of becoming a dance teacher.

My movement teaching is heavily influenced by the experience i gained during my career in education, my training & work as a life and empowerment coach and the great number of teacher trainings & continued education related to fields of (pole)dance, yoga, movement, anatomy & wellbeing.

Dance enables me to find myself and lose myself at the same time, and creating opportunities for people to experience this, is the most beautiful thing in the world.
Our Story
How it all started

Since 2017, I have been teaching poledance, yoga and Liquid Motion at various studios in and around Paris. While I have enjoyed this, most of my time has been spent leading small group classes in private settings. I take pleasure in closely collaborating with clients, understanding their strengths, and designing classes that are both challenging and rewarding.With my growing client base, the need for a proper space to accommodate my classes developed. Which resulted in the start of The Base Studio in October 2021.

the "base"

The word “BASE” holds various meanings: a foundation, a starting point, a specific place, or the core on which something depends. I envision The Base Studio as your special place, a starting point for building foundations, and where you discover that at the base of everything will always be you.

After two years of beautiful memories and growth our first home, the time came to transition to a new space. A space in which we can continue to flourish, create & explore our potential. The goal is to allow this project to grow beyond the walls of the physical studio. A space that is created to MOVE you, in all possible ways.

A sanctuary where we can be our truest selves and let our imaginations run wild. This space is where magic happens, where we can push boundaries and defy expectations. It is a place of endless possibilities and endless opportunities for us to thrive.
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