Hi! My name is Jessica Flores. I am the founder of Aerial Revolution Entertainment and Studio. I am so fortunate to have a beautiful family (3 kids and a husband), a job I am passionate about and I'm surrounded by the best co-workers I could ever imagine in gorgeous San Diego of all places!
Hi there! My name is Tammuz, or Taz, whatever is easier for you. I have always been a mover (dancer, acrobat, aerialist, handstander, etc.) and a creative creator (doing some cool interactive projection work with my performances, checkout fb.com/Zuzor.World/ for more info =)
Hi, I’m Sarah! I’ve been singing, dancing, and performing for as long as I can remember and spent much my childhood on stage in dance recitals, ballroom dance competitions, and musicals. I fell in love with the strength and grace of aerial when I began training on silks, hammock, static trapeze, and lyra in Detroit in 2010.
Hi! My name is Maring. I got a late start at the age of 28 in circus after a soccer injury and a friend suggested I try out an aerial class. It was love at first class and I have never looked back. I have been performing since 2006 in Silks, Lyra, partner Adagio, and rolla bolla at various corporate gigs, festivals and with a circus troupe called The circus collective of San Diego.
Hello my name is Molly Alghussain. Throughout my entire childhood I loved gymnastics. I found my love and passion for the aerial arts in 2010 and specialize in aerial silks. It is so satisfying to see my students learn and grow as they move through their own aerial journey. I received my aerial silks teaching certification in 2012 and have been teaching since then.
Hello, my name is Courtney Crooks, but I am better known as Crooksy. 🙂 Ever since I was a little girl, I loved gymnastics and music, teaching myself how to play piano when I was five, and always pestering my neighbor to teach me new tricks and flips. After life lead me down a path of music, I moved to San Diego, CA in 2012 to finish my college degree in Jazz piano performance.
Hello fellow flyers! My name is Faegann Harlow. Born-raised in Pacific Beach, I was an active gymnast for 7 years, competing in National level events & teaching competitive levels 5 & 6 along the way. After high school I graduated a Holistic Health Practitioner program & have been a practicing Massage Therapist for over 15 years.
Notes you may not know about me: I was a Professional Hip-Hop dancer so long ago it makes me feel like a grandma!! Until I go skydiving…and then I feel young again. 😉 Vertical & sling apparatus’ are my beloved focus. I’m all about silks, rope, chain, hammock & net. And handstands. Who can forget handstands!
My name is Krista Perks and I love swimming through the air. As an acrobat I mainly focus my training on aerial fabrics, rope, and straps – but I also enjoys working on trapeze, rings, handbalancing, chinese pole, ground acrobatics… basically everything circus. Empowering people with use of their bodies in ways that they might not have thought possible is a passion of mine in teaching.
I’m Nathan Edwards and I’ve been with AR over 6 years. My biggest passions in Cirque are AcroYoga, Acro-Adagio and Partner/Duo Trapeze. I came to AR at age 35 with little or no experience in the circus arts, gymnastics, yoga or dance. I am proof that you can start from zero and make amazing progress if you invest the time. I have been training on trapeze over 6 years and practicing AcroYoga for 5.
My name is Summer Pulice, the newest addition to the AR team! Since childhood I remember thinking that joining the circus was something only other people did, until I found Aerial Revolution. After I took my first silks class in the summer of 2012 I knew that I had finally found my true passion in life! Since then I have been dedicated to learning everything I can about the art of aerials...
Hello my name is Jessica Avila I am a professional circus artist based in San Diego. I joined the circus when I was twelve years old and have been performing professionally for over ten years. My passions have always led me to the stage whether it was through dance, circus or through teaching the next generation of cirque performers.
Monica Bellner's passion for yoga stemmed from her initial exposure to the practice while she was in the midst of a career in operatic performance. Fueled by a need to control and lengthen her breath capacity to successfully negotiate difficult vocal lines amidst the unpredictability of live theater, yoga's deep traditions were a perfect and ample solution to a complex problem.
Monica communicates to her students how to use the practices within classical yoga to enrich every aspect of modern living. She seeks to help students develop habits supporting objective observation of events and offer ways to experiment with opening the boundaries of current restrictions, thereby finding new paths to experience and enjoy each moment fully.
Hi, my name is Ehrick Costello. My whole life I’ve been moving. Whether I was playing sports or rock climbing or scaling buildings downtown, movement has always been a big part of who I am. I discovered circus as an adult, and after a couple years of training, I discovered the Chinese Poles.
Jennifer Curry Wingrove
I am Jennifer Curry Wingrove and I am the Director of Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre and Executive Producer of Wingrove Studios Presents. Renowned Ballerina of the California Ballet Company, I have performed a diverse repertoire of lead roles in my accomplished international ballet career.
Hello my name is Kiona Daelyn. Aerial dance has been a passion of mine since my first time on a dance trapeze at age 11. I hold a B.F.A in Dance Education from University of the Arts, a yoga teacher certification from 7 Centers Yoga Arts, and have been teaching aerial and dance classes since 2002.
Hello! My name is Laura Dasi. From a very young age I have always been fascinated with exploring and discovering my physical abilities through dance and movement. My early training included gymnastic, jazz and ballet. I have over 20 years of experience as a performer, 7 of which were spent as a classical ballerina in New York City.
Jesse De La Cruz
Hello, my name is Jesse De La Cruz. Since childhood I have always been fascinated in circus arts. I started gymnastics when I was three, and made the switch to circus when I was a teenager. My teaching style is very positive. I like to be there every step in the way of someone's learning process.
Hi! My name is Jackie Dragon. I am a certified yoga teacher, Yogaslacker, AcroYoga and AcroYoga (MTL) teacher and have a passion for teaching acrobatics, slacklining, yoga, and the creative process behind all physical forms of movement and partner work.
My name is Rachel and I believe movement is an essential part of the human experience. I grew up in Montana with great mountains and lakes at my doorstep as well as creative and musical parents who have always encouraged me to explore that which interests and inspires me. I began dance and ski lessons when I was 3 and I’ve been moving my body ever since.
I received my first 200 hr certification through the New Being Project School of Consciousness in 2011. I have since completed other trainings and am a certified Deep Yoga Mastery of Life, AcroYoga, AcroYoga Montreal, YogaSlackers, and Yantra Yoga Teacher. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) to the 500 hr level and (E-RYT) at the 200 hr level through Yoga Alliance.
I teach a style of AcroYoga with my partner, Jack, which blends the AcroYoga and AcroYoga Montreal styles together, incorporating elements of yoga, acrobatics, and creative process. We developed a series of sequential Forms that take the students from the most fundamental and foundational postures of AcroYoga to improvisational acrobatics, movement, and performance.
I am currently on the faculty at Liberty Advance Yoga Retreat Center in East San Diego county where I reside part time and manage the retreat program. I also teach a meditative style of Yoga called Deep Healing Yoga and I perform as a stilt walker. Alongside my movement practices, I am never without a camera and have a fascination with insect photography. I am a Certified Massage therapist with a specialization in Jin Shin Acutouch, and I love to travel.
Hello my name is Allison Klein, I am born and raised in San Diego and I am an experienced gymnast, dancer, and circus performer. My passion has always been performing and I'm lucky to say that I am fulfilling that passion as my full time job. My main background comes from gymnastics which has led me on a road to find circus acrobatics.
My name is Ariel. I’ve been passionate about dance, movement, yoga, aerial, and body mechanics for many years. I’m a professional belly dancer, who has studied traditional Turkish and Egyptian orientale, Turkish romani, and tribal fusion belly dance styles since 2003, and been professionally performing since 2006.
Hello, my name is Dena Schlieve. In 2010 at the age of 39, I fell in love with the circus arts when I attended my first flying trapeze class. For the last 6 years, I have studied different aerial apparatuses, including flying trapeze, static trapeze and aerial silks.
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Sibert. I’m a PhD student in paleoceanography (I’ll have my degree mid-May!), but I’ve always loved being upside down and in the air. I’ve been doing circus since I was 11, and started gymnastics at age 6. I have been teaching various circus arts, from juggling, to acrobatics, to flying trapeze, and of course aerials (including silks, trapeze, duo trapeze, and lyra), for over 10 years.
My name is Eva and I am an aerial silks and lyra/hoop instructor. I fell in love with circus when I saw my first Cirque du Soleil show, Totem, in 2011. Ever since, I've been flying high with my fellow circus freaks at my second home, Aerial Revolution. I have performed in several AR showcases, as well as venues in downtown San Diego, and most recently, as an aerialist in Cirko Teleskoptíco.
If you're ever looking for a fun and new way to workout, join me at Aerial Revolution and let's get high together
Hello my name is Jacqueline Witt. At the spritely age of 8 I was introduced to Triton Trooper Circus by my sister. My passion for Circus arts was sparked by my background in gymnastics, dance and team sports. I started training in balancing acts and moved to the air. There is a sense of wonderment and Awe that comes from looking at the world upside down.
Hi, my name is Katie Quinn. From a young age, I have loved the ocean and just about everything having to do with water, which makes San Diego a pretty great place to have ended up! In fact, when I’m not teaching at Aerial Revolution, you’ll find me out working with marine mammals or leading a middle school youth group.
Hi! I’m Laura and I am thrilled to be a part of the Aerial Revolution family, bringing the fun, whimsy, power and relaxation of Aerial Yoga to all levels of practitioners. I discovered yoga in 2009 while working on my PhD in Art History at UCSD. The stress and anxiety produced by that environment led me to seek a way to manage my thoughts and emotions, and to take time for myself to enjoy the present moment.
Now, having earned my 200 hour yoga certification in Interdisciplinary Flow, and my Sky Bound Aerial Yoga certification, I take great joy in bringing the practice to other people. I focus on proper alignment and safety for all levels, opening all areas of the body making students feel stronger, more flexible, and more relaxed. I enjoy unique sequencing in the hammock, moving seamlessly from the floor to the ceiling, closed to open fabric. My teaching style is accessible to all levels, I give options to build on each pose to stretch deeper or relax more. I invite my students to approach me with any questions or issues; if a pose does not work for your body, let’s find one that does!
I truly love teaching Aerial Yoga, and invite you to take my class, experienced aerialists, seasoned yogis, and brand-new practitioners alike!
Hello, my name is Marena Bronson. I’ve been finding ways to create and express myself through movement as long as I can remember – in dance, theater, music, competitive sports, and now dancing in the air. As a member of some of BYU’s award winning dance groups I was fortunate enough to tour and perform before audiences around the country throughout my college years.
Hi, my name is Mary and I’ve been a teacher at Aerial Revolution for almost 3 years now. My passion for the Aerial Arts began about 4 years ago and my specialties include Aerial Silks, Dance Trapeze and some Hand Balancing. Aside from the Aerial Arts, I enjoy riding my motorcycle and getting out on the open road in my free time.
With performing, I have a slower dance-based style that incorporates strength, flexibility and easy transitions between skills. My favorite performance was when I had a solo at Aerial Revolution’s Summer Show last summer. I began the 80’s rocker themed act with a dance/contortion piece with my motorcycle and then went on to perform on the silks for the rest of the song, Fly to the Angels.
Some other fun facts about me are that I moved out here from my hometown in Florida almost 6 years ago, if I could live anywhere in the U.S. besides San Diego I would live in Charleston, South Carolina and I looove dogs!!
Hey, I’m Sarah! In addition to my passion for acrobatics and aerial arts, I have always loved all things geeky—from reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, to learning about the next great scientific discovery, to watching Star Trek. I recently moved to San Diego to do research for my Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, and am so happy that I have moved to a place that has such a vibrant and creative circus culture!
My name is Zoë Irvine and starting at a very young age I fell in love with performing. I began my performance career in music, theatre, and dance. Upon discovering circus arts, I found an artistic discipline that melds my passion for creative artistry, physical challenge, and the thrill of the stage.
Hello mOMent. My name is T Mac and I am a world-renowned Aerial Yoga teacher. From the time you enter my class I would like you to suspend your worries. Trust yourself to change your perspective. I have been an advisor in setting up studios all around the world from La Jolla to Thailand studios such as Elka’s Yoga and Wellness to Thanyapura Phuket.
Hi, my name is Gina. I have always loved music, movement, and dance. These days I am lucky enough to have a job that allows me to do all three. I am a California-credentialed teacher, and when I am not teaching movement and flexibility, I am teaching music. I love the overlap of these two areas, and I love watching people be inspired by one to create the other.
Hi my name is Veronica Shogren. I started doing gymnastics when I was six years old and ever since then I loved the challenge and how it made me feel. From back handspring passes on floor to cartwheels on the beam I loved the sport. When I eventually quit gymnastics, I kept looking for something to fill that void, I finally found it at Aerial Revolution.