My name is Alissa McQuilliams! Movement arts is my passion! I took my first gymnastics and dance classes when I was 3 years old and through out my childhood I would tumble and swing every day in my back yard until it was too dark to see.
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!
I am an artist who has been so blessed in this life. My hard work and relentless drive met with my passions and talents have taken me to what would seem to most, a dream. I have been a part of an award winning company called Enticing Entertainment as a Performance Artist and Choreographer.
Hello, my name is Kezia Holm. Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with different forms of creative expression. Music, dance, animals and art in general. I started dance and gymnastics when I was 6 and stopped briefly when I started middle school to pursue music. I was in concert orchestra for 12 years learning to play over a dozen instruments and going on 4 international tours.
Lin started acrobatic training and performing in 1986 with the Fujian Acrobatics Troupe in China at the age of 8. He performed with the troupe all over the world: in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
My name is Lindsey Parker, and I have loved aerial arts since 2014! I grew up loving dance and performing and I continue to dance professionally today, but my heart now truly belongs in the air. I love how aerial combines strength and movement to create a unique challenge. Teaching at Aerial Revolution allows me to share this challenge with others! I enjoy watching my beginner students grow, get strong, and move up to intermediate.
Hello! My name is Lydia Hernandez and my life has been guided by a thirst for the challenging, the beautiful, and the musical. The aerial arts allow me to combine my passions and I love to share these experiences with others through teaching and performing.
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 =)
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.
Hi there! I’m Cara. My whole life I’ve spent my free time moving as much as possible. From the age of three I practiced both gymnastics and ballet, which I continued into high school and college respectively. I also competed in long jump, triple jump, and the sprints in both high school and college Track and Field. It wasn’t until graduate school that I found circus to help escape from my life as a scientist. Although I’ve finished the PhD, my devotion to circus has only increased!
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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! My name is Chava Angell and I am an aerial silks and aerial hammock instructor at Aerial Revolution. I started dance as a young girl and danced all the way through my freshman year of college. After getting injured in college, I took a very long hiatus from any kind of movement. I missed creative expression desperately as an engineering student and actively started looking when I moved out to San Diego for my PhD.
Hi! My name is Rochelle and I have been a performer for most of my life. I took my first ballet class when I was five years old, and I instantly fell in love with it. Soon after, I began training in rhythmic gymnastics: I loved the combination of ballet, flexibility, and stamina in this sport. At the age of 14, I decided to fully commit to training ballet. I trained and performed with different ballet companies in southern California until I was 18. After high school, I trained and performed professionally with LA Ballet (Los Angeles), Joffrey Ballet (New York City), and Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow).
I took my first aerial class at AR in 2014 and I loved it! I loved the challenge of strength, flexibility, and coordination all wrapped into one class. I’ve been in love with it ever since then. In addition to teaching at Aerial Revolution, I started my own flexibility program, Functional Flexibility. I love sharing my knowledge of flexibility with people of all different levels and backgrounds.
Here at Aerial Revolution, I teach flexibility/contortion. My classes are active flexibility, meaning that there is a lot of conditioning and strength exercises within the stretches I give. My flexibility classes are a mixture of different rhythmic and ballet stretches. While we do hold stretches and poses, my class is all about movement. Our bodies are active when we perform, so why not have them be active when we stretch? I look forward to seeing you in class!
HI! My name is Lisa Grunewald and I am a Holistic Veterinarian who loves the athletic and artistic world of aerial. I started out as an all around competitive gymnast for the first part of my life, and then transitioned into coaching and dance as I got older. My dance training included primarily jazz but I also trained in ballet. When I was in college, I began working with and choreographing for a dance tumbling team in Wisconsin, where I grew up, and we have performed all over the United States and Europe.
My name is Christy Fogerty. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Growing up, my parents raised my sister and I playing the game of golf. I eventually earned a full ride golf scholarship to Oregon State University followed by UC Riverside. After I obtained my bachelor’s degree in business, I returned to San Diego in search of a professional career. Upon my return I felt like I was missing a very integral part of my life—and that was, a good work out.
Hi there! I've been training acrobatics and circus arts since 2014 and I am passionate about sharing this knowledge and creating a safe space for people to realize the potential of their bodies. I train and perform with the San Diego-based Circus Collective, and love to stop, drop, and acro with perfect strangers on the street. Outside of acro, I teach music privately and in San Diego schools, play sax with the Grossmont College Afro Cuban Ensemble, and love to travel.