With 6 years of aerial experience our instructors trained with Suzette Springer at their former home studio, Move and Motion (former Cirque and Big Apple Circus performer) and attended workshops with acclaimed aerialists including; Olympian Christine Van Loo of Cirque de la Symphonie, NECCA instructors and Susan Murphy at The Marsh Studio, Jill Franklin of Aerial Physique and Sarah Romanowsky. They have completed Aerial Instructor training with Born To Fly with Julianna Hane and will be continuing through all levels of certifications.
Lucia started her Aerial Silks journey in college at Louisiana State University. There, she took beginner and intermediate classes with Nick Erickson, who was one of the founding members of the world-renowned acrobatic dance company Diavolo. Her teacher has also worked with Dreya Weber (choreographer for artists including Michael Jackson, Pink, and Madonna). Therefore, Lucia's training focused on choreography, seamless transitions, and the idea of telling a story through your body, which goes beyond just performing tricks. Lucia continued her Aerial Silks training after moving to Hilton Head, SC. She further advanced her skills from training with world renowned aerialists and also has completed Instructor training with Born To Fly and will be continuing with all the levels of certification in her aerial journey.
Kathleen O'Donnell began her adventure in aerial arts in a circus commune. From the time she first touched the fabrics, she has dedicated her world to learning everything possible. She has trained exclusively under Amber Monson, Kara Jones and Melissa Coffee. She currently teaches at Sky Gym in Atlanta, Georgia. And has gained her teacher certification through Amber Monson. She has also completed teacher training with the Circus Arts Insitute. She specializes in breaking tradition and performing to alternative music, and is currently performing with the Off Centered project. Kathleen teaches advanced level workshops and offers private lessons when she is here for her workshops!