TEACHERS

 
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ANNA SIMPSON

Straps, Silk & Hoop

Anna is an aerialist, actress and dancer based in the East Midlands. Specialising in aerial arts, Anna has worked in theatre, dance and circus since 2011. Her credits include: Roundhouse, Southbank Centre, Wembley Stadium, O2 Arena, Euro Disney, Schuhbecks Teatro, Tui Cruises and Chongqing International Circus, China. Recently she toured the seas as a Sky Dome performer on P&O's IONA and was commissioned to develop her aerial arts with some of the best coaches in the world in Montreal and Vegas.

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REBECCA HANNAH

The Art of Flexibility & Yoga Warm Up

Rebecca was introduced to yoga through physical theatre and performance. She trained in Ashtanga, Hatha moving her interests to martial arts, Tripsichore Yoga Choreography, calisthenics, mobility, and Kids and Teen Yoga training. Rebecca has taught worldwide, in over 16 different countries. Her own personal practice includes integrating vinyasa with contortion, mobility, calisthenics, and contemporary dance.

Rebecca teaches with a rich interdisciplinary approach, exploring the importance of building strength to support flexibility using movement as a tool for mindfulness, communication, creativity and self-expression.

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JORDIE CAMPBELL

Floor Threading & Rope (online)

Jordie Campbell is an interdisciplinary circus performer, coach, and curious explorer of all things movement. She performs and creates original work both on and off the ground specializing in aerial silks, rope, sling, and a signature blend of ground movement influenced by years of dance, acrobatics, hand balancing, and contortion training. Jordie draws inspiration from many sources to create movement uniquely her own and strives to encourage the same in others. With over ten years of performance experience she has trained and performed with an array of apparatus on a variety of stages from cabaret shows to full length productions. From small town Oregon U.S.A. to traveling the world she is hungry and humble to experience, create, and share new ways of expression with the body. 

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KIM WILDBORNE

Silk & MAD Aerial Anatomy (in-person & online)

Kim is an aerialist with twelve years experience, the Director of West Midlands Circus Centre, Producer of TILT Festival and devoted Mum of two. Formerly known as Kim Charnock, Kim and her family changed their names to something that captured their essence. Wildborne testifies to Kim's drive for a desire for knowledge and connection between science and philosophy. Kim’s journey through aerial has always been driven by understanding what the body is capable of in the air, investigating theatrical content in vertical space, and training her socks off. She is known for her strong dynamic technique on the most romantic of the aerial apparatus; silk, but she is a lover of all things vertical and her style carries through into her passion for rope, hoop and trapeze. 

Kim has been teaching and performing for many years across Europe, learning many of the common problems and developing a huge series of exercises to help overcome them. Her teaching practice focuses on creative sequencing and building stronger, more efficient bodies without injury. She is dedicated to sharing that practice and helping others learn.

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ADRIAN WILDBORNE

Massage & MAD Aerial Anatomy (in-person & online)

Adrian Wildborne is a level 5 qualified Remedial Therapist specialising in working with circus artists. He graduated from the Active School of Complementary Therapy (ASCT) gaining a Diploma in clinical sports and remedial massage, which is currently the highest qualification that can be held in the UK. Adrian’s primary concern is to educate and enable people to keep training whilst reducing their pain, helping them to recover quickly and equip them with the knowledge they need to move their practice forwards.

He has had a varied sporting life playing Basketball, Rock Climbing and Capoeira. This sporting life gives Adrian a genuine understanding of the body and how important it is to keep it in good shape and understanding the weaknesses your body has and what you can do to fix it. His current professional focus is on dissecting aerial movement and individualising training. 

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FABIO PINNA

Cyr Wheel (online teacher)

Fabio is a cyr wheel artist, floor acrobat, an exercise science nerd, currently based in the Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo in Portugal, where he teaches cyr wheel specialists and floor acrobatics. Fabio has been one of the first active cyr wheel coaches in Europe, with 14 years experience in a discipline that has only existed for about 20 years. Constantly researching, Fabio has shared his findings with hundreds of students, artists, and teachers, greatly influencing the pedagogy and methodology of cyr wheel all over, and developing an unique style that exists at the intersection of physics, exercise science, dance, self-expression, movement flow, acting, and a few other terms that he hasn't found a name for yet.

 

Fabio's favorite way of describing his teaching style is that he likes to train with the grit of an athlete and practice with the dedication of an artisan, to develop all the tools needed to play with the joy of a kid and create with the passion of an artist. His methodology is based on internalizing the feeling of balance and technique through the exploration of movement, and is thus uniquely suited for online classes as the practitioner is empowered to learn with just themselves and the wheel, with minimal external help needed.