Straps & Chinese Pole (in-person & online)
Lj is a London born Circus artist specializing in Aerial Straps. He studied at the National Centre for Circus Arts (Circus Space) and during his time there he developed his own unique apparatus that he calls Tension Straps, it draws inspiration from other circus skills such as Chinese Pole, Rope, Silks and Pole Dancing to deliver an exciting, dynamic and elegant performance.
He has worked with many companies and shows such as La Soiree, 7 Fingers, Palazzo, Cirque du Soleil- Events and Experiences, Blackcat Cabaret, Silver Lining and taken part in international Circus festivals Cirque du Demain and Young Stage.
Floor Threading (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.
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.
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.
Silk & Rope (in-person & online)
Mim originally trained and worked as a contemporary dancer in Australia. After a break from dance she started aerial training in London, which led her to taking part in the professional course at Gravity Circus Centre. Mim now performs and teaches in teh UK and abroad. She has been most recently touring the show entitled 'Shipwrecks' by Citrus Arts and leading multiple workshops in Italy. Mim specialises in vertical apparatus.
SAINBOLD JANCHIVDORJ (BOLDO)
Straps, Handstands & Chinese Pole (in-person & online)
Sainbold Janchivdorj AKA Boldo, is a world renowned straps artist currently teaching at the National Centre For Circus Arts, London. Over his teaching years he has mentored over 3500 students and has an impressive history of commercial and performance work. He has performed in circuses and circus companies across the globe, including Zippos, the Take That Tour, Universal. ITV and Cirque Bijou.
Some of Boldo's students have gone on to become world renown artists in their own right, and Boldo continues to stay as one of the most sort after straps and handstand artists.