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  • Brianna Wegrzyn

    Brianna started training in ballet and tap at the age of eight and within a few years was taking classes in jazz, modern, and contemporary as well. She enjoyed learning new styles of dance and in high school began studying multi-cultural dance forms such as Egyptian Belly Dance, Tribal dance, and African dance. She performed with a live drum and dance group for two years before moving to Normal, IL for college.

    Brianna attended Illinois State University for her Bachelor’s degree which is home to the Gamma Phi Circus, the oldest collegiate circus in the United States. Her love for dance was brought to new heights when exposed to the world of aerial dance. While attending college, she trained and performed silks, lyra hoop, and triple trapeze acts.

    After graduating Brianna continued to follow her passion for circus thorough teaching community circus classes for children and adults. She continued to teach as she earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis on Autism. After completing her degree, she attended a month of intensive training with social worker and aerialist Carrie Heller on how to implement circus as a therapeutic tool for those with disabilities. She also attended Carrie Heller’s teacher training programs for beginner and intermediate silks.

    Brianna has recently relocated to Colorado from Illinois to work as a behavior analyst and is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach classes at Aerial Works. Her favorite part of teaching is motivating her students to develop strength, body awareness, technique, and confidence. Her goal is for every student to love learning and feel empowered by their accomplishments.

  • Emily Barber

    Emily Barber is an aerial performer and coach from southern Colorado. Throughout high school Emily competed in martial arts and women’s wrestling, transitioning to ju jitsu and running 5ks while studying for her degree in northern Virginia. After graduation in 2010, knee injury forced her to explore other outlets to challenge herself physically and develop art in motion. A twist of fate brought her to the world of circus. Beginning with aerial straps, then moving on to fabric, hoop, and duo trapeze, Emily discovered and cultivated her passion for performing high above the ground. She has trained in Montreal and performs regionally throughout the year, developing solo and duo routines on fabric, hoop, trapeze, and straps.

    When not performing, training, or instructing aerial arts, Emily enjoys monitoring foreign politics, writing, hiking, scuba diving, and drinking coffee.
  • Jehan Izhar

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  • Jocelyn Wetherington

    I am a Colorado Native who is super involved in the community. I teach mathematics at Castle Rock Middle School, coach High school gymnastics at Cherry Creek, coach aerial dance in Littleton and at Aerial Works, and I teach Pilates at the Studio of Unique Fitness.

    I grew up doing competitive gymnastics and competitive cheer. When these sports hit dead ends, I discovered my new love for Aerial dance. I started on the silk but my skills and creativity blew up when I was introduced to the hoop. What I have learned on the hoop comes from self-teaching and inspiration from my athletes. To get my talent out into the world, I involve myself in competitions around the nation. I am fortunate to say that I have placed top 3 in all of the competitions I have participated in. I look forward to continuing my growth in this profession.

    My greatest passion in life is teaching. I enjoy watching my students grow and succeed in the things they are passionate about. Most importantly, I love laughing and having fun with my athletes.

  • Kylin Trussell

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  • Leah Heath

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  • Leah Watson

    Leah Watson |
    ie: @Greyce.Skinner

    Originally from Denver Colorado, Leah started acting, dancing, and creating as soon as she could walk. In the last decade she has had the opportunity to cultivate her artistic craft at Denver School of the Arts, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The School at Steppenwolf, Denver Center of Performing Arts, and The University of Colorado.

    7 years ago she began to investigate aerial arts, first with pole and most recently with low dance and static trapeze. While living in Los Angeles she had the great pleasure of training, teaching, and performing at The Choreography House under the instruction of Kelly Yvonne.

    Her favorite author is J.K Rowling, her favorite food is sushi, and her primary passion is storytelling.

  • McKell Anderson

    McKell Anderson has been immersed in the aerial world for the past eight years of her life. Generally in life, one learns to crawl before walking, but she learned to fly before she ever discovered grace on the ground. For McKell, life began as soon as it got flipped upside down. As she approaches her first decade as an aerialist, she has discovered new life in being a student, a performer, a choreographer and an instructor. She spent three years teaching the Aerial Dance course for the Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah before moving to Colorado Springs with her husband for a new Air Force assignment. Now in Colorado, she has loved immersing herself in a new aerial community and looks forward to contributing to it.
  • Naomi Leach

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  • Rebekah Leach

    Rebekah Leach is an aerial dancer who is very passionate about creating aerial dance art, as well as teaching and promoting creativity in others. She has been teaching ever since she knew something to teach, and has been dancing ever since she could walk. Here's a small taste of the movement forms she has enjoyed studied at some point in her life: modern dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, breakdancing, yoga, ballet, Pilates, salsa, baton twirling, rhythmic gymnastics (specialty: ribbon), hula hooping, stunt-focused cheerleading, and even some pop 'n lock learned from street artists. Rebekah's unique movement background styles come together in a unique blend to influence the way in which she approaches the aerial arts.

    Rebekah brings over 13 years of aerial experience with her. She has written 11 books documenting the moves of fabric, aerial hoop, rope, aerial yoga and currently working on trapeze. She is a pioneer of the aerial industry, forming the website AerialDancing.com, which connects aerialists to training resources. Born to Fly Productions is her over-arching company that has done a variety of different productions including media, video editing, aerial photography, act creation, performances, and curriculum development for studios. This company was responsible for designing and developing a community-based teacher training program known as Born to Fly Teacher Training Programs & Support.

    Rebekah's manuals to date include Aerial Yoga Manual Volumes 1 & 2, Aerial Hoop Manual Volumes 1 & 2, Beginning Aerial Fabric Instructional Manual, Intermediate Aerial Fabric Instructional Manuals Part 1 & 2 and The Aerial Rope Manual Vol.1 & 2. Many more are in the works, as we like to say around here.