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Pa'volar Circus + Aerial Performance Ensemble Program:

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Do you have an incredible talent + passion for hula hooping, slackline, acro, juggling or any other unique circus, aerial, or acrobatic act? If so we want YOU to audition to be part of our circus + aerial performance program, Pa'Volar!

Each year circus artists + aerialists with an intermediate to advanced aerial skill level can become a part of our performance production program. Members of this class will learn to create a professional stage act and work with group choreography to produce large and small scale productions to present to the public.

 

This program trains a variety of skill sets while exposing to students to stage performance. Skills taught include dance, aerial technique, choreography and physical theatre utilizing a variety of circus + aerial apparatus. The program is led by seasoned Coach Mena Orr, Coach Colleen Sands, and Assistant Coach Maria Carvajal with support + direction of Paulina Munoz + Sara Howell.

Program meets weekly, with additional 2 hour class one Saturday a month for group choreography rehearsal, and includes a second weekly one hour skill training aerial series on your choice of apparatus. Options include Aerial Silks, Sling, Rope, Straps, Trapeze or Lyra. The program also includes unlimited open gym times for additional individual training and rehearsal.

 

Fall Auditions Coming Soon

About the Program:

Adult Program, Mondays, 7-9pm (16+)

Youth Program, Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm (Age 7+

Pa’Volar Youth meets Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm plus one Saturday of every month. Pa'Volar adult program meets Mondays 7-9pm.

Pa’Volar Membership includes an additional weekly aerial series class on the apparatuses of your choice, unlimited open gym sessions, and all theatre, rehearsal and performance times.

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Coach Colleen

Aerial Silks

Coach Mena

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About the Instructors:

 

Mena is from Ohio. She grew up in a ballet studio and fell in love with handstands and yoga in 2014. She started her Acrobatic career as a coach in 2016, and has coached competitive and recreational gymnastics for 5 years.

Colleen fell in love with all things aerial in 2012.  Since then she has studied with various teachers throughout Los Angeles, CA (Womack & Bowman, Paper Doll Militia) and Austin, TX (Blue Lapis Light) and loves performing at live events.  She received her Aerial Yoga teacher certification from Up Flying Yoga in 2015. She has also completed her Aerial Silks Teacher Training through Paper Doll Militia. She believes you should never stop learning and this art form is ever evolving, giving us endless things to explore, create and discover.  Her goal when teaching is to make sure everyone finds success at their own level and leaves feeling proud of what they have accomplished.

Maria started her aerial journey in Costa Rica around the age of 12. There she was part of Baile Plaza Victoria's dance company for five years. During this time, she was the lead aerialist for Baile Plaza. After moving to the United States at the age of 17 Maria joined Jamie Poletti's Cape Fear Circus Arts dance company, which allowed her to gain experience as a performer in the United States. 

Paulina was a competitive karate athlete and studied martial arts as a child. She later discovered her passion for dance and has performed and competed in dance for many years. Paulina discovered aerial in 2006 and has mastered multiple apparatuses (including some unique and invented ones) and has a strong sense for combining intentional movement and dance with high level technical skills. For over 15 years, she has worked as a professional aerialist performing internationally and has been featured on the CW network television show The Big Stage.

Coach Paulina

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