As a television executive, Owner/Studio Mom Lea walker knows the demands of a fast paced career. When her busy lifestyle took a toll on her health, she ended up in surgery & bedridden for weeks. Walker discovered that the surgery not only stripped her of her physical strength but also her sense of body confidence & power. The ex-gymnast turned to pole & aerial classes and became more confident and reconnected with herself. Wanting to share her new found empowerment and love of the movement Aeriform Arts was born! Check out Lea's blog here, Fear Of Flight, centered on holistically designing a life that integrates adventure, wellness & career, or find her as a contributing writer on Bad Kitty’s Pole Blog & Style On Vega.
Studio Manager Colleen, studied Dance at the University of Minnesota Duluth where she received her Bachelors Degree in Theater. She came across Aeriform Arts shortly after moving to Los Angeles and has since fallen in love with flying. She has enjoyed performing on Hammock, Cube, Lyra and Silks. Colleen also teaches Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Ballet, and Yoga with the Star Education Program. She can almost always be found at Aeriform Arts teaching Aerial 101, Beginner Lyra, Beginner Hammock & heading up the Children's Aerial Program.
Jane is from England and trained as a dancer from an early age. A year-long tour dancing with the famous Knie Swiss National Circus, inspired Jane to train as an aerialist. She then literally ran away with several circuses in Europe and Japan performing as a silks artist and dancer. She returned to London and co-founded Viva Aerial Dance and has toured in over 40 countries, performed for Royalty, and recently was part of an International team which achieved a Guinness World Record for most Aerialists performing Synchronized Silks (30!) Jane has been fortunate to have been featured in TV shows, movies and commercials performing aerial, wire stunts, stilt-walking and juggling! She is happy to be in LA and can be found at the studio teaching Hammock & Silks. .
Tamysen has been dancing her whole life. She is trained in classical Ballet, certified in Pole fitness and is also a licensed provider of Yoga for The Special Child. In 2013 Tamysen took first place in the West Coast Aerial Arts Festival for Lyra. In 2015 Tamysen Placed 1st at PPC Lyra level 2 and 3rd at POS Nationals Lyra level 3. She has been teaching dance for fitness for 7 years and loves it! Aside from pole and ballet she enjoys teaching classes in Lyra, Static Trapeze, Cube, burlesque and hula hoop. You can find her at the studio teaching Lyra, Pole, Trap & Cube.
Antonio is a SAG/AFTRA performer/choreographer and has worked in TV, Film, Music Videos, Stage, Industrials and Commercials as an ARIAL ARTIST (Hoop, Silks, Bungee, Harness, Spanish Web, Porting, Hand to Hand), a DANCER (Ballroom, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop) & as an ACTOR. He prides himself on his amazing work ethic and immense passion for movement and entertainment.
Having been a dancer for most of her life, Candace was a natural when introduced to the pole. Over the years she has built up her strength and flexibility through training in modern, ballet, jazz, lyrical, & hip hop dancing. Candace danced with both Monkia Dayampert Dance Academy and Synapse Dance Theater. She found herself taking pole classes in February of 2012, started teaching early 2013 and has since taught at several studios across the US. Candace eventually made her way into performing at some of Los Angeles' hottest nightclubs and venues.
Candace's passion for pole dancing landed her several music video gigs where she displayed her talents in music videos for artists like Beyonce & Jay Z, Nicki Minaj & Rae Sremmurd, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Ed Sheeran, Trinidad James & more. Some of the awards she has won include: 2015 PPC Professional Bronze, 2014 USNPC Level 4 Jr Gold, 2014 PPC Level 3 Gold & 2014 Girls Next Door Best Duet w/ Sasja Lee.
Leigh is a pole and aerial performer with more than 10 years experience. She is known for her slow, controlled movement & fluid transitions. Leigh is trained in Pole (including aerial pole), Lyra, Tissu, Aerial Hammock, Static Trapeze and basic Stilt-Walking. A resident pole performer for Lucha VaVoom, she has performed at various venues and events including Supper Club Los Angeles, Bar Sinister, Girl Next Door: A Pole Dance Soiree, Labyrinth of Jareth & Ink-N-Iron Tattoo Festival. Additionally Leigh is a certified group fitness instructor & teaches aqua, step and dance aerobics in Los Angeles. You can find Leigh in the studio teaching Pole & LyrA.
JORDAN KENSLEY is a California-based pole dancer and instructor. She discovered pole dancing from a Youtube video in the summer of 2012 and, with no prior movement experience, decided then and there that she needed to be able to “do that”. Jordan strives to embody the athlete, the artist, and the goddess in every dance. Her goal as an instructor is to help her students realize those same qualities in themselves. The journey through her Pole Dancing career has made her appreciate movement, especially in the form of free styling, heel clacks, and her signature sexy ballistic style. She also enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with her friends and students. She has met so many inspiring people within this community and is looking forward to meeting many more in the years to come.
Her Competitive Credits include: 2016 Pole Theatre Croatia: 1st Place Professional Classique, Professional Overall Champion, 2016 Pole Theatre Worlds Qualifier, Professional Division, 2015 PSO Pacifc Aerial Art Championship: Dramatic Professional - 3rd Place, 2015 Pole Theatre USA: 1st Place Professional Comedy Division, 3rd Place Overall & 2015 PSO Nationals: 2nd Place Professional Artistic Division
Roseanne has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. She’s a fan of the mind, body balance and the strength and flexibility that a good yoga practice develops. She likes to seek out different forms of yoga and has a strong interest in Kundalini as well as a hatha based practice. After earning her yoga teacher certification in 2010 Roseanne began teaching private yoga and meditation classes. Earlier 2011 Roseanne found her way to Aeriform Arts’ studio and has been having a blast flying in aerial yoga classes ever since. She’s thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love for yoga at Aeriform Arts.
Karen was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she’s worked most of my life as a piano instructor at various music studios in the city. Mentoring students of all ages and guiding them to their highest potential as a musician, awakened her passion to teach. Making yoga a part of her daily repertoire has gifted self-awareness, love, confidence, and courage that helps nourish her creative soul. Karen loves to bring movement and balance into others’ lives. Having experienced yoga as a powerful healing force in her own life, she decided to devote herself full time to teach the art of yoga. She is a certified 200hr yoga teacher and Buti Yoga instructor. Karen’s classes will challenge your mind, body, and spirit. Her inspiring playlists will set your soul on fire. You can catch her at the studio teaching BUTI Yoga.
Kaia has trained contortion since age eight and has been dancing and tumbling ever since she could remember. At age eleven, she discovered aerial circus and enrolled at Cirque School LA. She has been training on several apparatuses since then, working on performing her contortion skills in the air. Kaia also started training at Aeriform Arts April of 2016. She eventually caught the interest of several production companies, for which she will begin her professional career this year. You can catch her at the studio teaching Fundamentals Of Contortion
Wendy has been poling for 3 years & it has completely taken over her life! Since finding her passion in 2014 she has become a regular PoleShowLA performer, member of The Girl Next Door, & TCH Scholarship recipient and feels blessed with the opportunity to share the power of pole with other women and men.
Though having grown up with an extensive Performing Arts background (training in jazz, ballet, figure skating, chinese ribbon dance, hiphop, ballroom & marching band) Wendy always considered herself as a Dancer or Band Geek, but never an Athlete. Never aspiring to do a pull-up or human flag, Wendy was completely blown away with how Athletic & Powerful pole was on top of being emotive, graceful, & sensual.
Through training pole she has not only found her feminine voice, confidence & heels, but amazing health benefits & community as well. She loves learning, discovering, meeting new people & sharing her passion for pole with anyone with an open mind!
Meredith is a dancer, aerialist, and actress from southern California. She holds a B.A. in Dance as well as a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Irvine (both with honors Cum Laude). While studying at UCI, Meredith was a member of the school’s prestigious modern dance company, the Etude Ensemble.
Meredith’s love for acrobatics and the desire to expand her art led to her training as an aerialist. She performs on a variety of apparatuses including tissu (silks), hammock, spanset, bungee, lyra (hoop), and harness/wire work. In addition to being a dancer, Meredith was the aerial captain on Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour. Some of her additional aerial credits include: L’effleur des Sens cabaret show, LA Opera, American Idol, and various corporate events and industrials.
Katelyn has been training in the aerial arts for over seven years and loves bringing the freedom of dancing in the air to others! She began her training at Aerial Revolution in San Diego, CA and now trains under Autumn Phillips (Zen Arts, Lucient Dossier) in Santa Barbara, CA. She has performed as a soloist as well as with some of Southern California's top companies, such as The Dancing Fire and FireNIce Entertainment, for television and film, private parties, local events and large festivals. In balance with performing and training, Kat loves the balance of grace and strength in aerial dance, and her focus is in helping students to grow in that balance as they work on expanding their flow in the air!
Darielle has a BA in Dance from Florida International University and ha danced with several Miami companies before transitioning to circus arts in which she specializes in aerial silk, aerial hoop, pole dancing, fire dancing and stilts. Darielle is fresh off Beyonce's Formation World Tour 2016 as the featured aerialist after having performed for two years in Las Vegas' Le Reve - the Dream at the Wynn Hotel.
Danielle's love of pole and aerial began as part of a much larger, life-changing transition. At 30 years old, Danielle found herself overweight, unhealthy and unhappy, so she set out on a mission to not only lose weight and get healthy, but to also do the things she always wanted to do. Diet and exercise came first, and with the strength that came with that, so did the confidence to finally take her first pole class and become a student at Aeriform Arts. After she became an XPERT certified pole instructor she began teaching at various studios in the Los Angeles area including Aeriform Arts. As a student and eventual instructor at The Vertitude, she jumped at the opportunity to buy the studio when the founder, Sergia Louise Anderson, wanted to focus her energies on traveling for performances and workshops in 2106.
Tania Joyously Dedicated to the Air for Life. Strives to evolve and create new sensual, fun, dynamic or comical acts upon request. Directs, performs and casts aerialists for The Atlantis Resorts New Years Show, Official Grammy After Party and other major VIP events with Angel City Designs and E Plus Productions annually. Performs for Cirque Du Soleil Special Events team with Brenda Hamilton, most recently in the Pan Am Opening Ceremonies and in Mumbai India. Tours with iL Circo to exotic and unexpected countries. Specializes in almost anything in the Air: Silk, Lyra, Hammock, Spanish Web, Bungee, Bungee Trapeze, Harness, Net, Flying Silks, Duo Cube, Trio Cube, Duo Hoop & Duo rope.