As a Studio Owner & Creative Director, Television Producer, wife, certified Levity Aerial Yoga and certified Grounded Aerial Bungee® instructor - Lea 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, Aeriform Arts Blog, centered on holistically designing a life that integrates adventure, wellness & career. You can also find her as a contributing writer on Bad Kitty’s Pole Blog & Style On Vega. You can catch Lea at the studio teaching Grounded Aerial Bungee® & Aerial Yoga.
TAMYSEN MALLES - Aerial Instructor
Tamysen has been dancing her whole life. She is trained in classical Ballet, certified in Pole fitness, Levity Aerial Yoga 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 PSO 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 & Grounded Aerial Bungee®.
COLLEEN DUNLEAP - Aerial Instructor
Instructor 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 Lyra, Hammock silks & heading up the Youth Aerial Program.
JANE OSBORN - Aerial Instructor
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.
Amanda began performing at three years old. By the age of seven she starred in a local South Florida children’s show, KidZone. Her passion for performing blossomed and before she attended high school she was offered the opportunity to study with the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship. During her academic schooling, Amanda worked full time performing with the Ft. Lauderale Ballet Classique. But after graduation, her desire to travel the world led her to run away with the circus as a headlining aerialist/dancer with shows such as: Dezire, Cirque on Ice and Four Spirit of the Elements. In 2009 until May 2015 she made the bright lights of Vegas her home performing with Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and Michael Jackson ONE. You can see find her at the studio teaching Lyra & Silks!
JORDAN KENSLEY - Pole Instructor
Jordanis 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. You can find her at the studio teaching Pole.
CANDACE CANE - Pole, Stretch & Dance Instructor
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. Candace's passion for pole dancing has landed her several music video gigs where she displayed her talents in music videos for artists like Nicki Minaj & Rae Sremmurd, Rihanna, Maroon 5, G Eazy, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, & many more. One of today's top pole dancers Candace has won numerous awards including (to name a few): 2017 USNPC Level 5 Exotic Gold, 2017 USNPC Doubles Gold, 2015 PPC Professional Championship Bronze, 2015 Pole Olympia Bronze, 2014 USNPC Level 4 Jr Gold, 2014 PPC Level 3 Gold & 2014 Girls Next Door Best Duet w/ Sasja Lee. You can find her at the studio teaching Pole & Stretch.
WENDY LEE - Pole Instructor
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! You can find her at the studio teaching Pole.
DANI MALONEY - Dance Instructor
Danielle (Dani) Maloney’s dance studies began at the age of three when she started taking lessons at Long’s School of Dance in Erie, PA. She worked diligently there for fifteen years, training in tap, jazz, acro, ballet, modern, hip hop, pointe, partner work, and aerial silk, lyra, and spanish web. From 2012-2014, Dani was hired as an instructor of hip hop, jazz, tap, and modern Long’s School of Dance and her passion for choreography began to take shape. Dani’s passions and leadership characteristics drove her to pursue a college degree and career in dance. She graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with a Bachelor of Fine Arts as dance major in December 2017. While at Shenandoah, Dani trained in many different subjects and also choreographed for the Handley Show Choir and taught dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy.
Dani has worked with various professional performance companies working as a dancer, singer, actress, contortionist, aerialist, and an acrobat. Her choreography has been showcased all over the Winchester, Virginia area and in different professional performance venues in New York. Currently, Dani is touring the United States as a company member with DIAVOLO, a Los Angeles-based team of dancers, choreographers, designers, and engineers.
MITHRA ALAVI - Aerial Yoga Instructor
Mithra has been practicing aerial acrobatics and yoga separately for the last 4 years. She decided the perfect way to combine them by was to teach aerial yoga. Mithra furthered her practice by studying and receiving her aerial yoga certification through Levity Aerial Yoga. Her love of flow, teaching, and her constant need to be in the air make aerial yoga the perfect practice for her. Join her for an hour of strength, stretch, and chill in her Flow & Restorative Aerial Yoga class.
ROSEANNE VELTRE - Aerial Yoga Instructor
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. You can find her at the studio teaching Aerial Yoga.
BRI XANDRICK - BUNGEE INSTRUCTOR
Bri has spent most of her life upside-down. Growing up as a nationally ranked competitive cheerleader, her drive for athleticism and artistry was cultivated. During her time in college, she performed in several films as a cheerleader and stunt performer and worked as a coach in several gyms. After college, she moved to Los Angeles and found pole and aerial arts and was immediately in love. She has trained on over 10 apparatuses and performed in various functions and shows with the performance troupe Levitere. In 2018, she added a new apparatus to her training and became bungee dance certified through Grounded Aerial. Bri is excited to continue exploring new ways to use movement and strength in each apparatus to continue her aerial journey. You can catch her at the studio teaching Grounded Aerial Bungee®.
DIANA NGUYEN - Yoga Instructor
Diana Nguyen walked into her first yoga class in 2003 with tennis shoes on and no expectations. By the time she rose from that first savasana, she knew she had touched something she never wanted to let go of, and embarked upon making yoga a lifelong practice and personal duty. Though initially delighted by reaching milestone #1--touching her toes--Diana soon discovered that the benefits of a yoga practice reached far beyond the physical, and considers yogic philosophy to be the lasso of her life. Though her heart beats on Pacific Coast time, Diana completed her 200-hr teacher training in New York with Master yogi Sri Dharma Mittra, and continues to teach and practice with the guidance of his mantra: "Be receptive." You can find Diana teaching Maha Yoga at the studio!
AMBER PORTER - Aerial Instructor
Amber is a Los Angeles based dancer and aerialist with over 15 years of professional performing experience. After taking her first dance class at the age of 2 she knew body movement would be her life. She received extensive classical ballet and modern dance training at the University of Louisville School of Music, dancing in their pre professional program. In 2003, Amber moved to LA and fell in love with aerial performing. Seeing this flight based art form as another extension of her dance background, she sought coaching from Judith Flex of Luminario Ballet and Aloysia Gavre of Cirque du Soleil.
Amber found her yoga practice while seeking ways to heal her body after a performance injury. Experiencing the healing properties of yoga first hand, she wanted to share this type of healing with others. Looking to bridge the gap with all her movement styles Amber began teaching aerial yoga, completing an aerial yoga certification with Levity Aerial Yoga and the Yoga Alliance. You can catch her at the studio teaching Aerial Hammock, Lyra & Aerial Yoga.