Flexibility for Every-Body


This class is taught by:

Caroline Wright

Caroline Wright took to the air before she could walk on the ground, climbing curtains, furniture and anything else she could crawl to.She spent her early teens performing with Flying Gravity Circus, a touring youth troupe dedicated to helping communities start their own circus programs.

A graduate of the Professional Track Program at New England Center for Circus Arts, she coached there for many years. Her teaching experience also includes SHOW Circus Studio, Circus Smirkus Camp and AYCO. She continued her training at the San Francisco Circus Center and L'ecole Leotard in Montreal, CA.

Specializing in Static Trapeze, Hoop and Tissu, Caroline performed with many different companies across the country and internationally, including The Big Aerial Show, Aerial Experience, AcroArts and Nimble Arts.

Caroline's passion for movement lead her to become a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator. In both her private practice and as a circus instructor, she uses her knowledge of the neuromuscular system to help others embody themselves more fully and achieve what they are capable of.

Veronica Blair

An aerialist of elegance and true excellence, Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox; Pamela Hernandez, who bears the distinction of being the very first African-American aerialist to perform with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus; and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gerard Fasoli, director of Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, in Belgium.Veronica started her acrobatic career at the age of 14 with Make*A*Circus, a community-based circus. In addition she trained in Chinese Acrobatics at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts (now known as Circus Center). Her first professional performance was at the age of 17, making her one of the youngest professional African-American trapeze artists in the U.S. Shortly after, Veronica was personally selected by Cedric Walker, the founder of the UniverSoul Circus, as a single trapeze artist. Under Mr. Walker’s supervision, Veronica rapidly developed as an aerialist, and was the show's resident aerialist for 5+ years. After her residency with UniverSoul, Veronica performed with world-renowned performance groups in various productions around the world, including AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan, and AFRIKA! AFRIKA! the most successful circus show in Germany.

Christine Lee

Christine Lee has more than eight years of experience with flying trapeze and aerial acrobatics. She trained at Trapeze School of New York and worked at Club Med Turks and Caicos as a trapeze instructor and aerial performer for two years. Christine has been teaching at Circus Center and performing in San Francisco for four years.Christine created www.thecircuscafe.com, an online community for trapeze flyers and aerial artists to share and communicate. She also manages www.charitycircus.com, a blog on how circus gives back to the greater community.

This class focuses on stretching exercises, concentrating on the hips and lower back, to reduce pain and increase range of motion. It’s perfect for people who sit during the day and want to stretch out their lower bodies. All body types and flexibility levels are encouraged to join.


No Prerequisites.

 
 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Dec 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Dec 17 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee
  • Wed Dec 20 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Dec 21 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Wed Jan 03 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Jan 04 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Jan 07 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee
  • Wed Jan 10 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Jan 11 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Jan 14 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee
  • Wed Jan 17 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Jan 18 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Jan 21 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee
  • Wed Jan 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Jan 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Jan 28 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee
  • Wed Jan 31 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Feb 01 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Sun Feb 04 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Christine Lee