Hoop 2


This class is taught by:

Elena Panova

Born in Murom, Russia, Elena Panova is a graduate of Moscow's Circus and Variety College, where she specialized as an aerialist. Under the guidance of the famous training tandem of Tereza Durova and Viktor Fomin, she created a groundbreaking swinging trapeze act that redefined swinging trapeze as it is performed today all over the world. Elena won a gold medal and the Ministry of Culture award at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris in 1987, and the gold medal at the 1988 All-Union Circus Artists Competition of the USSR. For over twenty years, she has performed in major circuses and variety and theater shows on four continents, including the Moscow Circus, Circus Knie, the Cirque d'Hiver-Bouglione in Paris, Circus Carré in Amsterdam, the Victorian Arts Center in Melbourne, and the Big Apple Circus. She has also been a judge several times at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. Elena moved to the United States in 1991. She started teaching at Circus Center in 2004.

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.

Sylphie Currin

Sylphie began her training as a performer at Circus Center when she was 10. After spending a few years gaining a basic knowledge of all disciplines, she specialized in aerial hoop and contortion in Elena Panova's Professional Aerial Program. Since she finished her training, she has been performing internationally as well as locally, and teaches both aerial and ground classes.


 

Students learn hanging and contortion positions, hoop rotation, and body drops and catches.

 

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

 

Recommended complementary classes: Aerial Conditioning, Stretching, Physical Limitation Elimination, Contortion.

 

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Dec 14 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Dec 18 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Dec 21 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Tue Jan 02 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Wed Jan 03 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Jan 04 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Jan 08 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Sylphie Currin
  • Tue Jan 09 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Wed Jan 10 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Jan 11 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Jan 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Sylphie Currin
  • Tue Jan 16 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Wed Jan 17 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Jan 18 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Jan 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Sylphie Currin
  • Tue Jan 23 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Wed Jan 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Thu Jan 25 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova