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.

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:

  • Thu Oct 19 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Oct 23 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Oct 26 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Oct 30 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Nov 02 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Nov 06 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Nov 07 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Nov 09 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Nov 13 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Nov 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Nov 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Nov 20 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Nov 27 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu Nov 30 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon Dec 04 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm with Caroline Wright