Aisling ní Cheallaigh is an Irish aerialist homegrown and hand reared by a conglomerate of companies and coaches including Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Ether Productions and Taking Flight. She delights in flight and movement and while she specialises in aerial hoop she is also an expert dabbler in Rope, Fabric and Doubles Trapeze. She has recently started the serious discipline of being hit in the head with a Cyr Wheel. She has traveled far and wide performing with various companies and has so far landed in Australia, The US, Canada, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe. She is free range, organic and corn fed.
Kalina Suter- I grew up in the Appalachian forests of West Virginia where trick riding, dancing, and tree climbing fostered an early love of instinctive movement. As I got older, these creative outlets were replaced by the study of contemporary dance, ballet, and physical theatre in the US, Switzerland, and the UK.
I took up circus arts in 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which led me to study at both the Rogelio Rivel Circus School and the New England Center for Circus Arts, where I specialised in dance trapeze and flexibility. In order to improve as both a circus performer and movement instructor after graduating from NECCA, I dove into pilates, functional training, weightlifting, and CrossFit - all of which provided new perspectives on how to optimise performance within my circus disciplines. I currently split my time between teaching trapeze and flexibility alongside performing throughout the UK and Europe.
When I'm not teaching or performing I devote my time to exploring different ways of moving and spinning on dance trapeze, I'm fascinated by finding fluidity and instinctual movement in the air that translates into my performances and teaching.
Mark Gibson is the Managing Director of Aerial Edge and has specialised for the last 20 years in education for both technical, physical and artistic disciplines. When he’s not on a trapeze Mark works in humanitarian education providing education to disconnected communities around the world.
In 2000 Mark began training in static trapeze and has since been performing with both solo and doubles aerial acts for the last 19 years. Amongst other places, Mark studied at The Circus Space, London for 8 years; but also attended intensive courses at The Circus Warehouse, New York, ARCAA, Sydney, The Circus Centre, San Francisco and Circocan in Brazil. He has been teaching aerial disciplines since 2007.
Mark has an extensive background in Chinese Martial Arts and Tai Chi in which he is an international gold medal winner and has been training and teaching for the last 32 years.
April Ananda Bliss is the ring mistress of Bliss Circus, creatrix, and instructor. With ten years of experience of performance in the circus arts around the world and 7 years experience organizing circus events and gatherings, her goal is to share the joy and bliss of circus and build the circus community stronger where ever she goes. She is also a bodyworker and herbalist, her knowledge of the body combined with the many years of training, studying, and working with movement in circus arts has provided her with an encyclopedia of information she is happy to share with her students.