COACHING

Want to run away and join the circus? Scroll through to see all of our members who are currently offering coaching and classes.

Aerial Arts

Aerial hoop & fabric

with Dream Frohe

  • Private lessons for individuals
  • Beginner-advanced Aerial Hoop/Lyra
  • Beginner Aerial Fabric
  • No experience necessary

Dream Frohe is an aerialist with a passion for thoughtful and dynamic movement.  She has been teaching and performing aerial dance nationally and internationally since 2010. Using her background as a gymnast, in addition to a lifelong interest in dance and other art forms, she teaches the fundamentals of body awareness, strong technique, and expressive movement in a fun and safe environment.  Follow her on Instagram @dreamfrohe.

Email dreamfrohe@gmail.com for rates and details.

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HANDSTANDS & ROPE

with PJ Perry, MS

  • Periodic group classes (dates TBD)
  • Private lessons

PJ is a long-time aerialist and member of the Bellingham Circus Guild.  She coaches intermediate and advanced aerial rope, and now offers private and group instruction in basic handstands.  Her coaching technique draws from her years teaching anatomy and kinesiology at the university and several trade schools, and she has extensive experience coaxing movement out of all walks of life, from her 20+years of teaching pilates.  She began applying her teaching to circus arts in 2017 and hasn’t looked back.  PJ is also still a performing artist, specializing in aerial rope and aerial duo.

For availability & rates, email gingerly.aerial@gmail.com 

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AERIAL FABRIC

with Laura Burch

Update: Not currently accepting new students.

  • 9 years of age or older
  • Private lessons and small groups
  • No experience necessary

Aerialist Laura Gwendolyn Burch teaches private lessons on aerial silk. Laura has performed all over the US in multiple touring shows, and focuses her teaching on building strong foundations in a fun environment. Visit her website at www.lauragwendolynburch.com or look her up on Instagram: @laura_gwendolyn_burch to see her current projects.

For availability & rates, email lauraburch.lb@gmail.com 

BEGINNER AERIAL SILKS

with Margaret Myhre

  • Private lessons
  • Aerial silks/fabric for beginners
  • No pre-requisites

Margaret is a circus artist with experience in Aerial silks, rope and straps, hand balancing and contortion. She has a BA in Dance and a BS in Kinesiology from Western Washington University.

To schedule a lesson, email movementwithmyhre@gmail.com 

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Trapeze, Lyra, & more

with Noa Schnitzer

  • Trapeze – beginner through advanced

  • Lyra, Fabric & Rope –  beginner through  intermediate

Noa is an aerialist specializing in trapeze. She has taught aerial and Pilates for a decade and finds joy in working with students of all levels.

Her lessons synthesize drills and skills students can take into their own lives – in the air and on the ground.

For availability & rates, email noaschnitzer115@gmail.com 

beginner aerial

with Emily Crabill

Update: Not currently accepting new students until September 2024.

  • Aerial Silks (fabric/tissue)
  • Aerial Sling
  • No pre-requisites

Emily has been practicing aerial circus since 2015. She specializes in aerial silks (fabric/tissue) but has experience on rope, straps, and sling as well. As a coach, Emily works with students to master basic aerial silks or sling skills and gain a thorough understanding of fabric theory. She’s delighted to share the joy aerial brings her with beginner students looking to try something new in a safe, comfortable and fun environment.

Email crabilea@gmail.com for rates and details.

Ground Circus Arts

Prop Manipulation

with Richard Hartnell

  • All experience levels
  • Lessons for individuals & groups
  • Toss juggling, contact juggling, poi, staff, and other props

Private and small-group instruction with an emphasis on increasing comfort and flow with objects in general; coaching for close-up or stage performance.

Richard Hartnell is a Bellingham-born international performer, grand-student of multi-disciplinary juggler and MacArthur Genius Michael Moschen, and once-frequent resident artist among the circus warehouses of the SF East Bay. Follow him on Instgram @contactballer

Contact richard@richardhartnell.com for rates and scheduling.

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HULA HOOPING

with Natale Luma

  • All ages & abilities
  • Lessons for individuals & groups
  • Beginner-advanced hoop skills
  • Doubles, quads, & multi-hoops
  • Stage presence & choreography

Natale Luma has been hooping since 2011, performing and teaching professionally at events like Electric Forest, Pacific Fire Gathering, Shambhala Music Festival, Northwest Flow Fest, and more. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she is an encouraging, experienced instructor who is excited to share her knowledge. To learn more, visit LumaFlow.net/teaching or follow Natale on Instagram @lumaflow.

To schedule, email LumaHoop@gmail.com

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FLOW ARTS

with Quinn Murley

  • All ages & abilities

  • Poi, staff, double staves, & fans

Quinn has over 7 years of experience in flow arts and prop manipulation, and over 5 years of experience in teaching students of all ages. He’s known for his variety of skills and fast, high-energy performance style. Quinn offers lessons to all ages and skill levels in poi, staff, double-staves, and fans. You can find him on TikTok and Instagram @firecat.quinn, or at his website firecatquinn.com

For rates & scheduling, email qmurley@gmail.com