Aerialize: Sydney Aerial Theatre, Inc. is an organisation with a proven track record with 15 years of sustainable growth and development as the premier circus training school in the Sydney region providing the platform for young people to pursue careers in the circus and physical arts sector.

Aerialize was established in 1999 and incorporated in April 2000 as a not-for-profit association with a mandate to take circus/aerial performance to the community. In addition to operating a sustainable training school and producing emerging artists with high level circus performance skills, we continue to support the career development of professional physical theatre performers, directors and producers.

The Association consists of a pool of members and an elected management committee. Incorporated Association in NSW (INC9874262)

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Aerialize: Sydney Aerial Theatre, Inc. is an organisation with a proven track record with 15 years of sustainable growth and development as the premier circus training school in the Sydney region providing the platform for young people to pursue careers in the circus and physical arts sector.

Aerialize was established in 1999 and incorporated in April 2000 as a not-for-profit association with a mandate to take circus/aerial performance to the community. In addition to operating a sustainable training school and producing emerging artists with high level circus performance skills, we continue to support the career development of professional physical theatre performers, directors and producers.

The Association consists of a pool of members and an elected management committee. Incorporated Association in NSW (INC9874262)

Who are the teachers

 

BEL MACEDONE

Bel is a physical theatre performer/director with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Master of Teaching (Theatre). Bel has been part of the Aerialize Community since 2004, serving many years on the Board and as a trainer in Trapeze, Silks, Lyra and general circus skills; she is also Aerialize’s original Bearded Lady who can walk on stilts but not in high heels!

Bel is currently the Project Manager at Aerialize/Director of the Aerialize Youth Performance Troupe and works closely with members of ACAPTA in the development of strategy for the Australian Youth Circus Sector. And if this isn’t enough – is the resident Hula Hoop maker & provides the chocolates you all eat in the space (one of her most important roles!!)

Skills taught/performed:

  • Youth Troupe Performance Class
  • Trapeze
  • Lyra
  • Tissu
  • General Circus Skills
  • Performance

 

HELEN LETTE

Adding a Splash of colour to the space is our very own Rainbow Fairy Helen!! She is an active member of the Aerialize community - has trained & performed Aerials for the last 9 years, instructed for 6 and has recently joined the Aerialize board and assumed the role of safety officer. 

You may have noticed her vibrant coloured hair teaching tissu cocoons to students to become butterflies!! She instructs all age groups and not just to become butterflies. Helen’s main disciplines are: Aerial Silks, Trapeze, Corde Lisse and Spanish web and has really enjoyed the start of her new conquest, trying different ways of combining her music and aerial skills.

Skills taught/Performed:

  • Tissu
  • Spanish web
  • Trapeze
  • Kids Circus
  • Corde Lisse

 

ANGUS JOHNSON

Angus Johnson graduated from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in 2013 and has been training and performing circus skills since age 10. He specialises in corde lisse, slings, tissu, and cloud swing.

Skills taught/performed:

Corde lisse / Doubles ·     Tissu / Doubles ·     Slings ·     Kids Circus ·     Cloudswing ·     Straps ·     Trapeze ·     Basic tumbling & Acrobalance ·     Juggling & Hula hoops

 

GENEVIEVE SINI

Skills taught/performed

·    Trapeze ·    Lyra ·    Tissu ·   General Circus Skills ·    Performance ·    Kids Circus

 

LISA HANSSENS

Lisa has been doing aerials & hooping and for some time and has recently ventured into the world of acting too. She rather likes combining the two worlds. Lisa specializes in performance, roving and workshops.

Skills taught/performed:

·    Lyra ·    Tissu ·    Trapeze ·    Juggling & Hula hoops ·    Kids circus

 

LOUISE CLARK

Louise started out with classical ballet and went on and studied a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts/ Art History. Her creativity and love for physical expression finally lead her to Circus, and she undertook a Diploma of Circus Arts at Circo Arts in New Zealand. Louise greatly advanced her skills, majoring in Swinging Trapeze, Hula Hoops and Tight-Wire. Louise returned to Australia to further her training and performing career, creating and performing unique pieces on the Trapeze, Hula Hoops, Aerial Ring, Aerial Silks, a breath-taking partnered balancing act, Swinging Trapeze & Hand balance. When not training or performing, Louise loves passing on her knowledge of circus to adults and young people.

Skills taught/performed:

·       Tissu    ·   Trapeze  ·  Lyra     ·  Hula Hoops & Juggling ·  Kids Circus ·   Handstands

 

MANNIE KAYDOS-NITIS

Mannie began her circus career by taking kids classes at Aerialize Sydney Aerial Theatre when she was 7yrs old, she then went to China to train with the Beijing International Arts School when she was 14 for 3 months and fell in love with circus then going on to join the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. She also trained and competed in Sports Acrobatics for 5yrs and in 2004 was a NSW state finalist in her Woman’s Trio.

Throughout her 15+ years in circus she has performed at many events including the Opening ceremony for the National Youth Olympics, a private dinner for Bvlgari, Hoopla circus festival and many more. Mannie has been teaching at Aerialize since 2005 as well as other places including kid summer camps in America.

Skills taught/performed:

·  Lyra  ·  Silks ·  Contortion  ·  Trapeze ·  Acrobatics/Acrobalance  ·  Static Cloud Swing ·  Stilt Walking

 

SIMONE PARSONS

Proof that you are never too old to learn new tricks Simone started training at Aerialize after years of watching her kids swing about in the air. Coming from a background in Fitness, Personal Training and Yoga, she has been teaching aerial skills for over four years. Her performance life includes solo Lyra & Doubles Trapeze.

She quotes “To mums & dads reading this as you drop your kids off – Yes you can & yes you should. Aerial training brings a mind & body awareness, builds strength and is an opportunity for creativity and good fun that is hard to beat.”

Skills taught/Performed:

·         Lyra ·         Trapeze (solo & doubles) ·         Tissu ·         Conditioning

Accreditation

All teachers have Working with Children Checks.

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