NY AcroFest 2023 Teachers
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Ben Klein is an experienced NYC based acrobatics teacher and performer trained in the Dutch school of partner acrobatics.
Dave Paris is a seven time cabaret dance champion, a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent, and co-director of the acrobatic dance company Paradizo Dance with Zoë Klein. He has performed in over 30 salsa dance congresses around the world and has produced 13 instructional dvds in latin dance and partner acrobatics. He specializes in blending partner acrobatics with latin and contemporary dance.
Dean is a certified AcroYoga International teacher and has studied it for five years. He teaches weekly classes in DC. Dean has a laid back and positive approach to life and teaching. His teaching emphasizes safety, form, and the energetics of partnership. His goal is to promote joy, amazement, and comfort in community.By day he is an environmental research scientist, and he moonlights as a performer in Acrolesque with Elise.
Elise began practicing yoga at a young age. In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time at a Park and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga and it's lineage of 3 different elements - yoga, acrobatics, and the healing arts. . Elise aims to bring to others the joy, power and healing energy that yoga and AcroYoga brought into her life. Like nothing else she has experienced, Outside of teaching, Outside of teaching, you can catch Elise performing around DC or nationally with Acrolesque.
Emily blends her experience in dance, yoga, and acrobatics with a doctorate level of education in Physical Therapy to empower and inform students and patients. In her private practice Emily works with yoga teachers, movement professionals, high-level athletes and office workers alike, blending manual therapy, postural training and yogic awareness and alignment to offer patients greater movement range, freedom from pain, and reduced injury risk.
Sean’s teachings aim to show students that they are more capable than could have imagined. Fusing years of experience across Yoga, Martial Arts, Acrobatics as well as a host of other movement and healing arts in his classes he aims to teach a practice that both restores and empowers the practitioner. Sean is the founder of Warrior Bridge and the AcroWarrior Training program. He specializes in acro include pops, whips and hand to hand.
Eric fell in love with acroyoga when a fellow slackline enthusiast introduced him 4 years ago. Since then he has given his heart and soul to the art and practice of Acro. With over 500 hours of professional training and countless hours in the gym refining and deepening his understanding of movement arts, he shares his practice and passion with any and everyone along side his partner Kelly Marburger.
Coming at you deep from the Acro jungle, Stephanie and Fadi will be sharing some killer flows with you at NY Acrofest 2018! Join us for some intermediate level transitions and washing machines
iffy Roma is an explorer of movement, storytelling and the intersections of theater and partner acrobatics. She is a standing acro practitioner and performer who teaches locally in Austin, TX. Native to NYC her acro yoga journey started 4 and a half years ago and has continued to grow in its complexity. Her passion for nonviolent communication, collaboration, and community building is her motivation
Born in NYC and currently traveling as an Acro instructor. Lover of food, acro, and life.
Kelly has always been passionate about the movement arts. At age 3 she started gymnastics. Since then she has branched out to rock climbing, yoga, dance, aerial and acrobatics. Her teaching draws from her foundation as a gymnast, yoga teacher and from over 4 years of intensive acrobatic instruction.
Laura is certified yoga and acro teachers. Laura is an expert at teaching Thai massage and kids and family yoga and acroyoga, and runs workshops and teacher trainings all over the country. Laura emphasize community, curiosity, communication, and creativity. she is founded on the belief that conscious and consensual connection creates healing, and that joyful play is the gateway to growth. Students will leave her classes feeling empowered by engaging with a challenge, rather than discouraged.
Coming from a theater arts background, Mary was 500-hour certified by ISHTA YogiRaj Alan Finger and has taught Yoga full-time since 2002 in yoga studios, health clubs, retreats, corporate classes, teacher trainings, and privately. She has a balance of joyful specialties, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, Meditation, AcroYoga, Thai Bodywork and Slackline Yoga. Mary teaches weekly at Om Factory in New York
Taylor has been practicing ACRO for 5+ years now. He is a certified Acro Revolution teacher as well as a Superhero Circus Academy Social Justice teacher. With a background in sports, dance, alternative movement styles and something called "Acronastics" (the fever dream of a madman) Taylor brings a myriad of thinking and experiences to the classroom. Taylor currently teaches workshops, privates and weekly classes out of Be Movement Arts in Boston. Whether you're just getting into ACRO or looking
Za ra She unearthed AwkroYoga one day in a sweaty mess of jamming, and knew that the world needed an opportunity to create from a place that embraces the ridiculous.