Joey Cauceglia Interview, AAU Community Member

Joey Cauceglia, AAU Community
Joey Cauceglia on Fabric, Aerial Arts of Utah

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
Currently silks are my favorite, I was initially attracted to the fluidity they allow. However, I have not yet given more rigged apparatus their fair chance yet.

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
I became interested in aerials after attending a few shows.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I love the controlled powerful moves aerials and rock climbing share, yet am relieved by the relationship aerials has with a drop, compared to a climbing fall; a drop is often the climax of an aerials sequence, where a fall is perceived as a failure of a climb (except those celebratory jumps from the top).

What are you currently working on?
I am excited to be working on my first drops and dives, now moving on to level 3!

Jamie Mackintosh Interview, AAU Community Member

Jamie Mackintosh - AAofuU 2018
Jamie Mackintosh on Lyra, Aerial Arts of Utah

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
I really love Lyra, however Trapeze is quickly stealing my heart.

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
Funny story, I was at the Utah Arts Festival and had the pleasure of seeing Aerial Arts of Utah perform and was mesmerized by the strength, grace and courage of the Aerialists.

I knew this was something I had to do. I was terrified to take the initiative of signing up for my first class. I have no background in dance or gymnastics, I am afraid of heights, have very little grace…in short: Im a bit of spaz.

I signed up for my first class over a year ago and have never looked back. I love being a part of such an amazing community that is very supportive of one another.

What do you love about aerial arts?
EVERYTHING! I am passionate about many things, but aerial arts holds a very special place in my heart. I have always been fond of outlets that allow me to express my creativity. I’m physical by nature and have always enjoyed an active lifestyle. I love the human body and the many beautiful endeavors it is capable of. I love that aerial challenges me daily, I love how it has allowed me to find myself again, I love how it keeps me in check when my ego thinks I can do that intricate move I saw on instagram ( no girl…sit down ). Aerial summons me physically, emotionally, artistically, spiritually and I am so grateful for it.

My motto in life is if your scared of something, DO IT! Fear is a reminder that you’re about to do something really brave.

What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on choreography for my first solo lyra performance, we will be working on a group piece as well. I am enrolled in Performance Lab with the amazing and talented Nancy and Steel with the sweet and fabulous Diana. Loving every minute of it!

Register for Winter Session #2, 2018 Aerial Classes!

AAoU Aerial Classes
Performance Lab at Flight of Fancy

Take Flight! Register For Winter Aerial Classes!

New classes start next week:

February 18- April 8, 2018 (7 weeks)

Classes include all levels of Aerial Fabric, Trapeze, Lyra, Aerial Hammock, Aerial Kids. Also Vertical (aka Rope & Fabric) and a brand new Doubles Trapeze class.

For New Students: What to wear?  Close fitting clothes that cover the back of you knees and torso.  Yoga wear, dancewear and leggings work well!

Register at: https://shop.aerialartsofutah.com/

Doubles Trapeze Classes

AAoU Double Trapeze Classes
Double Trapeze Classes

Feeling lonely up on that trapeze?

Wouldn’t it be fun to share that space with a friend? Join this doubles trapeze class to learn the basics of basing and flying on static trapeze.

Bring a partner or come alone. All those that have taken Trap 2/3 at least once, or have equivalent skills, are welcome.

Sundays, 2:30-3:45pm, 7 Classes, Feb 25- April 8, 2018

Register at: https://shop.aerialartsofutah.com/trapeze-lyra-classes/trapeze-level-4-and-5-trnal

New! Trapeze Level 2/3 & Lyra 1/2

AAoU Trapeze & Lyra Classes
Trapeze & Lyra Classes

Up your skills on trapeze & lyra!

For students who are ready to explore the world of Lyra and Trapeze. This class will incorporate beginning level 2 skills for Lyra and level 2/3 skills for Trapeze.

Lyra: spinning, swinging and basic transitions.
Trapeze: skills in the ropes, transitions and sequences to build endurance.

Mondays 7:30-8:45pm

Register at: https://shop.aerialartsofutah.com/trapeze-lyra-classes/

Lyra: Create Your Own Adventure Workshop with Sarah Romanowsky Feb 4, 2018

Sarah Romanowsky on lyra
Sarah Romanowsky lyra workshop

Lyra: Create Your Own Adventure

Sunday February 4, 2:00-4:00pm

Whether you’re performing atmosphere or creating a routine, you always want many tricks, sequences & transitions at your fingertips to create your own adventure on lyra. In this workshop, we will learn multiple approaches into & out of a variety of moves & you get to pick which option serves you best! By the end everyone will have building blocks to piece together their own unique choreography.

Sarah Romanowsky is a versatile aerialist, blending her background in dance with her technical & artistic approach to silks, hammock, hoop & rope. She has been seen in the air for TV projects such as Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, Disney’s Shake it Up, Red Bull New Editions campaign & Chevy’s Super Bowl commercial featuring the cast of Glee. Live stage productions include Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular, Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Fantasy at Luxor, & Cirque de la Mer. Sarah specializes in strong, dynamic, musically-driven aerial choreography and thrives on sharing her art with audiences and students alike!

$60.00

Silks Spins, Drops & Tricks with Sarah Romanowsky Feb. 3, 2018

Sarah Romanowsky on fabric
Sarah Romanowsky fabric workshop

Spins, Drops & Tricks

Saturday February 3, 2018  2:00-4:00pm

Spins & drops are some of the most fun aerial elements to watch & perform! In this l workshop, we will cover techniques & sequences to create optimal rotation through our movement & play with tricks to add pizazz to our sequences. Come prepared to have fun & learn a lot!

Sarah Romanowsky is a versatile aerialist, blending her background in dance with her technical & artistic approach to silks, hammock, hoop & rope. She has been seen in the air for TV projects such as Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, Disney’s Shake it Up, Red Bull New Editions campaign & Chevy’s Super Bowl commercial featuring the cast of Glee. Live stage productions include Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular, Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Fantasy at Luxor, & Cirque de la Mer. Sarah specializes in strong, dynamic, musically-driven aerial choreography and thrives on sharing her art with audiences and students alike!

$60.00

Rope Play Workshop with Sarah Romanowsky Feb 2, 2018

Sarah Romanowsky Rope Workshop at AAoU
Sarah Romanowsky Rope Play workshop at Aerial Arts of Utah

Rope Play

Friday February 2, 2018  6:00-8:00pm

This workshop is geared towards intermediate rope students or students who are proficient in another apparatuses such as silks & want to expand into rope work. We will work on dynamic tricks, new ways of wrapping into moves, and sequences to develop flow & fluidity on rope. Come prepared to refine technique & build strength!

Sarah Romanowsky is a versatile aerialist, blending her background in dance with her technical & artistic approach to silks, hammock, hoop & rope. She has been seen in the air for TV projects such as Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, Disney’s Shake it Up, Red Bull New Editions campaign & Chevy’s Super Bowl commercial featuring the cast of Glee. Live stage productions include Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular, Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Fantasy at Luxor, & Cirque de la Mer. Sarah specializes in strong, dynamic, musically-driven aerial choreography and thrives on sharing her art with audiences and students alike!

$60.00

Taylor Hoyt Interview, AAU Community Member

Taylor Hoyt, AAoU
Taylor Hoyt on trapeze at Aerial Arts of Utah

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
I really love trapeze. I started out thinking I was only interested in fabrics, but for whatever reason, the trapeze is where my heart lies currently.

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
In 2014, I went to a local studio’s showcase with a friend and was instantly fascinated. I grew up dancing and was always participating in some sort of physical activity and aerial arts seemed to meld the physical and artistic together so beautifully. At that same time (it was fate) Morgan encouraged me to take an intro class. I loved it but couldn’t commit quite yet. About a year later I started up again and have been taking classes ever since.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I love that aerial arts helps me realize my strengths and abilities while simultaneously helping me to grow and push myself. Through aerial arts, I have learned self-love, commitment, body positivity, patience, and perseverance.

What are you currently working on?
I am constantly working on getting stronger and braver; getting over my mental road blocks. We just finished steel repertory, so now I’ll begin performance lab and start working on another solo trapeze piece.

Diana Madrian Interview, AAU Community Member

Diana Madrian
Diana Madrian on lyra Flight of Fancy

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
Trapeze, both static and dance, followed by lyra.

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
I was always entranced by circus performers growing up. When I was in college, I was doing some research online for a story I was writing and came across a website for a circus school. I didn’t know that was a thing and was instantly hooked on the idea. Soon after, I had a conversation with a friend who was saying she would like to do something fun after college before jumping into her career, and I threw out that it would be fun to go to circus school. She texted me later the same day with an article she had found about Aerial Arts of Utah. I started taking classes the very next session and haven’t stopped since.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I love the blend of artistry and athleticism. I’ve always been very physical and creative, and aerial arts is the perfect blend of both. I love how in tune I’ve become with my body over the years of working with aerial. Before I started, I used to watch aerial videos on Youtube and was so envious of how much precision they had. I also love how strong aerial has made me, even though finding shirts with sleeves that fit is an ever present challenge. It’s very empowering to feel strong.

What are you currently working on?
I am always working on flexibility and conditioning.