Meet Our Team
Owner & CEO
I love sharing my knowledge and experience of this incredible industry with my students. I was introduced to aerial arts when I was 19 years old without realising the immense impact it would have on my life. Over 20 years on I can't see a life for myself without aerial arts in it!
Silks was my first love and I specialise in teaching dynamic aerial silks and rope. I performed around the world on numerous apparatus for over 15 years. Since settling down and having a family my focus has been on sharing my passion with my students and growing the awesome Aerial Artistry® community, as I continue to further my knowledge of the wonderful world of aerial circus!
Assistant Manager & Junior Program Creator
I started training at Aerial Artistry in 2014 and have always been inspired by the supportive community.
I particularly love teaching our beginner programs and introducing our newest students to the world of aerials and welcoming them into our community. I am also really excited so see our Explorers programs come to life and love the fun and energetic vibe it brings with it!
I spent my entire childhood as a competitive gymnast and rock climber, so aerials was a natural transition for me. It challenges me physically and creatively, and from it I've built some very special friendships.
Outside of Aerials, I spend my ‘free time’ chasing and loving a very energetic toddler, and a labradoodle who thinks he is a cat.
The Aerial Artistry team are so welcoming and supportive, I find myself being constantly challenged in my coaching and my training, which I love!!I have been training at Aerial Artistry for 3 years now and coaching for almost 2 years. I started aerials as I wanted something new and exciting to try.
If you know me you will know that I am constantly learning new skills and creative talents to keep me busy. Some of my most recent additions include fire twirling and stilt walking. I enjoy teaching all age groups and my most loved apparatus personally is silks. My favourite class to teach at the moment is Level 2 Lyra.
Teaching students to become strong and confident aerialists excites me. I love teaching students skills that they never thought they would be able to do and enjoy watching them become more confident humans. Seeing them grow makes coaching really worthwhile to me.
I started as a student at Aerial Artistry in 2016 and from my first class I was hooked.
I absolutely adore Lyra but I also can't go past a good death-defying drop on silks!
I'm always trying new things on each apparatus and learning the different ways my body can move, which I never would have thought would have been possible if I hadn’t picked up aerials. For example, bending in half and simultaneously hanging from the back of your neck!
Soila brings an impressive 9 years of involvement in the field of aerials to our team!
She's spent over 5 years sharing her expertise, teaching both kids and adults.
Soila is passionate about bringing a holistic training approach to her students and she does this by blending together her knowledge and experience as a dancer, aerialist and fitness instructor!
Soila brings boundless energy, a wealth of knowledge, and a touch of fun to every session. She's also passionate about creating choreography for students wanting to showcase their schools in the competition and performance world!
Instructor & Performance Class Co-Director
As a former professional aerialist and dancer with 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry I have loads of knowledge and fun stories to share. I have been teaching dance and circus for 11 years and have watched students go on to have successful careers in many aspects of this wonderful world we call showbiz.
My goal is to provide students a safe place to truly be themselves and find bravery and creativity in their training. I’m not a coach who likes to create carbon copies in students, I like to draw out each student’s unique qualities and build on that in a collaborative manner. I encourage students to invent, experiment, safely manage risks and make mistakes all while having a good laugh.
I started at Aerial Artistry five years ago as a complete beginner and I’ve been hooked ever since. I feel so lucky to be teaching at the studio and that my mentors have become my colleagues. I always try to instil in my students that with time, patience and consistency, they too can reach their aerial goals. Aerial Artistry is such a special place for people of all ages to learn in a safe and supportive environment. My favourite apparatus has been Silks from day one. I’ve continued to love being able to challenge and express myself through performing and creating routines.
Outside of Aerial Artistry, I am studying to become a Dietitian. I also enjoy sewing, reading, surfing and scuba diving!
I found my way to Aerial Artistry in 2016. It is perfect place for me to express myself creatively, while being active and having fun with a supportive team that have become amazing friends along the way.
I am incredibly grateful to now be a part of the instructor team! It brings me so much joy, being able to share my knowledge with students and watch them grow, I love watching students challenge themselves and achieve things they never thought was possible while having fun!
I continually enjoy exploring all apparatuses that although my true love is silks!
When I’m not at Aerial Artistry climbing high you will find me either studying or surfing our beautiful Gold Coast beaches.
I came into the world of aerials at Aerial Artistry 4 years ago.
I loved the environment immediately as it was a safe and joyful place to learn new skills.
As a musician and dancer this was a world that really helped me grow both creatively and artistically.
My preferred apparatus is Lyra (by far!) but I am also very passionate about Aerial Yoga and the therapeutic benefits this has both physically and mentally.
It is an absolute honour to be part of the team here at Aerial Artistry. I am so passionate about working with everyone and supporting others on their own personal aerial journey. I love seeing people achieve their goals, but more than that I love seeing them discover what they didn't know they could achieve.
Akina's love for aerials started at a young age and quickly became an obsession!
She was a youth student with Aerial Artistry whilst still in school and her journey has now gone full circle.
We're so grateful to have her on our team!
Akina's experience is broad!
She's taught and trained on a wide range of apparatus and loves to use her incredible flexibility to create stunning skills and poses!
Akina is passionate about working with with all ages and sharing her love of all things aerials in a safe and welcoming environemnt.