Instructors

 

 

Elizabeth Blanchard

Pole and Aerial Instructor

Elizabeth is an internationally known performer and instructor.
AJ

AJ

Pole & Flexibility Instructor
Instagram: @aj_pole

AJ has been doing pole for around 5 years and is very involved in the fitness world. She competes, volunteers and trains pole athletes. With a knack for fusing tricks into flowing combinations, her style leans towards modern dance with fun shapes and balancing.

Competitions: Ink N Iron, Pacific Pole Competition, PSO Nationals, CPDC, Pole 2 Pole
Performances: Pole Show LA, Volare Variety

Lisa La

Aerial Instructor

With no dance or gymnastic training, Lisa began taking aerial in 2008 at The Aerial Classroom after seeing an article about them in the OC register. At the beginning, she couldn’t even lift herself but her persistence prevailed and she eventually got stronger and more flexible class by class. After shadowing her aerial mentor Elizabeth, Lisa started subbing classes in 2010. Then in 2011 she started teaching on her own for The Aerial Classroom, which has since moved to the Valley. She continues to take classes everywhere to better herself and to stay up to date; always a student. Knowing how gratifying it feels, it gives Lisa so much joy to see people get things that they never dreamed they could do! Those “if I could just…” moments that students execute make her the happiest.

Lisa’s past performances include various private parties, breast cancer events, an event supporting veterans on USS Iowa, health fair by Kaiser, blue martini and many more.

Erika

Erika

Aerial Instructor
Instagram: @whitefawnxoxo

Erika has had a passion for the performing arts and circus since before she can remember. Growing up she was not permitted to dance, however she competed on her high school varsity swim team. In college the opportunity to dance finally arrived. Erika began taking ballet consistently for two years, but sadly had to quit temporarily due to the loss of her mother to cancer. Soon after Erika decided to follow her original childhood dream and finally set foot into the circus world. At 24 she found her first aerial studio and since then has been training 5-6 days a week in Lyra and Silk at various studios in Hollywood and continues to take classes in both modern and ballet.

Aerial Idols: Lesley Vaughn, Rain Anya, and Terry Beeman
Erika has performed at Blue Martini Ball and Womack and Bowmans studio showcase.

 

 

Mando

Aerial Instructor

Mando has been doing aerial for about 10 years and teaching for a little over 8 years. Surprisingly, he came into aerial with no gymnastics or dance experience at all but this does not stop him from choreographing routines and running our student showcases. Contributing to his wide range of aerial knowledge, Mando is studying kinesiology.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Aerial & Flexibility Instructor

Lindsey began her career as a gymnast for over 13 years. During college, she decided to take an aerial class and fell in love with it. She has been doing aerial for 4 years and has performed at various venues and events in California. She has also branched out into contortion, hand balancing, rope and hammock. Currently, she teaches aerial tissu classes as well as flexibility and conditioning. She is very excited to be teaching aerial at Urban Aerial Fitness.