Stephanie Cortes is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Cirque Roots Studio and Productions. Stephanie has choreographed many shows for the past three years, and performed for a variety of audiences and venues. Modern hoop dance has been her primary performance art, however her excitement and interests has led to an expansion of skills including aerial hoop, fire dance, stilt dance/acrobatics, and acrobatics. She has a passion for teaching and thrives to inspire creativity, confidence, and happiness in every student.
Serena Tang brings a unique perspective to her movement practice. Through her art, she fuses her passion for social justice with performance art, capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art), dance, and partner acrobatics. She has taught workshops internationally, including Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, as well as across the US. Serena received her AcroYoga Montréal teaching certification in 2010 and assists in their teacher trainings. She performs with Flight School Acro, Sugar Beast Circus, and Cirque Roots, and teaches AcroYoga classes in Tucson, Arizona. DoubleHappinessCreative.com
Flight School is an acrobatic performance troupe based in Tucson, Arizona. We are a rotating group of seven members, with occasional guests. Our foundations are broad and wide ranging. Between us we have backgrounds in modern and traditional dance, movement arts, visual theater, visual art, music, opera, experimental performance art, capoiera, springboard diving, circus, burlesque, writing, film, and photography. We all met, and were inspired to perform together through our love of yoga and acro yoga.
Peter is an Acroyoga Montreal Certified instructor who has been teaching for over 5 years. Experience base, wannabe flyer, and can ride a unicycle too. Oh, and he plays a mean game of Jenga!
Joanna is trained in the movement arts of yoga, partner acrobatics, aerials, dance, and performance art. She has over fifteen years of combined training and continues to train with elite athletes and coaches around the United States. Joanna performs with troupes in and around the Tucson area, and is a founding member of Les Femmes Merveilleuses. She teaches yin yoga, hot yoga, meditation, alignment-focused vinyasa flow yoga, foundational acrobatics, and introductory contortion. Find her on Instagram @bohemiansofthedesert and online at joannalynnesmith.com