Tissu 1


This class is taught by:

Amy Olson

Amy Olson is a performance artist, circus arts instructor and licensed massage therapist based in San Fransisco, CA. Amy strives to make a connection to her audience through her love of movement and artistic expression. She is a graduate of New England Center for Circus Art's professional performance program with a major in Tissu and minor in Single Point Trapeze. She has performed and taught Circus Arts since 2010 to adults and children. Amy's explorations in performance and healing arts provide her with a deeply felt sense that assists her students to unlock physical abilities that are wanting to be expressed. It is a continuing mission for Amy to create a legacy of excellence and inspiration through her craft.

Veronica Blair

An aerialist of elegance and true excellence, Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox; Pamela Hernandez, who bears the distinction of being the very first African-American aerialist to perform with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus; and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gerard Fasoli, director of Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, in Belgium.Veronica started her acrobatic career at the age of 14 with Make*A*Circus, a community-based circus. In addition she trained in Chinese Acrobatics at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts (now known as Circus Center). Her first professional performance was at the age of 17, making her one of the youngest professional African-American trapeze artists in the U.S. Shortly after, Veronica was personally selected by Cedric Walker, the founder of the UniverSoul Circus, as a single trapeze artist. Under Mr. Walker’s supervision, Veronica rapidly developed as an aerialist, and was the show's resident aerialist for 5+ years. After her residency with UniverSoul, Veronica performed with world-renowned performance groups in various productions around the world, including AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan, and AFRIKA! AFRIKA! the most successful circus show in Germany.

Students learn different ways to climb the silk and get stronger. They learn basic moves such as locks, holds, and drops.

 

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

 

Recommended complementary classes: Aerial Conditioning, Stretching, Physical Limitation Elimination.




Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Aug 26 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Thu Aug 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Sep 02 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with TBA TBA
  • Thu Sep 07 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Sep 09 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Sep 11 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Thu Sep 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Sep 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Sep 18 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Thu Sep 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Sep 23 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Sep 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Thu Sep 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Sep 30 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Oct 02 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Veronica Blair
  • Thu Oct 05 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Amy Olson
  • Sat Oct 07 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Celine Masson
  • Mon Oct 09 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Veronica Blair