Hoop 1


This class is taught by:

Elena Panova

Born in Murom, Russia, Elena Panova is a graduate of Moscow's Circus and Variety College, where she specialized as an aerialist. Under the guidance of the famous training tandem of Tereza Durova and Viktor Fomin, she created a groundbreaking swinging trapeze act that redefined swinging trapeze as it is performed today all over the world. Elena won a gold medal and the Ministry of Culture award at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris in 1987, and the gold medal at the 1988 All-Union Circus Artists Competition of the USSR. For over twenty years, she has performed in major circuses and variety and theater shows on four continents, including the Moscow Circus, Circus Knie, the Cirque d'Hiver-Bouglione in Paris, Circus Carré in Amsterdam, the Victorian Arts Center in Melbourne, and the Big Apple Circus. She has also been a judge several times at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. Elena moved to the United States in 1991. She started teaching at Circus Center in 2004.

Classes focus on building upper body strength, developing flexibility, and basic static figures.

 

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

 

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

 

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Apr 29 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Keri Forster
  • Mon May 01 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu May 04 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Sat May 06 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Keri Forster
  • Mon May 08 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu May 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Sat May 13 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Keri Forster
  • Mon May 15 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu May 18 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Mon May 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Elena Panova
  • Thu May 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Sat May 27 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Keri Forster
  • Thu Jun 01 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Elena Panova
  • Sat Jun 03 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm with Keri Forster