Jeremy Sheets

Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Jeremy started tumbling and dancing at age ten. Before moving to San Francisco in 1998 he was a soloist with Dance Alive National Ballet, with whom he has continued to perform as a guest artist, most notably as the Russian divertissement in The Nutcracker, and as the Swan in Carmina Burana. His dance training was a valuable asset in the development of his aerial skills, both as a performer and as an instructor. In addition to corde lisse (his aerial specialty) he also practices and teaches German wheel. He began his wheel training in 2002 at the Internationaler Rhonradturn-Verban in Valencia, Spain, and also has been under the tutelage of internationally renowned German wheel artist Wolfgang Bientzle. He has performed locally with the political circus group Circo Zero, and was an original cast member of Sweet Can Productions.



Jeremy Sheets instructs the following:
  • Rope 1
  • Students build strength and control as they are introduced to the fundamentals of rope. Students explore basic locks and drops and learn conditioning exercises on and off the apparatus to increase stamina for more advanced tricks. Student-specific coaching focuses on safety and proper form.

     

    Prerequisite: Instructor Approval. Approval can take several days and can be obtained 3 different ways, instructions can be found here:

    http://circuscenter.org/faq#training03

     


  • Rope 2
  • Rope 2 students move from the basic locks, drops, and static postures to more advanced tricks such as straight arm beats and wheel-downs. Students focus on the safe execution of rope tricks and transitions with an eye toward act development. Conditioning exercises on the rope help the student to build strength and stamina, while flexibility exercises allow the student to achieve beautiful lines on the apparatus.
     
    Prerequisite: Instructor Approval. Approval can take several days and can be obtained 3 different ways, instructions can be found here:

    http://circuscenter.org/faq#training03