Chloe Axelrod

Chloe Marvel Light Axelrod is a powerhouse performance artist whose talents have carried her around the world. She has performed for a variety of acclaimed companies in world-class productions in places such as San Francisco, Tokyo, Osaka, Atlantic City, Leipzig, and the Dominican Republic. Chloe is known for her dynamic performance style, full of high-level acrobatic and aerial skills combined with effortless grace and incredible form. Chloe began training under Master Lu Yi at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts (now Circus Center) when she was 14 years old. A stand out in the prestigious Youth Circus Training Program, she was trained in floor acrobatics, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, teeterboard, aerial straps, and acrobatic bungee. As an adult, Chloe began to train and perform as an aerial hoop artist, specializing in both solo and duo. Today, she excels in multiple aerial disciplines, including hoop, straps, cube and flying trapeze. She is revered for both her solo and partner acts in the air, as well as on the floor. Trained by the acclaimed coach, Serchmaa Byamba, in contortion, she is also recognized as an accomplished ground performer. Two years ago, Chloe developed an Acro Chair act that can be performed solo or with a her partner, Kerri Kresinski. In addition to her many years of training and performance, Chloe is also a teacher and mentor to many in the Bay Area Circus Community. Responsible for the development of several internationally recognized partner aerial acts, she offers private lessons to individuals at all levels - from the recreational beginner to the elite performer. Teaching the marvel of circus, and sharing with her students and her audience her passion of art and acrobatics, is what makes watching and working with Chloe such a delight!



Chloe Axelrod instructs the following:
  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 2
  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 2 is a faster-paced class aimed at increasing strength and stamina for the more advanced aerial student. This class builds on the strengthening curriculum from Aerial Conditioning: Level 1 to include moves based on timing, momentum, and rhythm. Students will work singly and in partnership on apparatus such as static trapeze, rope, tissu, and wall racks to increase strength and coordination.

     

    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

     


  • Hoop 2
  • In Hoop 2 students move from the basic, static postures to more advanced hanging and contortion positions. Students focus on the safe execution of drops, catches, transitions, and hoop rotation with an eye toward act development. Conditioning exercises on the hoop will help the student to build strength and stamina, while flexibility exercises will 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

     

     


  • Flexibility for Every-Body
  • In this class, students develop flexibility to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Students get a full-body stretch with a focus on the hips and lower back. While this class was specifically designed for people who sit during the day and want to stretch out their lower bodies, all students will benefit from the gentle-yet-effective methods taught. All body types and flexibility levels are encouraged to join.

    No Prerequisite

     
     

  • Intro to Mixed Aerials
  • This class introduces students to the fundamentals of Aerial arts. With a strong focus on conditioning and proper form, students begin to learn foundation skills on the static trapeze, rope, and tissu. The fundamental movement vocabulary on these three apparatus will be directly applicable to hoop, sling, straps, and other aerial apparatus. Skills covered include foot key, hip key (tissu and rope), knee hang, basic beats, front balance on trapeze and more.
     
    No Prerequisites

  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 1
  • In this class students build strength through core, arm, and leg conditioning, while developing cardiovascular and muscular endurance. This 90-minute class mixes stretching and apparatus training with ground conditioning to work the entire body and tone muscles for maximum strength and control. Students will work singly and in partnership on apparatus such as static trapeze, rope, and wall racks to develop confidence in their own strength and coordination.

    No Prerequisite