Veronica Blair

Veronica is a professional circus performer with over 15 years of performing and teaching experience. She is currently Head of Soft Aerial Apparatus at Circus Center in San Francisco, as well as Head Coach of the San Francisco Youth Circus. With an emphasis on foundational excellence, Veronica helps students develop proficiency and confidence that allows students to develop their own unique aerial style.

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, Ringling Bros. first African-American Aerialist Pa-Mela Hernandez, and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gérard Fasoli of Centre national des arts du cirque / Cnac.

Veronica started her acrobatic career at the age of 14 with Make*A*Circus, a community based circus. In addition she trained Chinese Acrobatics under Master Lu Yi with the San Francisco Youth Circus. 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.

Veronica has since performed with several other renowned groups and productions around the globe such as AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Music. She has been a part of Germany’s most successful circus show, “AFRIKA! AFRIKA!” Veronica also was the lead aerialist in KAMAU’s “BooDha” music video with over 100k views.



Veronica Blair instructs the following:
  • Flexibility for Every-Body
  • This class focuses on stretching exercises, concentrating on the hips and lower back, to reduce pain and increase range of motion. It’s perfect for people who sit during the day and want to stretch out their lower bodies. All body types and flexibility levels are encouraged to join.


    No Prerequisites.

     
     
     

  • Straps Conditioning
  • This class is designed to develop strength and power utilizing fundamental positions and movements of aerial straps technique. Students will learn straps basic techniques while getting an excellent full-body workout at the same time.

    Recommended complementary classes: Aerial Conditioning and Stretching classes.
     
     Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
     
     
     

  • Tissu 1
  • 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.




  • Tissu 2
  • Students continue to work on all Level 1 Basics, and explore and learn the various possibilities offered by the tissu through more advanced moves and transitions.

     

    Prerequisite:  Instructor Approval

     

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

     

     


  • Tissu 3

  • Stretching
  • Learn essential stretches to help improve flexibility as well as gain an understanding of the basics of stretching. This class is best for students who are just beginning to stretch and would like to acquire a strong foundation to build on.

     


    No Prerequisites.