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.



Veronica Blair instructs the following:
  • 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.




  • 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 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.

     

     


  • Intro to Mixed Aerials: Level 1
  • Specially created for new students, Intro to Mixed Aerials: Level 1 introduces participants to the basics of Aerial performance. This 90-minute class combines strength and technique training on Static Trapeze, Rope, and Tissu to develop the fundamentals of movement on Aerial apparatus. People of any age and fitness level can start Intro to Mixed Aerials: Level 1 at any time. Session enrollment is encouraged.

    No Prerequisites.

     


  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 1
  • Intended for new students, Aerial Conditioning: Level 1 is an endurance and strength-building class that targets core, arm, and leg strength, while developing cardiovascular and muscular endurance. This 90-minute class mixes ground conditioning with stretching and apparatus training to work the entire body, build up a sweat, and tone muscles for maximum strength and control. Students will work singly and in partnership on apparatus such as Static Trapeze, Rope, and Wall Rack to develop confidence in their own strength and coordination. Aerial Conditioning: Level 1 is a drop-in class, which can be started at any time by people of any age and fitness level.

     

    No Prerequisites.