Caroline Wright

Caroline Wright took to the air before she could walk on the ground, climbing curtains, furniture and anything else she could crawl to.She spent her early teens performing with Flying Gravity Circus, a touring youth troupe dedicated to helping communities start their own circus programs.

A graduate of the Professional Track Program at New England Center for Circus Arts, she coached there for many years. Her teaching experience also includes SHOW Circus Studio, Circus Smirkus Camp and AYCO. She continued her training at the San Francisco Circus Center and L'ecole Leotard in Montreal, CA.

Specializing in Static Trapeze, Hoop and Tissu, Caroline performed with many different companies across the country and internationally, including The Big Aerial Show, Aerial Experience, AcroArts and Nimble Arts.

Caroline's passion for movement lead her to become a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator. In both her private practice and as a circus instructor, she uses her knowledge of the neuromuscular system to help others embody themselves more fully and achieve what they are capable of.



Caroline Wright instructs the following:
  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 2
  • Aerial Conditioning: Level 2 is designed for intermediate and advanced students who have completed Aerial Conditioning: Level 1, or have previous aerial training and who wish to develop additional strength-based technique on aerial apparatus. 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 Rack to develop confidence in their personal strength and coordination.

     

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

     

     


  • Hoop 2
  • Students learn hanging and contortion positions, hoop rotation, and body drops and catches.

     

    Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

     

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

     

     


  • 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.




  • 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.

     

     


  • Hoop 1
  • 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.