Deanna Audrey Hammond originally taught stilting and stilt-creature
choreography to fellow performers and community volunteers as the
stilt troupe director for the All Souls Procession in Tucson, AZ. In
her capacity as a primary troupe member of Flam Chen pyrotechnic
theater company, she taught aerial Tissu (Silks) classes as a founding
instructor at the Tucson School of Circus and Performing Arts (TSCPA).
She taught all-level aerial silks classes at The Schoolhouse in San
Francisco as part of her artist residency there in 2011. She was a
regular instructor of beginner, intermediate and advanced aerial Tissu
classes at Aspen Aerials in downtown San Francisco for 9 months. She
also has experience teaching the art of poi (fire spinning) to
individuals and small groups for special projects. She has been
teaching adult level 1 and 2 aerial Tissu classes as a substitute
teacher at Circus Center since spring 2015, and has been teaching
regular level 1 and 2 Tissu classes and private lessons there for the
entirety of the summer session 2015. She has also been the full-time
lead aerial instructor of Circus Center's summer camp for the summer
of 2015. In this role, Deanna has also had the opportunity to assist
instructing children ages 7-14 in basic trapeze, tightwire, rolling
globe, rolla bola, stilting, poi, plate spinning, unicycle, and other
beginner-level circus arts. Deanna has been teaching all-level adult
Aerial Silks classes regularly out of Sunset Youth Services' (SYS)
youth center since 2011, where she continues to offer classes.
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.