Kris Carrison brings nearly three decades of experience in gymnastics and circus/performance arts. Kris is an active, professional member of USA Gymnastics; Instructor Certified, Safety and Risk Management Certified, and USOC SafeSport Certified. He recently retired from 15 years with Cirque Du Soleil, where he invented acrobatic material, created solo acts and performed over 5,000 shows with Saltimbanco, Quidam and The Beatles, LOVE. Kris holds a degree in English Literature from Stanford University where he was a member of the '92 NCAA Gymnastics National Championship Team. He lives with his Labradoodle Sage in the Dolores Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Kris loves surfing, long distance backpacking, playing the piano and reading classics. Kris aims to provide quality coaching and guidance that empowers artists, gymnasts and circus performers to safely pursue their dreams and realize their greatest potential.
In this class students from beginner to advanced develop trampoline skills at their own pace. Students focus on body awareness in space and conditioning with an emphasis on the safe execution of basic and more advanced trampoline skills.
Each student spends about a quarter of the class active on the trampoline with direct instructor supervision, and spends the rest of the class learning and participating in exercises to build strength and stamina. More advanced students focus on the safe execution of inverted moves. This class is highly recommended for flying trapeze students hoping to master in-air tricks.