Phoebe is company owner and founder of Cirque de Silk. Her dream has always been to run her own studio, with a lot of dedication and hard work she is delighted it has finally come true. She has been a professional aerialist, circus performer and teacher since 2014. Her extensive training in Outdoor Arts BA (Hons) and Aerial Professional courses at Rouge Play and Aerial Southampton has led to her career in aerial arts. Her dynamic flow and daring drops have kept audiences captivated around the UK, Europe, and Asia. Aside from performing her passion lies with teaching and being a part of each student’s individual aerial journey. Her teaching is focussed on the positive impact aerial has on our physical and mental wellbeing, and believes aerial can be for anyone!
My fascination for acrobatics and performance arts began at a very young age, a performance from Cirque du Soleil instilled an enchantment for circus. I started gymnastics as soon as I was a capable walker, growing up I competed in the Eisteddfod and Welsh National competitions, fusing contemporary dance with gymnastics in our performances. In 2014 I took part in a workshop with NoFit State in Cardiff, learning circus skills and trapeze. In 2017 I studied at Boomsatsuma, in assay with Bristol Old Vic, studying professional acting, dance and physical theatre. I began training with Cirque de Silk in 2018 and fell in love. Aerial incorporated all the elements and skills to challenge me further. I completed the aerial teacher apprenticeship and joined the
talented Cirque de Silk team. Aerial is a form of expressing myself through movement, being able to release stress and get in touch with my body. I love being able to share this with my students and give everyone the chance to experience the benefits aerial
has for your mind and body.
From a very young age I have always found myself physically active, participating in the likes of dance, gymnastics and trampolining. Ultimately, this led me to discovering the world of circus arts and finding my passion in aerial silks. I have since trained and completed an aerial teaching apprenticeship and joined the teaching team at Cirque de Silk. Aerial for me is an outlet for creativity and offers an abundance of mental and physical benefits, that I believe should be accessible to everyone. I love seeing what adults and children alike can achieve through aerial arts.
Lena is a fully qualified Pilates and Dance Instructor and Choreographer, with nearly 30 years teaching experience, working with children, aspiring professional dancers, through to adults and older adults with mobility or underlying health conditions. She is an Arts Events Manager and has run a large scale dance festival in Berkshire for the past 20 years. Lena’s passion for dance and fitness is in finding something that is right for every individual and inspires them to move in a way that is enjoyable and sustainable for life.
All of our instructors have the relevant training to teach their disciplines. Our teachers are First Aid Trained, DBS Certified and Safeguarding trained where relevant. All of our teachers have correct insurance to teach their classes.