Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Level 1

This class is taught by:

Sarah Romanowsky

Sarah Romanowsky is an accomplished aerialist seen performing for projects such as the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Disney's Shake it Up, Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, & Chevrolet's Superbowl ad featuring the cast of Glee. She has also been seen in the air at concert & corporate events such as Ultra Music Festival, Grammys, Creative Arts Emmys & Meatloaf’s Rocktellz and Cocktails. Stage productions include il Circo, All Wheels Extreme & Cirque de la Mer. Sarah has also been fortunate to share her passion on stages internationally, including productions in Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Ecuador, Mexico & Singapore. Sarah specializes in strong, dynamic, musically-driven aerial choreography & thrives on sharing her art with audiences & students alike.

Lesley Vaughn

Lesley Vaughn was born in Mammoth Lakes, California and grew up in South America. Her family started a Christian ministry, called 'For His Children,' that cares for abandoned children in Quito, Ecuador. After attending the University of California Santa Barbara, she moved to Los Angeles to work as a professional dancer. Soon there after she discovered aerial and fell in love immediately. She has since done live performances for Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Beats Antique, Korean Band JYJ, Aqualillies and danced for the MLS soccer team Chivas USA, among other things. She has worked on commercials with Justin Bieber, Hiedi Klum, Vitamin Water, and Shisheido. Lesley also has performed in music videos for Justin Beiber and Daft Punk; and appeared on various TV shows such as HBO's Big Love, The Doctors, Hip Hop Abs and Disney's Shake it Up. She has taught dance and aerial for many years and is always interested in how to further deepen and enrich her knowledge of her passion and loves to inspire others to do the same. For more information you can look her up on her website:

Michael Lipari

Michael Lipari has been performing for more than 10 years with top companies and artists. Michael returned to Las Vegas from Singapore where he created a brand-new act for a multi-million dollar production in which he performed as a principal aerialist. His other career accomplishments include performing as aerial captain in Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite World Tour, performing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and performing at The Grammys. Lipari has also worked with recording artists Nelly Furtado and The Black Eyed Peas. Michael was the first-ever aerialist to appear live on “America’s Got Talent,” making it all the way to the season finale. Michael specializes in aerial silks, hoop, and rope.

Leysan Gayazova

Leysan Gayazova trained at the Circus School of Kazan specializing in aerial hoop, rope and tissue. She has won awards at the Moscow Festival and Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. Prior to performing for Cirque du Soleil, she performed with the Russian circus “Ros Gos Cirque” for 2 years. She performed for Cirque du Soleil in the touring shows Amaluna and Varekai. In addition to teaching aerial hoop and flexibility at Shine, she also coaches corde lisse, and contortion.
Besides having fun and feeling like a performer, you will develop upper body, core and grip strength, which will allow you to support your own weight on the hoop. You will develop an increased flexibility and body awareness through your positioning on the apparatus. Learn from some of the most talented and experienced instructors how to flip, pose, roll, turn, and transitioning combinations in this unique Level 1 Lyra class. 
Level: Novice
Recommended Attire: Short sleeve or long sleeve shirt (please no tank tops), yoga pants or capris. You will remove socks, shoes, and jewelry prior to class.