Danielle Rueda-Watts

Danielle Rueda-Watts started her career as an aerial acrobat after graduating art school with a degree in fine art photography. With her back ground as a competitive gymnast, along with years of dance and yoga, the transition to becoming a professional aerialist was natural. Danielle can be seen on silk in the "razzle dazzle" scene in the hit movie musical Chicago, as well as being the featured aerialist in the documentary of Michael Jackson's final tour, This is it. Danielle has been in two different Cirque du Soleil productions; the cabaret style Zumanity and the Beatles show Love. Believing her journey as an acrobat is something that continually evolves, Danielle's repertoire has grown from her first love - silk - to include hoop, rope, straps, hammock, trapeze, pole and hand to hand balancing. Danielle currently performs at Light Nightclub by Cirque du Soleil. 


Danielle Rueda-Watts instructs the following:
  • Pole Fitness Level 1
  • Our Pole Fitness 1 class focuses more on the fundamentals of pole learned in the Intro to Pole class. In addition to working on basic positions, you will add inversions, more complicated spins and conditioning while having a great time.
     
    Level: Novice
     
    Recommended Attire: Skin is in! Short sleeve or tank tops, shorts. Please avoid using any type of lotion on your body. You will remove socks, shoes, and jewelry prior to class.

  • Pole Fitness Level 2
  • Building on the skill set acquired in Pole Fitness 1, you will learn how to execute some of your pole skills on the spinning pole, progress into combinations, and techniques for safely performing inversions. New poses and exercises learned during this sequence of classes will continue to challenge students looking to develop a versatile pole fitness skill set. 

    Level: Intermediate
     
    Recommended Attire: Skin is in! Short sleeve or tank tops, shorts. Please avoid using any type of lotion on your body. You will remove socks, shoes, and jewelry prior to class.

  • Aerial Silks Level 2
  • Instructor Recommendation after taking Aerial Silks Level 1
     
    This class takes developing Aerial Silks skills to a higher level! It is designed for those who are comfortable with ascending and descending on the silk, can perform simple inversions safely, and has attended beginner silks classes regularly. You will continue to develop your flexibility and body awareness through more challenging positioning of the fabric. You will use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral your body into and out of various positions. Aerial silks will help you gain a high degree of confidence, strength, power, flexibility, courage, and grace.

    Level: Intermediate

    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.


  • Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Level 2
  • Instructor recommended after taking Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Level 1
     
    This class takes developing Aerial Hoop skills to a higher level! It is designed for those who are comfortable with the Lyra and have attended Aerial Hoop Level 1 classes regularly. You will continue to develop your flexibility and body awareness through more challenging positioning of the Aerial Hoop as well as work on spinning, transitions and combinations.
    Level: Intermediate

    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.