Adam Menzies

Adam Menzies is an acrobatics, contemporary circus arts, gymnastics (with Level 2 Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics Coach Canada accreditation), and trampoline instructor. He has been coaching for over 15 years while continuing to perform in the productions of companies including Cirque du Soleil, Le Grand Cirque, Cavalia, Royal Caribbean, and MAC Cosmetics; and for Television shows, including being a guest on the Ellen Degeneres show in February of 2011 (and being named “one of her favorite guests of all time”).

In demand as a circus arts expert, Adam has also worked in various capacities, including choreography, direction, and casting, for Cirque du Soleil, Disney, Orlando Science Center Theatre, Vancouver Circus School, and Inner Ring Productions. Adam served as the Acrobatic Director for the 2015 and 2016 Broadway Tour of “Pippin”.

As an International Qualified Coach, Adam teaches seminars for U.S.A. Gymnastics to improve the quality of the program in that country; he contributed to the U.S.A. Gymnastics Coaching Manual, and demonstrates correct technique for executing and teaching skills at an advanced level to U.S.A. Gymnastics coaches.

Adam is a three-time world medalist in the sport of Trampoline Gymnastics, winning both a gold and silver medal in the 2003 World Championships. He is a five-time Canadian National Champion.

Adam loves working in dance and has taught acrobatics at several dance studios in the lower mainland including Project Dance, Fusion Force, and Extreme Talent. He is particularly passionate about integrating acrobatic elements such as partnering, contortion, hand balancing, and tumbling as seamless parts of engaging and creative choreographies.

Alex Pearson

Alex Pearson is a lifelong artist with a passion for circus. She first discovered the aerial arts in 2012 and fell in love. She is a 250 hour-certified yoga instructor, CPFA aerial instructor, and ACE-certified personal trainer, with valid first aid and CPR-C. Alex currently teaches aerial hoop, aerial silks and aerial yoga at Tantra Fitness and makes custom costumes for the performance arts.

Alex's first experiences in circus were in object manipulation. She has 10 years of fire performance experience, enjoys juggling, and rides a unicycle in her spare time. Notable performances include the 2008 City of Vancouver Winter Solstice Festival and the 2007 City of Vancouver Summer Solstice Festival.

Alex has an incredible talent for working with people new to the Circus Arts, having begun as an adult herself. She loves sharing her joy in movement with complete beginners, and their sense of discovery and amazement at what their own bodies can do is her favourite part of teaching. Her step-by-step approach and attention to detail empower new students, young and old, to discover new abilities and strengths in themselves that they never knew were there. It’s fair to say that circus is her passion and she loves sharing that with students.

Annabel Rawson

Annabel started competitive gymnastics at the age of 4, and transitioned to coaching in 2012. In coaching she quickly found her love for child development and all things preschool. Annabel is a NCCP level 2 certificated coach in both artistic gymnastics and trampoline. She began coaching circus in 2018, teaching tumbling, trampoline and little humans. Annabel is always happy to learn something new. Annabel joined the team at Triumph in 2020.

Edan Parent

Edan has been doing circus since 2013. Learning about circus and building strength helped her build her self confidence and she hopes that she can help other people with those same things. Ever since she started, she knew she wanted to do circus as her job when she graduated school. She is so happy to be part of the team at Triumph Acrobatics!

Hunter Traquair

Hunter started doing gymnastics at the age of 5 and from there her love for the sport grew. In grade 7, Hunter started taking trampoline classes. From there, she expanded into aerials, juggling, and acro. Trampoline will always be her favourite but she love learning new skills in everything. As a coach at Triumph, Hunter hopes to help other students develop the same passion for the sport as she did.

Jen Sayers

Jen Sayers joined Triumph in 2018 and loves aerials and juggling! You can catch her teaching the Circus Arts classes at ESR, aerials, trampoline and parties!

Jen Yan

Jen Yan is a certified expressive arts therapist who found her love for all things aerial in 2005. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, and a CPFA and first aid-certified instructor, who teaches aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, and general circus disciplines throughout the Greater Vancouver Area. Notable institutions include Vancouver’s CircusWest, where she the Primary Program Coordinator, and Future Leisure, where she guest teaches classes for beginners and professionals alike, in addition to being dubbed the 'safety captain' for shows involving partner acrobatics.

Jen has performed aerials and acrobatics to rave reviews at a variety of public and private events, including the grand re-opening of the Coast Hotel in Prince George, and competed in acrobatic pole competitions at the provincial level.

Jen’s joy is in sharing the art and physicality of circus with new students young and old, and her infectious energy and patience is apparent in all her classes and performances.

Julie Chapple

Julianne Chapple’s choreographic work has been presented in Canada, Italy, Ireland and Germany and is the artistic director of Vancouver-based dance company, Future Leisure.

Julie has created commissioned works for Dancestreams Youth Company, and Esprit de Corps. She has acted as a guest instructor for the Landing Dance Centre, the Langley Fine Arts School, Free Elements Summer Intensive and the Chinook Series in Edmonton. She was the 2018 Dance and Choreography mentor for the Cultch's Ignite Youth program, the 2017 recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award and is co-creator and producer of the Shooting Gallery Performance Series.

She is very excited to be joining the team at Triumph!

Katie Warren

Katie began her education and training in the circus performing arts at the age of 3, when she first took classes at CircusWest. In her formative years, she entered the elite National Circus School in Montreal, Canada, then went on to study at the Circomedia Centre in Bristol, UK. It was at the National Circus School and at Circomedia Centre that Katie received professional-level training alongside future performers for acclaimed acts like Cirque du Soleil.

In 1998, Katie began performing with CircusWest, where she remained for 11 years, finally ending her tenure in 2008. During that time she was a founding member of the Avatar Circus Project. Katie then pursued her own dream project, founding the Random Acts of Circus company. The company became one of the few experimental circus performing acts in Vancouver, and had its own production run at Vancouver’s famous Granville Island.

In partnership with the CPFA, Katie is the creator of one of the fitness industry's most comprehensive aerial certification programs. As an educator, Katie has travelled the country teaching aerial hoop and educating prospective instructors about how to safely teach and operate aerials. Other certifications include ACE personal trainer & youth fitness specialist, CPFA aerial instructor, and First Aid and CPR-C.

Lyndsey Hotell

Bio coming soon!