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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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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Summer began dancing at the age of three. She has since trained and performed across North America and Asia. She teaches aerial silks, hammock, and Pilates.