Our Team

World-class trainers that love to share their skills 

 
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Clare Anderson

Director and Co Founder

Specializations
Rope
Silks
Trapeze
Hoop
Flexibility & Yoga

Clare is a full time circus trainer at the National Centre for Circus (NCCA). She is a Trainer for The Roundhouse Street Circus Collective and founding director of Aerial Days.

Clare specialised in Aerial Performance for more than 25 years, consults on aerial work for such companies as the RSC and choreographed the aerial for an 2012 Olympic project ‘Godiva Awakes’. She is a qualified aerial rigger, was a rescue climber on the London Eye, is a qualified yoga teacher who is passionate about using the knowledge to help students use their bodies holistically. Clare contributed to the FEDEC manual for teaching Aerial and was a speaker at their Verticality Conference. She is currently cowriting a manual for how to teach aerial for NCCA.  

Clare performed with outdoor touring companies, in traditional and contemporary circus, opera, theatre shows, cabaret, clubs, cruise ships, festivals and TV & film. Performed for royalty, with Westlife (Pop Band) and co created the Silks duet, Gazzelle. She was a prize winner at ‘La Piste aux Espoir’ circus competition as Flytrapt Doubles Trapeze duo. 

 

 Sam Cater   Specializations  Hoop Flexibility  Sam specializes and enjoys teaching aerial hoop with Aerial Days. She likes to experiment with dance and gymnastics then apply them to the hoop. After graduating from the National Centre for Circus Arts she toured with the Batman Live.  Training in Gymnastics, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, African Contemporary, Street Dance and Breaking has seen her performing in music videos, commercials.    Sam enjoys life drawing and photography alongside her circus career. 

Sam Cater

Specializations
Hoop
Flexibility

Sam specializes and enjoys teaching aerial hoop with Aerial Days. She likes to experiment with dance and gymnastics then apply them to the hoop. After graduating from the National Centre for Circus Arts she toured with the Batman Live.

Training in Gymnastics, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, African Contemporary, Street Dance and Breaking has seen her performing in music videos, commercials.  

Sam enjoys life drawing and photography alongside her circus career. 

 Katie Hill   Specializations  Straps Flexibility Kids Classes  Katie is a graduate in Circus Arts from the National Centre for Circus Arts and in Performance Design from Central Saint Martins. She mixes theatre and dance with her specialization aerial straps in her work. She was recently appointed a position on the coordinating collective of the Pan-European arts and culture platform Diem Voice. Working with other European artists she helps organise projects and events across Europe where she performs aerial straps.  Katie is constantly developing her own performance style and likes to blur the boundaries between performance and other art forms.

Katie Hill

Specializations
Straps
Flexibility
Kids Classes

Katie is a graduate in Circus Arts from the National Centre for Circus Arts and in Performance Design from Central Saint Martins. She mixes theatre and dance with her specialization aerial straps in her work. She was recently appointed a position on the coordinating collective of the Pan-European arts and culture platform Diem Voice. Working with other European artists she helps organise projects and events across Europe where she performs aerial straps.

Katie is constantly developing her own performance style and likes to blur the boundaries between performance and other art forms.

 Stah Power   Specializations  Hoop Trapeze Flexibility Performance  Stah Power isn an international aerial circus performer with a career spanning 20 years.  Stah received a Jerwood Circus Award for her solo show ‘Swinging from the Chandelier’, has been funded by the Arts Council of England and supported by the National Centre for Circus Arts.  Stah has performed in the Opera House, The Roundhouse & Soho Theatre, with clients including Elton John, Damien Hirst and Harvey Nichols.

Stah Power

Specializations
Hoop
Trapeze
Flexibility
Performance

Stah Power isn an international aerial circus performer with a career spanning 20 years.

Stah received a Jerwood Circus Award for her solo show ‘Swinging from the Chandelier’, has been funded by the Arts Council of England and supported by the National Centre for Circus Arts.

Stah has performed in the Opera House, The Roundhouse & Soho Theatre, with clients including Elton John, Damien Hirst and Harvey Nichols.

 Addis Williams   Specializations  Straps Personal Training Strength and Conditioning  "I started studying Circus Skills in 2007 after being involved in various Sports, & both the Performance & Martial Arts for several years.  With the necessary amount of effort & dedication, no matter where the starting point is, EVERYONE can achieve the skills that they want.  This is why I'm committed to giving all the tuition & support required by my students or clients to get them into the Physical and Mental state necessary to achieve their goals!"

Addis Williams

Specializations
Straps
Personal Training
Strength and Conditioning

"I started studying Circus Skills in 2007 after being involved in various Sports, & both the Performance & Martial Arts for several years.

With the necessary amount of effort & dedication, no matter where the starting point is, EVERYONE can achieve the skills that they want.

This is why I'm committed to giving all the tuition & support required by my students or clients to get them into the Physical and Mental state necessary to achieve their goals!"

 LJ Marles   Specializations  Straps Chinese Pole Flexibility  Lj Marles Graduated from the National Centre for Circus arts in 2011 (then Circus Space), Since then he has worked touring with Les Sept Doigts De La Main, 45 Degrees, Silver Lining as well as participating in world renowned Festivals such as Cirque de Demain and Young Stage. Lj has developed his own unique apparatus he calls Tension Straps which infuses skills from Rope, Straps, Silks, Chinese pole and Pole dancing.

LJ Marles

Specializations
Straps
Chinese Pole
Flexibility

Lj Marles Graduated from the National Centre for Circus arts in 2011 (then Circus Space), Since then he has worked touring with Les Sept Doigts De La Main, 45 Degrees, Silver Lining as well as participating in world renowned Festivals such as Cirque de Demain and Young Stage. Lj has developed his own unique apparatus he calls Tension Straps which infuses skills from Rope, Straps, Silks, Chinese pole and Pole dancing.

 Gonzalo Basualdo   Specializations  Rope Silks  Gonzalo Basualdo is an accomplished contemporary vertical rope and circus performer who performs regularly all over the world. He enjoys teaching and is keen to develop and inspire young people and his adult students to master their aerial skills.       

Gonzalo Basualdo

Specializations
Rope
Silks

Gonzalo Basualdo is an accomplished contemporary vertical rope and circus performer who performs regularly all over the world. He enjoys teaching and is keen to develop and inspire young people and his adult students to master their aerial skills.





 

 Michal Akrabi   Specializations  Straps Chinese Pole Flexibility Silks Rope  Michal has been teaching since 2010. She focuses mainly on quality and alignment, and is always on the lookout for new creative exercises. She is constantly working on developing her own skills and knowledge as well as motivating her students to work smart and prevent injuries.  She has performed in a cabaret in Le Peep Boutique, at UKF Dubstep festivals and Download festivals.

Michal Akrabi

Specializations
Straps
Chinese Pole
Flexibility
Silks
Rope

Michal has been teaching since 2010. She focuses mainly on quality and alignment, and is always on the lookout for new creative exercises. She is constantly working on developing her own skills and knowledge as well as motivating her students to work smart and prevent injuries.

She has performed in a cabaret in Le Peep Boutique, at UKF Dubstep festivals and Download festivals.