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. 

 

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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. 

 

 

Ruby Gaskell

Specializations
Single Point Trapeze
Flexibility
 

Ruby is a graduate in Circus Arts at NCCA. Since becoming a professional aerial artist and teaching with Aerial Days, she continues to work throughout Europe as a Aerial Artist. 

She is passionate about creating interesting aerial and circus work using emotion, theatricality and movement skills. 

 

 

 

Jo Foley

Specializations
Hoop
Flexibility
Doubles Trapeze
 

Jo has been performing circus for more than 10 years and is a graduate from NCCA. She is demand as an artist and travels the world performing her unique hoop routine and doubles trapeze. 

She is interested in developing a flexible, fit body without injury and easily maintained. 

 

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Addis Williams

Specializations
Straps
Personal Training

"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!"

 


 

 

Fiona Lait

Specializations
Trapeze
Silks
Hoop
Flexibility
 

Fiona has been as Aerial Artist for 18 years. She trained in Theatre & Ballet and combined these skills in her performances.

She performed in cabaret in Berlin, theatre in London, events in Europe and all over the world travelling with Cirque du Soleil. 
Fiona combines teaching with raising 3 young amazing children. 

 

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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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Danny Ash

Specializations
Silks
Rope
 

Danny is a graduate of Circus Arts from the National Centre for Circus Arts. He combines theatre, drama and music together in his performances. As an acclaimed and talented cabaret artist, he is much in demand and we are lucky to have him teach with us.

He is a focused and giving teacher, passionate to share his aerial skills.