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Jenn Bruyer


Jenn enjoys the good life in the beautiful Kootenay Boundary area of British Columbia where she lives with her partner, horses, dogs, goats, ducks, and chickens. She is a multidisciplinary performance artist, choreographer, and coach. She has entertained audiences and guided students around the world including over 30 US states, China, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico since 2008.

As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.


Specializing in:
+ Aerial Fabric
+ Hammock/Sling/Net
+ Static & Single Point Trapeze
+ Corde Lisse
+ Lyra 
+ Rope/Harness
+ Invented Apparatus

Offering in person and online classes, lessons, and workshops in a full range of disciplines for the aerial community, including:
+ Fundamentals
+ Theory
+ Choreography
+ Movement Quality
+ Act Creation
+ Teacher Training

Workshop Descriptions & Schedule

Friday May 3rd

Highlight Reel

Level: Intermediate or advanced
As the name suggests, this workshop is all killer and no filler, the freshest ideas that have been taking up space in my
brain -meet- my all time favorites. No theme, no deep dives into theory, just the goods. Different every time.


Saturday May 4th

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Creating Continuous Movement on Sling

Level: Intermediate or greater
This workshop will explore a selection of the fundamental pieces of ascending, descending and rotational movement.
Students will then learn a specifically designed sequence that emphasizes intuition, pathway, continuity, and momentum
on the journey toward “flow state”.
Participants should expect to learn new skills and methods that translate and interconnect in many meaningful ways.
Together we will twist, spiral, roll, wrap and thread our way up, down and through the apparatus.

Saturday May 4th

Dynamic Hammock

Level: Intermediate + / Advanced; Prereqs: Ability to pullover onto the loop easily, remain in the air for two minutes, and
invert above the loop.
Go big or go home! ;) All the big moves, drops and totally wild transitions you can handle all on one place!
We will begin this workshop with a skills progression of dynamic movements, beats, flairs and catch locks. Students can
expect to work on: beats, flairs, dynamic pathways, simple drops, hands free dives, direction changing drops, fancy
transitions, rolls and releases. This workshop is great for anyone who would like to move more dynamically on any


Flashy Skills on Dance Trapeze

Level: Intermediate
We’ve all seen it... That routine that looks so showstopping but seems so simple we can’t help but think... I can do that!
And, you can.

In this workshop we will learn how to add some flash without breaking the bank. Not every jaw dropping skill has to be
terrifying, impossibly painful or require some super human strength. We will explore some really accessible skills that will
add some extra sparkle to your routine.

Sunday May 5th

Limitless Work

Level: All Levels/All Apparatus
“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
I think it is vastly more difficult to learn how to create than it is to learn how to replicate. In this workshop we will learn
how to not only repurpose “skills” we know into our own sequences, but create original work from predefined structure
or the ground up. This workshop is designed for full time or casual teachers, curious students, emerging performers,
aspiring choreographers and all other aerial dance explorers who long to find their own unique voice through sequencing
or performance.
Students can expect to learn traditional methods for material exploration and techniques for execution, my personal
process and viewpoints, the role that values play in creating work, finding “voice”, various design elements including:
shape, movement quality, tempo, use of space, balance, contrast and texture.


Hot Tips & Cheap Tricks for Silks

Jenn Bruyer Fog .jpg

Level: Intermediate; Ability to cleanly invert in the air required

This is more than an aerial fabric technique or skills workshop. This is where we fix legacy issues from the ground up.
Those things that you didn’t even know could be easier, faster, cleaner, and more visually interesting. All without
“breaking the bank”.
In this workshop students will learn to: navigate “tangles” in the fabric; invert with less energy; move dynamically with a
greater sense of ease; wrap and unwrap all skills with fluidity, grace, and intention; improve connection with the fabric;
spin faster; manage grip issues; fill space with gesture; refine lines & pathways; identify and remove unnecessary
movements; and find the space to breath within challenging sequences.

10 Things I Don't Hate About Lyra

Level: Intermediat; Prereqs: Ability to pullover onto the hoop easily, remain in the air for two minutes, and work on top of
the hoop (in the spanset).
Everyone knows that I’ve never had a love affair with the Lyra. BUT... I have to admit that there are definitely some
moments that are UNDENIABLY cool. Join me to find out what I think those are. Students can expect to explore new skills,
sneaky transitions, techniques that are specific to this apparatus and unique aerial items of interest.

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Workshops are $75 until April 1st then price increases to $80.

Interested in a private lesson?  email to inquire.

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