Kendell has been a dancer for over thirty years and has taught dance to youth and adults in Fairbanks for over a decade. She trains in all styles of dance from tap to ballet, breakdancing to contemporary and so many more. Kendell has taught dance in the Fairbanks Area and is the creator and Director for the successful Dance REVolution Crew for over a decade. Her experience and knowledge of dance styles makes her the go to instructor for technique, choreography, and performance. She has been training on aerial silks, hammock, and Lyra since 2011 and began teaching private lessons in 2014. She continues to train full time and takes classes whenever the opportunity arises. She has completed many hours of Aerial Teacher Training focusing on Silks and Lyra from Jenn Bruyer of Versatile Arts, Level 1 and 2 Lyra Teacher Training with Hoop Artist
T Simon- Lawrence, and completed Aerial Rigging Workshops taught by Fight or Flight Ent. Kendell’s teaching style focuses on having fun while learning and building strong foundations in safety, technique, and musicality. Her passion and dedication will have you flying in no time!
Check out her Instagram here @Kendell.Mac
Shelby is an Alaskan aerialist who started her circus journey in 2017 in the Aurora Aerial Arts club at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She was instantly captivated by the beauty and challenge of aerial silks, and helped introduce this art to others through the club by helping teach students for two years. She loves helping students learn how to fly and express their creativity while growing and challenging themselves, and is super excited to be teaching at Aerial View!
Outside of aerial arts, Shelby is a wildlife researcher, specializing in avian ecology. In her free time she enjoys hiking, backpacking, photography, yoga, and exploring.
Renee has been in love with Cirque du’ Soleil for over
20 years, going to all the shows she could in Las Vegas.
She started her own circus journey in 2010, starting
with acro yoga, then taking silks classes when she
traveled out of state until silks and lyra classes were
available in Alaska.
Drawn to the strength and focus silks/lyra have
brought her, Renee is interested in working with
children to help them develop greater body awareness,
strength, and confidence. She wants to support young
girls and boys in Alaska to both express and challenge
Outside of aerial arts, Renee, a pediatric pharmacist
and professor in the University of Alaska/Idaho State
University College of Pharmacy Program. In her free
time she enjoys pilates, knitting, weaving, painting,
jewelry making and crafting.
Lida has loved the circus arts for as long as she can remember (and still occasionally dreams of running away to join the circus). She started with gymnastics at seven, found acroyoga and partner acrobatics as a teen, and was introduced to aerial silks through the Aurora Aerial Arts club at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014. Since then, she has trained under various instructors in Alaska and California, each with their own styles. The aerial silks apparatus has just so much to offer when it comes to artistic expression and creativity that Lida can't wait to share this art with her own students!
Outside of the circus, Lida loves to dance waltz, salsa, and swing, among other styles; practice jiu jitsu; and study foreign languages and mathematics.