Kendell has been a dancer for over thirty years and has taught dance to youth and adults in Fairbanks for over a decade. She has trained 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 Now also trains and teaches on Dance Trapeze and Cordelisse. Kendell has completed many hours of Aerial Teacher Training focusing on Silks, Lyra, and Dance Trapeze from Jenn Bruyer of Versatile Arts, Level 1 and 2 Lyra Teacher Training with Hoop Artist T Simon- Lawrence, Aerial Rigging Workshops taught by Fight or Flight Ent, and continues to train at Aerial Festivals and takes classes weekly to further her aerial education on different techniques and how to safely train for advanced techniques. 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
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.
Jessica Joy spent her Arizona childhood studying tap, jazz, and ballet at the local dance studio, auditioning for roles in school plays and repertory theater, and forming bands with her friends. She rallied a full scholarship for Performing Arts at Eastern Arizona before she set her sites on Los Angeles. Her first few years in LA were spent singing in nightclubs, jumping at any small theater role, continuing to train at the ballet studio, until a pivotal moment in 2004. An audition for a spot in Hollywood Aerial Arts’ fast track program. She can recall that day with great enthusiasm, finding for the first time acceptance she never felt in the dance world.
While at HAA, she earned her burns and bruises on trapeze, silks, lyra, cordelisse, Spanish web, and hammock. She has also been lucky enough to train at Focus Fysh- LA, CA, Streb- NYC, NY, Boulder Circus Center- Boulder, CO, and under many Cirque du Soleil and world class performers. Other circus arts piqued her interest as well. She spent years spinning, eating, and breathing fire with LA and Burning Man Fire Conclaves, hula hooping for Vivavoom Burlesque, and acro-stilting with Wise Fool New Mexico.
After taking many years off to travel and start a family, circus arts are now a hobby for Jessica Joy, and she finds joy sharing this love with others!