Experienced. Knowledgeable. Creative. Supportive.
Liza is an aerialist, educator, producer, and the founder of Fly Circus Space. She has worked all over the country with The Aerialistas, Quixotic Fusion, and the Acrobatic Conundrum, to name a few, and is the creator of ground-breaking avant circus company ticktock. She was a finalist in the U.S. Aerial Championships in 2016. And her show "In Wonderland" with Cirque Copine was named Best Specialty Show 2015 by popsmartnola.com. She also runs the Fly Movement Salon, a free monthly variety show for new and experimental contemporary circus, dance, and genre-blending performance, happening every first Tuesday at the World Famous Café Istanbul.
Liza has a gymnastics background and began her career as a contemporary dancer in 1999. She began studying aerial in 2002 and has been dedicated to creating contemporary dance on a vertical stage ever since. She has been a teaching artist since 2005, when she became a Registered Yoga Teacher and an NASM Certified personal trainer. She spent 3 years on staff at Versatile Arts in Seattle, and has been invited to teach aerial workshops all over the country including Aloft in Chicago, Samadhi in Honolulu, Blue Lapis Light in Austin, Secret Circus in Philadelphia, and the Muse in Brooklyn. Her love of anatomy and body mechanics informs her teaching practice and keeps her students safe and healthy while they transform their bodies through the art of aerial movement. She teaches circus to children at the International School of Louisiana and at Circus Smirkus in Vermont, and to adults at Fly Circus Space. Keep up with Liza at www.lizaroseaerial.com.
Glenna Broderick is an aerialist, clown and Jane-of-all-trades. As a shy college freshman she fell in with her school's circus club, the Surrealist Training Circus, where she discovered a knack for clowning, learned to dance on stilts and all manner of other absurdities. She ended up in charge of the ragtag group while simultaneously working towards a bachelor's degree in photography. The next logical step was circus school! She has studied at New England Center for Circus Arts and Philadelphia School of Circus Arts where she specialized in static trapeze. Glenna has also been trained in various forms of dance and physical theater as well as backstage craft. You can find her on stage and in the air all about New Orleans as Penelope Little.
She also teaches circus to kids at the International School of Louisiana, and Circus Smirkus in Vermont.
Originally from Texas, Sarah has been dancing since the age of 5. Her wanderlust eventually brought her to VT where she fell in love with aerial at the New England Center for Circus Arts. Upon completing the Professional Development and residency program there, she moved to NYC to create and teach there before moving to her current home in New Orleans. In addition, she has performed and taught workshops all over the country. She is also an Ashtanga yoga teacher and part of New Orleans first and only all female circus troupe, Cirque Copine. Her specialities are rope and silks, and she loves teaching aerial because it is so rewarding to see the sense of empowerment it gives to students! Visit her at www.sarahwaggener.com.
Bristi Ghoram was born in New Orleans. During high school and well into college, he fought and trained Muay Thai for several years. Beginning in early 2007, he worked in community out reach programs and facilities. He learned that he loved moving more, and became a personal trainer, and yoga teacher. After walking into his first acro-yoga class, he took to the practice and has been training and traveling every since.
He is a Certified Tri-Yoga Instructor, a Certified Muay Thai Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Certified American Sign Language Interpreter.