Experienced. Knowledgeable. Creative. Supportive.
Liza is an aerialist, choreographer, educator, producer, and the founder of Fly Circus Space. She's been called "The Grande Dame of New Orleans circus"; but her career began far outside the Crescent City. Highlights include: Featured soloist in Mezzo Lunatico for Teatro ZinZanni, performing with the Aerialistas, collaborating with cellist Zoe Keating, choreographing for America's premiere contemporary circus company, the Acrobatic Conundrum, and being featured alongside Jessica Lange on American Horror Story: Freakshow. In 2016 she was a finalist US Aerial Championships. Liza also produces the Fly Movement Salon every first Tuesday at Café Istanbul. She works to grow the national community through her involvement with the American Youth Circus Organization, the American Circus Educators Organization, and national American circus advocacy group Circus Now.
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 became a teaching artist in 2005, when also 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.