Michael trained in dance at London Studio Centre and worked as a dancer across the UK and Europe before discovering aerial and his love for all things upside down!
He can usually be found on the aerial silks, sometimes with Kiah in their aerial double act, but is equally as happy on the hoop and trapeze!
Michael completed his aerial instructor training with Serenity Smith Forchion from Nimble Arts and is also a certified Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility instructor.
In 2016 he placed 3rd at the International Pole and Aerial Tournament in the advanced category and 2nd at the Uk Aerial Performance Championships. Michael loves creating and coaching routines for competitions!
Michael set up Aerial Dance Days in 2017 - taking aerial workshops to dance schools all over the country. This then developed in to Aerial Dance Academy, a centre for all things aerial and Circus in Portsmouth where he can share his love and knowledge of all things upside down!
Kiah started her aerial adventure in 2015, where she met Michael during one of her first hoop lessons!
Silks and Hoop will always be her true love but Kiah has experience in straps, pole, rope, aerial chandelier and has just invested in aerial chains and an aerial sphere, which she is very excited to get upside down on!
Kiah completed her teacher training at Flying Fantastic in London.
Kiah is happiest in the air and the people she has met along the way have become friends for life.
She is super excited to transfer her knowledge and passion of something that has changed her life so much to everyone she teaches.
Kat’s movement training started at the early of three and by 20 had completed her BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre. Studying and practicing the Shadow Yoga method for 5 years as an apprentice to one of their lead trainers in 2007, this lead Kat to continue pursuing her love of yoga and teaching.
In 2015, Kat completed Zuna Yoga’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, which has its roots in Tantra. Kat’s Hatha Vinyasa flow classes follow this system, with a strong emphasis on breath work, bandha, pranayama and meditation. Carefully and specifically crafting each sequence for a meaningful journey and outcome.
Kat is also a qualified Yoga Tune Up® teacher and Role Model Method Practitioner®, a movement therapy format designed to assist in enhancing performance, correcting posture and reducing pain through the utilisation of yoga, corrective movement, breathing strategies and self massage. Offering group classes, workshops, private sessions and working within schools in Southsea, Kat strives to give people the tools to live a happy, healthy, joyful life, to thrive and be a more powerful individual in the world.
I started aerial hoop back in 2013 at Paradise Fitness (where everyone seems to have started!) and fell in love with the discipline as an excellent form of exercise and a wonderful way to express yourself. After a break of quite a few year and trying out various other fitness regimes, I have found my way back to aerial hoop at Aerial Dance Academy. On the ground I can trip over my on feet but in the hoop I actually feel graceful and elegant. I enjoy figuring how moves can fit together, to create a flow of movement that challenges the body and brain. Being able to share this with other through teaching has been a really wonderful experience and I hope that students enjoy it as much as I do!