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Instructors & Performers

Meet Our Talented Aerial Dance

Performers and Instructors

Kara Baer

Kara is an aerialist by day and night who teaches dance trapeze, silks, sling, rope, and double point lyra. Her passion for aerial innovation was honed over Level 1 and 2 teacher trainings with Paper Doll Militia, Alex Allan, and Vault Aerial Arts. As a performer, Kara specializes in dazzling blindfolded aerial acts. Kara first found […]

Sophie Baur

Sophie was introduced to aerial in 2021 and immediately fell in love! It offered her a way to decompress from her day job as an emergency room nurse. Sophie started teaching for ACOD in 2023 after shadowing and learning extensively from Kara Baer. She now coaches a mix of classes including youth, adult, birthday parties, […]

Katie Brunner

Katie became immersed in the aerial world in 2009 when she began taking classes at S-Connection Aerial Arts in Gainesville, Florida. She completed her teacher training under the guidance of the Brazilian-trained circus artist Corey David deSouza and relocated to Denver in 2012. Her performance highlights include the 2014 Irish Aerial Dance Festival, 2015 Decadence […]

Leah Grandstaff

Leah was introduced to the circus arts with the aerial silks in 2013. Inspired to share her love of aerial movement, she began her journey as an aerial coach in 2016. Notable professional development certifications include Aircat Aerial Arts, Aeriality Aerial Yoga, & Air Control Pilates ® Leah has been a cast member of the […]

Nicole Londraville

Nicole was working as a scientist in the Boston area when she took her first aerial class in 2012. She was instantly hooked and began dreaming of running away and joining the circus. For the next five years, Nicole worked in Biotech by day and trained circus nightly. In 2017, she was accepted into the […]

Nadja Tizer

Nadja is an independent artist and cosmetologist by day and a circus artist by night. Her aerial career began as one of the first students at Aerial Cirque Over Denver, where she went on to become a senior instructor. In 2009, she became a certified aerial yoga instructor. Later, Nadja completed her level one teacher […]

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