Aerial Arts introductory classes will focus on basic aerial skills, specifically for beginners ages 9 to 18. Each class will be 90 minutes and include warm-ups specifically designed for aerial activities and conclude with body conditioning and/or stretching on the apparatus. The aerial skills taught in each class include silks and lyra.
Silks are one long piece of fabric attached in the middle to the ceiling to create two long tails. The silks class will teach you fundamentals skills including -- climbing, inversions, hanging upside down and flexibility. As you progress, develop more strength and confidence, you may learn sequences, drops, slides, flips and duo skills as well.
Lyra is a metal ring suspended vertically from the ceiling. In this class you will learn the fundamental skills including -- inversions, pullovers, balances, flexibility skills, poses and spinning. As you become more advanced, you may learn to spin the apparatus as you execute skills and poses.
Lexi Strumolo is an accomplished international artist. She began her training in dance and acrobatics at a young age in New York. Upon relocating to Australia, she studied at Lee Academy full time graduating with her Advanced Diploma of Dance. She performs as an aerialist, dancer, adagio artist and acrobat for many corporate events including Formula 1 racing, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Australia’s Got Talent - receiving 2 Golden Buzzers, and Australia Tourism. Lexi also performed as a lead dancer and aerialist in “Salome” at the Sydney Opera house. In 2021, Lexi was cast in the lead adagio couple in “L’hotel”, the headlining show for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. For a video of clips featuring Lexi, click => Lexi Strumolo
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Lexi will also be offering private and semi-private lessons for anyone interested in reviewing the skills learned in class; progressing at a faster rate; and/or simply learning one-on-one. Aerial privates will generally be available before or after classes on Sundays. If you are interested in semi-private lessons (i.e., shared privates of two or more people), you are responsible to arrange the group.