Past Guest Teacher Workshops

Janelle Peters
Date:  Sunday, August  4th

Contortion is more than just flexibility! Contortionists combine their bend, strength, control, and musicality to create mind-boggling choreography. In this workshop, students will begin to explore the elements of training contortion. We will stretch deeply, yes, and we will also begin to hone our balance, active flexibility, stabilization and fluidity of movement. This is a workshop open to anyone who has been flirting with the idea of training contortion, or who wants to bring elements of this beautiful art form into their performance on other apparatuses. Cost: $50- Company Members $55 -General

Knotted n’ Art
Partnering Part 2
Date:  February 16th, 2pm
​You may have seen this beautiful & talented couple training at our open gyms between contracts.  Kelsey & Artem are the professional touring duo, Knotted n’ Art, and they will be holding an aerial fabric partnering workshop at Dragonfly! Grab a friend or come solo and we will match you up! You must have attended partnering 1 workshop in the past couple of weeks to register. Cost: $40-Performance Company Members  $45- General

Aaron Koz & Nicole Carver
Date:  June 20-25th
2 Hour Workshops

Straps Teacher Training a bit intense but still longing for a fantastic workshop series?
​Cost: $60- Company Members (Dragonfly will supplement ) $75 -General

Katie Mesmerie Brunner-
Trapeze & Fabric
Date August 7th, 2019
​Owner of Mesmerie Entertainment, Katie Mesmerie is a professional aerialist, fire performer, circus entertainer, and aerial instructor. Based in Denver, Colorado USA, she teaches and performs aerial dance professionally. With a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Florida, Katie’s aerial instruction is informed by years of experience teaching physical skills to children and adults.She is a graduate of the S-Connection Aerial Arts Teaching Training program in Williston, Florida and has participated in continuing education opportunities including the Frequent Flyer’s Aerial Dance Festival (Boulder, CO), Irish Aerial Dance Festival (Letterkenny, Ireland), and Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival (Denver, CO).    Cost:  $40- Company $45 -General

Danni Maxwell
Make-up & Costume 101
Date  November 10th, 10-11:30
​Join us for a timely Make-up & Costume Workshop. With the holidays quickly approaching, performances are on the horizon from ambiance gigs to stage shows. In this workshop we will discuss proper contouring and make up tricks for performance stage make-up. Discussions like just how dark your foundation should be and where to high lite your eyes and with what!  Costuming will also be discussed from butt-glue to stripes! Cost:$35-Performance Company Members $40- General

Fractal Tribe
Spansets & Hoop
October 20, 11:15am
​Join members of Fractal Tribe and explore the dynamic art of partner aerial acrobatics. This workshop will challenge your strength and flexibility while creating shapes, moving through transitions, and building trust with other bodies. Participants will be able to practice duo lyra, hammock and play on an invented apparatus. Come fly with us!
All skill levels welcomed. We will work to cater the needs of each student from beginner to advanced.
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and make sure you don’t miss our Colorado springs show! Cost: $30 register

Erwan Choux
August 12th, 8pm
​Erwan Choux is a French straps artist who started his circus journey when he was twelve. Every summer, he joined a street theatre association to create a show with his friends and tour it in Europe. When he was 15, he had to find a way to combine his circus passion with school, so he auditioned for l’Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault, the only European school that would give a BAC and a daily circus practice. After three years of training in handstand, acrobatics, theatre, dance and teeterboard in that school, Erwan decided to join the National Centre for Circus Arts in London to complete his training. He spent another three years learning straps and hand to hand. Today he is still as passionate as this twelve year old little boy and shares his passion for circus arts every time he teaches or takes the stage. Beginning 8/12 @ 8p Int/Adv 8/12 @ 1pm Bring wrist protection for endurance. $55 for 90 min.

Natalie Keller
Fabric/Sling April 3rd, 5pm
Back by popular demand! We are excited to welcome Natalie Keller for another aerial hoop workshop while she is on winter break from the National Center for Circus Arts in London. A Colorado native, you may have seen Natalie featured at the Millibo Art Theatre, Aerial Dreamworks or on national tour with The Thorn. Natalie will be focusing on Hoops & Loops! $35 pp-Spaces limited.

Kylie & Oleg
February 28th, 5pm
Coming to us from the Ukraine & Australia, Oleg & Kylie will be offering a mixed apparatus workshop for Dragonfly students. We will cover aspects of partnering work on the ground as well as fabric/straps and if we have time we can work a bit of hoop! $40 pp- Reservation required by Feb 27th 5pm, Space limited.

Jocelynn Rudig
January 24th, 6pm
Certified Yoga, Aerial Fabric, Aerial Yoga and GYROKINESIS® Instructor.  Jocelynn began her Aerial Dance career with Capacitor in San Francisco on invented apparatus and was formally introduced to traditional circus skills 5 years later.
Jocelynn has been performing aerial dance since 2002. Some highlights from Jocelynn’s career include working with Capacitor, Liss Fain Dance, Vau de Vire Society, Fractal Tribe and Frequent Flyers and performing solo acts at Envision, Symbiosis, Sonic Bloom, Arise, The Edwardian Ball and many more festivals and events around the globe. She travels the world teaching and sharing her knowledge of Aerial Dance, Yoga and Aerial Yoga at various studios and festivals.  She currently resides in Humboldt County, CA where she teaches Aerial Dance, Aerial Yoga and traditiona Yoga.  Jocelynn also co-teaches Aircat Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings and Beginner Fabric Teacher Trainings with Aircat Aerial Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Please visit her website at
When reserving, please specify if you are interested in aerial hoop, silks or dance trapeze. Jocelynn is available for multiple back to back workshops on the 24th.
$45 pp- Reservation required, Space limited.

Natalie Keller
December, 16th 8pm
Back by popular demand! We are excited to welcome Natalie Keller for another aerial hoop workshop while she is on winter break from the National Center for Circus Arts in London. A Colorado native, you may have seen Natalie featured at the Millibo Art Theatre, Aerialdreamworks or on national tour with The Thorn. $32 pp-Spaces limited.