Aerial Silks Classes
The Muse offers some of the best Aerial Silks classes in NYC and Brooklyn. With professional instructors and sessions for all levels from beginner to advanced, you’ll be flying in no time whether you’ve been in the air for years or are just getting your feet off the ground. Work your strength, flexibility, balance, and agility as you learn poses, sequences, drops, and more!
BEGINNER AERIAL SILKS
Open to brand new aerialists and those with a bit more experience under their belts, this class will teach you to climb, post, and wrap with style and grace. You’ll learn basic sequences as as you develop stamina and strength.
AERIAL SILKS 2
Time to up your silks game! This class focuses on more advanced conditioning and sequences, as well as strength-based moves.
Skills Required: be able to climb to the top of the silk; execute foot locks in the air; be able to invert in the air
Open Level Silks
This class is open to aerialists at a range of levels and covers climbing, posing, and developing sequences.
AERIAL SILKS PARTNERING
Make a friend and fly together! This class focuses on the safe execution of duo silks work. No partner is necessary - students will alternate as flyers and bases experience all aspects of partnering.
Skills Required: must be able to get into a cross back straddle; must be able to do 2 pull ups; must be able to invert 4 times in the air consecutively
Aerial Silks Instructors
REBECCA FEY COLLINS
Rebecca is an aerialist and AEA/SAg-AFTRA actress with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois. She has performed as an aerialist at venues such as The Slipper Room, The Muse, House of Yes, Streb, Dixon Place, and Big Skyworks. She currently teaches children's aerial classes at the 92Y and has taught aerial silks at Equalize Fitness and Asphalt Green Battery Park City. She has also taught acting and improv to all ages at various studios and camps around Chicago, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Kyla Ernst-Alper began her career the age of sixteen with Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech in NYC. She has since performed on the ground and in the air with many renowned companies and choreographers, including Elisa Monte Dance, Battery Dance Company, and Dzul Dance. Kyla performs as RAVEN with Sylvana Tapia, produces The Chicago Party, and is a member of ABCirque and Indelible Dance. She is fortunate to have performed in over 15 countries and appears regularly in the NYC variety and nightlife venues. Visit kylaernstalper.com for info about upcoming performances.
Alisa is an aerialist, dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She flies on dance trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial spansets, hammock, bungee, and harness, as well as custom-designed apparatuses. Alisa has performed contemporary, musical theater style jazz, experimental dance-theater, ballet, and ballroom.
Alisa earned a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English from New York University. She has toured the world working for cruise ships (Royal Caribbean), theme parks (Busch Gardens), and national and international tours (Cirque Dreams, RudduR Dance, Timelapse Dance). She was the Assistant Choreographer of Grounded Aerial and had her own dance company, Fingerprints. She is currently a company member of ABCirque and performs around the city at venues such as The Slipper Room, Secret Loft, House of Yes, and of course, The Muse.
Nicki is an aerialist, actor, creator and co-founding artistic director of Only Child Aerial Theatre. In addition to performing as an aerialist in projects throughout NYC, notable credits include aerial choreographer for in Ripe Time’s “The World is Round” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Only Child Aerial Theatre’s “ASYLUM” (co-author, director and performer) at NYU’s Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Nicki has been as resident artist with the Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, The Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto, Toronto Circus Sessions at the Harbourfront Centre, and the New Victory LabWorks Program. Most recently Nicki completed a creative residency in Sweden at Cirkus Cirkör, where she also shadowed their director Olle Strandberg on the premiere of his new show “Under.” www.nickimiller.com
Diane is an aerialist and a dancer. She has performed at Galapagos, The Slipper Room, Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance New Amsterdam. She also performs regularly with Phaedra’s Cabaret. In Diane’s class, you will build strength, flexibility, and coordination. Diane fosters an atmosphere that is both positive and challenging. She encourages her students to go deep into their bodies and discover their own interpretation of the movement given or experienced. Diane has a Degree in Performing Arts, Dance from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She is also certified in Simonson Method of Teacher Training, Thai Massage Advanced Studies Sen Theory & Application, and Thai Massage Basic Studies Level I and II.