Circus Arts Workshops


Contortion with Pareidolia


Wednesday, December 19th
Investment: $50

The amazing girls of Pareidolia Contortion are here for a super short period of time but we are bringing them to YOU!

Don't miss this incredible opportunity: 1 hour of Legs and 1 hour of Back with focus on stabilization and alignment.

Level: Intermediate
Pre-requisites: bridge, body awareness
This workshop needs a minimum of 6 to run, so save your spot ASAP!

About the instructors:
Liv and Ariana are Kansas City based contortionists who work for Six Flags, Quixotic, and Kansas City Aerial Arts

Liv Morrow is a contortionist, aerial performer, and instructor based in Kansas City. Originially from Tennessee, she began dance and gymnastic classes at four years old. By eight she recognized a love for contortion and performing. Halfway through her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at East Tennessee State University, Liv was awarded an apprenticeship at the now New York Circus Arts Academy. After graduating from ETSU in 2008, she joined Pendulum Dance Theatre in Portland, Oregon. With Pendulum, Liv trained with world-renowned Mongolian contortionist Tsengelmaa Byambadorj and rhythmic gymnastics coach and Kooza choreographer Alixa Sutton. Pendulum booked Liv for special events for Cirque Du Soleil, Intel, and the Portland Art Museum. She has toured with Aerial Experience Productions and Celebrity Cruises. In the summer of 2012 Liv, performed full time for the World Expo in Yeosu South Korea. She has also performed internationally with Quixotic.

Ariana Ferber-Carter resolved to become a circus performer when she was six years old. She studied gymnastics, aerial arts, partner acrobatics, handstands, trampoline, and contortion during her six summers on tour with Circus Smirkus. She developed a love for balancing and bending and has specialized in contortion for her adult life. Her professional credits include Circus Bella, Cirque Imagination, and Celebrity Cruises Production Cast - Specialty Act. She is a recent recruit to the Kansas City circus community where she works for Lucia Aerial Arts and founded Pareidolia Contortion with her circus partner, Liv Morrow.


Beginner Hula Hoop Flow Mini-Intensive

With Emily Gandolfo aka Mystic Flow Fairy

Saturdays, January 5, 12, and 19, 2019 from 11am-1pm

Sliding Scale donations for The Muse! (Thank you, Emily)
Suggested donations: $20-$30 per class or $50-$70 for all 3 classes 


This is a Beginner Hula Hoop intensive for those interested in expanding their ground work and flow art knowledge! In this mini workshop series, we will start with the basics of learning waist hooping, walking while hooping and other essential movements and tricks for on body hooping.

The second class will consist of off body hooping. We will learn the different types of weaves, hooping on arms and elbows. Along with a basic chest roll and back roll.

The last class will be combining what we learned in the first two classes and putting sequencing together to Hoop Dance. We will learn different transitions from on to off body such as, jump-throughs, vortex’s and escalators.

Each class will include time to work on skills learned in the class and one on one time with each student to ensure success. (Hoops will be provided)

Saturdays, January 5th, 12th and 19th
11:00am - 1:00pm

Cost - Sliding Scale donations for The Muse!
Suggested donations: $20-$30 per class or $50-$70 for all 3 classes 

Thank you for your support!
About the Instructor:
Emily Gandolfo, also known as Mystic Flow Fairy on Social Media, has been Hula Hooping for 8 years! She started her journey to rehabilitate herself and strengthen her core. It was from there that her love to dance combined with the hoop Fitness and she began to grow. She learned to incorporate dance and tricks to her flow. She now performs throughout the east coast at clubs, venues, private events and music festivals.

Emily has been teaching Hoop Fitness, and beginner Hula Hoop Classes for 5 years. She has taught at Flow Art Festivals such as the JAMboree, and Disc Jam Festival. As well as in studios in New York. She has taught all ages from 9 years to 65!

Emily love teaching people to hoop because it get be so meditative. So whether you plan to perform or just want to find a new way to move Hula Hooping is a great new skill to learn.

You can see more of her amazing skills here!


The Mind-Body Connection: Mindfulness for Aerial Artists

w/ Sarah Sutin

Sunday, January 6, 2019

from 1:00-3:00pm


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Get out of your head and into your body. Break down your relationship with food, exercise, and fear to optimize your training and performance. Tap into the the why’s and what-if’s and learn some mind-body connection techniques to take your aerial skills to the next level.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 (our first workshop of the year!)
Investment: $50

**This workshop will only run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!**


Aerial Rope Skills & Sequences

with Tori Mcgrory

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 4 PM  


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This 2.5 hours master class with Tori Mcgrory will work on fundamental rope techniques, applying emphasis on understanding the mechanics to allow precision and ease of skills, focusing on sequences and transitions found in Tori’s movement research.

January 12th
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Investment: $80
Level: Intermediate
Pre-requisites: Invert multiple times in the air

This workshop will only run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!
About the Instructor:
Beginning her career as a contemporary dancer, performing in theatres across Europe, Tori developed her skills, mastering the artistic platform of the air, as well as traditional floor performances.

This combination of artistic planes has allowed Tori to feel whole as an artist, enabling a creative freedom to nurture her personal style and creative methods. Having a huge passion for creating, and the intertwining of rope and the body as one.
With this expression through the body she continues to explore and share new pathways for creative motion.
Tori's style harnesses her body’s natural qualities and through this she seeks to create a physical poetry that transcends traditional boundaries to audience engagement.

Her research and teaching methods take a holistic approach to learning. Placing a large emphasis on cooperating with your body, feeling and understanding movement mechanics by actively engaging with your senses. Also promoting a sense of self belief, seeing that we all have the potential for creating new movement.  


Aerial Silks Partnering

With Rebecca Fey

Saturday January 19

1:00 Pm - 3:00 PM

$65 solo, $110 duo (bring your partner and get a discount!)

Open Level

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In this workshop with Rebecca Fey, your partner’s body becomes your main apparatus to hang from and pose with. All students will learn shapes and poses to make with a partner. Beginners will learn how to safely execute basic hand to hand work. Experienced students will work more advanced hand to hand work.

When registering, please email our Studio Manager with your partnering experience or a note saying beginner so that we make proper lesson plans.

Please also inform if you are attending as a

  1. base

  2. flier

  3. both or

  4. base/flier registering together

Saturday, January 19th
Investment: $65 solo, $110 duo (bring your partner and get a discount!)
Open level

Pre-requisites: Students interested in basing must be able to repeatedly execute a cross back straddle as well as S-Wrap and Pull-ups. Students interested in flying must be able to execute multiple unassisted inversions in the air.

This workshops will run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:
Rebecca is an aerialist and AEA/SAG-AFTRA actress. She has performed solo and duo aerial work throughout New York and New Jersey. Rebecca currently teaches students of all ages at the Muse Brooklyn and Gowanus, 92Y, and Sokol and has also taught for Bridge for Dance, Equalize Fitness, and Asphalt Green. In addition to aerial, Rebecca taught acting and improv to all ages at various studios and camps around Chicago, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. (Fun fact: Turn on seasons 2 and 4 of Kimmy Schmidt to see Rebecca as Yuko).


Drills, Skills & Efficiency on Fabric

With Anna Thomas-Henry

Saturday, February 16th

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


In this workshop Anna will give you accessible tools to improve your aerial fabric technique and then help you apply those same techniques to new skills. Get ready to work smart, eliminate those tiring extra ticks and show those silks whose boss!

Level: Advanced beginners and up

Investment: $80 (early bird - until one week before)
                     $90 (regular)

Pre-requisites: To enjoy this workshop you must be able to climb to & invert at the top of the fabric with ease and have memorized multiple pose based skills and at least one drop.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, to save your spot in advance!

Vertical Innovation 

With Anna Thomas-Henry

Saturday, February 16th

10:30 am-12:30 pm

In this workshop Anna will guide you through her series of techniques for innovation on fabric. How do you take a skill you have seen over and over again and make it your own? How can you find new transitions? Where do you start? How do you know you're still safe? What do you do if you're not feeling that "creative"?

Level: Advanced beginners and up

Investment: $80 (early bird - until one week before)
                     $90 (regular)

Pre-requisites: Come to this workshop with a skill or sequence in mind and you will begin to unlock its endless potential.

If you are interested in joining both workshops, you will receive a 10% discount. Please write to for enrollment.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, to save your spot in advance!

About the instructor:


Anna is a multi-disciplinary performer who has performed an d toured incircus, dance, and musical theater all across the country. These days her specialties are aerial fabric and aerial net. Her innovative work on fabric has awarded her first place at the 2015 U.S. Aerial Championships as well as placement as a finalist in the 2015 Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in Denver. Anna frequently collaborates as an entertainer with special events companies and performs her own work with The Acrobatic Conundrum.

As a coach Anna has worked with students ranging from youth to full time professionals in the air and on the ground. She served as the Principal Aerial Coach at the P3 Program of SANCA Seattle, recently completed the first Artist in Residence position at Body & Pole NYC and often tours giving her workshops.

Training includes: SANCA Seattle's Professional Preparatory Program (aerial fabric & hand balance), Circus Warehouse Pro Program (aerial generalist), The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (musical theater
& dance), and The Shanghai Conservatory of Music (voice).

Favorite mentors include Adam Woolley (aerial fabric), Chloe Farah (aerial net) and Yury Bozyan (hand balance).
When she’s not touring to perform and teach workshops you can find Anna in her current home of NYC.

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