After Brittany took her first aerial class, She knew that someday it would be a huge part of her life. Aerial dance was so captivating to her that she drove out of town faithfully every weekend to take classes. Brittany was always intrigued by the beauty, strength and grace of aerial dance with playful intention, patience, and respect. She immersed herself in the study of aerial arts and decided she had to share her passion with others. In 2013 she attended the New England Center for Circus Arts Teacher Education Program for Aerial Arts, Fabric, and Trapeze then again in 2019 for sling with Born To Fly Teacher Education Program. Brittany continues to take workshops, rigging courses once a year and continues to study with other amazing Aerial Instructors. Brittany is President of Aerial Dance Panama City
Misty Joy discovered her passion for aerial arts & fitness in 2013, starting with pole fitness and branching out to Aerial Silks, Lyra, Aerial Hammock, Aerial Rope, and Static Trapeze. The Lyra being her personal favorite. Misty has a great love for the circus arts, and has expanded her practices to performing with fire props, and especially breathing and eating fire. Misty also performs Aerial and Acro Doubles. This last year has been busy for her as she has created a business performing as a mermaid. Misty has completed her training from Waverly Jones but continues to train all over the country. She is also certified with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Fit, ACE, and so many more we simply don't have the room to put it all down.
Misty is the Program Director for Aerial Lyra.
Rachel has performed in many roles at our Aerial Student Showcase as well as a dancer with the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Firebird ballets. She has thought creative dance classes, ballet and jazz level 1. She has enjoyed choreographing ballet pieces for the church setting. She has a great love for children, and dance, and it shows in her teaching.
Rachel has studied Aerial Silks, Lyra, Barre, Classical Ballet, Modern Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop at several studios in Illinois and Florida. Rachel is so excited to teach our children's program called My Little Aerialist. She has a love for children and it shows in her work. Rachel completed her Born to Fly Aerial Sling Program.
Emily Waymire began her dance education as a child studying ballet. Her love for movement and music began on pointe; however, she found her true love in the art form when she discovered aerial dance. She has studied at Aerial Dance Panama City since 2013. She has studied fabric, sling, and trapeze, but the aerial apparatus that she truly loves is rope. She hopes that she can pass along her passion for this apparatus to her students. Emily’s day job has her working as an analyst and tactician for the United States Navy, and she is a mommy to an amazing little boy.
Emily has completed her Born To Fly Rope Certification and if the program director.
She has completed Rigging 101 and 102 with Todd Spiering and Brett Copes
Linda comes from a dance background in classical ballet studying and performing for the Columbus Ballet. As an older adult, she was looking for a fun and creative way to stay in shape. After 3 years of training on aerial silks, she then passed the Born to Fly instructor training program in 2019 for Aerial Sling. She is also a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance instructor and possesses a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology through her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Keita Wilt started her aerial dance career in 2013, after several years of taking gymnastics. With the support and encouragement of the ADPC instructors, she has greatly developed her skills in silks, sling, lyra, trapeze, and rope. She currently teaches My Little Aerialist and Trapeze classes. She is one of the two directors of the Varsity Performance Team.
Keita is working on completing her certification through Born to Fly, and she has completed Rigging 101 with Brett Copes.
Bea started her aerial dance career in 2012, after several years of taking dance. With the support and encouragement of the ADPC instructors, she has greatly developed her skills in silks, sling, lyra, trapeze, and rope. She currently teaches My Tiny Aerialist classes and is one of the two directors of the Jr. Varsity Performance Team and Aerial Teen Performance Company.
Bea is being Certified through Born to Fly Teacher Training, and she has completed Rigging 101 with Brett Copes.
Emma Corbell has enjoyed Aerial Dance since her first class in 2017. With the help of her wonderful instructors at ADPC Emma has grown to love sling, rope, trapeze and chains. She currently teaches trapeze and is one of the two directors of the Varsity Performance Team.
Emma graduated from the Circus Arts Institute in Aerial Trapeze.
Milisa started dancing at age 2, taking ballet, jazz, and tap. In the academy, she took
gymnastics and acro-sports. Her love of movement leads her to become a dance major at UMass Amherst, studying ballet, jazz, and modern dance. While living in Boston, she performed as a go-go dancer. After moving to Florida, she became a ballroom dance instructor specializing in waltz, foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, East & West coast swing, merengue, mambo, and the hustle; she also competed professionally. Starting in elementary school and throughout her life, she has choreographed dances and danced for chorus groups, talent shows, a children's church group, wedding dances, ballroom showcases, and a play at the Kaleidoscope Theater. She discovered aerial dance in 2017, performing in 2 Flyers Debuts, and ADPC's 2019 showcase "Whirlwind". Most recently she was the Assistant Creative Director, Head Marketing Director, and Professional Performer for 2021 Le Cirque de Noir: Pandora's Box of Curiosities. During her time at Aerial Dance PC, she helped coach a fellow aerialist to win a nationally recognized aerialist competition. Solidifying her opinion that what she has learned dancing on the floor, easily translates to dancing in the air. She now wants to help others by teaching her passion - emoting and expressing through movement, therefore she has created dance classes to help fellow aerialists and/or anyone else who wants to learn and refine these skills on the floor. She is also available for in-house coaching to help fine-tune any routines.
Christine started Aerial in 2018 and is Hoopology certified. She is currently working on her Aerial Silks Teacher Training and she hopes to be done by late summer.
Ashley started Aerial in 2020 with her daughter. She has a contagious smile and works as our Studio Supervisor. She will be the first person that welcomes you in to the space and her calming personality will help any new student feel comfortable. Ashley will be starting her teacher training this summer.
Tena is an example that you’re never too old to start aerial. She
was a middle-aged woman when she walked into her first aerial class. As an older adult, it took patience and hard work but wow, aerial was so much fun! As a child, Tena was always dancing. Dancing continued to be her passion for many years before she earned a BA in Dance at Butler University. As a teacher, she loved sharing her love of movement with students, helping them find their body connection and expression through dance. After a few years of aerial training, Tena was asked to go through Bumbershoot Aerial Art’s teacher training program. As an aerial coach, she found it very rewarding to help empower students to perform skills they never thought possible. As a teacher, you’re also always learning. Tena continued her aerial teacher training through NECCA’s Nimble Arts teacher training program. In 2017 she completed the Introduction to Teaching Aerials and, then in 2018, the Foundation Level certification on Trapeze. Tena has taught classes on Trapeze, Silks, Sling, Rope, Lyra, and Stilts. She attended the Global Stilt Congress in 2016, where students from around the world come together to train and perform on stilts.
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