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Jenny - Aerial hoop instructor

Photo of Jenny - Aerial hoop instructor in action Jenny started aerial hoop at Paradise Fitness in 2015. As well as the aerial hoop, Jenny also trains pole, silks, trapeze and acrobatics. Jenny is renowned for creating weird and wonderful experimental moves and combinations on the aerial hoop, much to the gasps of her fellow instructors. Jenny has entered many competitions including IPAAT, Solent and UK Aerial Championships. This year she came 1st in her region in the UK aerial championship in the instructor category. Jenny was also awarded the Best Trick award at the 2019 In-house Luna competition.

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Becki - Instructor Assistant

Photo of Becki - Instructor Assistant in action Becki moved to the South in 2014 from Wales, not knowing many people and wanting to find a new exercise class to make friends in the South, this is where she found pole and aerial hoop, but sadly the studio closed down. After a three year break from aerial, Becki joined Luna to restart aerial hoop and has recently joined the Luna family to take the next step in her hoop journey. She is now currently training to become a beginners aerial hoop instructor but also enjoys pole and trapeze!

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Claire - Instructor Assistant

Photo of Claire - Instructor Assistant in action Claire began learning aerial acrobatics since October 2016 and specialises in the aerial hoop. Claire is very creative in making routines and most recently won the in house competition for her routine as a mischievous monkey. As an instructor Claire loves to see how aerial boosts a persons confidence and loves watching the students progress.

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Elly - Pole and Pilates Instructor

Photo of Elly - Pole and Pilates Instructor in action Elly is a pole and pilates instructor. She has been doing pole for 5 years and likes doing the strength related moves. Elly has reached the final of the Solent in the doubles pole category 3 times, but had to withdraw because her partners all fell pregnant!

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Michelle - Pole Instructor

Photo of Michelle - Pole Instructor in action Michelle began learning pole in Tenerife in her forties and did a first performance as a professional at the age of 43. Having enjoyed learning the pole so much, Michelle began an instructor. She was taught by Stefania Roberto Master Instructor of the International Pole Dance Fitness Association and therefore is well qualified to teach. Michelle is registered with the pole dance community. In 2018 Michelle reached the semi-finals of the International Pole and Aerial Arts Tournament.

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Stevie - Aerial Hoop Instructor

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Kiah - Silks Instructor

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Luke - Acrobatics Instructor

Photo of Luke - Acrobatics Instructor in action Luke has been involved with community circus for over 15 years, and is a passionate circus performer, workshop leader and instructor. His speciality at Luna is Acrobalance, however he is also a certified stretch instructor, having passed his SpinCity certification last year, and is currently taking a course in Strength and Conditioning at SpinCity. Alongside teaching at Luna, Luke is also a director, performer and instructor at Top Banana Circus school, where amongst his many achievements, he helped choreograph, and perform in, a six person Acrobalance routine alongside Luna’s founder - Fenella. Luke is always looking for the next circus skill to master - currently he’s teaching himself Cyr Wheel, and Walking Ladder!

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Sarah-Jane - Aerial and Pole Instructor, Events and Social Coordinator

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Katie - Acrobatics Instructor

Photo of Katie - Acrobatics Instructor in action Katie started out as a competitive gymnast, where at 16 she became a coach and worked part time teaching children for three years. After spending some time away travelling she wanted to get back into her fitness and began pole fitness. She has trained at a variety of schools across Hampshire and eventually ended up at Paradise Fitness. It was here her passion became more and she did her instructor training st Spin City. Katie is into all things flexy and in addition to teaching pole she ran weekly stretch classes. These were extremely popular for students looking to perfect certain 'bendy' moves in pole, and aerial as well as runners with tight legs and those returning to sport after injury.

Since leaving Paradise Fitness she has had her second child and is now back better than ever to take on our new endeavour that is Luna.

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Fenella - Owner and Head Coach

Photo of Fenella - Owner and Head Coach in action Fenella was a gymnast when she was younger. Not just in the gymnasium, but at the park, on trees, door-frames, the stair banister you get the idea. At the age of 28 Fenella discovered aerial acrobatics and trained at Paradise Fitness, where she learnt the aerial hoop, trapeze, silks, pole and acrobatic gymnastics.

Fenella loved aerial so much, that she decided to become an instructor at the studio she trained. Unfortunately the studio closed down, Fenella and her fellow aerialists and acrobats had no where to go! In February 2018 (with the official launch in April) Fenella opened Luna Acrobatics and Aerial Arts.

Fenella has participated in a variety of events including shows at Luna Acrobatics and Aerial Arts, summer and school fayres around the Stubbington area, Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, Gabefest in Southampton, Circesque in Essex and at the Gothic Circus on the Isle of Wight.

Fenella competed at the International Pole and Aerial Tournament in the intermediate aerial hoop category in 2016 coming 3rd.

Alongside running her school - Luna Acrobatics and Aerial Arts, Fenella is a performer and instructor at Top Banana Circus based in Portsmouth. Fenella predominately teaches the aerial hoop, but also at children's events teaching the tightrope and ground skills such juggling, and plate spinning. Fenella also teaches at the Classique School of Dance in Waterlooville.

There is not a governing body for aerial and acrobatics; however Fenella has attended a variety of training events to keep up to date. This includes a beginners aerial hoop instructors course at Spin City in Newbury, aerial and pole for children by X-pert training, rigging for aerial studio owners by Total Solutions. Fenella has also attended aerial training in France with established aerial circus instructors Akasha Dryden and Carrinan Binjj and the Manchester Aerial and Acrobatics Convention where experts from the circus industry teach a variety of workshops.

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