Andrea Hartley: Aerial Silks and Hula Hoop | Kisima Festival 2021

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Andrea graduated from Louisiana State University Honors College in 2014 with a BA in International Studies concentrated in Africa and a double minor in Business Administration and Psychology. Andrea trained in Aerial Arts at LSU’s School of Theatre 2013-2014 and furthered her circus study in subsequent years with Nashville Circus Centre, Crave Fitness Studio and Fly Circus Space. Passionate about travel and having studied in East Africa, Andrea moved to Kenya in 2014 and shortly thereafter became the Aerial Arts instructor at Sarakasi Dome.

In 2017, She went on to create the social circus AER Africa which employs Kenyan youth and brings Aerial + Flow Arts to venues and schools across Africa. She furthered her study of Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga in 2018 with Karuna Yoga Journeys and continues to host retreats, workshops and classes that merge aerial, yoga, flow and mindfulness practices.


Andrea’s Kisima Offerings:

Aerial Silks and Hula Hoop

Please pre-book a spot in this class here!

Aerial Silks will help build strength, flexibility and endurance. It combines ballet and gymnastics technique which allows you to hold your own body weight on a suspended apparatus as you begin to learn acrobatic fundamentals in the air.

Hula Hoop Flow is actually an ancient art-form, most known from the First Nation/Native American culture. It combines hip flexibility, core strength, dynamic movement, and improve dance.

Where: The Stage on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October.

View the full schedule here.


Connect with Andrea: AER Website | Facebook | Instagram


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