Molly Alghussain - Molly is the owner and founder of Aerial Theory. She has been an aerial performer in full-scale theatrical productions, at various charity events, corporate events, and private parties throughout her aerial career. She has been teaching and performing in aerial arts for over 10 years and has 15 years of gymnastics experience. She loves sharing her passion for aerial arts with others!
Cara Bickers - Cara grew up moving her body as much as possible. Her background of 13 years of gymnastics, 17 years of ballet, and 11 years of Track and Field has given her an understanding of body awareness that comes across in her teaching style. Although she did not find aerial arts until graduate school, Cara has now been practicing both silks and lyra since 2013 and teaching since 2016. In her classes she is passionate about not only sharing new tricks, but also breaking down exactly what makes those tricks work and look the best that they can. She also is a strong believer that everyone can try aerial silks!
Brandi Cooper - After seeing her first Cirque show as a child Brandi was drawn to the elegance of aerial arts. She joined Aerial Theory with essentially no prior experience in gymnastics or dance, and minimal strength, but with consistence and determination she has been able to progress into advanced skills and choreography. She is excited to share her passion and hopes to empower others to believe in their potential. When you start from the bottom, you can only go up - so let's climb!
Lauren Dabbs - Lauren’s yoga journey blossomed from spending her youthful years in the small town of Nosara, Costa Rica. There she found her foundations in the practice and developed her roots in mindfulness, eventually leading her to become a vinyasa and aerial yoga instructor. She is also certified in the influences of yin and reiki. Her ultimate goal is to act as a guide along other's spiritual journeys, infusing yoga and mindfulness to create a healthy balanced lifestyle. Lauren’s classes include a variety of fluid movement offering self inquiry and introspection. She considers herself a life long learner always evolving and refining her expertise in the field. She is currently on the path to becoming a psychologist, and broadening her healing practice into the studies of the mind.
Caroline Jones - Caroline discovered the aerial arts when looking for ways to expand her yoga and exercise routine. After quickly failing in love with the beauty and excitement of aerial silks and hammock, she dedicated as much as time as she could to training and learning as many new skills as possible. Caroline loves to share her passion for aerial with students of all ages, and hopes to not only just teach, but to inspire her students to find their own personal freedom in the air!
Julie Lai Fatt - Julie has been doing silks for over 5 years. She first got started while she was a student at UCSD, and it's been a growing passion ever since. She loves silks because not only is it an amazing and fun workout, but it's also a creative form of expression with endless possibilities. Let's reach new heights together!
Ashley Lewis - Ashley grew up as a dancer, primarily in hip hop, ballet, and jazz. She began her journey at Aerial Theory over 4 years ago, and has been in love with this art form ever since. Ashley uses her background in dance to find movement and fluidity in the air. Ashley has found a passion for Aerial Choreography, as well as teaching those of all ages. She is excited to share her love and passion for aerial arts, as well as help those who would like to grow, progress, and find their style of movement in the air.
Lili Miller - Lili has been into fitness since she was 14 years old. She discovered aerial silks over 5 years ago and quickly got addicted to it. She loves the creativity and total body workout silks offers. She wants to share her love of silks with others, in turn helping them discover their own limitless potential.
Daisy Pavlovics - Daisy grew up as a dancer, cheerleader, and primarily a gymnast. As her gymnastics days came to an end, she looked for something new, and that’s when she found aerial silks. Through aerial silks, she is able to explore and utilize her flexibility, strength, and movement through new and exciting ways. Daisy coached recreational gymnastics for several years and now teaches acrobatic dance and yoga. Her heart has always been drawn to teaching in various forms whether academic, artistic, or athletic. Daisy embraces her ability to teach as an opportunity to lead others both young and old in their own journey of joy through movement.
Lauren Pfannenstiel - Over ten years ago, Lauren was looking for a fun new workout routine and bought a Groupon for an aerial silks class. Flash forward to present day, this trial workout is now an integral part of her daily life bringing with it an outlet for joy, strength, beauty, and creativity. Lauren started with learning aerial silks before moving on to other apparatuses, and eventually finding her favorite in the hammock. She has coached both the silks and hammock for over five years, and loves exploring and playing with how different skills from the silks, lyra, and trapeze can translate to the hammock and vice versa. She is excited to share her passion and joy of aerial with you!
Jeny Tamayo - With a passion and love for all forms of self expression ever since she was little, Jeny was inspired after having 3 kids to finally set it free and began a journey of exploration, with painting, yoga, movement and music. When Jeny came across a Groupon for aerial silks she was fascinated to find out what was all about, and after the first class she fell in love with it all - the physical, mental and emotional aspects of it. Jeny has consistently practiced silks and hammock ever since, and loves to inspire others to explore their unique form expression in the aerial arts. Never stop exploring the possibilities of what you can do!
Susan Taylor - Susan has been teaching yoga since 1998. She found the Pilates method of movement in 1996 and became certified by the leading professionals in 2000. For the last several years she has been interested in various forms of circus arts, flexibility included. Susan has put together many flexibility lesson plans to benefit performers and enthusiasts alike.