Angela is based in San Francisco, California and teaches aerial silks of all levels at Aerial Artique. In the past, she has also taught at Athletic Playground in Emeryville, Poletential in Redwood City, and Ascend Aerial Arts in San Carlos.
Her emphasis in teaching is act development, including choreographing and leading the student performance workshops at Aerial Artique several seasons in a row. But her favorite class to teach is always first-time beginners because of the magic in discovering new forms of movement and the excitement in accomplishing new achievements. Her mission is to help make the aerial arts accessible to anyone.
Angela first began learning aerial silk and trapeze in 2009, originally training with Rain and Sarah of the Paper Doll Militia (PDM). Musicality and performance were always core to PDM's teaching style, so this has been the foundation of her experience. Angela believes that aerial dance is fundamentally about character and expression, and her style in the air emphasizes grace, precision, and fluidity of movement.
Angela is a member of the cirque ensemble The Dahlias, a quartet of aerialists and contortionists that blend modern circus and dance on a variety of specialty and custom apparatuses. She performs regularly with The Dahlias, as well as with TrapezeWorld, La Maison Aurora, Entire Productions, Gatsby Entertainment, and Circosphere.
Her specialty and true love is aerial silks, but she has also been seen performing single point trapeze, lyra, chains, aerial globe, and aerial moon at corporate events and shows with Supperclub San Francisco, Circus Center, Upswing, Dance Mission Theater, Yerba Buena Night, & the Treat Social Club.