TEACHERS

Ellio Blox

Blox Acrobatics

Acrobat. Teacher. Performer. AcroArtist. 

Ellio Blox has nourished a lifelong fascination for peering over edges and discovering footholds in the unlikeliest of places. A full time world-traveling teacher with his company Blox Acrobatics, he offers quality instruction on a deep bag of tricks. Blox is a head coach of Pitch Catch Circus School of Acrobatics in Asheville, NC, is a member of the Partner Acrobatics teaching team on intensives and teacher trainings, and has performed partner acrobatics across North America and the Caribbean with his performing arts and production company, Acrodisiac. Rooted in many years of pedagogic study, acrobatics training under world-class teachers since 2010, and a commitment to health and happiness, Blox is a powerful resource for acrobatic advancement and personal growth.

Danya Xena

of the Acro SuperHeroes

Real Life Super Hero :) 

Danya Xena is a full-time travelling acro teacher who creates supportive, safe, collaborative and fun learning environments.  With a focus on dynamic acrobatics she encourages everyone’s inner Super Heroes by offering a community feeling with great progressions and awesome spotting.   As a mid-weight acrobat she is both a base and a flyer, and as such, has a great understanding of both sides of the practice.

 

Danya co-founded the Acro SuperHeroes and the Canadian Acro Intensive, founded the SuperHero Circus Academy and FemPower Acro and has taught in over 100 communities.  Danya brings with her a career in adult education, coaching and facilitation, a deep passion for social justice, and a Masters degree in Diversity Studies with a focus on pedagogy (the art and science of teaching). Danya is certified as both a Partner Acrobatics and Acro Revolution Teacher and attended 10 weeks of Pitch Catch Circus in 2016.  She has consulted for Pitch Catch and Acro Yoga International and leads the Acro Social Justice Teacher Training through the SuperHero Circus Academy. 

Micah Ellinger

Circus Coach 

Micah has been immersed in the world of partner acrobatics since 2008, starting with an intensive circus program for 9 months at New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, and more recently completed 3 years training hand to hand at École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal. Since then he has been performing internationally with several companies, including Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, and Circus Monti. On his time off, he enjoys exploring the more gentle & creative practice of Acroyoga; He can often be found somewhere in a park with someone on his feet.

  • 4th Canadian Acro Intensive Event