Coaches 2019

Director/ Coach- Sherri Mann


Sherri fell in love with Flying Trapeze in 2002 when she took classes locally. She traveled the nation to study the sport with a number of world famous trapeze artists, and finds the study a lifetime passion. Sherri founded Embrace Adrenaline Flying Trapeze Club in 2005 ( and started her first summer camp in 2006. She is proud to call Tony Steele (who has trained her from 2008 to 2015) her coach. Sherri Loves to share her passion for trapeze arts with the young and the young at heart. She especially loves the self empowerment and inspiration that circus arts can bring to young people when taught through positive, thoughtful, safe and methodical methods and practices. Sherri believes that Circus Arts are accessible to all and it is a our "attitude, not aptitude" (Zig Ziglar), that will guide us to soar. Sherri is also trained in Gyrokenisis®, Cirque-It®.

Catcher/ Coach - Mickey Dupont


Mickey Dupont  is an amazing coach and positive teacher. He has been teaching circus arts for over 25 years. Beginning as a gymnastics instructor, he transitioned to the circus arts at age 20 and began performing in shows around the world.  Flying trapeze, juggling, acrobatics and Cyr wheel are just some of the disciplines he has performed and taught. He is now teaching and performing in the Twin Cities and travels in the winter to warmer climates, bringing circus arts with him and sharing the experiences with all.

Coach - Katrina Nord


Safety/ Coach - Shawn Klancke


Shawn is a veteran Minneapolis Fire Captain with Rescue, EMT, High Rope/ Low Angle Rescue certification and is a member of USAR. She has taught climbing and rope safety for many years   She has managed the rigging and safety of Embrace Adrenaline Flying Trapeze for the past 12 years, with a perfect safety record. We are proud to have her as our head rigger and safety office. Shawn began her love of flying in 2005, she caught for many years and has introduced and trained many fine young catchers to the sport. In her teens, Shawn trained water skiing with a professional group which included slalom and jumping,  She has been enjoying wake surfing for 9 years and is our head wake-surfing coach.

Catcher/ Circus Coach - Leo Ipsen


Leo has been training and performing at Circus Juventas since the age of four, and training Flying Trapeze with Embrace Adrenaline and Flying Colors for 5 years. Leo specializes in balance acts such as Role Bola, Unicycle and High Wire, and has been catching on the Flying Trapeze for 5 years. Leo is also a member of Minnesota Youth Symphonies, where he plays first violin section. 

Circus Coach/Kyra Mann


Kyra has been training and performing circus for 16 years. She has trained in Silks, Web, Hammock, Lyra, Static Trapeze, Bungee Trapeze, Mexican Cloud Swing, Swinging Trapeze, Trampoline, Acrobatics, She currently attends the University of Utah and trains silks with Ramsi Stoker. 

Guest Coaches for Workshops

Angie Lofquist


Lynn Sabin Lunny


Lynn Lunny discovered circus arts while living in Philadelphia, PA. She saw a small ad in the back of a newspaper and decided to give it a try and has been training and performing since. While training and coaching at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, she also produced, choreographed, and performed in shows throughout the East Coast. Specializing in silks, rope, and trapeze, along the way she discovered a love for handstands and has been training for the past 6 years to find the elusive, perfect line. In 2014, Lynn relocated to Minneapolis, MN and coaches at Circus Juventas in St. Paul, Expertease Fitness in Minneapolis and other studios throughout the Twin Cities.

Chery Birch

Nick Glomb


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