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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 (www.mntrapeze.com) 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®, Quantum Healing techniques.
Veronica Painter was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Working for several other trainers since the age of 10, she knew she wanted to live the rest of her life with horses. After receiving her bachelors degree in biology, Veronica moved to Florida in 2013 to join a riding troupe specializing in theatrical circus arts after having served an internship at an equestrian dinner theatre and performed on a regional trick riding team. In 2016 Veronica returned to Illinois to earn her masters in theatre/circus studies and to start her own business: Horsemanship Unlocked. Currently Veronica resides in Tallahassee, FL and travels nationwide for performances and clinics specializing in the art of liberty and trick training, roman riding, trick riding/cossack, and bareback/vaulting. Veronica conducts research in equine applied learning and coaching. Starting at an early age, Veronica immersed herself in horses. She has worked on many professional productions including: Circus Flora, Circus Sarasota, Silver Dollar City’s Wild West Show, and more. Specializing in trick training, liberty, and circus style trick riding and vaulting, Veronica bridges the gap that can exist between horsemanship and athletics.
Nathan has been involved with the circus for four years as a teacher, performer, and rigger. He loves the way circus brings together athleticism and artistry. Nathan has performed around the world in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. He specializes as a base in Russian Bar and floor acrobatics. Nathan is currently based in St. Louis, Missouri. Outside of the circus, he enjoys outdoor activities and making music.
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, and head wake surfing coach. 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, jumping, trick skiing and pyramids. She has been enjoying wake surfing for 10 years and is our head wake-surfing coach.
Veronica discovered flying trapeze in 2017 and has been in love with it ever since. First starting with classes at Twin Cities Trapeze in St. Paul, she soon joined the teen flying club at Flying Colors trapeze where she was able to train with a group of other passionate young flyers at the amazing outdoor rig. For the past three years, she has been a member of the Flying Colors Trapeze Club and continues to gain experience working in as well as participating in various camps and classes offered through Flying Colors.
Myss Angie is a visionary that believes in helping empower women, strengthening the community, and bringing pole dance and the performance arts to new platforms. Her background includes 7 years of work as a mental health counselor, a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, and extensive work creating and implementing nutrition programs at a nutrition clinic 2014-2016. Myss Angie has been teaching, training, and performing pole dance and fitness since 2010, a pole sport judge since 2014, and has recently became 1st Place Champion at the Central Pole Championships for her pole double routine. Angie now continues to teach fitness, pole, and nutrition at Expertease Fitness, Knockout Bodies Pole Dance and Fitness Studio, The Rabbit Hole Studio / Minnesota Performing Art Cooperative, and works full time behind Pole and Performing Art projects and events.