Upcoming Workshops

Fabric Laboratory with Mykelle Walton
Friday, September 27 5:30 - 7:00pm

In this workshop Mykelle will help us start to expand our fabric vocabulary using physics! Questions that arise are, how does spin work? What do I need to know to roll up in the fabric? How does shelf technique make it easier to stay in the air? Our exploration will guide us through concepts such as momentum, gravity, angular momentum, friction, and center of mass.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to hip key and perform egg beaters easily in the air.

Age 15+

Fee: $50 Member, $60 Nonmember

Flair for Hoop with Mykelle Walton
Friday, September 27th 7:15 - 8:45pm

Spinning like a dervish is just the beginning of being able to control movements in hoop. In this workshop Mykelle will guide students through momentum to control spin and use it to execute skills such as flairs, meathooks, and in hoop movement. We will also touch on static movement that create momentum such as beats and small releases.

Prerequisites: students must be able to do multiple pullovers into the hoop, spin for one minute, and feel comfortable with one hand hangs.

Age 15+

Fee: $50 Member, $60 Nonmember

About Mykelle Walton

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Mykelle Walton is an aerial artist & event specialist based in Boise, Idaho.

Her main pursuits include creating one-of-a-kind shows -- creatively using devised theatre and idea-centered thinking to produce her events. She is also known for pushing the boundaries of what the human body can do and combining it with the strength, grace, and artistry of a contemporary style aerialist to create experiences about the questions of life, philosophy, and physics.

She has been an acrobat for over 25 years and has always been addicted to hanging from anything that she can get her hands on. After her career as a level 10 gymnast, Mykelle picked up aerial arts as a full-time passion and has performed professionally since 2015.

Mykelle is the founder and President of Boise Circus Guild - a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the circus arts and artists in Idaho.

She has graced the stage for theatrical productions such as Small Matters, Tarzan, Vagina Monologues, and Jesus Christ Superstar and has been highlighted for her aerial acrobatics around the world at AIDA Cruises and events like Moisture Festival (Seattle), TEDxBoise, Discovery Center of Idaho’s Annual Gala, and Boise Pride Festival. She is also the poster girl for the revolutionary new lift system, the Butterfly Lift, produced by Rock Exotica out of Utah and she currently holds the aerial champion title at the Reno AerialFest.

Check back here for additional circus workshops as they become available!
Contact erica@thecircusproject.org to suggest a workshop.

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