Akasha's Performance and Competition Team
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Who We Are
We are a Performance and competition team available for hire! We are located in Pierce County in the state of Washington performing locally and beyond!
Our competition team traveled to Salt Lake City in February 2022 to compete in Aerialympics, a national competition. We proudly placed First, Second, and Third in varying categories.
Performers and Competitors for Akasha Aerial Arts
Owner/Instructor/Aerialist/Performer Aerialympics Judge 2022-Present
Jennifer Wang comes from NYC where she found and fell in love with aerials. Aerial arts has been life changing and she really wanted to share her passion with the world! Jennifer was training at the top aerial studio in NYC, Body and Pole, as well as training with the amazing Laura Haley, owner of Aerial Haven in NYC, before moving to Washington. Her passion soon translated to teaching, receiving her certification in Lyra through CirqFit and Aerial Yoga Hammock certification at Om Factory in NYC. Jennifer moved to WA from NYC at the end of 2020 hoping to continue spreading her love for aerial arts with the opening of Akasha Aerial Arts. She hopes to bring out the same passion for aerial arts in all her students.
Aerialympics Judge 2022
Apparatus: Silks, Lyra, Pole, Flying pole hammock
Taylor Olivier comes from Lafayette, Louisiana and started her hoop journey December of 2018. Before she began her hoop discovery she had always admired hoop dancers at festivals and Instagram videos. Taylor believes that hooping has brought a lot of happiness and freeing moments in her life and would love to share her skills with others.
Apparatus: Hula Hoop, Silks, Pole, FLying Pole, Hammock, Lyra
Melanie fell in love with aerials at the start of 2021 in Honolulu, HI once COVID restrictions allowed for in person pole classes again. While dance was always a passion even through college, she paused her dance journey for eight years while serving in the US Army. Now that she has returned to dance, she is helping others realize their potential and passion for it as well. She believes in fitness through dance and when it comes to workouts, the more fun the better.
Apparatus: Pole, Flying Pole, SIlks, Hammock, Lyra
Pole Sport Organization Free Dance Level 3 - 1st Place
Amber, currently a master's student of physics at John Hopkins University, began her aerial journey at Akasha in December 2021. It was here she was hoping to unleash her creative side through fitness and performance arts.
Amber's dedication and discipline helped her earn a 2nd place title in Novice Silks at the 2022 Aerialympics, just 6 weeks into her journey! As a physicist, she hopes to use the principals of physics to guide her movements into illusionary masterpieces.
Apparatus: Silks, Lyra, Pole, Flying Pole, Hammock, Hula Hoop
Aerialympics 2022 National Competition -- Novice silks adults - 2nd Place
Aerial Star Organization International competition - Silks Adult Level 2 - 3rd Place
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii -- Easter-Lily Smith began her journey in silks, lyra, trapeze, hammock, and hula-hoops in 2009. Upon being crowned with eight consecutive state and national pageant titles, she took a break from aerial arts to focus on her community service efforts and platform geared towards promoting literacy in the community via Read Aloud America, and addressing mental health awareness through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
Starting a new chapter in Washington, Easter-Lily found her new home gym with Akasha Aerial Arts in the summer of 2021. WIth her background in stage production and performance, burlesque, hula, and aerials, she is ecstatic to be a part of the performance team.
Apparatus: Silks, Lyra, Hammock, Pole
Miranda is originally from Pennsylvania, but began her adventure with pole and silks while in South Carolina. After Moving to Washington in 2020, she searched locally for another studio where she found Akasha and began unearthing her creative side while building her strength at the studio.
Apparatus: Pole, Flying pole, Lyra
Aerialympics 20220 Regionals Wisconsin - Individual Novice Lyra 18+ - 1st Place
Aerial Star Organization International Competition - Adult Lyra level 1 - 1st Place
PSO Senior Championship Level 2 - 3rd Place
Apparatus: Pole, Flying Pole, Silks
Aerialympics 2022 National Championships - Pole Art Intermediate Adult - 3rd Place
Aerialympics 2022 Regionals - San Antonio- Pole Art Intermediate Adult - 1st Place
Aerial Star Organization International Competition - Adult Silks Level 1 - 2nd Place
Diana started her aerial journey in 2018 taking pole, heels, and chair classes falling in love with the art, strength, and confidence it instilled. She continued to study and learn new moves through COVID and was happy to find Akasha Aerial Arts. THere, she discovered a love for fly pole and performing. She's performed in five showcases and loves the teambuilding and joy it gives to others.
Apparatus: Pole, Flying Pole