Anny has always had a love for dance and movement. Once she discovered aerial arts she fell in love and submersed herself. Anny helped establish The Detroit Academy of Kinesthetic Arts (D.A.K.A.), a community circus space in Detroit in 2011. Where she discovered partner and group acrobatics. Anny later began PT Arts Academy teaching at multiple location to share and explore movement with as many students as possible.
Cheryl’s history of explorations in movement and music run as far back as she can remember. In 2008, she took to the air on fabric for the first time and never wanted to come down. Her circus art experiences became a launch pad for life changing opportunities. By 2011, teaching and performing goals quickly evolved into becoming a member of a performing troupe and starting a small aerial arts program. She spent the next few years furthering her training through NECCA, Paper Doll Militia, and with other highly skilled aerialists from around the country eventually leading to her position of aerial arts director at Agora in 2014 and co-owner in 2016. Cheryl trains in a multitude of disciplines, including custom aerial apparatuses, and strives to encourage students of all levels to find long term success through movement progressions, building choreography, and understanding theory.
Mindi fell in love with aerial arts and became a “circus freak” in 2014. She is captivated by the the silk’s graceful yet fierce movements and the trapeze’s rugged yet elegant motions. Circus has empowered Mindi to fly without wings and the Agora team has taught her that it’s OK to be off-center. She aspires to share this feeling of empowerment and inspire others that the limit is only in their mind. Aerial is the extra to her ordinary, and she hopes you will feel the same! Mindi completed a Beginner Fabric teacher training, Agora Arts Intensive teacher training, and Acrobatic Arts (acrobatic dance teacher certification). She also studies multiple dance techniques, and in the daytime is a CAD Engineer.
Kalika (Adrienne Johnson) started her venture into circus studying aerial in 2012 and soon found her love for trapeze and fabric. The thrill of sharing her passion along with the ability to create exciting and inspiring pieces keeps her feet from barely touching the ground. She takes any chance to absorb and refine techniques with performers across the country, even traveling the globe to train. Teaching is a wonderful experience for her from sharing the successes of each student as well as inspiring her to continue refine her art form.
Bethany Morgan started her aerial journey as an adult with no previous experience in athletic training. Her passion is to encourage anyone at any level that being a circus freak is attainable. She has developed her own teaching style that encourages students to use their brains to find new transitions, their own style, and confidence in their skill.
Teaches: Silks, lyra, hammock, loopy straps and traditional straps to adults and children