Instructors

Meg Elias-Emery
Founder of Xelias, Artistic Director, Coach

Meg Elias Emery, an aerial arts teacher who once performed for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, is the founder, artistic director and coach at Xelias Aerial Arts Studio. Her interest in the aerial arts has taken her around the world for over three decades – performing, teaching and choreographing.

Meg has dedicated herself to encouraging the next generation of aerial artists, coaching students of all ages and abilities at her Xelias Aerial Arts Studio, which was founded in 2001 and established as a non-profit in 2006.

Brigid Fitzgerald

Coach & Administrator

Nicolas Collard

Coach

Akemi Berry

Contortion Coach & Rigger

Laura Emiola

Wire Coach

Jonah Finkelstein

Rigger/Wire Coach

Emily Wilson

Coach

Maedya Kojis

Coach

Aerial Emery

Guest Coach

Sean Emery

Showcase Emcee, Guest Juggling & Clown Coach

Mary Blouin Auffert

Child Independent Coach

Mark Ruark

Lighting Designer & Stage Manager

Dietrich Poppen

Lighting Designer & Sound Engineer
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