The Aerial Angels Academy in Burleigh has been a well-known fixture on the Gold Coast for the last 9 years, providing a training haven for performers, and fitness opportunities for youngsters and adults alike. Owner Sue Porrett, a former aerialist turned show producer, has managed to fulfil the dream that began back when she was a young girl who had to run away and join the circus to learn her craft. Now in 2017 Aerial Angels has just launched a host of new classes after completing major renovations and opening brand new studio rooms.
The facility now boasts 2 state of the art circus and aerial studios, dance rooms, a yoga room, reception, outdoor relaxation area and massage rooms.
For those seeking a career in Cirque Entertainment the sky’s the limit with the company reaching more and more success both locally and internationally. In 2016 Aerial Angels saw 2 of its former students Victoria and Jana Schik make their professional debut in the Australian Outback Spectacular Show. The Company also produced the 50th Anniversary Tour of the Great Moscow Circus for Michael Edgley featuring former students Charley Hiller and Claudia Valitutti. The year also ended on a high note for former student and teacher T’la Morrow after being cast in the Cyber Illusion Stage Spectacular produced by Aerial Angels for one of Asia’s biggest attractions Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
Aerial Angels owes this success to both the passion and dedication of its owner Sue, and the high level of experience in it’s amazing teachers. Aerial Teacher Elissa Cadwell recently made headlines with her role as stunt double for Hollywood star Blake Lively while filming the movie “The Shallows”. Head acrobatics coach Ben Nicolodi is a former acrobat from the Moulin Rouge in Paris, while Circus teacher Rhett Morrow studied at the Beijing Circus School before winning the Australian Street Entertainer of the Year.
Despite all these credits Aerial Angels Academy is most proud of its commitment to the community through their work with Charities and with their commitment to helping todays youngsters learn the importance of a healthy attitude to their bodies and embracing fitness into their lifestyle.