Our Instructors

Instructor Tyla


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Tyla has been training at Circotica since it opened in 2016. Her background is in gymnastics and cheerleading. She began teaching for us in April 2019. She enjoys training aerials, contortion, handstands and adagio.

Instructor Josh


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Josh discovered circus in 2017, with his background in classical and contemporary dance he easily marries beautiful movement both on and off the apparatus. He specializes in trapeze, is a group fitness instructor & his quirky sense-of-humour wins over everybody!

Instructor Kiera


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Kiera lives and breathes circus. She is always upside down and inside out, and has incredible passion & skills to share with others. We are thrilled to have her on board as a contortion and aerial instructor.

Instructor Valentina


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Vale is our beautiful aerial specialist from Italy. She began her acrobatic journey in synchronised swimming & has been teaching and performing circus for 6 years. Having worked internationally- from Alice Springs to Venice, she is now based with us in Christchurch.

Instructor Teresa


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Dedicated practitioner and super keen bean, Teresa is a passionate circus educator. Sometimes the writer - often the wanderer, after teaching classes you'll likely spot her disappearing into the bush amidst birdsong.


Instructor Joe
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Joe discovered circus six years ago after a misguided attempt at pole dancing, and he has never looked back. His background is in artistic gymnastics, and his main focus is straps. Oh, and he LOVES conditioning.


Instructor Freya
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Freya completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Circomedia, Bristol, UK in 2019 and has since travelled across the world and made Canterbury, NZ her home. With 10 years worth of experience training in the circus arts and specialising in partner acrobatics, she is eager to share her knowledge and skills.


Instructor Kate
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The big kid from Blenheim that grew up swinging around on Christchurch playgrounds. Expert aerialist Kate adores her dragon-ninja son, and has a passion for training and teaching Aerial Silks.


Instructor Amanda
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Amanda has been passionately training and exploring aerial arts for the last 9 years. She has been sharing her passion with students for the last 5 years and is always searching for a new challenge.