Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Lindsay Bellaire

Aerial Instructor

Lindsay is the Artistic Director of Theatre Arcturus where she co-created, choreographed and performed in WEIRD (Best of Fest 2015 Ottawa Fringe, Cutting-Edge Award 2016 Toronto Fringe), Rough Magic, and the more family-friendly Lumberjack Show. Before Arcturus, she directed STALLED in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. After graduating from the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program, she trained in aerial arts at the Toronto School of Circus Arts, and other studios in the GTA. As an aerialist she has performed her acts at festivals and events across Ontario, with a brief tour to China in 2015. She loves to bring her experience back to the studio as an instructor; after running a small studio in Muskoka under Arcturus for almost two years she joined the team at Brass Butterflies where she managed the aerial program through a period of transition and growth, bringing in a new curriculum developed by Theatre Arcturus.  Lindsay has since moved on to working on a new opportunity with Theatre Arcturus at Lot 42 in Kitchener, but continues to teach classes at Brass Butterflies as an independent instructor.

Lindsay Bellaire instructs the following:
  • Youth Aerials (12-17 years)
  • Is your preteen or teen enchanted with the beautiful acts they’ve seen performed in Cirque du Soleil style shows? Now they can try aerial arts for themselves. Aerials are a great way for youth to build strength, coordination, and confidence.

    Basic technique and skills will be taught on both aerial silks and hoop and students may also be introduced to aerial hammock and static trapeze. Class sizes are kept small (a maximum of 6 students to one instructor), and students will progress at their own speed and comfort level.

  • Advanced Aerial Hoop (Lyra)
  • For those who have mastered the basics, this class focuses on more advanced tricks requiring a greater level of strength and technique, as well as stylization and the basics of performance on hoop.

    To join this class, students should have the ability to consistently tuck-through (skin-the-cat) to knees on the lower bar, invert in the ropes, do 2 full chin-ups or pull-ups, demonstrate a solid 1-arm hang, and should have completed Intermediate Hoop at Brass Butterflies or the equivalent at another studio.  Contact reception to have the appropriate pre-requisites added to your account.

  • Advanced Aerial Silks
  • Moving up and building on the skills and strength built in Intermediate Silks, students will work on moving tricks up into the air, training their aerial inversions, learning more intricate tricks, strength moves and even your first simple drop. Students should be comfortable with climbing, inversions from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate.