NEW BEGINNERS SERIES STARTING IN FEB
It is our mission to provide our students with top tier training in a safe, positive, and enlightening environment. We aim to develop the art of aerial silks and pole across the region and influence young creatives to express themselves through aerial dance.
owner/head of aerial
My name is Hope Armstrong and I am 25 years old. I have been teaching aerial silks for about 7 years now! I specialize in teaching kids ages 6+. I am also a certified personal trainer and stretch therapist! I have a diploma from The National Personal Training Institute in Orlando. I opened my first studio in Barbados at the age of 19 and since have opened THEA3 in Trinidad.
My personal training knowledge has helped me educate my students on the effects of movement and strength training. It has given me a deeper understanding of the body and helps me create personalized training programs for my students.
I completed a 4-month intensive training program at Airotique Movement for her aerial silks training. This is where I fell head over heels in love with Aerial Silks. My training there provided me with the knowledge and experience to safely and successfully teach and train children and adults in the beautiful art of aerial silks.
I have always loved teaching and I prefer to use a positive approach. I like to encourage my students and focus on their strengths while also helping them build on their weaknesses. Everyone is different and that's why I prioritize one on one instruction during class.
I love what I do and I hope to play a role in advancing this art throughout the region.
head of pole
My name is Arianna Caraballo (most people refer to me as just Ari) and I’m 22 years old. I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and have lived there my whole life.
My skill set includes a pole dance instructor and performer, aerialist, acrobalance performer, and a flexibility trainer. I also have a Bs.c in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies.
I began my aerial journey in 2017. Prior to this, I had a background in MMA! (I know, what a different field haha).
Since then, I have fallen in love with all things aerial and flexibility. I cannot begin to express how much I love what I do, and I feel extremely grateful to be able to share my passion with people each day!
I have goals to keep building the aerial community within Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Caribbean region. I hope to positively impact the lives of all genders and age groups who take my classes and allow them to find different aspects of themselves through aerial arts.
I have been blessed to meet amazing teachers along my journey who all showed me kindness and made me believe that my potential is greater than I know. Because of these wonderful people, I have adapted that same mindset as an instructor. I want my students to:
feel good about themselves
become stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally
have fun! Life is very short and unpredictable, let my classes be your escape
I am excited to teach you at The Aerial Arts Academy!
straight silks instructor
Sade started her aerial training in Los Angeles, CA at TSNY Santa Monica. Here is where she started her coaching career in 2013 and since then has been teaching aerial arts in Trinidad. She is also a FIG certified gymnastics coach.
Her priority is for her students to develop themselves in every area that promotes health and wellness. Her class goal is to build strength, improve flexibility, develop self-confidence and achieve aerial/fitness goals.
Aerial Silks is her first love, however, since then she has come to love, grow and perform in hoop and pole as well. This is how she enjoys keeping fit and she wants the same for all who train with her.
Kara Martin is a writer who found Yoga in her early teens when she was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and Anxiety; but it was only in her 20s when she began to see it as a truly natural alternative to her prescription medication, that she quit both her prescription and her high-stress career as a journalist in the Middle East to fully pursue teaching Yoga back in her home country of Trinidad & Tobago.
Even though the style she studied at YogaWorks in New York City is officially "Hatha Yoga", having traveled the world and learned under multiple practitioners in various styles, today she sees herself as more of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory teacher who likes to explore and incorporate basically any and everything she has ever loved over the years into her classes in Trinidad. "Whatever works, works!" she says.
From sweaty, cardio-centric Power & Vinyasa Flow Yoga to slow, restorative Yin Yoga and inspiring Musical Flow classes with dope, personally-curated playlists, Kara's classes are usually a consistent surprise, a mood-based mixed bag that will also introduce you to new Meditation, Breathing & Visualization techniques, as well as ancient Mudras, Mantras, the Sutras, and Yogic text studies, definitely some Sound Therapy (as she is a training Sound Healer), and even sometimes Journaling & Creative Writing (as she continues to be a published storyteller). As varied as they are, one thing ALL her classes promise to do is leave you feeling more spacious and less stressed.