team

Keeva

Known by her Artist name ‘Air Candy’ Keeva is an internationally renowned performance Artist. Originally from Dublin, Keeva has been a ‘Berliner’ since 2010. Having spent her childhood studying classical ballet, she then graduated from the prestigious Northern Ballet School. After graduating, her ballet career brought her to the USA where her aerial training began.

With her determination and perseverance, Keeva is primarily a self taught aerialist. As she progressed she sought out private coaching where she could, and eventually she developed her own unique signature style based on her ballet background.

Keeva has performed all over the world for theatre companies such as Friedrichstadt Palast, The National Opera of Kiev, Benidorm Palace, Krystallpalast, and for companies such as Mercedes Benz, Samsung, Google, Warner Bros, MS. Deutschland, Norwegian Cruise Line, Porsche. She has performed at award ceremonies such as the Bambi Awards, die Goldenne Henne Awards, the DFB Pokalfinal, and alongside artists such as Helene Fischer, Peter Maffay, DJ Bobo & David Garett. Additionally she was a guest solo artist with RTL’s Let’s Dance, a semi finalist on Ireland’s Got Talent, and was also featured in commercial campaigns for Siemens, Edeka and Sparkasse.

No stranger to theaters, live events, TV & commercial shootings, Keeva is active as an Aerial Choreographer & Consultant for large scale productions. Her more recent choreographic works include ZDF’s Giovanni Zaralla show, RTL’s Let’s Dance live Tour & the Riyadh Season opening ceremony in Saudi Arabia 2021.

When she is not performing or choreographing at special events, Keeva is busy with her role as managing partner of Fl’air Studios.

With her unique experience of growing up as a dancer but learning acrobatics as an adult, she has a thorough and complete understanding of how the body moves both on the floor & in the air, which allows her to make adaptations for every kind of student that comes into her class. She is passionate about quality of movement, technique, and proper conditioning.
As a coach, Keeva focuses on bringing the artistry out of her students & encourages them to not just learn the techniques necessary for aerial arts & extreme flexibility but to do so in their own individual, authentic & artistic way.

Alma

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Anna

Front Desk

Diogo

Teacher

Iga

Iga is a former professional ballerina born in Poland. After graduating from ballet school she decided to leave Poland and work across Europe and the USA. Her performance career brought her to Paris where she spent several years as an artist at the famous cabaret Lido de Paris as well as the Paradis Latin.

Career highlights include performing her unique Twin Act with her twin sister in the Mugler Follies show created by world-renowned fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler.

Alongside her dance career, Iga is also a yoga teacher and Co-Founder of fl’AIR Yoga. A master trainer & teacher to the teachers, she is guiding the next generation of fl’AIR Yoga Teachers on their Aerial Yoga journey. For Iga, discovering yoga was life changing. Developing a yoga practice had an immensely positive impact on her life both mentally and physically. Iga’s classes are light hearted & full with smiles & laughs together with an intense focus of solid technique & alignment. Through fl’AIR Yoga she helps others to develop body awareness, a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as a connection with their most honest self.

Where do you come from?

Poland/Lodz

What do you teach at Fl’air?

fl’AIR Yoga

When did you start this? 

When the studio opened!

What made you decide to start?

Im also a yoga teacher so Keeva and I decided to combine aerial and yoga together. We created fl’AIR Yoga to help people get stronger and more flexible.

What is your favorite move or pose?

Front inversion and tree pose

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

To see the phisical progress of the students and the smile of their faces after doing something which they have never thought they will do in their lives/going out of their comfort zones

Javiera

Teacher

Jennifer

Where do you come from?

Germany

What do you teach at Fl’air?

Aerial silks: kids silks & intro to silks

When did you start this?

July 2018

What made you decide to start? 

I wanted to try something new. The first time was so hard I almost gave up, but the second time was already so much easier, and then I fell head over heels in love with silks.

What is your favorite move or pose?

Back pike drop & long windy sequences (ideally from hip key) that leave lots of room for creativity.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

Seeing someone’s face light up when they get a move (and knowing they’ve become hooked on silks).

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

To see the phisical progress of the students and the smile of their faces after doing something which they have never thought they will do in their lives/going out of their comfort zones.

Kaleen

A star amongst us, Kaleen is an aerialist, choreographer, creator and artistic coach. Here in Germany since 2012, Kaleen joins us from the National Circus School of Montreal, Canada. Following her graduation she was engaged in an intense creative research with Cirque du Soleil, culminating in three years of performances as the main character and aerial straps duo artist in the original production, “ZAIA” in Macao, SAR China.

Her original acrobatic performances have been presented around the world since 2004.

Following her award-winning solo Aerial Straps performance at the WuQiao International Acrobatic Festival competition in 2011, Kaleen has produced solo and duo performance pieces & performed across Canada, the United States, Denmark, Austria and Germany.

Kaleen is passing on her love of aerial art to both our Fl’air Kids & our adult students alike. With so much joy, patience & creativity, Kaleen classes are truly a pleasure for all those who attend.

Karoline

Where do you come from?

I was raised in Magdeburg but call Berlin-Moabit my home for 10+ years now.

What do you teach at Fl’air?

fl’AIR Yoga

When did you start this?

I started in November 2022 after my Teacher Training at Fl’air in 2022.

What made you decide to start? (the thing you teach)

I love (and also teach) Vinyasa Yoga and I love Aerial Silks so it just felt natural to bring it together, as we enter all the different asanas in the air and on ground in so many variations. I started out as an Aerial Silks student (in 2019) and after my Ashtanga/Vinyasa Teacher Training 2021 in Spain, I decided to lift my yoga practice up in the air too!

What is your favorite move or pose?

Really anything up side down, decompressing the spine and any kind of twists.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

To hold the space and spirit for a group and see the happy faces after they return from shavasana, back into real world.

Laura

Where do you come from?

I’m from Argentina

What do you teach at Fl’air?

I teach silks and hoop

When did you start this?

I’ve been going aerial silks since I was 8 years old and I started to try some hoop 3 years ago !

What made you decide to start?

I wanted to start a new activity and I found this discipline, at the time I didn’t like much to do sports and move my body in general so it ended up being helpful mentally and physically. Now is not just a hobby, it became my life!

What is your favorite move or pose?

My favorite moves are connection-moves that help me to build secuencies of poses. I am always searching for new ways of connecting the poses that I already have, besides that I try to balance flexibility, strengt and dynamics.

 What is the best thing about being a teacher?

What I love as a teacher is to get the chance to see the progress of each one of my students, have the chance to see how different and beautiful are individually.

Marie

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Matho

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Max

A true native Berliner, Max is one of the founding members of Fl’air Studios. Outside of Fl’air he is an attorney at law with a specialisation in Company and Medical Law. He also obtained an MBA in Economics. Max founded his first company in 2011, and since then has evolved into an entrepreneur owning several companies.

Max always had an interest in sports and has trained one sport or another most of his life. He is an avid rock climber, swimmer, and loves to bike as well as inline skate. His first introduction to aerial arts was when he met Keeva, his founding partner.

While Max is not involved in the acrobatic aspects of Fl’air Studios, he is a major part of everything behind the scenes that makes Fl’air Studios a success story. Responsible for all legal, administrative, financial, and structural planning, he is the ‘brains’ behind the brilliance you see at Fl’air.

While he is often not seen in the studio, his presence can’t be missed. Max built the reception desk, the dressing rooms, and even lay the floor of the studio! He was head of renovations as well as director of the task to build our purpose-built aerial rig, and successfully turned the studio into the beautiful place it is today.

Maxim

Where do you come from?

I come from Russia, Moscow.

What do you teach at Fl’air?

I teach aerial silks.

When did you start this?

I started doing aerial silks and aerial rope after doing acrobatics when I was around 17.

What made you decide to start?

It was just a coincidence!

What is your favorite move or pose?

My favourite part of the routine is to connect all elements into one dance piece, so the tricks are not presented after one another but are connected with choreography which helps you to tell the story in your act.

What is the best thing about being a teacher?

The best thing about teaching for me is to help students get through this almost unseen boarder which stands between physical work and artistic work.

Tasnim

Teacher

Wallace & Willow

These friendly Vizsla dogs are waiting with wagging tails to welcome you into Fl’air.

Often referred to as ‘Velcro Dogs’ Wallace & Willow are no exception to this nickname! These civilised pooches love to be in the company of people and they insist on staying close by for cuddles and affection at all times. In their free time, Wallace & Willow enjoy going on long adventures in the nature and are following their humans everywhere they go. Even though both doggos are very active, they enjoy their afternoon naps, so in case they didn’t greet you as you arrived, they may be quietly snoozing behind our reception desk.

Always ready to give you theirs paws, sit close with you or snuggle up next to you on the mat, Wallace & Willow win Employee of the Month every month with their position as Feel Good Managers here at Fl’air Studios.