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. 

Utilizing 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. She was additionally a semi finalist on Ireland’s Got Talent, and was also featured in commercial campaigns for Siemens, Edeka and Sparkasse.

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

Anne-Laure

Anne-Laure was born and raised in France, and has been living in Berlin for almost 10 years. 

At 10 years old she started ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance training. As an adult her passion for dancing has shifted to Latin dance, and she is currently in a Berlin Latin dance company that performs several times per year. In addition, she also practices Ashtanga Yoga, and has been attending Fl’air’s Extreme Stretch classes since the first day!

Outside of dance and fitness she has three Bachelor’s Degrees in German, English, and Communications, as well as an MA in International Advertising. She loves to combine her interests of moving her body with her love of organization, numbers, and languages, which makes her the perfect fit to greet you at our front desk. 

Photograph © Sabrina Bendayan.

Cynthia

Cynthia was born in Menden, Germany. She became interested in aerial arts at the age of 14 and joined a circus for teenagers at the age of 17.

After high school she moved to Berlin to pursue a career as an acrobat, and since then has worked with different acrobats and sports groups. She started performing in festivals such as HOLI Festival of Color, Secrets Festival, and Vola Stageart x Movision Movement, as well as organising events and creating costumes.

Since 2018 she has worked many jobs to support the pursuit of her aerial career including gastronomy, a sports group teacher at the Bundestag, and a saleswoman for sports equipment. Currently she is continuing her intensive training still in pursuit of her goals, and enjoys her time working at the front desk at Fl’air!

Daniel

Daniel is a hand balancer born in Germany. As a young adult he was selected to train hand balancing in Moscow, Russia. After his time in Moscow, he performed in Europe and eventually moved to teaching. In addition to teaching adults, he also taught hand balancing and basic acrobatics at a kids circus that traveled around Germany.

As time went on, his interests moved towards yoga, and he is now a Vinyasa and hot yoga teacher as well as a certified fl’AIR yoga teacher.

His teaching style combines his mastery of hand balancing technique with his passion for yoga, and results in the perfect combination that challenges students while uplifting them.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an American fitness instructor and personal trainer living in Berlin. She began her athletic life at the age of 14, starting with running and classic weight training. From these interests, she had the desire to study sports science. Along the way she trained on a cross-country team, but after being injured several times she realized that her training was too one-sided, and she decided to broaden her movement horizons. Driven by this desire, she began to train dance, Pilates, and stretching. Her focus was on functional movements that worked the whole body, and through these practices she found her body to be more balanced.

After graduating with a degree in Sports Science she dove deeper into dance and movement and attended many workshops, as well as worked creatively with friends. Professionally, she has been working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer for 6 years. Her continued personal development with movement, as well as interactions with students, always helps her find new inspiration for her classes.

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. She then spent several years in Paris performing as a show girl at the famous cabaret Lido de Paris, Paradis Latin.

Her 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 cofounder of fl’AIR Yoga. For Iga, discovering yoga was a life changing moment. Developing a yoga practice had an immensely positive impact on her life both mentally and physically. Through fl’AIR Yoga she wants to help others develop body awareness and a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as a connection with their honest self.

Jessie

Jessie is from London, and started her circus journey at the age of 19 when she joined Zippo’s travelling circus school, The Academy of Circus Arts. Shortly after, she studied trapeze at The National Centre for Circus Arts (formerly the Circus Space) in London, and then duo trapeze at Bristol’s Circus Maniacs.

 After graduating, Jessie formed hula hoop troupe Hoop La La who came to public attention on Britain’s Got Talent performing to over 12 million viewers, and competed in circus competitions ‘Young Stage’ and ‘Sol y Circo’. With colleague Lisa Truscott she created Bella Kinetica – an aerial and roller skating company that perform circus acts, as well as creating full-length circus theatre shows that have toured the UK.

In 2015 Jessie moved to Berlin, and has continued her performing career both in Germany and internationally. She has appeared in the opening ceremony for the Islamic Games, toured with Rock The Circus and Cirque Enchantment, performed for UK royalty and at Formula One in Bahrain, and has three Guinness World Records. She specialises in aerial hoop, double silks, and hula hoop. When she is not performing, Jessie is co-artistic director of the Berlin Aerial Arts Festival, and enjoys inspiring her regular aerial students to not only gain technical excellence and strength, but explore their creative capabilities.

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Kaleen

Kaleen is an aerialist, choreographer, creator and artistic coach based in Berlin, Germany since 2012. Her original acrobatic performances have been presented around the world since 2004.

Following her graduation from the National Circus School of Montreal, Canada in 2006, Kellen engaged in 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.

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

Katharina

Katharina started with acrobatics at the age of 8 at a local club in Vienna, Austria. Several years later, she attended a local circus show where she was so inspired by an aerial act that she transitioned into the field of performing arts. Her passion for aerial silks and straps instantly sparked, and so did the urge to perfect her skills. This passion led her to the decision of moving to Montreal to be trained by the well-known circus coach Victor Fomine. 

After completing her training, Katharina Natascha performed as an aerialist internationally in Germany, Austria, the US, and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, she co-created the show Spagat und So which was funded by the city of Vienna. In addition to performing, Katharina gained a plethora of coaching experience and has taught many workshops at circus centers around the world in Spain, the US, Austria, Italy and Germany.

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.

Misa

Misa was born in Belgrade into a family of athletes that dedicated most of their life to sports. Prolific in sports from his early days, he explored martial arts and acrobatics (capoeira, karate, kung fu, and gymnastics.) He fell in love with Yoga while studying sports and physical education. Since then, Misa has been an avid explorer of yogic disciplines, obtaining his certification as a Yoga Teacher (Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga) from Rishikul yoga shala in Rishikesh.

He strives to continuously improve his skills by using Yoga in conjunction with gymnastic’s strength drills and contortion’s principles of flexibility.

Noémie

Noémie is a born and bred Berliner with roots in Southern France. She has been a dedicated yogini for almost 10 years now and has been trained as a meditation facilitator in active meditations in Greece, Bali and Germany, in mindfulness techniques and basic pranayama. Today, she is teaching meditation to groups, individuals and companies, live and online.

Her style of meditation is humorous and lighthearted and she likes to play around with different styles and techniques. She enjoys silent Vipassana-style as much as active or aerial meditation.

Sophia

Sophia is a Los Angeles born aerialist currently based in Berlin, Germany. At a young age she started intensive aerial, flying trapeze, ballet, and general dance training. With her first aerial solo performance being at the age of 10, she started her career early! Some of her career highlights include performing with Zen Arts, Hollywood Aerial Arts, Le Petit Cirque, and Adidas. 

With her unique experience of growing up as an acrobat, she has a thorough and complete understanding of how the body moves in the air and it allows her to make adaptations for every kind of student that comes to her class. She is passionate about quality of movement, technique, and proper conditioning. She encourages her students to use their time in class to not only maintain their fitness, but to also express themselves artistically and make their aerial practice more than just a workout.

Yoka

Yoka is a contemporary circus performer and aerial instructor from Germany. At the age of 25 she finished her studies in Spanish Literature, but felt there was more to life than dreaming among the pages of books. Soon after she started practicing circus disciplines in Barcelona, specialising in Aerial Acrobatics and Fire Dancing. Aerial Silks and Rope lit a passion in her that she couldn’t ignore, and since then she has been learning from a variety of amazing artists as well as frequently traveling to train in circus facilities all over Europe.

In Berlin she poured her spirit into the rebirth of the artist company Fuego Rojo, and has been performing with the group at many circus festivals, varieté shows, and private events. In 2014 she started working as an aerial instructor for adults and kids and has been teaching as a guest teacher at different professional Circus schools in Germany. After some years of experience, together with the other members of Fuego Rojo, she has started developing a unique training method: Raknamycs

Wallace

A Vizsla and English Setter Mix, this friendly guy is waiting with a wagging tail to welcome you into Fl’air.

Often referred to as ‘Velcro Dogs’ Wallace is no exception, this civilised pooch loves to be in the company of people and he insists on staying close by for cuddles and affection at all times. In his free time Wallace enjoys going on long adventures to the forest, which are full of his favourite thing, sticks! He loves to be in the water too, but is still learning how to dive. He enjoys taking afternoon naps, so in case he didn’t greet you as you arrived, he may be quietly snoozing behind our reception desk.

Always ready to give you his paw, sit close beside you, or snuggle up next to you on the mat, Wallace wins Employee of the Month, every month, with his position as Feel Good Manager at Fl’air.