Fitness and athletics have been a huge passion of mine throughout my life and I have always been looking for new ways to challenge myself. I fell in love with everything Circus within weeks of attending my first Aerial Silks class in Alberta. In the continuing years, I was an assistant teacher for Aerial and Acrobatics with Dance Magic Red Deer, which allowed me to share my love and dedication to Circus arts with a wide variety of people. I moved to Windsor in summer 2017 and I am currently in University pursuing a degree in Psychology and Education. Between classes, you can almost always find me training or working on mastering a new skill. I invite you to come and explore with me at Windsor Circus School!
Tia started off as a gymnast and progressed into a competitive national diver. From there she became a competitive gymnastics coach which lead her into the world of Circus arts. Tia has been instructing Circus disciplines and performance for over 8 years. She has worked with many performance companies in the past including Samsara Circa and the Vancouver Circus School. With her years of experience and travel, she has always looked for new ways to bring the Art of Performing to different locations. With the inception of the Windsor Circus School, Tia now has an outlet to share her talents with the people of her hometown.
Growing up I was a competitive Figure Skater and competed across Ontario/Michigan, in which I developed a love for choreography and movement. In 2012, I earned my Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, through the Yoga Alliance at the Yoga Loft Windsor which has given me a better understanding of body awareness and its coordination of breath and movement. I was introduced to Aerial Arts around 2012 and fell in love with the art form instantly. With the limited resources to learn this art form in Windsor (before WCS opened), I traveled to Circus schools in Toronto and Michigan to train. I trained on various circus apparatus and have performed locally (Windsor/Detroit). This art has challenged me to find the balance between strength and flexibility and to move fluidly in the air. I love teaching and I’m very proud to see my students progress each week in my classes. I look forward to sharing my passion and skills knowledge with you as I continue my own experience at the Windsor Circus School. See you in the air!
No Prerequisites. Ages 14+
Welcome to Silks 101! This class introduces the terminology, basic theory and body conditioning needed to practice the art of Aerial Silks. Think you’re not strong or flexible enough? Not true! We start from basics and get you where you need to be. Great for both beginner athletes, and high performance cross training.