Deanna Papineau


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!

Deanna Papineau instructs the following:
  • Intro to Aerial Silks (Tier A)
  • 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.