the biomechanical | the theoretical | the chimerical

April Skelton has been an aerial arts instructor since 2005, and has taught at Canopy Studio in Athens, Ga. where she co-directed the advanced student company, was a co-founding instructor and curriculum designer for Empyrean Arts in Asheville, NC, and served as Education Director at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, Colo. She is also an assistant teacher trainer for Born To Fly Teacher Trainings. She has taught throughout the country, including at the international Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, Apogee Aerial Dance Festival in Seattle, for Cycropia Aerial Dance, Versatile Arts, Apex Aerial Arts, Cirque du Vol, Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center, the Marsh Studio, and others. April is available for travel to teach workshops at your festival, conference, or studio as a guest instructor. Contact her to request her workshop list, or check out the Upcoming tab to see special workshops and performances. See what students have said about April's instruction:

April’s clear explanations and demonstrations make the most confusing movements understandable.
Super creative, technical, and inspiring.
Supportive, a curious mover, encouraging, and attentive to the students.
April gives students amazing material to work with. I felt like my knowledge increased a ton!

Current Classes @ Empyrean Arts, Asheville, December 2018

  • Beginner Sling Technique, Mondays, 6-7 pm

  • Maker’s Lab Creative Series, Mondays through December 3, 7:15-8:30 pm

  • Pull Ups and Inversions Technique Clinic, Mondays, December 10 & 17, 7:15-8:30 pm

  • Beginner Aerial (Mixed Apparatus), Tuesdays, December 4 & 18, 1-2 pm

  • Aerial Conditioning, Thursdays, 1-2 pm

  • Trapeze 4/5/6, Fridays, 6:15-7:30 pm

  • Trapeze 2/3/4, Saturdays, 11:30-12:45 pm