Aimée Hancock

Circus Instruction

           I found my way into the circus over 25 years ago, after growing up steeped in long days of gymnastics, dance, music, theater and visual arts.  At the ripe age of seventeen, I moved to Paris, France to attend Annie Fratellini's Ecole Nationale du Cirque where I specialized in flying trapeze and tight wire while braving the dark corners of multilingual adventures. After Paris, I moved onward to the lush landscape of the West to continue my training with Master Lu Yi in San Francisco, CA gaining a deeper understanding of acrobatics and its various disciplines, all while continuing to dance and play music.

           Since those early years, I have worked with a variety of circuses such as: The New Pickle Family, Cirque Baroque, Les Sept Doigts de la Main, Cirque du Soleil, Philippe Decouflés DCA and I am an original cast member of Cirque Eloize's RAIN, which performed sold-out shows around the globe, including New York, Paris, Moscow and Seoul. 

            In the studio, I work with people from all over looking to gain greater technical skills as well as create unique work. I have an eye for dynamics and inertia work as well as a hunger for finding new and creative ways to utilize the body's mechanical and expressive potential.  I have experience with many healing modalities and therefore work with each person and body from a place of physical analysis combined with a big picture perspective in regards to longevity and physical health.

            I have choreographed and coached for Cirque Eloize, Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Celebrity Cruises and NECCA's professional programs. My students have worked with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, Circa, Midnight Circus, Pilobulos, Les Sept Doigts de la Main, and have been accepted to the Golden Karl, Cirque de Demain, Sol y Circo and Youngstage Festivals, as well as ECQ, ENC, UK National Centre for Circus, and Carampa of Spain.



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