Helene Embling & Aaron Walker

Verticals & Aerials

Verticals (rope, tissu, multicordes, …) advanced techniques and aerial act creation.

We will work on refining basic techniques, exploring advanced and trendy techniques in terms of climbs, drops, complex moves, releases, ….

In act creation we will look at act composition, quality of movement, musicality, originality, with improvisation and refining acts in progress or existing acts.

Helene Embling

Studied Physical Theatre and Circus in Paris, France and performed, created and directed internationally as an aerialist with classical and contemporary Circus, Dance, Theatre and Film.

Activity in Australia include works with Perth and Sydney international Arts Festivals, the Theatre and Dance degree at WAAPA, Eol aerialists, Aerial trainer at NICA. Recent works include Yoga teacher training in LA, head coach for ‘Voyage de la Vie’ In Singapore, co-direction of Nica 2015 showcase ‘Last Orders’, act creations and work with independent artists and companies.

Is passionate about research on streamline and advanced techniques new forms of apparatus, quality of movement and original interpretation,
Has a propensity to convey her practice through poor (French) humor.

Aaron Walker

Aaron has worked consistently as a physical performer for the last 15 years in various fields of the performing arts throughout the world in areas such as; circus, theatre, fringe and art festivals, stadium openings, television shows and commercials, corporate events, cabaret and musicals.

Aaron is currently a full-time specialist vertical aerial trainer at the National Institute of Circus Arts Melbourne for the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor intakes. Teaching and developing aerial skills from basic through to advanced levels. Choreographing sequences to music, creating acts for graduation and industry, and supporting experimentation with transferable skills.

By encouraging and guiding aerial creativity in combination with personal movement qualities his students are able to achieve more than standard aerial techniques alone.