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Originally from Texas, Sarah Waggener has been dancing since the age of 5, developing a love of movement and sequins at an early age. She discovered aerial while living in Vermont, and completed the pro track program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. She taught at the Muse and Big Sky Works in NYC, and has also taught workshops and performed all over the country. Her specialty is silks and rope, and loves the sense of empowerment and confidence that aerial students gain through learning!
Michael Quintana received a BA in dance from Tulane University and then danced professionally for five years, touring the United States and Europe. He is a certified yoga teacher and pole dance instructor. He has completed a 350 hour Yoga Teacher training from Swan River Yoga, a restorative teacher training, and a Pole Moves Intermediate Level training. He trained in the aerial arts throughout his professional career, concentrating in Pole, Trapeze, Lyra and Sling. As a long term resident of New Orleans, he is thrilled to working with Crescent City Aerial to raise the visibility of the aerial arts and broaden the scope of education and training. See you up in the air!
Michael Scott is an actor and fitness instructor with a passion for connecting with others through art and teaching. He has appeared in numerous film, television, theatre, and commercial productions around the city including a National Commercial opposite Saint’s Quarterback Drew Brees. He studied theatre at LSU where he was introduced to the aerial arts and has steadily worked as a performer for the last 4 years. With a background in powerlifting, calisthenics, baseball, dance, aerials, and acting, Michael enjoys exploring the diversity of the human experience through movement. His work as a fitness instructor is fueled by the joy he receives when he witnesses a student gain the confidence and poise to perform on their own. He is eager to share aerial silks with the community, particularly the youth, because he knows what a profound effect this new art and fitness form can have on a person’s well being. Look for him locally on stage with the theatre company Compleat Stage or at City Park with his monthly Pay-it-Forward fitness group Be Kind Boot Camp.
Naomi Rosenmoss is a lifelong aerialist and dancer from San Francisco. At the age of seven, Naomi began taking trapeze classes, immediately falling in love with the aerial arts. Since then, she has continued to train on various apparatus, including static trapeze, silks, and lyra. She has performed throughout the Bay Area as an aerial dancer with the Zaccho Dance Theatre. In addition to her own training, Naomi loves working with both kids and adults in the development of aerial skills. She has recently moved to New Orleans and is absolutely thrilled to be working with Crescent City Aerial Arts!
Alexandria White is the founder and lead instructor of Crescent City Aerial Arts. Alex has been practicing aerial dance for over 7 years and loves to share her knowledge and passion for aerial fitness and dance with others. Alex has been performing for over 4 years in theatrical productions, community events, festivals, and corporate events. More than anything, Alex loves to share aerial arts with others and is most comfortable teaching her love for the art with people from diverse backgrounds and fitness levels. Alex is inspired by her students and lives for the moments of achievement that only comes with the development of strength and mental clarity that aerial arts and fitness provides. With a background in ballet, various dance forms, yoga and pilates aerial arts have been a natural continuation of her love for creative movement arts and restorative fitness.