Night Owl Circus Arts



Ordinary Creatures w/ Big
Tomorrow 6:30 PM at Azure
59 spots open
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Aerial for Teens w/ Kayla
Mon 1/20 7:30 PM at Azure
2 spots open
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Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 4:30 PM at Azure
1 spot open
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High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 6:30 PM at Azure
2 spots open
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Conditioning w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 7:30 PM at Azure
8 spots open
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Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Wed 1/22 4 PM at ATG
4 spots open
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Beg Trap w/ Wil
Wed 1/22 5:30 PM at Azure
2 spots open
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Silks: Drops w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 6:15 PM at ATG
3 spots open
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Lyra w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 7:15 PM at ATG
4 spots open
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Tumbling
Wed 1/22 7:15 PM at ATG
5 spots open
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Spanish Web w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 8:15 PM at ATG
3 spots open
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Lauren Wirick

Lauren Wirick

Lauren Wirick has enjoyed performing on stage through dance, drama, singing, and playing instruments since the age of 6. Fulfilling her childhood dream of running away with the circus, she started training on aerial silks in 2010 through Anti-Gravity and Orlando Aerial Arts. Training under artist director, Jennifer Drabik Pierce, her aerial experience expanded through various art forms including lyra, cube, Spanish web, hammock, and aerial partnering and synchro acts in addition to aerial silks. She enjoyed teaching her love and passion in the aerial art form at Orlando Aerial Arts and performing through Suspended Artistry Performance Company professionally for community events, including Give Kids the World, Microsoft, Power-Gen International, and Red Chair Affair. She also enjoyed performing through dance with Central Florida Community Arts. Lauren continues her passion with teaching aerial choreography, lyra, and silks at Night Owl Circus Arts. She loves character performances as well as deep emotional pieces that engage the crowd to feel what she is performing and invite them in to the story she is telling. Lauren has recently added acro yoga to her list of skills and hopes to incorporate this onto the stage as a beautiful art form.

Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 4:30 PM at Azure
High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 6:30 PM at Azure
Conditioning w/ Lauren
Tue 1/21 7:30 PM at Azure

Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Wed 1/22 4 PM at ATG
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Tue 1/28 4:30 PM at Azure
High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 1/28 6:30 PM at Azure

Caitlin Leavitt

Caitlin Leavitt

Caitlin's love for aerial started from an Instagram post. She was so mesmerized by it that she instantly went to Google to find a studio in the area that taught aerial silks. She stumbled across Night Owl Circus arts where she signed up for her first class and was immediately hooked. Growing up she always wanted to be a ballerina but was never allowed to take classes. She loved the gracefulness of ballet dancers and envied it as a child. Her favorite thing about aerial is being able to complete complex moves and be graceful while doing them. Caitlin is a mother to two beautiful children: five-year-old Colt, and two-year-old Cora. She hopes they will one day take aerial classes too, and fall in love with aerial like she did. Caitlin works as an Administrative Assistant in the Division of Health Professions at Northeast State Community College.

Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Sat 1/25 12:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Sat 1/25 1:30 PM at Azure
Lyra Practice w/ Caitlin
Sat 1/25 2:30 PM at Azure

Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Sat 2/1 9 AM at Azure
Lyra Theory w/ Caitlin
Sat 2/1 10 AM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Sat 2/8 9 AM at Azure

Abby Freeburn

Abby Freeburn

Abby has been training in aerial arts for three years. She loves the challenge that silks provides for her body and mind. She has an associates degree in mathematics from Northeast State Community College. She received her RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training in Johnson City in 2014, and RYT-500 in India in 2016. She began her aerial training in early 2015 at NOCA, and has also trained at Knoxville Aerial Arts, DragonFly Aerial Arts, Trapeze School of New York, and Empyrean Arts. She is known to be a bit of an adrenaline junkie on the silks, and she loves practicing big drops. Today she teaches classes in aerial yoga, spanish web, silks drops, paddle board yoga, and chair yoga. In her spare time, she loves practicing glass blowing, and travelling to take new yoga and aerial classes. Abby lives at home with her husband, Chris, her two year old daughter Melanie, her dog, Mia, her pig, Wilbur, and a brood of chickens.

Silks: Drops w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 6:15 PM at ATG
Lyra w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 7:15 PM at ATG
Spanish Web w/ Abby
Wed 1/22 8:15 PM at ATG

Company Class w/ Abby
Thu 1/23 6:30 PM at Azure
Silks: Drops w/ Abby
Wed 1/29 6:15 PM at ATG
Lyra w/ Abby
Wed 1/29 7:15 PM at ATG

Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis has been fascinated with circus arts since he taught himself to juggle at age 10. He has since pursued training in aerial arts and juggling through San Francisco Circus Center, Aerial Space in Asheville, NC, and the Aerial Dance program at East Tennessee State University. In 2013, he founded Night Owl Circus Arts in Johnson City, TN, where he enjoys directing performances, and helping people of all fitness levels and backgrounds achieve their goals in circus arts. He has a degree in Digital Media from ETSU, and he is also the owner of Craig Lewis Weddings, where he works as a professional wedding DJ and MC, and CircusDB, where he develops student management software for circus schools and aerial studios.

AcroYoga
Sun 1/26 6:30 PM at ATG
Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Fri 1/31 1 PM at ATG
AcroYoga in Knoxville
Sun 2/2 2 PM at ATG

Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Fri 2/7 1 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 2/9 6:30 PM at ATG
Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Sun 2/9 7:30 PM at ATG

Kayla Eggleston

Kayla Eggleston

Kayla is the true mother of dragons. She needed time off from her rein as Khaleesi so she became an aerial mermaid. Kayla started silks in 2016. No one has been able to stop her since. She previously took dance and cheered all through school. Kayla's favorite thing about performing is getting to take on new character's and costumes. She also enjoys her after performance celebrations with Kay Newell. Her main hobby other than silks is being a mermaid. The position to be the merman of her dreams is still available. She recently graduated with her bachelor's degree in social work from ETSU, and today she works as a Juvenile Probation Officer at the Johnson City Juvenile Court.

Aerial for Teens w/ Kayla
Mon 1/20 7:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 1/29 6:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 1/29 7:30 PM at Azure

Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 2/5 6:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 2/5 7:30 PM at Azure
Aerial for Teens w/ Kayla
Mon 2/10 7:30 PM at Azure

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts first tried AcroYoga in the fall of 2014 after being persuaded to stay late one evening after a yoga class. It didn’t take long before she became hooked, and co-founded an AcroYoga student organization at the University of Arkansas. She received her RYT-200 yoga teacher training the summer of 2016, and has been passionate about sharing the wonderful world of yoga and AcroYoga ever since. She moved to Tennessee from Arkansas spring in the spring of 2017, and now teaches at VIDA Hot Yoga in Kingsport, and Night Owl Circus Arts. Bringing Acro to the Tri-Cities has been one of her main goals since moving here, and she is honored to be a part of the AcroYoga movement in East Tennessee! She absolutely loves being able to teach the two things she is most passionate about, and she loves sharing the experience of flying with others! Acro allows you to build a new kind of trust with people, and enables you to let go of the negative stigma that our society assigns to touch and personal space. Acro provides a safe environment for you to grow as a person, as well as grow within a community.

AcroYoga
Sun 1/26 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga in Knoxville
Sun 2/2 2 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 2/9 6:30 PM at ATG

AcroYoga
Sun 2/16 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 2/23 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 3/1 6:30 PM at ATG

Katie Duvall

Katie Duvall

Katie began her yoga journey in the East Tennessee State University Mini Dome many years ago with Jen Kintner. She loved both the challenge and peacefulness a vigorous vinyasa class brought. About three years ago Katie made her new year's resolution to try one new experience per month that put her out of her comfort zone. That year's April out of the comfort zone experience was an aerial yoga class at Azure Aerial Arts Studio. Since then she's embraced the aerial life and become an aerial yoga instructor.
Katie has a Master' degree in Professional Communication, is an Appalachian and women's health scholar, and works as the Research Services Manager at the Department of Pediatrics at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine.

Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Mon 1/27 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 1/30 5:15 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Mon 2/3 5:30 PM at Azure

Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 2/6 5:15 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Mon 2/10 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 2/13 5:15 PM at Azure

Wil Rhew

Wil Rhew

Wil began studying aerial arts after a friend recommended the classes after having taken a course in silks at their university. Having an interest in arts and athletics, he gave the classes a try and was immediately hooked. Wil loves to perform on silks and trapeze and enjoys finding connecting elements between different aerial disciplines.Wil finds technique, strength, and body awareness to be the most intriguing aspects of aerial arts but also the most difficult to master. Outside of the studio Wil has a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages with concentrations in French and Spanish from East Tennessee State University and loves cultural studies. Inspired by his instructors and fellow Night Owls, Wil encourages everyone to give aerials a try and be adventurous!

Beg Trap w/ Wil
Wed 1/22 5:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Wil
Sun 1/26 11 AM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Wil
Mon 1/27 7:30 PM at ATG

Beg Trap w/ Wil
Wed 1/29 5:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Wil
Sun 2/2 11 AM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Wil
Mon 2/3 7:30 PM at ATG

David Waruszewski

David Waruszewski

David Waruszewski has always had a passion for artistic expression, and this has guided his work as an expert hair stylist and colorist for more than a decade. Through David’s inclusive hula hooping classes, his ability to elevate and support others extends beyond the salon. His students can step into a space where movement and meditation are married to provide a whole body wellness experience. Hooping has provided David with an outlet for many years and ensures he still enjoys moments when body and spirit connect. He is excited to encourage and share with others the benefits of hooping at Night Owl Circus Arts.

Alongside his passion for the hair industry, hooping and continuing education, David’s interests include traveling, hiking and tending to his house plants. He also enjoys attending yoga classes and spending time with his husky, Malaya. He is currently pursuing yoga teacher training, and is excited to get you moving!

One thing is true for all of David's work: What he offers to his clients and students comes from a place of caring and compassion.

Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 1/26 6:30 PM at Azure
Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 2/2 6:30 PM at Azure
Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 2/9 6:30 PM at Azure

Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 2/16 6:30 PM at Azure
Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 2/23 6:30 PM at Azure
Hoop Dance w/ David
Sun 3/1 6:30 PM at Azure

Jenna Eason

Jenna Eason

Jenna is a North Carolina native, with an extensive history of competing and performing in cheerleading, gymnastics, dance and theatre. After moving to New England in 2009, she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and found it extremely difficult to participate in any physical activity. That was, until she found Yoga. Her body and mind began to heal, almost instantly. Initially, she focused on Ashtanga, and gradually began adding Flow, Yin, and Restorative classes to her routine. She also began training in AcroYoga, at Maya Movement Arts in Greenville, SC, which has become her passion. Wanting to take her yoga practice to the next level, she completed her RYT-200 yoga teacher training at Downtown Yoga Center in Johnson City. When Jenna moved to the Tri-Cities in 2016, she knew she had to find an outlet for Acro. Through work and personal travel, she was able catch workshops, classes and jams around the country. And in 2017, she began co-offering workshops locally, through NOCA and DYC. She is thrilled to be a part of the founding Tri-Cities AcroYoga community and looks forward to seeing you at our weekly NOCA classes!

AcroYoga
Sun 1/26 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga in Knoxville
Sun 2/2 2 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 2/9 6:30 PM at ATG

AcroYoga
Sun 2/16 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 2/23 6:30 PM at ATG
AcroYoga
Sun 3/1 6:30 PM at ATG



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