Night Owl Circus Arts



Beginner Silks w/ Rhianna
Tomorrow 10:15 AM at ATG
2 spots open
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Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Tomorrow 11:30 AM at ATG
5 spots open
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Int AcroYoga
Tomorrow 6:30 PM at ATG
7 spots open
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Beg AcroYoga
Tomorrow 7:45 PM at ATG
7 spots open
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Pilates w/ Rhianna
Mon 7/23 10:30 AM at Azure
9 spots open
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Adv Trap/Lyra w/ Jen
Mon 7/23 6 PM at Azure
6 spots open
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Int/Adv Silks w/ Craig
Mon 7/23 7:30 PM at ATG
3 spots open
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Beginner Silks w/ Rhianna
Tue 7/24 6:30 PM at Azure
5 spots open
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Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 7/24 7:30 PM at Azure
3 spots open
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High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 7/24 8 PM at ATG
3 spots open
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Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 7/24 8:30 PM at Azure
5 spots open
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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
Tue 7/24 7:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 7/24 8:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 7/31 7:30 PM at Azure

Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 7/31 8:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 8/7 7:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Caitlin
Tue 8/7 8:30 PM 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 teaches classes in aerial yoga, and paddle board yoga. In her spare time, she loves to travel and take new yoga classes. Abby lives at home with her husband, Chris, her four month old daughter Melanie, her dog, Mia, and her pig, Wilbur.

Aerial Silks w/ Abby
Wed 8/8 12 PM at Azure
Aerial for Kids w/ Abby
Wed 8/8 1 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Abby
Wed 8/15 12 PM at Azure

Aerial for Kids w/ Abby
Wed 8/15 1 PM at Azure
Aerial Silks w/ Abby
Wed 8/22 12 PM at Azure
Aerial for Kids w/ Abby
Wed 8/22 1 PM at Azure

Rhianna Smith

Rhianna Smith

Rhianna Smith is a professional actor, dancer, and aerialist originally from Johnson City, TN. She recently completed the MFA in Physical Theatre with Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy, and also holds the BA in Theatre Arts from Hollins University. Past professional credits include Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama, National Theatre for Children, Prairie Fire Children's Theatre, The Public Theatre, and Marin Shakespeare Company. International credits include residencies with FLIC Scuola di Circo in Torino, Famile Floz in Berlin, and Divaldo Continuo in the Czech Republic. She has also trained extensively in Aerial Silks practice and performance, primarily with Night Owl Circus Arts. Rhianna was the Artistic Director for Serendipity, and teaches flexibility and improvisational character development for aerialists.

Beginner Silks w/ Rhianna
Tomorrow 10:15 AM at ATG
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Tomorrow 11:30 AM at ATG
Pilates w/ Rhianna
Mon 7/23 10:30 AM at Azure

Beginner Silks w/ Rhianna
Tue 7/24 6:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Rhianna
Sun 7/29 10:15 AM at ATG
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 7/29 11:30 AM at ATG

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 in classes. 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.

High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 7/24 8 PM at ATG
Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 7/24 9 PM at ATG
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Wed 7/25 4:30 PM at ATG

High Lyra w/ Lauren
Wed 7/25 7:15 PM at ATG
Int/Adv Silks w/ Lauren
Wed 7/25 8:15 PM at ATG
High Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 7/31 8 PM at ATG

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.

Int AcroYoga
Tomorrow 6:30 PM at ATG
Beg AcroYoga
Tomorrow 7:45 PM at ATG
Int AcroYoga
Sun 7/29 6:30 PM at ATG

Beg AcroYoga
Sun 7/29 7:45 PM at ATG
Int AcroYoga
Sun 8/12 6:30 PM at ATG
Beg AcroYoga
Sun 8/12 7:45 PM at ATG

Drake Parrott

Drake Parrott

Drake Parrott is a senior at ETSU majoring in interdisciplinary studies in theatre and dance. Drake was introduced to aerial dance by Jen Kintner, and took to it like a bird to the sky! Drake is a member of Mountain Movers Dance Company, and regularly performs for various events throughout the area, including the Kingsport Busker Festival, Blue Plum, and many ETSU sponsored events. In addition to his training at ETSU and Azure, Drake has also studied at the American Dance Festival at Duke University, and at the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, CO, with many wonderful souls. He enjoys taking every possible opportunity to learn something new! Aerial fabric will always be his true love, but Drake loves to hang around on trapeze, lyra, and corde lisse as well, and enjoys teaching others how to love these pieces of equipment. He also loves to incorporate concepts of partnering and modern dance within his classes.

Int Silks w/ Drake
Thu 8/2 9:30 AM at Azure
Int Silks w/ Drake
Tue 8/7 9:30 AM at Azure
Int Silks w/ Drake
Thu 8/9 9:30 AM at Azure

Int Silks w/ Drake
Tue 8/14 9:30 AM at Azure
Int Silks w/ Drake
Thu 8/16 9:30 AM at Azure
Int Silks w/ Drake
Tue 8/21 9:30 AM at Azure

Jen Kintner

Jen Kintner

Jen was dragged kicking and complaining to her first dance class, but fell in love instantly, and has been dancing and practicing yoga ever since. She is the Director of Mountain Movers Dance Company, which has been the resident modern dance company at ETSU since 1982. She teaches aerial, modern and dance history at ETSU as adjunct faculty, works full time as a researcher in a Microbiology lab at Quillen College of Medicine, and is the owner of Azure Aerial Arts.

Jen holds a 200 hour certification in Yoga, has trained more than 300 hours with Shiva Rea in Vinyasa yoga techniques and philosophy, and has trained in Jayne Bernasconi’s method of aerial yoga. She has 40 years of experience studying, teaching and performing modern dance, and has a foundation teacher training certification in Aerial Fabrics with the New England Center for Circus Arts. She also has a Masters degree in pharmacology and toxicology, just for fun!

Adv Trap/Lyra w/ Jen
Mon 7/23 6 PM at Azure
Beg Trap/Lyra w/ Jen
Wed 7/25 5:30 PM at Azure
Int/Adv Silks w/ Jen
Wed 7/25 6:30 PM at Azure

Adv Trap/Lyra w/ Jen
Mon 7/30 6 PM at Azure
Beg Trap/Lyra w/ Jen
Wed 8/1 5:30 PM at Azure
Int/Adv Silks w/ Jen
Wed 8/1 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!

Int AcroYoga
Sun 8/12 6:30 PM at ATG
Beg AcroYoga
Sun 8/12 7:45 PM at ATG
Int AcroYoga
Sun 8/19 6:30 PM at ATG

Beg AcroYoga
Sun 8/19 7:45 PM at ATG
Int AcroYoga
Sun 8/26 6:30 PM at ATG
Beg AcroYoga
Sun 8/26 7:45 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.

Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 7/25 7:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 8/8 7:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 8/15 7:30 PM at Azure

Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 8/22 7:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 8/29 7:30 PM at Azure
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Wed 9/5 7:30 PM at Azure

Seth Delatte

Seth Delatte

Seth Delatte was born July 22, 1996 in North Texas. After moving to Northeast Tennessee at the age of four, he became interested in gymnastics and began training. In 2006, he had achieved the status of State Of Tennessee All-Around Champion for Level Six Men's Gymnastics. Time off and recovery from an injury helped him discover his talent for coaching.
As a gymnastics instructor, Seth has found a way to help young boys find a love for the sport and to achieve their goals, teaching them the important life lessons that are derived from it. He believes gymnastics to not only be in the gym, but also to be a lifestyle. The lessons learned in the gym can help you in life, as well. Gymnastics provides many useful life skills such as strength, patience, and respect. Seth's coaching philosophy stresses the belief that nothing comes without hard work and dedication. Whether in the gym for a practice session or in a competitive setting, his athletes only fail when they lose the desire and the will to learn from their mistakes. Seeing young boys grow to love the sport of gymnastics and to learn the life lessons it has to offer are some of Seth's primary motivations for coaching.

Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 7/25 8:15 PM at ATG
Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 8/1 8:15 PM at ATG
Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 8/8 8:15 PM at ATG

Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 8/15 8:15 PM at ATG
Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 8/22 8:15 PM at ATG
Tumbling w/ Seth
Wed 8/29 8:15 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
Tue 7/31 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Tue 8/7 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Tue 8/14 5:30 PM at Azure

Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Tue 8/21 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Tue 8/28 5:30 PM at Azure
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Tue 9/4 5:30 PM at Azure

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.

Int AcroYoga
Tomorrow 6:30 PM at ATG
Beg AcroYoga
Tomorrow 7:45 PM at ATG
Int/Adv Silks w/ Craig
Mon 7/23 7:30 PM at ATG

Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 7/23 8:30 PM at ATG
Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Wed 7/25 12 PM at Azure
Dress/Tech Rehearsal w/ Craig
Thu 7/26 8 PM at McG

Jessica Shelton

Jessica has been dancing all her life, but took her first ballroom dance lesson as a freshman at ETSU when her future husband asked if she'd be his dance partner. Jessica quickly fell in love with ballroom dancing and has been doing ballroom ever since. She took over the group fitness ballroom dance class at ETSU in 2011 and especially enjoys teaching private lessons for couples to prepare for their wedding's first dance.

Besides ballroom dancing, Jessica also loves aerial dance! She began taking aerial silks classes when they first began at ETSU and has been a member of Night Owl Circus Arts since before there was a studio space, or even a name! She has run the sound for several Night Owl Circus performances and still loves to train aerial when she can. Jessica is also an avid dancer at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

Jessica holds a degree in Psychology and Japanese from East Tennessee State University. She lived and taught English in Japan for a year before making her permanent home in Johnson City where she works at ETSU as the Scholarship Office executive aide.

Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 7/27 6 PM at Azure
Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 8/3 6 PM at Azure
Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 8/10 6 PM at Azure

Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 8/17 6 PM at Azure
Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 8/24 6 PM at Azure
Ballroom Dance w/ Jessica
Fri 8/31 6 PM at Azure