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"Aerial Theater which blends mystery, childlike wonder, technical mastery and whimsical
- Kailas Elmer, Trebuchet Magazine
Aerial Theater Production
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Consulting for Theatre & Film
Learning aerials really allowed me to use my body in ways that added grace and strength to my presence onstage
-Cameron Jackson (Grade 11)
Sarah is an inspirational teacher. Her focus on performance as well as technique has allowed me to explore my creativity alongside building my aerial vocabulary. Her classes are always fun and she helps me push myself. Even when tackling harder moves, I have never felt that anything is beyond my capabilities.
As an actor, you are often told to take risks, and learning aerials was a huge risk to take; …[we] conquered the challenges that came along with Midsummer, and we owe it all to Ms. Rain Anya and The Paper Doll Militia.
-A’keyah Williams (Grade 10)
If your thinking about doing this course, just do it. You won’t regret it. I have been teaching for 3+ years and thought I’d try it out for some new tips and have come away with a whole new approach to teaching. 5 stars course and great teachers to work with.
-Brendan Greville, England, UK
Sarah’s aerial classes are fantastic! She is an excellent teacher, who combines technical skill with creativity and fun. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
If I had known how incredibly helpful to my teaching practice this would be, I would have done it months ago. To go through that level of technique helped my own practice and has already made a massive difference to my students.
-Rebecca Solomon, England UK
Never in my life did i think that i could do something like that on stage in front of a huge crowd along with all kinds of lines and blocking and i was surprised at how wrong i was. You made its so incredibly easy and fun to the point where it would be something I would want to pursue on my own well after the show is over.
-Nick Galarza (Grade 11)
I thought that aerials were going to be impossible to learn but my instructor made it so easy and guided me through each trick step by step in a simple way that made learning aerials easy, fun and unforgettable.
-Jaliz Lopez (Grade 12)
I have now taken part in two workshops with Sarah and I find her teaching style to be most effective. She is clear in her explanations of aerial skills, she challenges each individual within classes offering differentiation for all levels of ability and she is encouraging and supportive of all students. Both workshops I have gained much knowledge and skill from and I look forward to further workshops with her in the future.
I found out about Paper Doll Militia from the Aerial ABC’s videos on YouTube. The level one teacher training elaborated on these fundamental principles and taught us how to teach them. Rain and Sarah are skilled teachers and share their passion for the art freely. I will definitely continue to take their trainings and workshops in the future.