Meet our Live It Up team!

"If the world is my stage, then I shall dance each day like it's my last performance"-Breawna

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Breawna Ventura 

Founder, Pro Aerialist

Studio Director, Coach

Coach Breawna is an aerialist,   professional performer and has coached in the Black Hills for over 20 years. Her cirque specialties include aerial silks, chains, sling, hoop, trapeze, fire dancing, poi, duo performances, hula hoop and handstands. She has trained in circus schools across the US in Denver, Chicago, Orlando and most recently Missoula. Breawna loves to bring her unique experience in training, technique, and creative performance to your student! 

"The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately"-Chelsey

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Chelsey Whitley

Lyra/Aerial Coach, Pro Aerialist

Coach Chelsey has been performing in the Black Hills area for several years. Chelsey started training as an aerialist with BHA&C in November of 2017. She loves training in aerial silks, hammock, cube, and lyra hoop. Coaching beginner level students, learning new skills, instilling confidence, grace, and power to all students is her favorite thing to do!

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Robyn Melvin

 Aerial and Aerial Flex and Fit Instructor

Coach Robyn has been an aerialist and Aerial Fit Flex instructor for several years. Robyn also specializes in Yoga. She is excited to bring Aerial Flex Fit to Rapid City and looks forward to building the aerial program as well as fitness classes at Black Hills Aerial & Cirque. Her specialties are hammock, silks, net, and lyra and also trains in poi and stilts.


"Passion and dedication

comes in all shapes and sizes"-Morgan

Morgan Stafford

 Pro Aerialist

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Coach Morgan has been an aerialist  and instructor for 6 years.  Her cirque specialties include aerial silks, hammock, trapeze, aerial chains, and lyra hoop. She also enjoys performing poi flow, fire dancing and dance. Morgan has helped devolop the Live It Up program as a past studio director and manager. 

Anna Starenkova

Aerial Coach, Enrollment Director, Studio Manager, Pro Aerialist

Coach Anna has been an aerialist, competitive rhythmic gymnast and performer with the ZirKiss Show at Black Hills Aerial and Cirque.  Her cirque specialties include aerial silks, hammock, aerial rope, and lyra/hoop. She also enjoys performing poi flow, contortion, fire dancing and dance. Anna is so excited to share her experience and training techniques with you!

Marilyn Neubert

Strength/Flexibility Coach, Pro Aerialist

Coach Marilyn has been an aerialist for and performer for Black Hills Aerial & Cirque for 5 years. Her cirque skills include aerial silks, hammock, cube, and lyra.  She has coached students through dance and performance in the Rapid City area for many years now. Contortion performance is one of her specialties! 

Trinity Conrad

Finance/Booking Manager, Pro Aerialist 

Trinity has trained with Black Hills Aerial for 6 years. As member of the Pro Team she also assists with the program in many ways. Trinity works as our CFO to keep our business progressing and also  to manages the area Pro team performance and bookings .

Kris Hillberg

Aerial Coach, Pro Aerialist

Kris has been an aerialist and performer for many years here in the Black Hills. Her cirque specialties include aerial silks, hammock, and lyra. We are so excited to have her a part of our coaching team!

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