Anna began studying circus at a young age, and at 19 began to center her life around it. Starting as a juggler, face painter, and clown, it wasn't long before she found herself taking to the air. At 22, she moved to the Chicago area, where she began practicing aerial acrobatics in earnest at the Actor's Gymnasium and Aloft Circus Arts. At 25, she realized she wanted to make it her career, and began the professional training program at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, CO. Upon moving home to Milwaukee, Anna created Anna Belle Aerial before founding Cream City Circus in 2019.
Meet The Teachers
Cream City Circus Collective operates as a space for independent artists and instructors can host classes, workshops and train. Each instructor manages their own class schedule, rates, and policies under the umbrella of the collective's policies and use agreement. Please read each instructor's information and schedule to decide which class you want to take!
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Karen has been involved in dance and sports since she was only 5 years old. When she moved to Milwaukee for college in 2013 she was looking for a new physical outlet and found aerial silks. Since then she has performed at various events around the midwest. Upon moving to Vancouver Washington in 2017, Karen dug deeper into aerial silks and chains at the Circus Project and AWOL in Portland Oregon. While living here she added pole to her repertoire and began teaching aerial and aerial conditioning, flexibility, and pole. Karen returned to Milwaukee in 2019 and brought with her her unique view to aerial training from her background in dance and continued advancement in rock climbing.