What we do? Located in Durango, Colorado, Alpine Aerial Acrobatics offers high-quality professional circus training for a variety of aerial arts, run by NECCA-trained Coach Val F Russell. Our teaching approach follows an art-based training style in a non-competitive and inclusive learning environment with an emphasis on safe anatomical alignment. Alpine Aerial Acrobatics currently offers classes in aerial fabric, static trapeze, aerial hoop/lyra, aerial sling and hammock yoga.  

Who we are? Our educational philosophy is grounded in the belief that circus arts should be cultivated in a positive and supportive learning environment that allows room for both athletic growth and artistic experimentation. Our mission is to go beyond simply teaching splits and tricks by building an encouraging learning environment through a fun-based curriculum that enhances the arts in our community. Our students walk away from class with greater athletic and artistic abilities as well as improved self-confidence, body positivity and a drive to bring their artistic skills back to their community. We showcase our students’ achievements through high-caliber performances developed in a low-stress environment, because if we’re not having fun then why are we doing it?   Come see for yourself by signing up for one of our classes or scheduling a private lesson or event today.

When you sign up for one of our classes, you can expect excellent instruction from our encouraging and levelheaded professional staff.  Our creative and experienced instructors come from a variety of unique athletic backgrounds and are thrilled to share their passions with our community.

Val F Russell
Studio Owner / Instructor

  Emma Boone Instructor

  Vanessa Sirois Instructor

  Carrie Hardin Instructor

  Haley Tamberi Instructor