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jesabioJesa Simpkins
Company Member
Aerial Instructor
Co-Founder/Director Volary Aerial Burlesque
Co-Founder Vayu Aerial Yoga

Jesa Simpkins has a passion for the history of movement and the arts which led her to Andrea Torres and the Samadhi Hawai'i Aerial Dance School in the spring of 2009. She has trained with artists such as Alayna Stroud and Ana Prada, the Cirque Noir San Francisco aerial company, and other influential aerialists along the way. She has since become a performer and instructor for Samadhi Hawai’i, a co-founder and Director of Volary Aerial Burlesque, as well as a co-founder of Vayu Aerial Yoga. Jesa brings a kitschy vintage flair to her classes and draws on her experience as a certified yoga teacher to encourage injury prevention with a focus on strength, flexibility, and alignment. Inspired by her son, she developed the curriculum for Samadhi's Aerial Tots program to give the youngest aerialists in the school a chance to explore the apparatus in a fun and safe environment. Jesa also dances with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre and is and artist at Odyssey Tattoo Gallery in Kailua.



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