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wainanibioMichael Lemes
Aerial Instructor

Michael Lemes was born and raised in Hawai’i. Her background in dance includes (but is not limited to) ballet, hula and belly dancing. She has studied with dancers Ann Flanders, Gay Beamer, Malia Delapenia of Malia in Hawaii, “Miss Cat Wings” and Lola Love of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Natalie Hamilton of OC Pole Fitness and Gina Ogitani of Fit for a Goddess/ G.O. Movement. Her other athletic endeavors include volleyball, soccer, track, canoe paddling and power lifting. Her accomplishments include an Athletic Scholarship at Utah Valley College for volleyball. She holds World, National and State records in power lifting and was a member on the United States Power Lifting Women’s National Team. She has also coached AYSO soccer and volleyball for Star of the Sea and Hawaii School for Girls. She has her Personal Training Certification.

In her pursuit of aerial she has been honored to train with artists Andrea Torres, Nicole Young, Jaime Nakama, Cheetah Platt, Ana Prada, Alayna Stroud, Elizabeth Rose, Nathalie Gaultier, Hope Hall, Lynn Coleman, Emily Knoblauch, Mondo, Wendy Louie and Ruby Karen She has become a teacher and performer for Samadhi. She enjoys aerial for its athleticism, beauty and challenge.

Her background includes working as a Marine Mammal trainer for the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration on the Hawaiian Monk Seal Project, an open ocean marine mammal trainer for the Naval Ocean Science Center/ Navy and specialized in marine mammal rehabilitation.



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