Emmy Moon

Artistic Director/Professional & TOO Company Director

Emmy graduated from the University of Texas in Austin (UT) with a Bachelors in Dance & Theatre. Prior to UT, she completed her Associate of Arts Degree at Collin College in Plano, TX where she studied dance and choreography under the direction of Tiffanee Arnold. At UT in 2006, her choreography, Night Terrors, was selected for the Gala show at the American College Dance Festival.

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  Travis Moon    Executive Director/TOO & Pre-Professional Company Director   Growing up, Travis participated in numerous competitive sports and martial arts training. In high school, he joined the JROTC, Junior Reserve Officer Training Course, which provided him an education in discipline, respect and leadership techniques.   Read More

Travis Moon

Executive Director/TOO & Pre-Professional Company Director

Growing up, Travis participated in numerous competitive sports and martial arts training. In high school, he joined the JROTC, Junior Reserve Officer Training Course, which provided him an education in discipline, respect and leadership techniques.

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  Tessa Vallin    Studio Manager/Flyers & ASC Company Director   Tessa grew up in Evergreen Colorado, where she discovered her passion for the circus arts. Starting at age 10 Tessa has been heavily involved with the circus arts in some capacity or another. She has performed nationwide for various circus companies, touring shows, and theatrical production companies.   Read More

Tessa Vallin

Studio Manager/Flyers & ASC Company Director

Tessa grew up in Evergreen Colorado, where she discovered her passion for the circus arts. Starting at age 10 Tessa has been heavily involved with the circus arts in some capacity or another. She has performed nationwide for various circus companies, touring shows, and theatrical production companies.

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  Vicki Whisenhunt    Lead Youth Aerial & Flexibility Instructor/Front Desk Assistant   Vicki grew up in North Carolina and was a cheerleader all throughout middle and high school. Vicki attended college at UNC- Pembroke and it was there that she discovered a love for ground dance.   Read more.

Vicki Whisenhunt

Lead Youth Aerial & Flexibility Instructor/Front Desk Assistant

Vicki grew up in North Carolina and was a cheerleader all throughout middle and high school. Vicki attended college at UNC- Pembroke and it was there that she discovered a love for ground dance.

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  Samantha McKinney    Adult Student Company Technique Director   Samantha is originally from South Louisiana and has been a Denver transplant for the past 6 years. She discovered aerial arts in 2009 while working as a stage manager in NYC and has been passionate about it ever since.   Read More

Samantha McKinney

Adult Student Company Technique Director

Samantha is originally from South Louisiana and has been a Denver transplant for the past 6 years. She discovered aerial arts in 2009 while working as a stage manager in NYC and has been passionate about it ever since.

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  Bryan Dumpert    Acrobatics/Trampoline Instructor   Bryan was born and raised in Lousiville, Colorado, where he trained as a competitive gymnast for 15 years. He is a currently studying history at the University of Colorado Boulder, and hopes to become a high school teacher after college.   Read More

Bryan Dumpert

Acrobatics/Trampoline Instructor

Bryan was born and raised in Lousiville, Colorado, where he trained as a competitive gymnast for 15 years. He is a currently studying history at the University of Colorado Boulder, and hopes to become a high school teacher after college.

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  Natalie Keller    Lead Aerial Instructor/TOO Acrobatics Instructor   A Colorado native Natalie first discovered the world of aerial at age 11 at the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, Co. From there she was hooked on anything in the air. At age 14 she went to Montreal to train at Ecole National du Cirque's summer   Read More

Natalie Keller

Lead Aerial Instructor/TOO Acrobatics Instructor

A Colorado native Natalie first discovered the world of aerial at age 11 at the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, Co. From there she was hooked on anything in the air. At age 14 she went to Montreal to train at Ecole National du Cirque's summer

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  Shannon “Luna” Squires    Flyers Assistant Director/TOO & ASC Choreographer   Shannon discovered hands-on aerial arts while attending Florida State University after years of admiring Cirque du Soleil artists, and joined the Florida State University Flying High Circus as a dancer in 2009. Through her experience, she became fascinated with the idea of bringing the grounded artistry of dance to the air.   Read More

Shannon “Luna” Squires

Flyers Assistant Director/TOO & ASC Choreographer

Shannon discovered hands-on aerial arts while attending Florida State University after years of admiring Cirque du Soleil artists, and joined the Florida State University Flying High Circus as a dancer in 2009. Through her experience, she became fascinated with the idea of bringing the grounded artistry of dance to the air.

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  Reagan Draeker    Assistant Instructor/Studio Assistant   A recent homeschool graduate, Reagan is now taking college classes while working at Iluminar Aerial and performing with the pre-professional troupe. Three years ago she first discovered aerial courtesy of a Groupon, and she immediately felt welcomed by this community.   Read more

Reagan Draeker

Assistant Instructor/Studio Assistant

A recent homeschool graduate, Reagan is now taking college classes while working at Iluminar Aerial and performing with the pre-professional troupe. Three years ago she first discovered aerial courtesy of a Groupon, and she immediately felt welcomed by this community.

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  Cecilia Potter    Dance Technique Captain/TOO Choreographer   Cecilia Potter is from Massachusetts, where her interests in theatre and dance first developed. Cecilia graduated Cum Laude from Elon University with a BA in Theatre Studies and a dance minor. Cecilia completed one year in the MFA Dance program at the University of Oregon.   Read More

Cecilia Potter

Dance Technique Captain/TOO Choreographer

Cecilia Potter is from Massachusetts, where her interests in theatre and dance first developed. Cecilia graduated Cum Laude from Elon University with a BA in Theatre Studies and a dance minor. Cecilia completed one year in the MFA Dance program at the University of Oregon.

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  Cassidy Vallin   Assistant Instructor/Studio Assistant  Cassidy is passionate about Circus and Aerial Dance, EVERYTHING about it--the training, the exertion, the challenge, the dance, the apparatus, the bruises, the burns, the hairspray, the makeup, hanging upside down, the tricks, the artistry, the expression, the friendships, the performance and the relationships with her coaches.   Read More

Cassidy Vallin

Assistant Instructor/Studio Assistant

Cassidy is passionate about Circus and Aerial Dance, EVERYTHING about it--the training, the exertion, the challenge, the dance, the apparatus, the bruises, the burns, the hairspray, the makeup, hanging upside down, the tricks, the artistry, the expression, the friendships, the performance and the relationships with her coaches.

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  Marci Wojciechowski    TOO Choreographer   Marci is in her 6th season with Iluminar Aerial and has been dancing since age five and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop. While dancing at the University of Colorado she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, she later attended The George Washington University where she obtained Masters degrees in Public Health as well as Heath Sciences.   Read more.

Marci Wojciechowski

TOO Choreographer

Marci is in her 6th season with Iluminar Aerial and has been dancing since age five and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop. While dancing at the University of Colorado she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, she later attended The George Washington University where she obtained Masters degrees in Public Health as well as Heath Sciences.

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