Emmy Moon

Iluminar 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    Iluminar TOO 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

Iluminar TOO 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    Iluminar Flyers Company Director/Recreational Manager   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

Iluminar Flyers Company Director/Recreational Manager

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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  Samantha McKinney    Lead Aerial Instructor (Cirque Stars, Silks)   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

Lead Aerial Instructor (Cirque Stars, Silks)

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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  Natalie Keller    Lead Aerial Instructor (Sling, Kids Aerial, Air Essentials, AirFIT)    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 (Sling, Kids Aerial, Air Essentials, AirFIT) 

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    Iluminar Flyers & TOO 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

Iluminar Flyers & TOO 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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  Janelle (Dinosaurs) Peters    Aerial Lead Instructor (Silks, Trapeze, Flexibility & AirFIT)   Janelle is a contortionist and aerialist with an extensive dance background and strong stage presence. She grew up as a dancer in Silicon Valley, performing and competing with Dance Effects and Shine Youth Dance Troupes.    Read more.    

Janelle (Dinosaurs) Peters

Aerial Lead Instructor (Silks, Trapeze, Flexibility & AirFIT)

Janelle is a contortionist and aerialist with an extensive dance background and strong stage presence. She grew up as a dancer in Silicon Valley, performing and competing with Dance Effects and Shine Youth Dance Troupes. 

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  Cecilia Potter    Lead Dance Instructor/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

Lead Dance Instructor/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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  Vicki Whisenhunt    Lead & Assistant Aerial 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 & Assistant Aerial 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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