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ARIANA PAPOUSEK

World Class Performer & Instructor

Ariana is a self-taught aerialist. Fusing her background of competitive gymnastics with traditional circus, Ariana has created a unique and dynamic style of movement that has gained a lot of attention. Her early years of work as a competitive/rhythmic gymnast cultivated proper technique, body awareness, and creativity. Through teaching, Ariana’s intention is to inspire confidence, courage, and grace while ensuring that each student feels comfortable and empowered.


Through performance, Ariana's intention is to create space for audience members to forget the world and drop into the present moment by captivating aerial and fire art. Ariana has graced the stage for many large events and bands such as Elephant Revival Red Rocks, Shpongle Red Rocks, String Cheese Incident, Quixotic, Sonic Bloom, Hulaween, Envision Festival(Costa Rica), Mayan Heart Festival(Guatemala), Water Woman Festival(Ecuador), Burning Man, Arise Festival, and more.