Pro Aerial is directed and produced by Elena Marina and Amber Lavina - two of the UK's foremost internationally recognised professional Aerial Dancers. Their combined experience spans more than 34 years, performing internationally for audiences exceeding 1,000,000 people, including A-list celebrities and royalty.
PRO Aerial has a body of experience in both live performance, choreography and coaching, specialising in Aerial disciplines. Both Amber and Elena have had formal training in Contemporary Circus and Aerial Dance.
After completing her FDa in Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance, Amber continued into higher education, specialising in Aerial at the prestigious ACAPA, in the Netherlands, and since expanded into an experienced and renowned professional, working across the globe.
After nine years of training in Aerial Dance, Elena completed her Assistant Gymnastics Coaching Certification, along side her Exercise to Music and Resistance Training Qualifications, enabling her to teach not only aerial dance, but gym instructing too. She then decided to expand her studies further, into the science of movement, through her BSc in Sport & Exercise Science at Nottingham Trent University. Here she learnt the valuable techniques for injury prevention and training techniques to aid performance in a safe and effective way, which are reflected throughout the PRO Aerial courses. After completing her degree, Elena integrated the knowledge from her degree into her training attain the optimal standard and injury prevention, enhancing the professionalism and quality of her shows.
Alongside their performing schedules, PRO Aerial have also taught and invested time, interest and creativity in helping others achieve their aerial goals, through their classes and workshops. Having worked with a broad spectrum of learners from small children, disadvantaged youth, to adults beginners, to adult professionals, they have had the experience to tutor a range of different learning styles and requirements. The PRO Aerial classes are focused on technique and innovation, working on fine tuning your movement through from beginner to professional level.
Their combined credits list is impressive, including Cirque Du Soleil, The Britt Awards, BBC, ITV, Mercedes Benz, Paralympic Torch Relay, Rugby League World Cup Opening Ceremony, Centro American Games Opening Ceremony, FIFA, Moët & Chandon, Ministry of Sound, Theatre Op de Markt (BE), Villa Thalia Dinnershow (NL), The Natural Theatre Company, Shambala Glastonbury, Henley Festivals, and many more…
PRO Aerial are also Creative Directors at Global Luminosity - International aerial dance production company.