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Natalie Wild & Ryan Stinn:

Natalie and Ryan are both graduates from the University of Lethbridge with a B.Ed and B.Sc. Natalie discovered Circus Arts in 2009 when she joined the Object Manipulation Club through the university. She later introduced Ryan to the club in 2011. Together, they have performed at charity events, art walks, music festivals, and parades both with fire and L.E.D. Natalie and Ryan are both skilled at staff and double staff, while Natalie also specializes in hula hoop. They have both taken workshops and classes in poi, juggling, contact juggling, fans, gymnastics, and aerials (corde lisse, lyra, and silks). Natalie has taught hula hooping workshops to children from the ages of 3 to 8 for schools, festivals, and a library summer program. Ryan tries to incorporate circus arts in school whenever possible and always has circus props in his classroom for math instruction and brain breaks. In 2014, Natalie ran a circus arts club as an extra curricular activity during her Professional Semester III teaching practicum. In 2015, Natalie and Ryan led a small circus day camp for children 3-11 years of age. Together, they taught a variety of circus skills including hula hoop, poi, juggling, staff, clowning, and expressive movement. In a formal school setting, Natalie and Ryan have taught students from K-12 in a variety of subjects. For Natalie and Ryan, Circus Arts are an excellent way to explore creativity, embrace uniqueness, and find enjoyment in physical activity.

 

 

Natalie Wild

Natalie is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge with a B.Ed and B.Sc. She first discovered Circus Arts in 2009 when she joined the Object Manipulation Club through the university. Since then, Natalie has performed at charity events, art walks, music festivals, and parades both with fire and L.E.D. Her main circus props include hula hoop, staff, double staff, and long tail silk fans, but she has also taken workshops in poi, juggling, fans, gymnastics, and aerials (corde lisse, lyra, and silks). Natalie has taught hula hooping workshops to children from the ages of 3 to 8 for schools, festivals, and a library summer program. She tries to incorporate circus arts in school whenever possible and always has a hula hoop in her classroom. She also ran a circus arts club as an extra curricular activity during her Professional Semester III teaching practicum. In 2015, Natalie and Ryan ran a small children’s camp for children 3 – 11 years of age. Together, they taught a variety of circus skills including hula hoop, poi, juggling, staff, clowning, and expressive movement. In a formal school setting, Natalie has taught students from K-12 in a variety of subjects. For Natalie, Circus Arts are an excellent way to explore creativity, embrace uniqueness, and find enjoyment in physical activity.

 

Ryan Stinn

Ryan is a graduate from University of Lethbridge with a B.Ed and B.Sc. He discovered Circus Arts in 2011 after being introduced by fellow instructor, Natalie Wild. Ryan has performed at charity events, art walks, music festivals, and parades both with fire and L.E.D. He is skilled in staff, double staff, and rope dart. He has also taken workshops in hula hoop, poi, juggling, contact juggling, fans, and aerials (corde lisse, lyra, and silks). Ryan often uses circus arts in the classroom for math instruction and brain breaks. In 2015, Ryan ran a small children’s camp with Natalie for children 3-11 years of age. Together, they taught a variety of circus skills including hula hoop, poi, juggling, staff, clowning, and expressive movement. Ryan has taught students from K-12 in a variety of subjects and most recently finished a teaching contract teaching junior high math. For Ryan, Circus Arts are a way to express art and creativity in a physical form.