About

Stacy Young headshotStacy:

Stacy started competitive gymnastics at age 5, competing nationally with Airborne Gymnastics.  She competed nationally in synchronized swimming with the Santa Clara Aquamaids under 1996 Gold Medalist Heather Carrasco and 2000 Olympian Kim Wurzel.  Her aerial training began at UCLA and later continued with aerial silks under Shayna Swanson, aerial straps under Andrew Adams, and acrobatics and hand-balancing with Nourbol Meirmanov.  She has performed in Aloft’s El Circo Cheapo and taught Aerial and Tumbling at MSA & Circus Arts and Aloft Loft in Chicago.  She performed Duo Aerial Straps, Bungee, Lyra, double-point harness and original apparatus with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Splendour of the Seas in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  She is currently a dancer and aerialist for contemporary ballet company Coco et Compagnie and teaches aerial straps.

 

 

 

 

 

Ariel Tal headshotAriel:

Ariel started competitive gymnastics at age 5.  He later competed nationally on springboard and platform diving under Dave Burgering (president of USA Diving). He competed nationally in Horse Vaulting with Tambourine 4H Vaulters.  After training aerial at UCLA, he continued aerial silks with Shayna Swanson and aerial straps with Andrew Adams.  He performed in Aloft’s El Circo Cheapo and taught aerial silks and tumbling at The Actors Gymnasium, MSA & Circus Arts and Aloft Loft in Chicago.  He performed Duo Aerial Straps, Bungee, double-point harness and original apparatus with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Splendour of the Seas in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  He is currently a dancer and aerialist for contemporary ballet company Coco et Compagnie and teaches aerial straps.