IJA Tricks of the Month by Aileen Lawlor | Contact Staff

My name is Aileen Lawlor, and I live in Oakland, California & Esteli, Nicaragua. I began exploring contact staff in 2006, and my journey with the prop encouraged me to study different forms of movement. I teach contact staff online and in group classes in the Bay Area of California. I have spent the majority of the last 5 years …

Dr. Kate Riegle Van West

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Kate Riegle van West was born in Normal, Illinois in 1986. From a young age she gravitated toward climbing on things/hanging upside down/causing general panic for her parents. At age 7 she joined a youth circus program at her school, and immediately knew the circus was her home. Yes, Kate grew up in a place …