An aerialist of elegance and true excellence, Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field.Read More
Veronica Blair is a professional circus performer with over 15 years of performing and teaching experience. She is currently Head of Soft Aerial Apparatus at Circus Center in San Francisco, as well as Head Coach of the San Francisco Youth Circus. With an emphasis on foundational excellence, Veronica helps students develop proficiency and confidence that allows students to develop their own unique aerial style.
Veronica offers private lessons on Aerial Silks, Rope, and Aerial Straps
Artistic Coaching for Aerial Arts, and most Circus Disciplines
Personalized Aerial Conditioning and Aerial Silks Fundamentals Training Courses Coming Soon!
Veronica offers a wide range of workshops, from flexibility for aerialists, inversion (straddle up) body mechanics, to beginner aerial techniques and advanced sequencing. She is available for workshops within the US, and internationally.
In this workshop students will learn the theory behind basic aerial silks techniques to create seamless transitions. Through technique drills, games and music driven play, students will explore how […]Learn More
From multiple Star-drops to Wheel Downs, S-wraps/locks play a huge role in wrapping for successful drops. They are a vital part of building a strong foundation on the Aerial Silks […]Learn More
The ever-elusive straddle up inversion slowing down your progression? Are you a beginner struggling to get into an inversion without jumping from the ground? Or have you been training aerial […]Learn More
Veronica Blair is an unstoppable force of nature.
Aerialist, Coach, Choreographer, The Audacity Project
I don’t think I would be where I am today as an aerialist and performer without Veronica! I have trained with handfuls of instructors over the years, but Veronica’s approach is definitely unique. No other coach has paid so much attention to the finesse and grace behind simple movements, and no other coach has been as skilled in reading students’ bodies and knowing exactly the feedback to provide to help them succeed and to push themselves further.
I feel so blessed to have been able to learn from Veronica early on in my aerial career. She doesn’t just teach aerial skills, but how to move as a performer. I still carry a lot of her teachings with me now, and I believe that if I had not trained with her, I wouldn’t have the same depth of experience, precision and technique, and ability to access aerial silks as a performance art that I do today.
Coaches who know how to build true artists are few and far between. After six years of training tissu at various schools, I had memorized a lot of tricks, but lacked the technical foundation needed to make them flow and exude my own style in the air. Veronica drills hard on both, and in a year of working with her she has transformed me from student into creator. Anyone who gets the chance to work with her has truly lucked out.
Veronica was my first aerial coach and by far one of the best ones I’ve ever had. She managed in a short period of time to teach my techniques and ways of thinking on rope and tissu that has stuck with me since.
One of the most important mottos for training was that if we couldn’t easily climb high enough to do a drop, we weren’t ready for it. This encouraged me to not only focus on the skills, but also on the strength, making me a better aerialist all around, and also have less injuries.
I honestly would not be the artist and aerialist I am today had I not been given such a strong foundation by Veronica.
Veronica isn’t just an aerial instructor, but truly a coach and performer at heart. She allows her students to explore their interests and develop their own style, but also focuses on foundational skills to elevate every level of training. Her attention to detail – from a toe point to a body movement – is unmatched. I can confidently say that she has taught me to be more than just a casual student, but a performer. Her passion for circus arts reignited my love for aerial, and I’m so fortunate to have started training with Veronica!
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