Busking in Burlington, VT, summer 2018

Megan Gendell in a one-arm handstand busking

I am in love with street performing. I didn’t really expect to like it or be particularly good at it — I did it mostly just to see if I …

Farm to Ballet, summer 2018

Megan as a goat in a grand jete

I spent the summer of 2018 in northern Vermont rehearsing and performing classical ballet as a soloist in Ballet Vermont’s Farm to Ballet Project. I trained ballet preprofessionally throughout my …

Shows and teaching 2017/2018

by Michael Ermilio
I got out of the habit of updating this blog for upcoming events, so now it looks like I haven't done anything since 2016. Not true! So, how much can ...

The Joy of Being an Adaptable Acrobat

Injury happens to almost all circus artists at some point in our training or career — and it’s important we learn to care for our spirits, not just our bodies, …

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8 Reasons You Can’t Balance a Handstand Yet

“I just don’t know why my handstands are SO bad,” an accomplished aerialist told me recently. “I know what to do, I have pretty good body awareness, but I just …

Teaching at NECCA April 15-17

I’ll take almost any excuse to make a trip to Brattleboro, VT, so I’m delighted to be teaching workshops and private lessons at another edition of NECCA’s Circus Workshop Weekend, April …

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7 New Ways to Visualize Handstand Alignment

handstand alignment directives

Elbows straight, shoulders open, ribs in, tail tucked … there are so many little things to keep thinking about to create a straight, aligned handstand! That’s why I’m in love with this illustration that visualizes and …